La Academia y La Companía Flamenco Arana will present “Todas Las Rosas” October 8, 7 p.m. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Center Theater.
Led by the charismatic voice of Juan de Dios, Flamenco Arana takes you on a dynamic journey through the heart of Southern Spain. From the stirring dances of cante jondo (“deep song”), to the melodies that Spanish sailors brought home from the New World, Flamenco Arana presents all the fire, footwork and flavor of Spain’s most revered dance form.
Returning after two sold-out performances in April, Flamenco Arana features special performances by flamenco singer Juan de Dios, bringing to life the passion of the Spanish soul, including performances with the famous bata de cola, the skirt with a tail.
Under the direction of Kristina Cobarrubia, Flamenco Arana is dedicated to introducing Spanish flamenco dance and music to a growing audience in the San Diego area, and participates in many private and public performances, including the San Diego International Nations of Dance Festival. Flamenco Arana joins powerful dancers in authentic costumes, vibrant singers, and the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sounds & sights of Spain a heartbeat away.
Director Kristina Cobarrubia has studied flamenco in Spain and the U.S. for over 30 years, under teachers including Sara de Luis, Yaelisa, Roberto Amaral, La Tania, Sara Olivar, Antonio Vargas, La Truco, and Domingo Ortega.
She has performed with the Solera Flamenco Dance Company, Compañía Antonio Vargas, Las Chicas de Coral, Flamenco Olivar, as well as leading Flamenco Arana since 2004. She worked as assistant choreographer for the SD Opera production of “Don Quixote” in 2009, as choreographer for “La Traviata” in 2010, for Carmen in 2011, and as assistant director/ choreographer for Eugene Opera’s Carmen, also in 2011. She returned to SD Opera to choreograph Don Quixote in 2014.
Tickets, which cost $25 and $20 for adults and $15 for children can be obtained by call 800-988-4253 or visiting www.artcenter.org/events/