Flamenco del Encuentro features Spanish-born, Pew Fellow flamenco guitarist Tito Rubio, who has performed world-wide accompanying important flamenco artists from Spain, heritage Flamenco singer (cantaora) Antonia Cruz Arias,who has sang her entire life and trained extensively in Spain, and dancer Anna Rubio-born in Philadelphia, trained in San Francisco and Spain. Flamenco del Encuentro also features a rotating cast of dancers including Vicente Orabona, La Amy, ,Jonathan Delgado and many others. Together they have performed in venues ranging from Annenberg Center, Painted Bride Theater, Trump Plaza (Atlantic City) to Universities and restaurants including a two-an-a-half year gig at Amada Restaurant, where they often incorporated visiting artists from Spain. They have also collaborated with Middle Eastern music and dance artists and Tap artists. Anna teaches flamenco at the University of the Arts and at the Community Education Center in West Philadelphia.

28.12.07

ANTONIA LEAVES FOR SPAIN

Cantaora Antonia Arias will be leaving for Madrid on January 9th.
Si Dios quiere, she will be back here with us sometime in June.
While she is in Spain Cristian Puig (of De Luna a Lunares) or Gisele Assi will sing for us at Amada Restaurant on Wednesday evenings at 9PM. Other guest singers to be announced!
COME SAY "HASTA PRONTO" TO ANTONIA AT AMADA ON WED. JAN 2nd 9PM!


ANTONIO HIDALGO RETURNS TO THE STATES LATE JANUARY, SEE HIM AMADA JAN 23RD 9pm
AMADA RESTAURANT
217 CHESTNUT ST, PHILA
215-625-2450 For reservations
Weds. 9PM Tito Rubio and company
Fris. 10PM Cristian Puig and company


NEW WORKSHOP SERIES!presented by Anna y Monica:
JAN 25-27th ANTONIO HIDALGO, FEB 29, March 1,2 LA MEIRA
EDWIN APARICIO dates to be announced!!!
contact Anna 267-738-6451 or Monica 267-307-5354 for more info!
All classes at Angler Movement Arts

19.11.07

come see us DECEMBER 8th!


Philadelphia Folklore Project presents
Germaine Ingram and Ensemble and Flamenco del Encuentro.
Saturday, December 8th 8:00 PM
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia.
Tickets $20. ($15 PFP members; $10 Bride members; $8 seniors and children.)

WORKSHOP SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th- only $5.00
12:00-1:15 with Antonio Hidalgo and Anna Rubio
For reservations for the dance classes, call the Philadelphia Folklore Project at 215-726-1106.
www.folkloreproject.org For tickets visit the Painted Bride website at www.paintedbride.org, or call their box office at 215-925-9914.
Performers will include:
Tito Rubio and Pedro Cortes- guitars
Antonia Arias- voice
Antonio Hidalgo- guest dancer
and dancers
Anna Rubio, Monica Herrera, Samantha "La Joyita" and Liliana Ruiz
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE PERFORMANCE, SEE LINK AT RIGHT!

27.9.07

ENHORABUENA ANTONIO! OLE, GUAPO!

Our dear friend, teacher, collaborator, director, advisor..and wonderful dancer..
ANTONIO HIDALGO
..has just been awarded the "Premio Andaluz" by the ayuntamiento of Lucena, CORDOBA,
for his work as a dancer.
We are so fortunate that this amazing talented man comes here to work with us!
!ENHORABUENA, ANTONIO!

24.9.07

TOMA K TOMA

Flamenco is a community - like Jazz......everyone is welcome!
Every Wed night at 9PM and every Fri night at 10Pm there is a flamenco show at
Amada Restaurant 217 Chestnut St. Phila.
Usually Wed. is "Flamenco del Encuentro" and Fri. is "De Luna a Lunares" (Cristian Puig y Monica Herrera) and we occasionally join together.
If you love flamenco, come out and make a night of it.
Let's make Philly a flamenco town like NY or DC or SF. Bring your pataita' !

16.9.07

NEWS!

WED SEPT. 19TH ONE SET ONLY-9PM-no cover charge!
ANTONIO HIDALGO http://www.aromaflamenco.com/ingles/componentes.php?id=1

performing with us at AMADA RESTAURANT 217 Chestnut St, Phila.

DON'T MISS THE 3 DAY DANCE WORKSHOP WITH
LA MEIRA-SEPT 28, 29, 30 sponsored by Monica Herrera
CLICK HERE:
http://www.flamencomherrera.com/news.html FOR FULL INFO!

15.9.07

QUIENES SOMOS:


Hipolito (Tito) Rubio (born 1954 in Monsagro, Spain). In the early 1960s many Spaniards emigrated to Australia, Tito's family among them. They settled in Melbourne where he studied flamenco with Manolo Varela and others, and became active as a performer in the Spanish community. He appeared on radio and TV in Australia. In the mid-1980s he relocated to Spain, where he was exposed to traditional flamenco families and studied with some of the world's greatest guitarists. Tito appeared in the Festival de la Ville in Madrid in 1989 as part of the company of Danza Espanola Contemporanea of Juan Maya Marote and in the Royal Palace of Morocco for Prince Felipe of Spain and King Hussein of Morocco. Tito performed with companies from Spain in various cities in Asia and in Europe, also making an extensive tour of the Middle East. In 1995 he toured the US with Maria Benitez’ Teatro Flamenco in New Mexico. On this trip he met his wife Anna. After a couple years living in Spain they moved to Philadelphia and created Flamenco del Encuentro. Tito was awarded an Artistic Fellowship by the PA Council for the Arts for 2004 and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for 2004.
Anna Arias Rubio
began her training in dance and music at age four. After training in ballet at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, she started studying modern dance in her early teens with Joan Kerr and Susan Hess. Anna moved to San Francisco in 1982, training with several teachers, including Lucas Hoving and Ed Mock, and commencing flamenco studies with Rosa Montoya and with the late Maestro Cruz Luna. By 1986 she was a member of Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, performing throughout the Bay Area. In 1991 she returned to Philadelphia and became a member of the Flamenco Ole Company under the direction of Julia Lopez. Anna currently teaches Spanish Dance/Flamenco at UArts. Anna was awarded an Artistic Fellowship for the year 2001 from the Independence Foundation and a Leeway Grant for 2004, Anna returns regularly to Spain continuing her studies with La Chiqui de Jerez, Javier Latorre, Juan Polvillo and others. Anna also writes for http://www.danceinsider.com/.
Antonia Cruz Arias
' paternal grandmother was California born Spanish singer Elena Acevedo. She was raised in the world of flamenco, but began music and dance training in the classical tradition at age four. She had been singing her entire life, but began formal training in technique at the age of twelve, at the Catholic Institute with Damaris Thillet. She studied Flamenco cante at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Seville, Spain, and Flamenco dance in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. She has also studied intensely with Jesus Montoya, Gypsy singer from Seville. Antonia has accompanied many important artists such as Antonio Hidalgo, Nélida Tirado and Edwin Aparicio, and has shared the stage with singers such as Rocio Soto from Jerez, Alfonso Cid from Seville, and Marcos Marin, and accompanied the classes of La Chiqui de Jerez.
ALSO FEATURED ARE DANCERS:
LILIANA RUIZ, HERSJEL "EL H" Y
SAMANTHA "LA JOYITA"
AND OF COURSE.....PERCUSSIONIST JOSEPH TAYOUN - HABIBI!