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Flamenco & a Feast
Friday, May 11, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)
Walter Molina studied Flamenco and lived in Spain with a Legendary Gypsy family "JIMENEZ" in Madrid. Walter has studied all the major components of Flamenco, from accompaniment of dancers and singers to solo guitar. “Flamenco is a way of life, a culture, one that I was blessed to experience and learn from my teachers and their families, not only to physically play the guitar but to view and understand life from their point of view... a spiritual experience, one that I love to share with anyone who is interested in the passionate art form of Flamenco.” Walter currently continues to perform at Los Angeles venues and is currently the Flamenco teacher at the Orange County High School of Performing Arts. In late August 2012 he will be debuting his own Flamenco Theatrical show.
Briseyda Zarate began singing as soon as she began to talk. Her first teachers were her mother and father, her mother a singer and her father a guitarist. She has also trained professionally with vocal coach Florence Riggs. Her most valuable training has come from the singers that have accompanied her dancing for over a decade. In addition to choreographing for the production “Flamenco Loves Tango” she was the singer for the flamenco portion of the program. Until recently Briseyda has been regarded solely as a dancer, more and more she is requested for her singing, performing regularly in Los Angeles and beyond. Her unique and creative talents are always in demand.
Paloma Rios began training in various dance forms at the age of four. At age nine, she chose to train exclusively in Flamenco, going on to take classes from Maria "La Chacha" Bermudez. In 2004, Paoloma traveled to Spain to further her studies with dancers such as Antonio "El Pipa", and El Junco. In 2005, she debuted as Choreographer/Musical Interpreter in Robert Boyd's "Arte y Pasion" at Center Stage Theater (Santa Barbara). In April of that same year, she won the coveted title of Spirit of Fiesta, and worked as an ambassador to the City of Santa Barbara for the world-renowned Old Spanish Days Fiesta. The next year, she left for Spain to live for an extended period of time, studying intensively with master gypsy teachers from Sevilla and Jerez, such as the Farruco Family, and Maria del Mar Moreno, among many others. Upon returning to the US in 2006, she founded the Paloma Rios School of Flamenco, now in its 5th season. In October 2011, the Flamenco Documentary "Kumpania" by director Katina Dunn debuted, as an official selection of the Buffalo Int'l. Film Festival, and Paloma was featured on the cover poster. Currently, Paloma teaches in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
(fried milk with house jamon)
(fried spanish anchovies)
roasted marcona almonds
olives marinated with house chorizo
habas con calamares y mojama
white bean salad with squid, salt cured tuna, roasted garlic, parsley and braised fennel
bread pudding with lard, ham, charred onion and thyme
pringa en leche
local pork, slow roasted with milk in our wood oven
wood fired market root vegetables with dates and almonds
pestinos de miel
honey glazed fritters
helado de malaga
sherry poached raisin ice cream
(featuring equipos navazos)
tinto de verano
(red wine spritzer with lemon)
mint iced tea
The event will be held in a heated tent in our garden, warm clothing is recommended.
Tickets are $140 (which includes dinner, wine, tax and gratuity)