Sevilla, mi tierra | Sevilla, my land
November 22 @ 7:30 PM
November 22, 7:30pm (doors at 7:00)
November 23, 7:30pm (doors at 7:00)
An intimate evening of explosive and passionate flamenco like no other. Miguel Vargas and Ale Cano hail from Sevilla, Spain, carrying in their art every ounce of energy, talent, duende and mystery that flamenco demands. They will perform traditional styles of flamenco dance and song; a beautiful call and response with authenticity and utter mastery. Take this opportunity to see two of Spain’s greatest here in Maine!
Miguel Vargas is a world-renowned flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Sevilla, Spain. He is the founding-director of the Miguel Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre and the Center of Art and Flamenco of Sevilla, Spain. He has performed and taught globally and is one of the greatest exponents of flamenco dance worldwide. Miguel began his career in Spain, dancing in the most renowned tablao of Seville, Los Gallos. He has worked alongside artists such as Manuela Carrasco and Mario Maya, has performed before the King and Queen of Spain in the inaugural Winter Sports World Championships in Granada in 1996, and has performed throughout Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East in venues such as the New York Lincoln Center and the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, among countless others.
Ale Cano is an artist and scholar who is driven by passion and the love of art. He has worked in theaters, concert halls and tablaos, both as a soloist and accompanist, performing in Seville, Tenerife, and across the US and Argentina where he performs ‘cantes a compás’ (rhythmic songs) with mastery, singing in a manner that is primal and visceral; songs that leave the soul as if it were for the last time.
Guitarist – Cristian Puig was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, into a family of flamenco artists including his mother, flamenco singer Gloria Monreal, and his father, flamenco guitarist Pablo Puig. When he was 19 years old, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bossa nova and contemporary music with various teachers. Based in New York, he performs nationally and internationally as one of the most sought-after flamenco guitarists residing in the US.
This event is part of PORTLAND DANCE MONTH happening October 4 – November 27, 2019. For more info and a full calendar of events and performances visit www.portlanddancemonth.com or @portlanddancemonth on Instagram.