Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the video promo we shot on Saturday with internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria “Cha Cha” Bermudez to promote our upcoming Forever Flamenco at the Ford gala event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 15th.
Hailed as “LA’s most significant venue for flamenco” by LA Weekly, the Fountain Theatre returns to the Ford stage after a two year absence, bringing the finest local, national and international flamenco artists to celebrate this passionate expression of Spanish culture. Forever Flamenco’s dancers, musicians and singers have been delighting audiences for years with the intensity, precision and exhilaration for which flamenco is known. This year’s show pays tribute to the founder of the Fountain’s flamenco program, Deborah Lawlor, a Los Angeles icon and ardent supporter of the art form for more than two decades.
“Forever Flamenco was born out of Deborah’s love and total immersion into Flamenco,” says Maria Bermudez. “Young dancers, up-and-coming dancers have been given opportunities, as well as seasoned professionals and international dancers, have all come through Forever Flamenco at the Fountain. Me being one of them. I had my first baby steps there. I have to say, the Fountain has been one of my most cherished performance spaces for Flamenco.”
Forever Flamenco at the Ford will be a once-in-a-lifetime gala event gathering some of the finest international, national and local flamenco artists together on stage for the first time. Artists include Jesus Alvarez, Roberto Amaral, Fanny Ara, Lakshmi Basille, Maria Bermudez, Jose Cortes, Adam Del Monte, Manuel Guiterez, Jason MacGuire, Jesus Montoya, Timo Nunez, Domingo Ortega, Jose Tanaka, Antonio Triana, Linda Vega, Ben Woods, Yaelisa and more (lineup subject to change).
Behind-the-Scenes with Maria Bermudez
Forever Flamenco at the Ford Sat June 15 (323) 461-3673 MORE