Flamenco Men with the Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company
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The last date listed for Flamenco Men with the Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company was Sunday December 4, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Edwin Aparicio (Dancer/Choreographer) who is the co-founder and Artistic Manager of GALA’s Fuego Flamenco Festival, was featured in Dance Magazine’s annual “25 Artists to Watch” list in 2009 and has been described by critics as “the most amazing dancer seen in years” with his “hellfire footwork.” An internationally acclaimed artist, he has shared the stage with renowned dancers such as Carmela Greco, Chuscales, and Silverio Heredia, among others. Mr. Aparicio studied flamenco in Spain with La Tati and Tomás de Madrid, and in 2001 made his flamenco debut at Casa Patas in Madrid. He performed with the Washington National Opera under the direction of Plácido Domingo at the Kennedy Center, and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marion Alsop. Mr. Aparicio toured the United States with Reynaldo Rincόn’s Romeria Flamenca, was the featured artist in 2002 and 2005 at the Chicago Flamenco Festival, and appeared at the 2004 and 2005 Flamenco in the Sun Annual Festival in Miami with renowned artists Belén Maya, Pastora Galván, Pedro Cortés, and Jose Luis Rodríguez. In 2005, he also performed with “Jόvenes Flamenco” as a soloist and a company member at the Centro Cultural de San Blás in Madrid, and was the choreographer for __Yerma __by Federico García Lorca, GALA’s premiere production at its new theater. Mr. Aparicio has directed and choreographed for several national productions, including Intimo with Carmela Greco and __Entresueño __featuring La Truco. Mr. Aparicio is a faculty member of the Washington School of Ballet and regularly conducts flamenco classes throughout the country. He was nominated for the 2010 Metro DC Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Performance.
Sergio Aranda (Dancer) is appearing for the first time in Washington, DC. A native of Malaga, Spain, he appeared at the Bienal de Flamenco in a production directed by Paco Mora, at the Cumbre Flamenco Festival in Madrid with El Grillo, and in Dos Generations with Chano Lobator, La Cañeta de Málaga, and El Carrete. He also has toured with María Juncal to Holland and appeared in Málaga en Flamenco Show at the Sadlers Wells Theatre in London.
Norberto Chamizo (Dancer) has performed as a soloist with the Compañía Flamenca Tomás de Madrid, with which he toured extensively throughout Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic States. He also performed in Greece, Italy, Egypt, and Portugal as a soloist with Compañía de Madrid. In 2002, Mr. Chamizo formed his own company debuting with Jaleo, his first work as a director and choreographer. Mr. Chamizo also has performed at the legendary tablaos Casa Patas with the Carmela Greco and Café de Chinas with Peppa Carrasco.
Carlos Menchaca (Dancer) was a member of the Guadalupe Dance Company in San Antonio and has worked with Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He studied flamenco, Mexican folk and Spanish classical dance in San Antonio. He later studied at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts in New Mexico, where he is currently an instructor.