Directed by award winning dancer/choreographer Briseyda Zarate, this breath-taking ensemble of dancers, musicians and singers offers a stirring, powehouse presentation of FLAMENCO- a rich and colorful
tapestry of sounds from India, Africa and Spain unlike no other.
Rhythmically explosive and sensual, its members exude
tradition, elegance, innovation, impeccable technique and the
passion and artistry that is the very heart-beat of FLAMENCO.
Moving toward exciting improvisation, Briseyda Zarate FLAMENCO pushes the limits of self-expression taking their audiences on an exhilarating
musical journey, straight into the heart and soul of FLAMENCO!
*Full Flamenco Ensemble
A “Tablao” style flamenco show includes 2-3 dancers, singer and guitarist and can also include a percusionist. This is suitable for
small to medium sized gatherings and parties. “Tablao” style is the type of show seen at flamenco nightclubs and restaurants throughout Spain. A typical format is two 20-25 high energy shows or one 45-50 minute show. Depending on your specific event, other time frames can be arranged.
DUO: Dancer & Guitarist
TRIO: Dancer, Singer, Guitarist
CUADRO: Dancer, Singer, Guitarist Percusionist
FULL LENGTH OR MINI CONCERTS
Full or mini concert flamenco show includes dancers, singer(s), guitarist(s) and percussion. This is suitable for large gatherings and festivals. A partial show could be one or two pieces and a full show is a complete evening's program. Lighting, sound and stage requirements are required. Please contact us for further info.
MORE ABOUT BRISEYDA ZARATE...
Award-winning dancer/choreographer, Briseyda Zarate has captivated audiences both at home and abroad with her unique fire and “pellisco”. A natural she began her training at the age of 5 . Versitile and emotive, she chose Flamenco as her main medium of expression.
Her passion led her to Spain where she studied at the prestigious “Centro de Flamenco y Danza Espanola Amor de Dios” at the hands of Flamenco Master Manuel Reyes. She’s been a featured soloist in top flamenco venues throughout the US including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Texas and New Mexico. International performances include Spain’s world renown tablao “El Cafe de Chinitas” and Mexico’s ‘Festival Internacional Tamaulipas” and “Festival Internacional Cervantino”. In the summer of 2007 she was awarded first place for her performance and choreography at the prestigious “IV Concurso Naciónal de Flamenco” held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In September 2000 she debuted as artistic director for her her company ALMA Y CORAZON FLAMENCO comprised of the best flamenco artists in the US & Spain. To much crtical acclaim, her production “Asi Baila mi Corazon” was received by sold out houses at the Electric Lodge in Venice, and the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. She also directs her pre-professional company “THE FLAMENCA FEARLESS PROJECT” and is co-founder and director of the the flamenco spoken word group CHICANAS GITANAS.
Dedicated for over a decade now, Briseyda has taught master workshops in Los Angeles, Texas and New York, for the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The LA Tap Festival, and the Spanish Institute of Dance among others. As teacher, performer and choreographer she is comitted to passing on this beautiful art-form to the next generation of dancers.