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Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Chef and Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present legendary star of stage and screen, Spanish dancer Inesita and her troupe at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave. Alhambra.
The performance will feature Miguel Bernal, dancer and singer; Clarita, singer and dancer; as well as exciting numbers by flamenco dancers La Nubia and Jani Quintero plus the solid guitar collaboration of Stamen Wetzel and Benjamin. Inesita will offer six dance solos of her own and participate as pianist in a musical interlude with the guitarists.
Inesita is a Spanish dance artist who has performed in all-solo concerts internationally including Madrid, London, Liverpool, Paris, New York City, Mexico City, and Valletta, Malta. American tours have taken her from coast to coast. Born in New York City, she moved with her parents to Los Angeles at age 13 and began early studies in Spanish dance. Additional instruction in Mexico led to Spain where she studied under the legendary El Estampio and Regla Ortega of the famous Ortega family and a number of other renowned teachers. She has appeared in all possible venues over an extensive career in concerts, films, musical theater, and cabaret.
Miguel Bernal is a brilliant and gifted flamenco dance artist as well as a singer and actor. A high point of his career was a tour with the renowned company of Jose Greco and Nana Lorca culminating in an appearance with them and the Boston Pops Orchestra, televised nationally.
Clarita, dancer, singer, teacher, and choreographer, has an extensive background in all facets of Spanish dance, including regional, escuela bolera, and flamenco.
Tina Love (La Nubia) established “Love Flamenco” in 2008, performing at Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days and for various events. She is an independent filmmaker and the writer, director, and editor of several film projects. Her next film project is a flamenco dance movie, which she wrote titled, The Red Shoes.
Jani Quintero began her career in television as an actress appearing in soap operas and commercials until she was introduced to flamenco dance in 1987. She trained with legendary Yolanda Arroyo from Barcelona and for 25 years has performed on stage with Yolanda and Paco Arroyo’s Flamenco troupe Herencia Flamenca.
Stamen Wetzel is a traditional flamenco guitarist and is active as accompanist for flamenco dancers and singers playing for performances and classes.
Benjamin Shearer is a respected accompanist and musician, having performed with the leading flamenco artists in the Los Angeles area. He has worked as a studio musician for Capitol Records.
APAC is a member of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters and a member of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce.
Admission is free. Free-will donations will be accepted during intermission. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Refreshments will be by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Mario Bolanos and pastry chef Catherine Shaffer.
For more information, please contact Mr. Yee at 626-230-5435, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.