SOLO DANCE PERFORMANCE "ALMA FLAMENCA" BY SACHIKO "LA CHAYÍ"
$16 IN ADVANCE / $20 AT THE DOOR FOR ADULTS
$14 IN ADVANCE / $18 AT THE DOOR FOR FATHERS
$10 IN ADVANCE / $14 AT THE DOOR FOR CHILDREN 12 & UNDER
5:30PM DOORS / 6PM SHOWTIME
Nominee for 2016 Minnesota SAGE Dance Award for Outstanding Performer Sachiko "La Chayí" presents her solo dance performance ¨Alma Flamenca¨ in collaboration with two virtuoso world-class musicians, singer José Cortés Fernández and guitarist Andrés Vadin from L.A., to create an innovative space of Flamenco filled with emotions and rhythms.
Sachiko La Chayí is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
SACHIKO LA CHAYÍ
(Flamenco dancer, Minneapolis, MN)
"You can't remain unmoved by Sachiko's fierce flamenco inventions" (Lightsey Darst, MN Artist)
"Flamenco dynamo Sachiko" (Linda Shapiro, The Saint Paul Pioneer Press)
A native of Osaka, Japan, Sachiko La Chayí is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. Besides her work as an independent artist, her current projects include directing Twin Cities Flamenco Collective. She has received recognitions and grants from Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance, and New York State Flamenco Certamen. Her dance and choreography have been commissioned and/or presented by The Walker Art Center, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, The Southern Theater, and Hamline University. She was a resident artist of Zorongo Flamenco from 2003 to 2009. She lived and studied the art of Flamenco in Seville, Spain from 2010 to 2015 which became the foundation of her current dance and work. Besides her daily life surrounded by the culture of Flamenco in Seville, she owes her artistic foundation to the following incomparable artists and teachers (in alphabetical order); Juan del Gastor, Farruquito, Javier Heredia, Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, Miguel Funi, Pilar Montoya Manzano La Faraona, and Susana Di Palma.
Recipient 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
Nominee 2016 Minnesota SAGE Award for Dance for Outstanding Performer
Performance New York State Flamenco Certamen (Flamenco dance competition) by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana as ¨Featured Emerging Artist¨ at Lincoln Center in New York (2016)
Studied Flamenco in Seville, Spain (2010 to 2015)
Recipient Minnesota SAGE People's Choice Award for Dance (2009)
Recipient Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant to attend Bienal de Flamenco Festival in Seville, Spain (2006)
JOSÉ CORTÉS FERNÁNDEZ
(Flamenco singer, Los Angeles)
José Cortés Fernández was born in the south of France in 1974 from an important gypsy family from Almería. At the age of ten, Jose began his career in Jerez de la Frontera where he won the "premio del joven aficionado del cante flamenco," accompanied on guitar by Terremoto hijo.
He was immersed in the world of flamenco with the greatest artists, such as Terremoto, Pansequito, Camarón de la Isla, Moraito Chico and Tomatito. Since then, he has shared the stage with the best artists, including Belen Lopez, Alfonso Losa, Sergio Arranda, Juan Ogalla, María del Mar Moreno, Antonio de la Malena, Manuel de la Malena, Mara Martinez, Andrés Peña, Pilar Ortega, Juan Carnona, David Paniagua, Juaniare, Niñp de Los Reyes and Carmen Ledesma. He has sung for the workshops of Israel Galván, Angelita Gómez and Javier Latorre.
In 2010, he moved to the United States and now works with many amazing artists such as Jason McGuire, Yaelisa "Camino Flamencos", Carola Zertuche "Teatro Flamenco", Melissa Cruz, and Cristina Hall. Recently, Jose was invited to be Antonio Carmona (Ketama)'s backup singer at the Nokia Theater for the Eva Longoria's Foundation. In 2014, Jose had the honor to sing for the San Francisco Opera in "Giselle". Since 2014, Jose has worked with the Aspen Ballet Juan Siddi Company with whom he toured in Hawaii and New Mexico, and had the honor to perform at the Joyce Theater in New York City last Spring.
An incredible and traditional artist, José Cortés Fernández surprises us now by taking a step forward in his conception of flamenco by making pure flamenco live alongside other genres.
(Flamenco guitarist, Los Angeles)
Andrés Vadin, a native from Cuba, is a guitarist, composer, arranger, session musician and guitar teacher. He began studying guitar at a very early age. At the age of 12, he won the first prize in the Amadeo Roldan guitar competition, held in Havana, Cuba. A graduate from the Guillermo Tomas and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music in Havana, has taken classes by masters of classical and flamenco guitar such as Joaquin Clerch, Leo Brouwer, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Gerardo Nunez, Paco Jarana, Alfredo Lagos, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and others. From an early age he showed great passion for different music styles, resulting in being a versatile musician. His talent allowed him to play the most traditional flamenco, as well as playing with artist of other musical genres, always with the same passion and respect, as a result he has play for flamenco dancers such as Maria Juncal, Alfonso Losa, Carmen Ledesma, Maria Bermudez among others, he also has played with artists and projects of different musical styles like: Aceituna sin Hueso (they were nominated to the latin Grammy few years ago with an album called Cuba le canta a Serrat) Asere and Billy Cobhan, El Chato, Jose Mendez, Sabrina Romero, Jorge Pardo, Saul Quiros, Pele (Navajita Platea), Antonio Carmona, Marcus Nand, Michel Labaki, Chuck Wright, Adrian Martin, Natalia Jimenez, and many others. He has toured throughout Europe numerous times including Wales, England, Holland, Belgium, Scotland and in some Middle Eastern countries such as Lebanon and Jordan and has played at many well-known music festivals like Womad from Peter Gabriel, Glastonbury, Musicport World Music Festival and many others. His work as a session musician on recordings include collaborations with many artists such as Falete, Maricela, Asere and Billy Cobham, Golden Glow, Jose Fernandez and Wadih El Safi among others. He got an endorsement with Godin and Bartolex guitars and was invite it to perform with his trio at The Namm Show 2016 and 2017 held in Anaheim California.
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