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Nueva York Flamenco City & Elisabet Torras$15
Presented by Terraza 7
Saturday, August 20th, 2022 at 10:00 pm.
$20: Donation suggested.
Andreas Arnold / Guitar.
Alfonso Cid / Cantaor; Flute, and musical director.
About Elisabet Torras:
Elisabeth Torras was born and raised in Barcelona where she earned her B.A. in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Conservatory of Dance and Theatre. She continued her studies in Madrid. Her training was always focused on Flamenco, Classical Spanish dance, Escuela Bolera, Spanish Folklore, Emma Maleras Castanets Method, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. Elisabet has toured Europe and Asia with Zarzuela, Flamenco, and Classical Spanish Dance companies.
Since 2013 Elisabet has been performing in New York City and the Tristate Area with NY-based Flamenco companies Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, American Bolero Dance Company, A Palo Seco and Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca.
Elisabet has taught in Madrid, Barcelona, Moscow’s Flamenqueria – an institute dedicated to Spanish tradition in Russia – and now here in New York City.
Andreas Arnold expresses himself through a musical kaleidoscope that reflects the classical traditions of his homeland Germany, jazz from the US where he has been living for the last decade, and music from the Mediterranean, in particular the art of flamenco guitar from Andalucía. The guitarist-composer has released three CD’s of original music thus far and has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center Washington, United Nations, Blue Note NYC and Noche Blanca Flamenco Festival Cordoba. He recently released his latest album ODISEA on which he collaborated with Rocio Parilla, Juan Carmona and many other outstanding artists. Songlines (UK) commented “These pieces work their original magic by stealth and a scintillating virtuosity” and Flamenca y mas (Spain) wrote “En el, cada vez más amplio, mundo de las fusiones flamencas el guitarrista Andreas Arnold tiene un papel muy destacado.”
Alfonso was born and raised in Sevilla, the heartland of flamenco music. He also had the opportunity of attending the activities of one of the most significant flamenco clubs in Andalusia, the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena in Seville. Alfonso has toured extensively throughout the USA, Latin America, Israel and Europe, and has just toured Spain last February of 2018 with the Jazz/Flamenco band the New York Bojaira Project by pianist Jesús Hernández from Granada, Spain.