Flamenco Latino Announces 2024 Más Allá Series

Flamenco Latino Announces 2024 Más Allá Series

Flamenco Latino is thrilled to announce its 2024 Más Allá Series, which runs from Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, August 24, 2024. The annual Más Allá (“Way Beyond”) Series, which has been a part of Flamenco Latino since 2015, represents the company’s most creative, innovative offering within the world of Flamenco dance and music. For more info, visit https://www.flamencolatino.com/.

This year’s series centers on the tongue in cheek notion that “We’ve Been Here Before,” a direct response to the rise of authoritarian ideas in United States, told through lyrics both sung and rapped, and above all, through movement. The 2024 Más Allá Series features guest artists Omar Edwards, tap and Paige Stewart, hip-hop, who each compliment Flamenco Latino’s creative mission and style. The Más Allá Series continues to produce innovative flamenco with salsa, jazz, blues and hip-hop flavors.

First in the rotation is a free Dance Class with Aurora Reyes and Paige Stewart (flamenco and hip-hop) on July 24 from 7 – 8 pm at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL).

On August 1, from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm enjoy Flamenco Latino in Concert. Tickets are $20, or $10 for JCAL Members, Students and Seniors at JCAL.

Join a free panel discussion with Q&A: “The Nature of Combining Flamenco, Tap and Hip-Hop” with Aurora Reyes, Basilio Georges, Omar Edwards and Paige Stewart on August 14 from 7:30- 8:30 pm at The Secret Theatre.

Flamenco Latino in Concert will take place again on August 23 from 7:30 – 8:45 at The Secret Theatre. Tickets are $30, $15 Students/Seniors.

A final Flamenco Latino in Concert will take place August 24 from 7:30-8:45 at The Secret Theatre. Tickets are $30, $15 Students/Seniors.

On October 24 from 7:30 -8:30 pm, there will be a free watch party of performance highlights on Flamenco Latino’s YouTube and Facebook Channels.

Since inception in 1979,Flamenco Latino’s professional company has explored and developed the genre known as Ida y Vuelta. This “Round Trip” genre had its birth during the late 18th century, when Spain and other countries in Europe were influenced by Latino dance and music, most notably the Cuban Habanera and Rumba, which led to flamenco tangos, tanguillo and rumba.

Flamenco Latino’s recent Más Allá Series has pushed flamenco boundaries. Flamenco dance structures have been flavored with jazz, blues and salsa, and have included the collaboration of tap dancers like Omar Edwards. Productions like “Flamenco Gumbo I & II” combined flamenco with the music of New Orleans, the northernmost Caribbean city. Since 2018, Flamenco Latino has presented its Series in collaboration with Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

Flamenco Latino Más Allá Series, Photo credit Flamenco Latino