SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2024 7-9PM
Composed by Chris Burton Jácome | Album: MOTIVACIONN; "La Tormenta" (bulerias)
FRONT ROW-BLUE SEATING: $50 | GA SEATING - RED SEATING: $35
Jácome Flamenco presents DUET (Flamenco Guitar & Dance). This production brings the thrill of flamenco’s intense rhythms while highlighting the nuances of melodic phrases, featuring dazzling music and dance. This powerful husband & wife flamenco duo provides exceptionally exciting flamenco performances that only a perfectly matched pair can manifest. Chris and Lena’s strong partnership and artistic communication keep audiences mesmerized as they share an unforgettable experience filled with flamenco music, dance, song and the profound connection of two kindred spirits sharing their love for each other through their art.
Lena Jácome is an internationally touring flamenco dancer, choreographer and instructor with Jácome Flamenco. She performed as, and choreographed for the role of 'Flamenco Dancer', in Teatro Bravo!'s presentation of 'Lorca in a Green Dress'. She was an invited guest artist to perform for the Ibero-American Association in Jakarta, Indonesia and she was an invited guest performer & instructor for the Dance Network of South Dakota. Some performance highlights include Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Center and she guest performed in the World Premiere of the Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall. She performed and choreographed for the first symphonic work to include flamenco dance entitled, 'Impulso', composed by Chris Jácome and Henry Flurry. This work was premiered in St. Louis, Missouri with The University City Symphony Orchestra.
She has assisted in the creation of an extended long term multi-residency dance curriculum for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dance community and she has set work on various groups ranging in age and in various facets of programming; from University settings to private dance studios and everything else in between.
Lena attained her B.F.A. Degree in Dance Performance at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and earned her M.F.A. Degree in Choreography and Performance at Arizona State University. She is currently a Roster Artist through the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was awarded professional study grants through the National Endowment for the Arts to study in Spain multiple times from such artists as Juana Amaya, Concha Vargas, La Faraona and Saray Montoya. She toured with Calo Flamenco under the direction of Martín Gaxiola and worked with Noche Flamenca & with guest choreographers such as Isabel Bayón and Juan Ogalla during their extended summer residency program at Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
Lena returns frequently to Spain to teach, perform, study and provide immersion programs for dancers & musicians. She published, 'Flamenco! ' a flamenco photography book showcasing Sergio Photography's images, based on Jácome Flamenco .
Chris B. Jácome, Artistic Director, touring international flamenco guitar virtuoso and composer, has played to many sold-out solo performances and has worked alongside great artists such as Compania de Maria Jesus (Sevilla, Spain) and as the musical director of Calo Flamenco. Chris has been an invited guest artist of the prestigious La Guitarra California Festival multiple times performing alongside such top classical guitarists as Pepe Romero, Ana Vidovic and Roland Dyens. He has presented his productions at such venues as Jazz at Lincoln Center and New York City Center.
Chris’ music can be heard on popular TV shows such as “Touch”, “Kyle xy” and “Greek”, the feature films “Amreeka”, “9/Tenths” and the recently released feature film “Just the Vampire Hunter”, which showcases Chris’ composing skills and guitar virtuosity in multiple genres. Chris has written and produced five critically-acclaimed CDs including his album entitled, “Levanto”. Chris won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category two years in a row with his original songs from “Levanto”!
Chris has composed chamber and full orchestral works performed by SOU Percussion Ensemble, The Chandler Symphony Orchestra, The University City Symphony Orchestra in St. Louis, Missouri and the San Tan Orchestra in Phoenix, AZ.
*Doors open 30 minutes prior to show | ALL AGES WELCOME
SHOW: 7PM Saturday, February 24th
ALAC DOWNTN PHX - 147 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ-85004