Anda Flamenco Company
“La FlamenCo VidA”
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: Free Admission / Donations Appreciated
Location: The Zephyr Theatre Outdoor Stage, 601 Main Street North, Stillwater
Gates Open One Hour Before Performance
Socially Distanced Seating
Bar Service Available
Masks Required Inside / Recommended Outside
Anda Flamenco is thrilled to have a chance to make music and dance once again in real time! After spending months behind closed doors, we are all very grateful to the Zephyr for providing a venue for us to release all our pent-up energy in the form of a colorful, passionate, and vibrant toast to the Spanish flamenco life!
Meet the performers
KRISTINA DE SACRAMENTO/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CANTAORA
Kristina de Sacramento has been spending her “time off” trying to do, and succeeding at not really doing, her 2016 and 2017 taxes. While this has been a valiant effort, it’s not nearly as fulfilling as bringing the company together again to what it is we are meant to do – to share our love for flamenco with our audiences. We thank the Zephyr for giving us this opportunity and you all for taking ad-vantage of it!
RAFAEL DE TRESA/ MUSICAL DIRECTOR, PRIMER GUITARRISTA
Rafael de Tresa (Michael Ziegahn) has been a singer, actor, dancer, guitarist and Bon Vivant in the Twin Cities for … eons. He has been involved in many styles of music from renaissance to folk and tradi-tional to pop and rock and, principally, flamenco. He has worked with many local and visiting dancers, singers and guitarists over the … decades, and as the principal guitarist for Anda Flamenco classes and performances for … some time now. (He also had a birthday recently and is feeling a little old. Can you tell?) But he’s very happy to be playing in front of people, outside at the Zephyr!
EL NINO DAVID/ GUITARRISTA
In late March, el guitarrista El Niño David buried himself in a large pile of leaves in a seldom used park in Saint Paul to wait out the pandemic. His cell phone battery was strong enough that even af-ter all these long months of isolation, he got the call to once again perform before the Flamenco starved public. He is honored to, once again, be a humble contributor to the amazing and dazzling spectacle that is Anda Flamenco.
ANITA “LA RUSITA”/ BAILAORA
Anita “La Rusita” began her flamenco study in 2014, and settling in with Anda Flamenco in 2016. After recent solo “performances” at-tended only by her pet canary during lockdown, La Rusita is excit-ed to be back with her fellow dancers entertaining a real audience. In addition to flamenco, she enjoys hiking, Michigan football, and cats.
ELENITA “LA ACEITUNA”/ BAILAORA
Elenita La Aceituna is so pleased to finally play her castanets and dance in flamenco shoes on the newly constructed outdoor Zephyr stage. For the sake of residential bliss, condo living is not an appropriate environment for this art form. She is happy to, once again, share it with all of her Terra Spring neighbors.
JUANA MARIA/ BAILAORA
2020 has been a roller coaster ride for Juana Maria, starting with an intensive two weeks of attending flamenco workshops and perfor-mances in Jerez, Spain during February/March. She returned home for a peaceful self quarantine.The Spring/Summer brought the op-portunity to study locally, regionally and internationally via the in-ternet. Juana thanks the Zephyr for the opportunity to share Fall.
RAFAELA DEL SOL/ BAILAORA
Rafaela del Sol is thrilled, excited, and beyond ready to relocate her flamenco artistry from the solitary confines of her back deck, to the lively Zephyr outdoor Stage. She gives a shoutout to all the curi-ous bird, squirrel, and human neighbors who enjoyed her home workshop efforts these last few months!
CRISTINA DEL NORTE/ BAILAORA
Cristina del Norte has spent the past six months locked in a fla-menco studio, exploring ways to express the broad range of emo-tions we are all feeling during this time of Covid. She is grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with the wonderful artists of An-da Flamenco!