Arizona Dance Coalition Statewide Calendar of Events
Tablao Flamenco @ Exo
December 9 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am MST$10
Tablao Flamenco is an intimate and traditional setting for presenting the interaction of cante (song), baile (dance), and toque (guitar). Performing on a percussive wood platform called a tablao (tablado), artists often improvise music and movement to establish new styles and expressions. Tablao is one of the most important forms of flamenco presentation in Spain and beyond, a place to celebrate both experimentation and cultural heritage. Flamenco Tucsonense cultivates the art form here in Tucson to share a unique voice in the flamenco world.
Misael Barraza (guitarra) – Winner of numerous international guitar competitions, Misael is from Sonora, Mexico and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Arizona.
Olivia Rojas (cante) – From El Paso, Olivia is the Co-Director of Flamenco Por La Vida; she has studied music for over 15 years and is Arizona’s premiere flamenco singer.
Jason Martinez (cajon/baile) – From Albuquerque, New Mexico, an American hub of flamenco art, Jason has studied percussion and dance for more than 20 years. He was an original member of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, and teaches flamenco in Tucson, AZ.
Melani “Mele” Martinez (baile) – With more than 35 years of dance training, Mele is a Tucson native and nationally recognized flamenco artist. She was an original member of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company and teaches flamenco in Tucson, AZ.
Diana Schaible – Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Diana is the 2019 winner of the Sierra Nevada International Guitar Competition; she received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Idaho, was a principal flautist for the Arizona Symphony, and is a teaching artist for TUSD and the Tucson Academy of Music and Art.
Events may be viewed in these formats: list, week, day, map, photo and month.
Serving Arizona's dance communities and "creating connections" between the dancers and the general public.Read more
Send your news and event information before the 25th for the coming issue of the Arizona Dance e-Star, firstname.lastname@example.org.