From community festivals to the theater, flamenco is live on stage in performances of traditional singing, dancing, and guitar music. Percussive footwork intertwines with dynamic guitar melodies and Spanish song lyrics when live flamenco performers take the stage. Together they create an art form full of excitement created by song, dance, and fully supported emotional expression. Below are photos of live flamenco performances in and around Atlanta. ww
Flamenco performers in Atlanta brought the audience on its feet in March 2013. with guest flamenco artists Jerezano flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero, flamenco singer Francisco Orozco “Yiyi” of Barcelona, and flamenco guitarist Brent del Bianco joined Julie Baggenstoss on stage for this exciting live flamenco show. Also performing were Atlanta guitarists, dancers and singers Kyle Cantrel, Danil Hardin, Erica Poole, and Brigid Batten.
Javier Heredia of Seville, Spain, performs as a guest with AIRE Flamenco at Fanoos Persian Cuisine, Events, & Hookah Lounge in 2011.
Flamenco guitarist and singer Cristian Puig accompaines flamenco dancers La Fani, Erica Poole and Julie Baggenstoss at the 2012 Festival Hispanico in Augusta, wrapping up a 2-day tour of performances and workshops at schools, colleges, and more.
Live flamenco joined forces with spoken word at Apache Cafe in 2012. Collaborative works with poet Tasha Jones took the stage between flamenco pieces, such as this one performed by guitarist Kyle Cantrell, singer Lisa Vash Herman, and dancers Julie Baggenstoss, La Fani, Simona Cogusi, and Erica Poole. Photo by Erik Voss.
Live flamenco is not just dramatic and moody. There’s a side that is fun and lively, yet grounded.
Flamenco was part of the Night of the Goddess at Center Stage Theater, with Julie Baggenstoss dancing, Carmen Deal singing, Jerry Fields on cajon, and Rouzbeh on guitar.
Cristian Puig sang and played guitar in this show at Fanoos Persian Cuisine and Events in Sandy Springs in 2011. John Jaramillo and Julie Baggenstoss danced with in the show, as well as Sabrina Murner and Brigid Batten.