Pasión y Arte (PyA), lead by Elba Hevia y Vaca (ACG '08, WOO '04) Philadelphia's premier all-female flamenco dance company, presents Tablao Philly, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive.This series will take place at the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street). The performance will showcase unique interpretations of flamenco and wine and tapas will be served.
Reminiscent of the cafe like environment of the 18th and 19th century tablaos of Spain, Tablao Philly will recreate for the first time in Philadelphia a contemporary tablao experience. Originally tablaos were comparable to beat poetry cafes or improvisational jazz clubs, where diverse audiences would gather to drink, eat and enjoy music, rhythm, and movement by masters of the flamenco art form in an informal atmosphere of merriment. Philadelphia audiences will have the unique opportunity to participate in this classic experience as the intimate black box theater of the Asian Arts Initiative is transformed into a tablao where they will enjoy wine and tapas as they witness some of today's most respected and well known flamencos exhibit their craft.
PyA is excited to continue TABLAO PHILLY into 2016 and to bring new flamenco guest artists from both Spain and the United States to Philadelphia. Visit the PyA website for upcoming guest artist announcements.
TABLAO PHILLY Performance Date/Times:
January 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at 9:00pm
April 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at 9:00pm
June 9, 10 and 11, 2016 at 9:00pm
Each TABLAO PHILLY performance will be 90 minutes long with two 10-minute intermissions for audiences to enjoy tapas and wine. Performances will run Thursday- Saturday from 9:00pm - 11:00pm. For ticket information please visit www.pasionyarteflamenco.org.