May 12 - May 13, 2016
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Thursday and Friday at 8pm
Sonia Olla and her husband Ismael Fernandez (Flamenco Cantador-Singer) continue to spread the heart beats of Flamenco with New York Audience and New York Flamenco community. The fantastic duo was the first to combine Flamenco dancing with Cante singing to enrich the rehearsals and lessons. Sonia Olla is not only a superb dancer, choreographer but also a true young master of dance with the ability to pass down the art of dance of any category or ethnicity, a full life between tempo 1 and tempo 2 with every inch of her physical cell and her breath. Sonia also joined the making of Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour in 2015.
Following the over booked and sold out performance in May 2015 at Tribeca Performing Arts Center in "Al Son Son", Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez return to newly rehearsed Al Son Son with their junior company of New York professionals and merging talents to La Mama in culminating presentation of recent months' workshops which include dancers of all ages and physically challenged dancers.
Dance Numbers: Tientos, Fandangos, Tangos, Soleares, Martinete, Jaleo, Bambera, Buleria-Fin de fiesta.
Artistic Dirctors: Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández
Sound Designer: Jorge Olivo
Guitarists: Hector José Marquez "Gordo" & Raphael Brunn
Cantaor (Singers): Ismael Fernandez
Sonia Olla, Natalia Starkova, Leslie Carmen "Lita", Teresa Venditto, Liliana Perez, Amanda Topaz, Kazue Takahashi, Ami Otero,
Tracy Esmeralda Lessor, Natalia Sánchez, Isabel Estrada-Jamison,
Angel Betancourt, Laura Triano Reinhardt, Pete Manon,
Anabel Rivera, Sherry Yamauchi, Aliesha Bryan, Sylvia Dimaki,
Elena Markham, & Shigeko Sara Suga
Photos by Maite H. Mateo, Rosalie Baijer, & Jonathan Slaff