A “TABLAO FLAMENCO” WITH OPERATIC FLAIR

Genre: Flamenco
Gabriela Granados

Tablao Flamenco is an ongoing series of cabaret-style shows featuring live Flamenco, along with other styles of Spanish dance and music presented by American Bolero Dance Company.  Under the direction of company founder and Artistic Director GABRIELA GRANADOS, the series showcases some of the finest talent from New York City and abroad.

On April 20th, acclaimed baritone PETER CASTALDI makes a cameo appearance to add a touch of opera to this second installment of the 2012 Spring season.  Mr. Castaldi joins the evening’s phenomenal cast of performers that includes dancers JOSE MORENO, SOL "LA ARGENTINITA", LA MAGDALENA, and LILIANA MORALES, singers ALFONSO CID and AURORA REYES, guitarists BASILIO GEORGES and CRISTIAN PUIG, and the BALLET ESPANOL DE GABRIELA GRANADOS.

This performance is made possible, in part, by the Queens Council on the Arts, with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Tapas, entrees, and beverages available a-la-carte from CF Catering.  Dinner seating starts at 7:30 PM.

To reserve tickets for cash purchase or for additional information, contact American Bolero Dance Company at (718) 392-8888 or (917) 288-7996 or visit www.ambolero.com

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About the Company: American Bolero Dance Company

The American Bolero Dance Company, founded by Gabriela Granados in 1996, explores the rhythmic intricacies and song literature of Flamenco, the refined and stylized repertory of Clásico Español and the traditions of the Escuela Bolera.  ABDC’s productions are noted for their integration of theatricality, imaginative choreography and authentic costuming.  ABDC’s primary goal is to bring the music, history and tradition of Spanish Dance to the United States.

As ABDC grows in artistic scope, grounded in these great traditions, it continues to foster collaborations among dancers, singers, musicians, and choreographers of diverse training and backgrounds, embracing the multi-ethnic styles arising from the centuries of cultural flow between Spain and Latin America.  In understanding the roots of Spanish dance as well as its myriad influences on other cultures, ABDC’s productions deepen a genuine appreciation of the artistic bridge that connects the Iberian peninsula and the Americas.



Cast: Gabriela Granados-Director , Peter Castaldi-Vocalist , Sol "La Argentinita"-Dancer , La Magdalena-Dancer , Liliana Morales-Dancer , Alfonso Cid-Vocalist , Aurora Reyes-Vocalist , Basilio Georges-Strings
Open:   04/20/12
Close:   04/20/12

Schedule:
Friday April 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Theater:   Chian Federation
Address:   44-01 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103
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Cost:Adults $25; Seniors $20; Children (under 12 years old) $17. Tapas, entrees, and beverages available a-la-carte from CF
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Presented by: American Bolero Dance Company         Official Web Site: www.ambolero.com

JOSE MORENO, dancer/percussionist/singer, is the son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Málaga. Mr. Moreno began studying flamenco dance with his mother at age 6. He later studied with Manolete, Andres Marin, and Farruquito. He learned percussion – especially cajon – under the tutellage of Manuel Soler. Performing professionally since he was 14, Mr. Moreno has appeared with dancers Manolete, La Tania, Pastora Galvan, Antonio Granjero, Joaquin Ruiz; singers Jesus Montoya, Joni Cortes; guitarists Pedro Cortes, Basilio Garcia, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Roberto Castellon, Jose Cortes (Pansequito); and in concert with Isabel Pantoja. He has performed with the companies Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Duende Ballet Espanol, Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Music and Dance, and Jesus and Suaya Montoya Company. He has also performed in the New World Symphony’s concert series with singer Carmen Linares; Flamenco in the Sun; and on tour with La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, Boston Flamenco Ballet, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company.

CRISTIAN PUIG, guitarist and singer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He is the son of Gloria Monreal (flamenco singer) and Pablo Hugo Puig (flamenco guitarist).  In 1989, Sr. Puig formed the flamenco-jazz group Rabat, which performed at all the major flamenco tablaos and theaters in Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Since moving to the United States, he has been working non-stop in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. He has performed with such artists as Los Pericet, Chango Farias Gomez, Quique Sinesi, Los Tarantos, hector Romer, Laura Manzella, Pablo Mainetti, Rafael de Triana, Raul Amedo, Antonio Hidalgo, Antonio Granjero, El Yiyi, and many others.  Sr. Puig is a composer whose works have been performed by the companies Andrea del Conte Danza Espana, Pasion y Arte, Atrevete, Pilar Rioja, M'Oro Flamenco, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Flamenco Ole, Flamenco Puro, Gerard Edery, and Ziva Cohen.