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ANDA AT CONGA LATIN BISTRO THURSDAYS DECEMBER 28 AND JANUARY 25

Anda Flamenco usually (check here for holiday updates) presents "Open Stage: Flamenco Revealed!" from 7 - 9PM on the last Thursday of each month at Conga Latin Bistro, located at 501 East Hennepin Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis.

Anda chose the name "Flamenco Revealed" because the nature of our "open stage" is just that. Since the guest artists have no chance to extensively rehearse their numbers with the guitarists, the audience gets a rare chance to see the "behind-the-scenes secrets" of how flamenco comes together when it has to be improvised - much like at a juerga (flamenco party) in Granada or at a peña (flamenco club) in Jerez - or at a bar in Minnesota! Hosted by Kristina de Sacramento and Anda guitarist Michael Ziegahn, the ever-changing array of dancers includes members of Anda Flamenco Company, members of the street company Las Zapatistas, students from Anda Flamenco's School, and guest artists from both in and out-of-town.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR WEEKLY FLAMENCO WEBCAST!

Stay connected! Log onto Poquito y Bueno every Thursday for a new show of flamenco music, news and interviews at: http://www.kfai.org/poquito-y-bueno-short-sweet-flamenco-show

"Poquito y Bueno," our half-hour weekly worldwide flamenco webcast, premiered in April 2009 on KFAI, Fresh Air Radio. One of the oldest alternative radio stations in the country, KFAI began web-only programming and chose Poquito y Bueno as one of the two web casts to pioneer this programming decision. Not long after we premiered, we were interviewed live on Canal Sur Radio from España! They were curious to know about flamenco in Minnesota! IF YOU ARE TOO, CLICK ON TO OUR WEEKLY HALF-HOUR SHOW FOR A LOCAL PERFORMANCE CALENDAR, GREAT FLAMENCO MUSIC, AND SOMETIMES EVEN INTERVIEWS!

CHECK OUT SOME ANDA VIDEOS:

Watch Anda Flamenco's outdoor concert in July 2014, (the condensed 17-minute version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-tbAYeDkSg

AND watch Anda Flamenco (in costume) and Zorongo Flamenco (in street clothes) collaborate for the worldwide flamenco flashmob on October 15, 2014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JEG5dwmBmw

THE LEGENDARY DANCER CARMEN LEDESMA FROM SEVILLA joined Anda Flamenco and Sachiko "La Chayi" onstage at the Phoenix Theater on November 5, 2017. The sold out show also featured the amazing voice of Alfonso Cid and the riveting guitar of Kris "El Cuervo" Hill.

 

 

 

ANDA PERFORMED SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT "THE GREENWAY GLOW" and it was their best year ever for attendance and fundraising for the Greenway. A big Olé to the 2-woman team behind this annual fundraising event!

 

 

MELINDA "LA LEONA" FROM SEVILLA JOINED ANDA AT CONGA LATIN BISTRO ON JULY 27, 2017. Melinda also taught a weekend of well-attended workshops for all levels at Anda studios.

 

ANDA FLAMENCO PRESENTED "POP-UP FLAMENCO" AT THE 2017 "DANCES AT THE LAKE"

Anda Flamenco Company and Las Zapatistas began their 7-minute piece in the grass by dancing a Pastora Galván-inspired bulerias, standing up to dance from their towels in the grass where they'd been seated amongst the audience. This gave the audience a chance to experience flamenco "up close and personal," as they had to look up right beside themselves to watch the dance, rather than view it safely set apart from them on some sort of stage. The dance then moved out from the audience and into the center of the performance space on the grass, where Las Zapaniñas joined everyone for a rousing finale of the passadoble España Cañi adorned with flamenco fanwork.

 

ANDA FLAMENCO AT ICEHOUSE MAY 2017

Anda Flamenco was honored to join Sachiko "La Chayi," guitarist Kris Hill, and Javier Heredia y La Rhina, guests srtists from Sevilla at Icehouse in MinneapoliS for a sold-out house and a great performance!

ANDA FLAMENCO AT THE 2016 STATE FAIR!

We're sure that this was THE FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE IN THE HISTORY OF FLAMENCO WHERE THE AUDIENCE WAS SEATED IN ROCKING CHAIRS! Our fair performance was a truly great experience because our audiences were so receptive and so ready to become seasoned aficionados! They learned palmas, jaleo, and even some baile! Olé Minnesota!

Anda Flamenco at 2016 Dances at the Lake F

For the fifth year in a row, Anda Flamenco opened Christopher Watson's outdoor July celebration of all genres of dance, appropriately titled "Dances at the Lake." Continuing with last year's theme, "Sevillanas in the Grass," this year Anda performed "Sevillanas in the Lake," complete with 20's style bathing suits and caps, fringed polka-dot beach towels, and a pesky, photo-hungry, lakeside wannabe.

Anda Flamenco Company went again to Spain in early 2016 and had a great time in classes with Juan Parra in Jerez!

ANDA'S FESTIVAL 11, AUGUST 23, WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

The Richfield Lutheran Church's theater space was a perfect venue for the formal showing of the last two years of work by Anda Flamenco Company and School, thanks in great part to the great lighting by Leroy Weibel. From the dances of the kids through the professionals, the audience was excited and delighted by the variety of flamenco presented by Anda!

ANDA FLAMENCO @ EDEN PRAIRIE JULY 2015

An audience of Anda aficionados and Eden Prairie residents enjoyed the shade of the big trees, the gentle breeze, and the bucolic performance setting during Anda Flamenco's full-lenght performance in the Eden Prairie Summer Concert Series. Guest artist Teo de Oro joined the company members for a Farruca duet and the premiere of Anda's latest work, "Solomon in his wisdom..."

DANCES AT THE LAKE JULY 2015

For the fourth year in a row, Anda (joined by Las Zapatistas this year) opened Dances at the Lake, produced by Chiristopher Watson. The weather was fine, the crowds topped 600, and Anda's "Sevillanas in the Grass" garnered much applause!

ANDA FLAMENCO RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION FROM THE AUDIENCE OF 300 AT MAPLE GROVE BANDSHELL JUNE 2014

Nine Anda Flamenco Company dancers, including Kristina de Sacramento, Virginia "La Chispita," and Rico "El Viajero," were joined by Anda guitarists Rafael de Tresa and K Kara for great outdoor flamenco concert at this gorgeous outdoor venue on an amazingly perfect evening in late June. Above, Elenita with her buleria in a great photo by Alice Gerbura.


 

 

 
   
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