Adult: $12 in advance/ $16 at the door
Kids (12 & under): $8 in advance/ $12 at the door
5pm doors / 5:30pm showtime
SACHIKO "LA CHAYÍ" FLAMENCO ANNUAL STUDENT DANCE SHOWCASE FIESTA FLAMENCA 2019:
Join Minneapolis-based award-winning Flamenco dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” and her student dancers, beginners to advanced level, for a performance FIESTA FLAMENCA at gorgeous Icehouse MPLS on Sunday July 28. FIESTA FLAMENCA will welcome internationally-acclaimed Flamenco singer Alfonso Mogaburo Cid (Sevilla & NYC) along with guitarist Ross Fellrath. Enjoy the beautiful dance by the student performers and celebrate their love for Flamenco!
Dancers: Amiee Elizabeth · Cia Sautter · Elena La Aceituna · Hilde De Roover · Ingrid Johnson · Joan "Joana María" Bren · Ping Wang · Shannon Russell · Tianna Patterson · Tomoko Silbert · Trisha Beuhring
Sachiko “La Chayí” (Dance Teacher/ Choreographer/ Dancer/ Palmera):
A native of Osaka, Japan, Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. Besides her work as an independent artist, her current projects include directing Twin Cities Flamenco Collective. She has received recognitions and grants from Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance, and New York State Flamenco Certamen. Sachiko is the recipient of a 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellowship, administered by the Cowles Center and funded by the McKnight Foundation. She was a resident artist of Zorongo Flamenco under the guidance of director Susana Di Palma from 2003 to 2009. She lived and studied the art of Flamenco in Seville, Spain from 2010 to 2015 which became the foundation of her current dance and work. Sachiko is a STOTT PILATES® certified Pilates instructor at SweatShop Health Club in St. Paul.
Alfonso Cid (Flamenco singer. Sevilla, Spain & NYC):
Alfonso Cid, flamenco singer and flute player, was born in Sevilla, Spain. His mother, an amateur singer, and his grandfather were his earliest influences. He also attended the activities of the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena. He attended classes at the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco on July 2007 and 2008. Alfonso recorded on the hit song “Mi Santa” by Romeo Santos and the great guitarist Tomatito. Alfonso has toured the USA, Latin-America, Israel and Europe. He just toured Spain, France and Italy with the jazz/flamenco band New Bojaira, which has just released an album titled “Zorongo Blu”. He released “Flamenco de vuelta e ida” with the band “Gazpacho Andalú” and an album and three singles with his rock band “Dientes de Caramelo.
Ross “ El Vecino” Fellrath (Flamenco guitarist):
Ross is a lifelong musician with a passion and curiosity for music that has taken him around the country and world. He has studied Flamenco in Madrid, Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario and Killino Jimenez. In Sevilla, he has studied with Juan del Gasor, “El Perla,” Javier Heredia, and Luis Peña. He is a guitarist for Zorongo Flamenco and teacher Sachiko “La Chayí”.