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The above photo was taken by Amanda Manfredi, photographer extraordinaire, at the Colors of Dance & Music Concert presented by Alma Performing Arts.  I crossed paths with the talented Amanda last year and ever since I have been a huge admirer of her work.  She has a seamlessly exquisite ability in capturing captivating images.  She continues to inspire me with her passion for photography and grace my life with her beautiful spirit.  Thank you, Amanda!

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San Felipe Cantina

June 29, 2009

Here are a few photos from the Colors of Dance and Music after concert gathering held at San Felipe Cantina.  I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed participating in such a fabulous concert.  Thank you to Alma Performing Arts for presenting a successful and magnificent event and thank you to Martin Gaxiola for coordinating such an outstanding after concert gathering!

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Chris Jacome & Alma Schnell

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Striking a pose with Albert Becerra – a fabulous mariachi singer

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Food!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you, Martin.

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Kris Hill, Ingrid Schnell & Adam Irizarry

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With the beautiful Andrea Kaloush.

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With the handsome and talented Chris Jacome.

Thank you once again to Alma for creating such a magical evening and thank you to Martin for creating such a great after-party!!!

Sergio Photographer

June 24, 2009

I recently crossed paths with a brilliant photographer by the name of Sergio.  His talent is impressive.  Please check out his website to view more of his artistry:  sergiophotographer.com and stop by his outstanding blog:  sergiosblog.com

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Adrian Goldenthal ~ Bass, Chris Burton Jacome ~ Flamenco Guitar, Kris Hill ~ Percussionist

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Thank you, Sergio, for these great images.

I will be a guest performing in Colors of Dance and Music presented by Alma Performing Arts on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 7:00pm.  Other flamenco guest artists include:  Chris Burton Jacome ~ Flamenco Guitarist, Martin Gaxiola ~ Guest Dancer, Olivia Rojas ~ Flamenco Singer & Kris Hill ~ Percussionist

Proceeds benefit Brazos Abiertos.  To purchase tickets please call: 602-402-4660 or visit:  Alma Performing Arts

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Please visit my website calendar for additional flamenco concerts & performances.

Lisa Solar is organizing a flamenco dance workshop in Los Angeles for all of you who are interested in studying with Cihtli Ocampo.

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Tentative Dates: August 22nd or 23rd 2009.

yes, it is only a one day workshop for 2 hours. the first hour will be technique and second, a pataita de buleria or tango. if you ARE interested: please email me: lisasolar@gmail.com and tell me which day works best for you.  Please feel free to share what you want to learn in THE second hour. For example: pataita de buleria, tango, subida, remata of some sort, ETC … please feel free to elaborate and please EXPLAIN THE level you are looking for.  I want this to be good for each one of you, so if there are enough students I may be able to separate levels.

Cihtli Ocampo has been a main and long time student and friend of the farruco family, and she was a member of their company debuting in farruquito’s production “Alma Vieja” in 2005. she is savagely captivating and an altering instructor.  Prepare yourself for a great technique class and for learning something new.

VISIT http://www.arteypureza.com and http://www.myspace.com/arteypureza

lisasolar@gmail.com

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