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!

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!


Chris Jacome & Alma Schnell


Striking a pose with Albert Becerra – a fabulous mariachi singer




Thank you, Martin.


Kris Hill, Ingrid Schnell & Adam Irizarry


With the beautiful Andrea Kaloush.


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




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



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


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.


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.

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