RAQUEL HEREDIA "LA REPOMPILLA", PATRICIA NUÑEZ "LA TIRANTA", ÁNGEL RUÍZ Y MANOLO DE CÓRDOBA. GUEST ARTISTS: WENDY CLINARD THEATRE
The Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Arte y Vida Chicago, Old Town School of Folk Music and the Flamenco Arts Center, announces the Chicago Flamenco Festival 2016. The Festival's opening reception is on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and the final performance will take place on March 12th.
The Festival's impressive line-up spans the world of music and dance and features some of art's brightest rising stars as well as established and critically acclaimed artists. These distinctive events further the Instituto Cervantes' dedication to bringing the finest of Spanish and Hispanic culture to Chicago.
All festival attendees will find something to suit their tastes in the full range of Flamenco arts explored in the performances.
Raquel Heredia "La Repompilla" Dancer
La Tiranta Voice
Ángel Ruíz Guitar
Manolo de Córdoba Palmero (hand clappers)
Raquel Heredia, ("La Repompilla") was born March 19th, 1979 in en el Barrio de la Trinidad, Málaga. She is the daughter of Rafaela Reyes "La Repompa". She began her dancing career early on in Canada with the support of her family before moving to New York to work with dancer Juan Andrés Maya, whom travels with her to Japan and back to Spain, dancing in venues such as the Apollo Theater, Colegio de Médicos, Casa Patas, La Villa, Lope de Vega, and Isabella Catholica and participating in "Flamenco Viene del Sur" performing a solo in the Alhambra, Cervantes and Falla theatres. She has done numerous tours in the US, Norway, Netherlands, Morocco, Turkey and Paris (where she performed in the Versailles Gardens to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cristian Dior along with her Rafaela Reyes "La Repompa", Amparo Heredia "La Repompilla" and more. She has shared the stage with Antonio Canales, Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Los Farrucos, La Saga Habichuela, Manolete, Marina Heredia and has performed in the Biennial de Málaga.
PATRICIA NUÑEZ Flamenco singer. Cantaora.
Patricia Nuñez "La Tiranta", singer, was born in Córdoba in 1987. She inherited her passion for singing from her musical family background, particularly her mother. She studied sculpture in the Academy of the Arts in Córdoba and from an early age worked with different musicians and artists from her city, such as Rafael Trenas Jr, Álvaro Vizcaíno, Xavier de la Torre and others. She later moved to Granada where she studied musical production and started her career. She has taken part in the Ensemble Español tours in the US. She sings regularly at different venues in Chicago, such as Bordel and Bulerías. She has performed with Pol Vaquero, Carmela Greco and Maria Vega, among other notables.
Ángel Ruíz, flamenco guitarist, was born in 1979 and began his musical career at the age of 12 under the hand of famous guitarist Philippe Donnier and "Merengue de Córdoba". His professional career began at 18 years of age at the "El Cardenal" stage in Córdoba. From there on he has worked for various organizations including: "Boston Flamenco Ballet", "Al Badulaque", "Ballet Flamenco de Cristina Hoyos" and "Compañía Andaluza de Danza" under the guidance of Antonio Gades and Jose Antonio Ruíz, among others.
In 2002 he was awarded first prize in the "Jóvenes Flamencos" contest of Córdoba. He has worked with Javier Latorre, a National Champion in Dance, as well as dancers Daniel Navarro, Pedro Córdoba and Juan Fernández Montoya ("Farruquito").
CLINARD DANCE THEATRE
Founded in 1999, under the Artistic Direction of choreographer Wendy Clinard, the company's work integrates her passionate love for flamenco with her urgent need to create theatrically compelling works that address personal and global concerns and tantalize the imagination. Working through a practical process involving movement, rhythms, drawing, sculpture, video and precise observation of real phenomena are fundamental to the research, development and rehearsal cycles of their work. Clinard Dance Theatre productions are the result of years of work and have been described as physically bold poetic excursions with a fierce intelligence.
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