“L.A.’s most significant venue for flamenco.”- LA Weekly
“Being the sensual, intimate art form that it is, the way you feel after a Forever Flamenco performance is pretty darn fabulous.” — L.A. Splash
Forever Flamenco, an L.A. Weekly ”Pick of the Week”, continues its long and successful run (9th Smash Year!) at the Fountain Theatre. This sensual art form tells stories of love and loss, happiness and longing, and the intimate 78-seat setting of the Fountain Theatre is the perfect place to see the art of flamenco as it is meant to be experienced. A rotating series of directors and a cast of L.A.’s top flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists combine precise choreography with spontaneous exploration to create an electrifying show that is a completely new experience each performance.
The Fountain Theatre’s acclaimed series presents dancers Fanny Ara, Melissa Cruz and Manuel Gutierrez, with artistic director Antonio Triana and special guest Kai Narezo on guitar, percussionist Joey Heredia, and Gypsy cantaor (singer) José Cortes. With only 78 seats in four rows, the Fountain is the perfect place to view flamenco. Each show features a roster of world-class dancers, singers and musicians drawn from the rich pool of flamenco artists in Southern California, with additional guest artists brought from San Francisco, Albuquerque and Spain.
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Deborah Lawlor and The Fountain Theatre in association with Beth Nesbitt and Vida Flamenca present Emilio Ochando and company in Forever Flamenco on Sunday, March 18, in the beautiful 300-seat Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Park in Hollywood.
Emilio Ochando, a phenom from the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza, has performed as a soloist with Ballet Nacional de España and Ballet Nacional de Cuba. His choreographic prowess earned him 2nd prize as emerging choreographer at Alcala de Henares (Madrid). He is currently a soloist in the Montreal production of Don Juan with dancer/choreographers Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez, and returns to Forever Flamenco for an exciting evening of clasico español and flamenco dance along with an electrifying line-up of musicians and dancers, including the US stage debut of cantaor Guillermo Gonzalez direct from Sevilla. Ochando is joined by the relentless passion of dancers Clara Rodriguez and Stephanie Narváez from San Francisco, accompanied by the guitar mastery of Kai Narezo and Gabriel Osuna. Gerardo Morales punctuates the performances on percussion.
Artist Line-Up for Sunday, March 18:
Artistic Director: Emilio Ochando
Guitarists: Kai Narezo and Gabriel Osuna
Singer: special guest, direct from Sevilla: Guillermo Gonzalez
Dancers: Emilio Ochando, invited dancers from San Francisco Clara Rodriguez and Stephanie Narváez
Percussion: Gerardo Morales
Now in its 9th Smash Year, Forever Flamenco is the prime ongoing flamenco event in Los Angeles. The LA WEEKLY raves: “The Fountain has certainly cemented its stature as L.A.’s most significant venue for flamenco. Kudos are also due to the rotating series of artistic directors who continue to attract the best dancers from L.A.’s vibrant community as well as significant out-of-town guests.”
Since 2011, the Fountain Theatre’s Forever Flamenco is presented in the lovely 300-seat Gallery Theatre in Barnsdall Park, the venue perched on an enchanting hilltop overlooking Hollywood. A charming and romantic setting for such a passionate art form!
The Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park is located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood Blvd and Vermont Ave)
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