Flamenco Comes to the Broad Stage

Spanish dancer Daniel Ramos will perform on the Broad Stage.

The passion and fire of Spanish Dance and Flamenco returns to Los Angeles’ Westside. Flamenco, a beautiful dance form from Spain, will be coming to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica at 8 p.m. on June 24 with the 12th Festival of Cumbre Flamenca.

Thrilling audiences for more than 12 years, Vida Flamenca’s Festival Cumbre Flamenca will showcase two Spanish dance treasures, the balletic Clásica Española and Escuela Boléra.

Internationally acclaimed Madrid dancer Daniel Ramos will be featured in a Los Angeles premiere presentation. He will be joined by singer/dancer Miguel Ángel Heredia, guitarist Yerai Cortés and Barcelona-born singer Francisco Orozco “El Yiyi.”

Joining the Spanish artists is dancer Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi” from San Diego. Also performing are Daniela and Ryan Zermeño and the celebrated Zermeño Dance Academy in Santa Barbara.

A pre-show reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Starting at 6 p.m., a Paella cooking demonstration will be held on the Broad Stage Plaza with Chef Roger Navas-Balladares of Savory Roads Catering. His demonstration will include tips and techniques for making the perfect paella.

Spanish Tapas will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is offered as a package with VIP seating or as a separate item. Performance tickets range in price from $38.00 – $88.00. One can add the Paella and Tapas Reception to any seat level for an additional $45.00. For tickets click here. Wine, beer and beverages will be available for purchase at the plaza. Space is limited.

As a California-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit, Vida Flamenca is dedicated to advancing and preserving Spanish music and dance traditions.  Focusing on the broadening spectrum of Flamenco, a living and evolving art, Festival ‘Cumbre Flamenca’ embraces this most unique and culturally inclusive art form. It is our hope to connect audiences to the spiritual power, cross-cultural connections, and unique character of Flamenco storytelling through dance, and music performances.

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