April 28-30 at the Asian Arts Initiative
Featuring the return of flamenco superstar Rosario Toledo!
A master dance artist, Rosario Toledo re-imagines traditional flamenco through layered storytelling and humor, challenging the limitations of gender roles. Initially trained in Spanish dance and classical ballet at the Conservatory of Dance in her hometown of Cadiz, Toledo graduated from the prestigious Conservatory of Dance in Sevilla. She began her professional career in a production of Charo Cruz in 1994, and the following year performed with Manuela Carrasco, a major accomplishment for a young dancer. Toledo has worked with top flamenco artists, including Israel Galvan, Antonio Canales,
Javier Latorre, Eva la Yerbabuena, Belen Maya, Manuela Carrasco, and El Guito, among others. She has collaborated with internationally renowned singers and musicians such as Jose Merce, Miguel Poveda, Duquentde, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, and Arcangel.
We are thrilled to announce that Pasión y Arte is a 2015-2016 PNC Arts Alive Grant Recipient and will be presenting the new initiative Tablao Philly at the Asian Arts Initiative in 2015-2016. Tablao Philly will feature Pasión y Arte and local Philadelphia flamenco companies, as well as an array of special guest artists from Spain and the U.S.
Tablao Philly will consist of four separate weekend-long performances, Thursday through Saturday, at the intimate Asian Arts Initiative. Wine and tapas will be served as it is traditionally done at Tablaos in Spain.
Remaining 2016 Tablao Philly Performance Date/Times:
April 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at 9pm
June 9, 10 and 11, 2016 at 9pm
Visit PNC Art Alive’s website for more information.
Pasión y Arte, Philadelphia’s premier-contemporary flamenco dance company, embraces artistic excellence in performance, education and community engagement focused on modern feminist flamenco.