2011 12/04 "SOLO FLAMENCO" 10th Anniversary Season of Yaelisa caminos Flamencos
CAMINOS FLAMENCOS PRESENTS "SOLO FLAMENCO" 10th Anniversary Season December 4 2011, Marines Memorial Theater, San Francisco
Yaelisa, Artistic Director, Jason McGuire "El Rubio," Musical Director
Guest artists from spain: Juan Ogalla (Cadiz) Manuel de la Malena (Jerez) Chuscales (Granada)
Jose Cortes, Jason McGuire "El Rubio"
Yaelisa, Melissa Cruz, Fanny Ara , Mizuho Sato, Clara Rodriguez
Caminos II - Damien Alvarez, Shani Sharoni, Devon La Russa, Yukie Takahashi
Corp de Ballet - Kelly Kovanis, Ricardo Ramirez, Molly Rogers, Rebecca Siegel
Caminos Flamencos celebrates its 10th anniversary of annual Home Season concerts in San Francisco with an all-star concert featuring past guest artists and some new talents. In a program of selected highlights from past productions such as ENSAYO, Colores, Amor, and El Jardin de mis Suenos, the company dances to the inimitable music of guitarist Jason McGuire "El Rubio," who is joined by the incomparable Chuscales on guitar, and accompanied by the Gypsy voices of Manuel de la Malena and Jose Cortes, as interpreted by the magnificent dancers Melissa Cruz, Mizuho Sato, Fanny Ara and Clara Rodriguez. No storyline, without themes or exploration of concepts, Caminos Flamencos simply lives for "Solo Flamenco," and dances.....and dances to live.
Buleria de Los Musicos - Chuscales, Jason McGuire, Manuel Malena, Jose Cortes
El Jardin de Mis Suenos (2007) - Yaelisa
Siguiriya - Juan Ogalla
2011 "PUSS IN BOOTS"
The hilarious dance off in Puss and Boots took a lot of talented people to make possible. Watch as Laura Gorenstein Miller (Choreographer), Chris Miller (Director), Olivier Staphylas (Animation Supervisor), Salma Hayek ("Kitty Softpaws") and Antonio Banderas ("Puss in Boots) discuss getting this great scene on its paws!
"Gorenstein Miller, artistic director of Los Angeles' Helios Dance Theatre, worked from the precise storybords to infuse the energy and technique of professional dancers. 'Mizuho Sato was the flamenco reference for Antonio Banderas,' she says of the actor who plays the felonious feline. 'This spitfire, petite Japanese woman. Thechnically, she's impeccable, and her speed, the way she attacks things - I needed that kind of power for Antonio." ----by Michael Ordona, LA Times onDecember 8, 2011
The mysterious pull of an old Spanish Romani art form on a group of contemporary musicians in Los Angeles is the essence of the documentary film "KUMPANIA Flamenco Los Angeles."
An official selection of The Buffalo International Film Festival 2011.
Directed by Katina Dunn, Cinematography by Avi Cohen, Film Editing by Noah Berlow & Executive Produced by Kevin Dunn.
Starring Antonio De Jerez, Vanessa Acosta-Albalos, Mizuho Sato, Briseyda Zarate Fernandez, Jose Tanaka, Timo Nunez, Paloma Rios, Kai Narezo, Tony Triana, Gerardo Morales, Gabriel Lautaro Osuna, Joey Heredia, Deborah Lawler and Bruce Bisenz.
Run-time 60 minutes.
cCopyright 2011 by Piece O'Work Productions, all rights reserved
Briseyda Zarate Flamenco Dance Company, Choreography/Artistic Direction: Briseyda Zarate
Featured Dancers: Mizuho Sato, Vanessa Albalos, Andrea Flores, Marcela Aguayo, Featured Musicians: Kai Narezo, Joey Heredia , Jesus Montoya, Music By: Kai Narezo