One the funnest free Oak
One the funnest free Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival events! Get dressed up and join us for a “Andalusian Style Pub Crawl”! Look for the polka dot balloons in the Bishop Arts District, grab a cocktail and venture to see dancers and musicians alike.
After 10pm come over to The Wild Detectives to join the headlining artists from Spain in an inspiring jam session for all!
Julia Alcántara has been bringing the best of Flamenco music and dance to North Texas since 1998. She’s a native Texan who began studying the art of Flamenco after graduating from High School. After studying for three years with Dallas Flamenco Matriarch Conte De Loyo, she moved to New York to study with Antonio Del Castillo and Raquel Heredia. She finished her education at UNM in Albuquerque, the heart of flamenco in the US, where her curriculum included classes in Flamenco History, choreography, improvisation, singing, and classical Spanish dance with Eva Encinias and Pablo Rodarte. There she was able to perfect her technique and study with some of the greatest dancers in the world including: Eva ‘La Yerba Buena’, Antonio Canales, Juana Amaya, Alejandro Granados, Carmela Greco, Omayra Amaya, Belen Maya, and Florencio Campos among others.
Miguel Infante is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Málaga, Spain, located on the southern tip and Mediterranean coast of Andalucía. He began his professional career with mentors of the stature of Merche Esmeralda, José Ruíz, Manuel Reyes, Antonio Reyes, Paco Romero, Rafael del Carmen, Fran Espinos, and Andrés Peña. He was most recently principal dancer of legendary Spanish guitarist Juan Martín’s Flamenco Dance Ensemble and has toured internationally all over Europe and North America. Other credits include: principal dancer in the show, The Three-Cornered Hat, in the Cervantes Theater in Málaga; principal dancer in Paco Mora’s Carmen ballet, which toured all over Spain; soloist in numerous flamenco night clubs around the world soloist at numerous flamenco festivals; shared the bill with famous flamenco figures, such as Terremoto, Rancapino, and Chocolate. Mr. Infante is described as, “…a festero to the core: part percussionist, part singer, part dancer, and all artist, integrated and inseparable. He is spontaneous and full of charisma, communicating passion through his music and dance wherever he finds himself, be it at a local bar, in the kitchen, at a private party, or on stage.”
Born in Huelva, Andalucia in 1977, Senen began exploring Cante Jondo 30 years ago (traditional flamenco singing). This takes him to the Academy of flamenco singer Esperanza Fernandez. With her, he began to become fond of the sociocultural, gypsy and Andalusian expression. In each style of cante, there is an introduction, an explanation of the purpose for them. This happens through personal anecdotes and stories and other expressions, which is intended to be a journey of the soul from where we can feel free from the social realities that affect us.
Born in Malaga in 1967, “perchelero” (from the Perchel neighborhood in Malaga) and a disciple of Maestros Angel Luis Canete and Pedro Blanco. Jose is Professor of guitar in Ateneo de Musica de Malaga and creator of flamenco productions such as ‘Triptico Flamenco’, ‘Rondando a Lorca’, ‘Picasso Fantasy’, and ‘Cancionero’. He has traveled throughout the world spreading the flamenco culture spreading flamenco all the way to Rome and beyond.
El Abejorro is an integral part of the Ida y Vuelta team. He is not only a versatile musician, dabbling in electric and acoustic guitar, bass and African percussion, but he is our sound tech and stage manager at show time. In between set up and tear down, he sits in as our cajon player, carefully following both dancers and musicians through dozens of calls, breaks, crescendos, the complicated 12 count rhythms and multiple time signatures that make up the endless diversity of the Flamenco Musical Genre.
(Thursday) 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas