Join us at the library for an unforgettable afternoon of vibrant music and mesmerizing dance. Immerse yourself in the captivating artistry of skilled flamenco dancers as they stomp and swirl, expressing emotions through their graceful movements accompanied by the soulful melodies of talented musicians. Come and be a part of this delightful cultural journey. Ole!
Eva Conti Alegria, brings a lifetime of musical study and performance to her flamenco dance. Since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music (with a Masters degree in French horn), she has been performing extensively as a professional classical musician on both French horn and guitar in the US and abroad.
Versatile guitarist Ivan Max has been playing, performing and teaching for over 30 years. He combines Flamenco, Classical, Brazilian and Jazz music as well as Pop and Rock music for a unique guitar sound.
Yuka Koyama, “Cantaora” (flamenco singer) is from Osaka Japan and has been studying “baile" (flamenco dance) since 2014 with Eva Conti Alegria, soloist and choreographer with "Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre". She then studied “cante" (flamenco singing) with David Castellano, guitarist/singer of the international flamenco fusion group "Flamenco Flavor". Yuka has a strong passion for flamenco as it conveys our deepest emotions, which we all can empathize with as human beings regardless of our origin and culture
Rex Benincasa has been a freelancing drummer and percussionist in New York since 1978. Along with hundreds of television/radio soundtracks and commercial recordings, he has performed with the Apollo's Fire, Ensemble Caprice, Alba Consort, Flamenco Latino, Carlota Santana Spanish Dance, Andrea Delconte Danza España, Zorongo Flamenco Dance, Pilar Rioja, Amanecer Flamenco Progressivo, American Ballet Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Austin, the Washington Ballet, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation
Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes