El Paseo Arts Foundation to Present – A’lante Flamenco, a Traditional and Contemporary Flamenco Music and Dance Group.

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017, El Paseo Arts Foundation presents A’lante Flamenco at the nightclub located at 5908 Padre Blvd, near the southeast corner of the intersection of Padre Blvd and Sunset Street, South Padre Island, TX. “The sounds of rapid-fire hand clapping, feet pounding the floor, and guitars strumming to the plaintive sounds of flamenco singing are the sensory treats that provide the backdrop for A’lante Flamenco’s newest work, Flamencura. An electrifying evening of flamenco music and dance, Flamencura transports audiences into a traditional Spanish flamenco club, where the four dancers and three musicians of A’lante Flamenco show off their skills with fire and passion.
With the fiery guitar of Jose Manuel Tejeda, searing vocals by Celia Corrales and Isai Chacón, and graceful, powerful dance by Olivia Chacón, Guillermo Tabares, Karen Vilches and Carisa Leal, the performers share the beauty and intensity of the flamenco art form with audiences. Flamenco is all about living in the moment—experiencing every instant to the fullest—and in the nghtclub’s intimate setting, audiences can get up-close and personal with the artists without missing a single detail of Flamencura. From the chattering castanets of dances like Sevillanas and Asturias to the rapid-fire footwork of Bulerias and undulating hands of Fandangos, A’lante Flamenco will bring a piece of Spain to South Padre Island.
Olivia and Isaí Chacon lived in Spain for five years studying flamenco, performing in the traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs) of Madrid, and touring internationally with groups like La Compania Flamenca de Cristobal Reyes and artists including Antonio Reyes, Laura Tabanera, and others. In 2010, they returned to Olivia’s native Texas to open their dance school in Austin, and formed A’lante Flamenco the following year.
Members of the company hail from the likes of San Antonio, TX; Durango, Mexico; and Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz. From Latin musicians with more than 25 years of experience to multidisciplined dancers experienced in ballet, jazz, modern and folkloric, A’lante Flamenco has the talent to create a performance that is the a perfect blend of spice, passion and incredible entertainment. Come spend the evening with El Paseo Arts Foundation as we present, A’lante Flamenco!
Tickets for A’lante Flamenco are $30 per person, $25 for El Paseo Arts members. A cash bar will be available for the evening beginning at 6:30 when doors open. Curtain is at 7:30PM. Parking is free. Tickets are available for purchase at Paragraphs Book Store, SOS, PadreRitaGrill, the Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square, and online at www.elpaseoarts.org.
It’s a thrilling evening of contemporary flamenco music and dance that begins as soon as the talented dancers take center stage, and the electric environment will keep your heart racing all evening.
A’lante Flamenco’s productions have received acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Awards include the Austin Critics’ Table awards for Best Dancer 2012/2013 (Olivia Chacon in The Red Shoes), Best Dance Ensemble 2013/2014 (for Prophecies) and Best Dance Ensemble 2014/2015 (for Desplazados). The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale was also chosen as one of the “Best Dance Shows of 2012” by the San Antonio Express-News.

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