Date(s) - Sunday, August 22, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
With Siempre Flamenco, Celia Fonta presents an authentic flamenco show dedicated to preserving the art of flamenco in a fresh and engaging performance. The audience becomes witness to the vast array of human emotions that are expressed through flamenco, and are thus transcended in time as they partake in a moment of flamenco life. Whether on the concert stage or in a more intimate “tablao” setting, Siempre Flamenco will delight and exhilarate young and old. The depth of human emotion is timeless and crosses all ethnic cultures and experiences.
Cristian Puig’s Flamenco career stems from his heritage passed on from his parents Pablo (guitarist) and Gloria (singer). He started playing guitar at age 18 and never looked back. In 1989 Cristian formed the flamenco-jazz group “Rabat” and led the group in performances throughout South America, (Brazil,Paraguay,Urugyuay,Chile) Cristian came to NY in 2000 from Argentina with a guitar and a dream. He has since played all tablaos in NY and many nationwide. Notable accomplishments: Original compositions for the film “The Late Quartet” (2012), Tahlia Theater (2002-2012), “Entre Cuerdas”, with Al Dimeola, “Inflam”, and “Inside/Out”. Notable performances: Kimmel Center with Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, The Bahamas International film festival, and the White House with actor/singer Terrance Howard. Lincoln Center Theater.
Dr. Madhavi Menon has been trained in the Thanjavoor bani/style of the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam by Padmashri Guru Smt. Geeta Chandran. Madhavi has to her credit numerous performances-both as a solo artiste and as a member of the Natya Vriksha dance company. Significant performances in the United States of America include the inauguration of the Carnival Center of the Performing Arts, Miami, the Florida Renaissance Festival (under the aegis of the Association of Performing Arts of India, APAI). She has founded the Natya Mārga School of Dance in 2016, where she conducts dance classes for adults and children.
Madhura Sane is the Director at Nritya Natya Kala Kendra (Kathak Dance and Drama Academy). She is a graduate (Prabhakar from Prayag Sangit Samiti and Visharad from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya) in Kathak Classical Dance (Jaipur Gharana). She learnt Kathak Indian Classical Dance from Prabhakar/Visharad Madhumita Ghosh and Padmashri Dr. Roshan Kumari (Exponent in Kathak Jaipur Gharana) for 17 plus years, since she was five years old. Her latest performances include Thumri, Gat Bhaav, Tarana, Chaturanga and Kathak fusion with contemporary music.
Blessy Mannattuparampil is a dancer and presenter from Rhythms School of Dance in Davie FL. She has been dancing from the age of six and is passionate about the art and loves to be able to teach others about not only Indian dance but also Indian culture.