Flamenco Tablao Series


About Flamenco Tablaos
Flamenco tablaos, also known as cafés cantantes, became popular during the mid-nineteenth century. These tablaos gave visibility to a dance form that otherwise would have gone unnoticed, unless one was part of a family or attended a family gathering where flamenco culture was their way of life. Ballet Hispánico’s tablao offers a warm, intimate setting where you can experience the form’s heartfelt songs, dance, and passion.

In a tablao, seasoned dancers and musicians, who are well versed in the intricacies of the flamenco palos (suite of styles) and the eclectic musical heritage, come together to improvise, compose, arrange, and work collaboratively in the moment. The flamenco dancers may choreograph moments in a segment, but the majority of the performance is spontaneous, requiring all of the artists to function as a band and to be fully present.

Upcoming Performances:
 Join us Thursday, July 11 for an evening of live music and dance featuring artists Maria de los Angeles, Ryan Rockmore, Alfonso Cid, Jeremy Smith, and Juan Pedro Jimenez. Complimentary wine will be provided!

Two performance opportunities:

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00pm  

Thursday, July 11 at 8:30pm 

Tickets will be available for purchase soon starting at $25.

The Arnhold Center
Ballet Hispánico - Studio 10
167 West 89th Street
New York, NY 10024

About the Artists:

Maria de los Angeles
Mary began her Flamenco dance studies at Ballet Hispánico with Melinda Marquez in 1998. After apprenticing with the American Bolero Dance Company, at the invitation of founder, Gabriela Granados, she spent two summers at the Cristina Heeren program in Sevilla, studying with Carmen Ledesma, Rafael Campallo and Milagros Menjibar. As a scholarship recipient she attended Jacob’s Pillow, studying with Soledad Barrio. For two years she lived in Madrid, Spain studying with Concha Jareno, Inmaculada Ortega and Alfonso Losa at Amor de Dios studios. Since her tablao debut at Alegrias en La Nacional, she has been performing regularly with local artists. As the cofounder and artistic director of Al Margen Flamenco she conceptualizes, choreographs and performs in full length productions. She has been an Artist in Residence with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana's AiRe Program, and choreographed her first solo piece, The Suffocating Breath, in 2018.

Ryan Rockmore

Ryan Rockmore is a flamenco dancer and researcher in New York. He has studied with Carmen Ledesma, Merche Esmeralda, La Choni, Victorio Korjhan, La Meira, Rafaela Carrasco, and Marco Flores. His performance experience includes venues throughout New York, London, Madrid, and Sevilla. He conducted research in Spain as a Fulbright Grantee,and completed a Master's in Dance Anthropology, from Roehampton University. Most recently, he presented works exploring queerness and flamenco at Dixon place as an artist in residence with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Rockmore continues to investigate and publish on the intersections of identity politics, gender performance, and flamenco.

Alfonso Cid

Alfonso Cid was born in Sevilla. 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.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a percussive artist whose versatility allows him to move among numerous musical worlds. While the foundation of his playing comes from his Western classical training at The Juilliard School, Jeremy's capabiltes in percussion are representative of the radically globalized world in which we live. He draws inspiration from modern and folkloric percussion styles, techniques, and instruments, such as those found in the Middle East, North Africa, South America, Spain, India and the U.S. to create percussive voices that are both ancient and new.

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