Flamenco Performance with Lindsey Bourassa, Barbara Martine, and Andreas Arnold
April 28 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 28
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm-9pm
Join flamenco artists Lindsey Bourassa (dance), Bárbara Martínez (song) and Andreas Arnold (guitar) for a one night only performance of traditional and passionate flamenco dance, song and guitar to welcome the arrival of spring!
Lindsey Bourassa (dance):
in Portland, Maine, Lindsey Bourassa is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and the founding-director of Bourassa Dance Studio of Portland, Maine, where she teaches Flamenco Arts. Lindsey is NEST eligible through the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Lindsey received her BA in Cultural Dance Studies and Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2009, with a specialization in flamenco and salsa. Prior to this, she received her certification as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher from the Kripalu Institute in 2006. She completed her Certificate of Professionalization in Flamenco Arts in Sevilla, Spain in 2012 at El Centro de Arte y Flamenco de Sevilla. She has dedicated herself to the study of flamenco since 2004, studying in Spain, France, Canada, and the United States with flamencos such as Miguel Vargas, Esperanza and Curro Fernandez, Carmen Ledesma, Francis Núñez Cabello, La Choni, Jorge Perez, and Ursula Lopez among many others. She has performed and taught in both Spain and the United States.
Bárbara Martínez (song): Bárbara MartInez grew up performing in New York City. Originally from Venezuela, she comes from a lineage of Argentinian tango singers, including her grandmother Morenita Rey and great-aunt Libertad Lamarque. For almost 20 years Bárbara has worked as a dancer and singer with several flamenco dance companies, as well as productions of Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, where she sang as a child. In 2010, Barbara performed to a sold out house at Carnegie Hall/Weill, singing an eclectic repertoire of flamenco, Latin and world music with a magnificent group of musicians. She has appeared in the documentary Sobre Las Olas A Story of Flamenco in the U.S. by Carolina Loyola-Garcia and the photography exhibit entitled 100 Years of Flamenco in New York at the NY Performing Arts Library.
Andreas Arnold (guitar): As an artist in a globalized world, Andreas Arnold expresses himself through a musical kaleidoscope that reflects the classical traditions of his homeland Germany, jazz from the US where he has been living for the last decade, and music from the Mediterranean, in particular the Spanish art form of flamenco. Through this unique fusion, Arnold proves that purity is not defined by any one culture or style but transpires when one finds his voice to express his personal experience in society, art, and life. Arnold grew up in a family of classical musicians in southern Germany. He fell in love with Paco de Lucia as a teenager but went on to study jazz guitar at the conservatory of Amsterdam and later in NYC with Mike Stern, John Abercrombie and Wayne Krantz before entering a period of complete dedication to the art of flamenco guitar. He is currently the musical director for internationally renowned Jordanian singer Farah Siraj as well as for the New York Flamenco Jazz Project.