Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, an evening of Flamenco,” to the Berg Auditorium at the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation on March 29. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The all-ages performance will be the 28th stop of a 30-date tour of Washington, California, Oregon, and Nevada.
The Berg Auditorium is located 312 South A St., at the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are general admission $22, VIP seating $35, student $15, child $8 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. She studies both baile (flamenco dance) and
Pedro Cortes, Comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la
Born into a family of famous flamenco artists, Estrella Morena (dancer) and Pepe de Málaga (singer), Jose Moreno began his flamenco career at an early age. His debut was at the famous Tablao Costa Vasca in Miami. Jose continued his studies with the Great Manolete, Farruquito, and Andres Marin and Cajon Percussion with Manuel Soler. Jose has been invited to perform in various companies, and worked with distinguished artists such as: The Great Manolete, Joaquin Ruiz, Pastora Galvan, Jose Cortes “Pansequito,” Jose Luis Rodriquez, Roberto Castellon, Pedro Cortes, Jose Valle “Chuscales,” Basilio Garcia, Paco Heredia, Elena Andujar, Jesus Montoya, Zorongo Flamenco Dance, La Tania, Miguel Vargas, Nelida Tirado, Antonio Hidalgo, Curro Cueto, Ruben de Maria, Gonzalo Grau, Edwin Aparicio, Amparo Heredia, Antonio Granjero and Omayra Amaya. In 2001, Jose choreographed and performed a collaborative work with his mother Estrella Morena, and with renowned flamenco singer Carmen Linares with the New World Symphony Orquestra at Lincoln Theater in Miami. In 2007, Jose performed with the internationally known Isabel Pantoja as a cajón percussionist, alongside flamenco guitarist Jose de Luna. Also in 2007, he was with David Bisbal in “Premios