|Flamenco, Scenes of Spain at Teatro Vallarta|
Patrick Harrison - P. Gringo Marketing & PR
November 06, 2010
From within one of the most authentic and highly acclaimed Flamenco Tablaos in the world known as Noche Flamenca, Flamenco, Scenes of Spain was born. Featuring the music of Tohoku with some of the most celebrated dancers of Southern Spain, Flamenco, Scenes of Spain will bring the passionate and stirring musical art of flamenco to Puerto Vallarta’s Teatro Vallarta one night only, Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 pm.
|'Flamenco, Scenes of Spain' will bring the passionate and stirring musical art of flamenco to Puerto Vallarta’s Teatro Vallarta for one night only on Saturday, November 13th at 8:00 pm.|
Tickets are $180 Pesos for general seating or $260 Pesos for preferred seating. Tickets are available online now at TeatroVallarta.com, SuperBoletos.com or at the theatre’s box office, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm. Teatro Vallarta is located in El Centro at Uruguay 184, just south of Leys grocery store on the main street as you enter downtown.
Andalucía, the region of southern Spain which is flamenco's home, has a strong musical tradition documented from ancient times, and flamenco certainly takes its place in that heritage. Throughout the centuries, Andalucía absorbed peoples of different cultures and backgrounds, including Romans, Jews, and Moors.
As far as flamenco is concerned, the most significant arrival was in the 15th century when tribes of nomadic Gypsies settled in southern Spain. Their arrival coincided with Ferdinand and Isabella's conquest of Granada, the last bastion of the Moors, and the subsequent expulsion of Jews and Arabs from Spain. Dance has always been associated with flamenco. It is difficult to imagine this music without movement.
Tohoku is an ensemble of hand picked musicians lead by Antonio Jimenez ‘El Chupete’ and Manuel Gago, who met on the stage while performing at Noche Flamenca. The group features the guitar playing and sublime songs and poetry of Antonio Jimenez, along with the power and soul of Manuel Gago’s singing, creating an east-meets-west style that fuses Flamenco, Classical and World music.
All the members of Tohoku have a deep-rooted commitment to the soul and passion that has driven Flamenco for centuries. Flamenco has many styles; the performance in Vallarta will be a more fluid, softer style full of rich melodies and graceful moves.
For years, locals have been yearning for a state-of-the-art performance space that could handle world-class touring productions. With the announcement of Flamenco, Scenes of Spain, expats, local nationals and visitors alike can now enjoy top productions without having to travel to Guadalajara or Mexico City.
Come support the arts in Banderas Bay and purchase your tickets today to Flamenco, Scenes of Spain. While you are there, make sure to purchase tickets to Fandango, Teatro Vallarta’s vivid celebration of Mexican culture.
Additional information can be found on the theatre's website, TeatroVallarta.com.
Born in Seattle, WA, Patrick Harrison has been living in PV since 2003. Drawing on his experience in entertainment, radio, retail and sports marketing in major US cities, Patrick opened his own business here in Vallarta, P. Gringo Marketing & PR, a successful Public Relations Firm that targets the English-speaking tourist and local communities. You can contact Patrick at patrick(at)pgringo.com
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