American Bolero Dance Company: Tablao Flamenco in Astoria – 2013 Spring Season Finale – June 14th


Who is the Artist/Organization? American Bolero Dance Company
Date of the Event? Friday – June 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM
Location: The Chian Federation, 44-01 Broadway (at 44th Street), Astoria, NY 11103

Tablao Flamenco is an ongoing series of once-a-month showcases featuring live Flamenco and other styles of Spanish dance and music, taking place in Astoria, NY. Presented in a cabaret-type format and atmosphere, guests can enjoy food and drinks while being entertained by some of the finest talent from New York City and abroad. Tablao Flamenco re-creates the experience of being in a flamenco club, or ‘tablao’, in Spain, to the delight of local audiences.

Tablao Flamenco was established in 2008 by Gabriela Granados, the Artistic Director and Founder of American Bolero Dance Company, whose mission is to present performances in the United States that accurately represent the music, history and the traditional dances of Spain and Latin America. Guided by this mission, and drawing upon both her extensive training in Classical and Regional Spanish dances, Escuela Bolera, and Flamenco, and years of experience performing in Madrid’s legendary tablaos flamencos (Los Canasteros, Zambra and Las Brujas), Ms. Granados created this unique series to bring the artistry and excitement of Flamenco and Spanish dance, along with world-class entertainers, to the borough on a regular basis. The New York Times has called Ms. Granados’ programs “exuberant and stylish” and her solo work “stunning…a tour de force”.

The series’ 2013 Spring Season Finale on June 14th features special guest, JUAN SIDDI, Artistic Director-Founder of the Santa Fe-based Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company. He joins a fabulous roster of renowned artists from the New York City flamenco community, including dancers GABRIELA GRANADOS, SOL “LA ARGENTINITA”, and LILIANA MORALES, singers ALFONSO CID and AURORA REYES, and guitarists RAPHAEL BRUNN and CRISTIAN PUIG. The BALLET ESPANOL de GABRIELA GRANADOS will also debut a stylish classical Spanish group choreography set to Ravel’s Bolero.

Admission: Adults $25; Seniors $20; Children (under 12) $17. Food and drinks not included.

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