Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos
(USA and Spain)
Ritmo (World Premiere)
Date and Time: Friday, June 1, 9:30pm
Duration: 75 mins, without intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
Reserved Table Seating: $30-$35
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $75.00
Emmy winner Yaelisa brings together an extraordinary and influential cast with artists from Spain and the U.S. In this performance, the ensemble explores the less commercial, more deeply felt flamenco of the street, of the common man with the powerful thread of rhythm. Ritmo will include the Bay Area debut of famed dancer Alfonso Losa—one of the most exciting dancers in Spain today renowned for his extensive rhythmic and percussive abilities.
Bailaor and choreographer, Alfonso Losa began his training at the hands of Rafael de Córdoba, where he officially obtained the title of Spanish Dance and Flamenco by the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid in the Outstanding Category. He quickly specialized in flamenco dancing with maestros Manolete, María Magdalena, Antonio Reyes, Juan Ramírez, Antonio Canales, La China, and Javier Latorre before working as a soloist in the companies of Ricardo Franco, Manolete, El Güito, Manuela Carrasco, Rafael de Córdoba or Noche Flamenca among others. He collaborated equally with great artists such as Rubén Dantas, Enrique de Melchor, La Susi, Gerardo Núñez, Niño Josele, Montse Cortés, Tomatito, Guadiana or Enrique Morente. In 2005, he participated as a guest artist of the company "Noche Flamenca" on his pan-American tour, and he premiered the show "Hombre Flamenco" in Japan the same year. In 2008 he collaborated with Enrique Morente on his show Omega and on his new album 'Pablo De Málaga’. Since then, Alfonso Losa has been featured or collaborated in festivals around the world with artists such as Jose Maya, Farruquito, La Moneta and others. In 2011 he was a guest artist with the great guitarist Tomatito, before choreographing the flamenco part of the super production 'Magnifico' by the prestigious Austrian director André Heller. During the same year he participated in the Festival 'Flamenco de Tokio', sharing the stage with Farruquito, La Moneta, and at the Moscow Festival with Antonio Canales. In 2012 Alfonso Losa premiered his show 'Camino Flamenco' at the Alburquerque Flamenco Festival, combining it with 'Mirando Atrás' at several other festivals in Spain and abroad.