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Pisando Fuerte: A Flamenco Journey


The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) proudly presents Pisando Fuerte: A Flamenco Journey featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company and staged by guest choreographer Miguel Vargas of Seville, Spain June 12 – 14, 2015 at the historic Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe). This year’s performance also features guest musicians, including San Antonio’s own Flamenco voice Chayito Champion. Pisando Fuerte is an artistic interpretation that reflects the energy and stamina it takes to stand one’s ground.


Pisando Fuerte features the Guadalupe Dance Company doing what they do so
well,” said Jerry Ruiz, Guadalupe executive director. “Fans of flamenco and dance won’t want to miss this virtuoso display.”


After working with various Flamenco choreographers over the years to infuse the Dance Company’s repertoire with new theatrical elements and new choreographies, Guadalupe dance director Jeannette Chavez and education director Belinda Menchaca decided to commission master choreographer Miguel Vargas to create an entirely new production.


“It was a logical choice to call on our artistic mentor Miguel Vargas to set an entirely brand new production on the Dance Company,” said Menchaca.


Within only a week and a half of intense rehearsals, Vargas created six new pieces for the Dance Company.


“We are so fortunate to have worked with Miguel for several years now,” said Chavez. “While we are very familiar with his technique and style, this experience has definitely pushed us into a whole new era.”


Pisando Fuerte is part of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Summer Performance Series, sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Performance Network. Audiences will be treated to the beauty, grace and fluidity that are the rich tradition of the Guadalupe Dance Company. Performances are Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 14, at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 – $50. For those wishing to have the full flamenco experience, a special Tapas and Sangria ticket is available with priority seating for the Friday and Saturday night performances.


Pisando Fuerte: A Flamenco Journey
Fri and Sat, June 12 & 13, 8:00pm
Sun, June 14, 3:00pm
Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe St.



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