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Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival 2013!

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MAY 22 - 25, 2013

HOUSTON SPANISH AND FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCE PRELUDES
Performance Preludes offer an opportunity to learn about the elements of flamenco, its history, and the story of some of flamenco's larger than life figures. This unique feature of the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival is free to the public and offers an enjoyable introduction to the sights and sounds that will follow in the evening performances!

2012 HSFF HIGHLIGHTS

Teo Morca: A Life of Dance - The Maestro shared fascinating experiences, anecdotes and reflections from a lifetime as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer in an art form that has permeated every aspect of his life. A Master Dancer, Morca is the subject of documentaries, publications and interviews all over the world.

Katherine Rudisill, Ph. D. presented A Correlation to Texas History, an exposé of the growth of the Spanish culture focusing on dance, literature, religion and language from the 8th to the 15th century and its cultural and historical transmission

to the Texas region. Dr. Rudisill is Professor of History at San Jacinto College South.

Carmen Amaya and Sabicas... Already a Century? Veteran flamenco guitarist Julio de los Reyes presented an insight to two of flamenco's most impacting figures, the legendary dancer Carmen Amaya and the great Sabicas, master of the flamenco and Spanish guitar. Audiences enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity to hear anecdotes from a fellow artist and friend of Carmen and Sabicas.

2012 HSFF CLOSING CEREMONY

Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival Founders and Directors Irma La Paloma and Jeremías García present Certificates of Appreciation to Dr. Maureen Murphy, President, San Jacinto College South and to the Honorable Cristóbal Valdés, Consul General of Spain in Houston.

Thank you Omayra Amaya, Roberto Castellón, Curro Cueto and José Moreno of the Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company for delighting Houston with your artistry as featured artists of the 2012 HSFF.

Thank you Maestro Teo Morca for bringing your artistry, valuable teachings indelible charm to the 2012 Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival.

and

Our thanks to a grand lady of flamenco, Salvadora Galán,

for your enchanting song and guitar.

Hats off to Houston's talented Solangel Lali Calix, Edith Nino, María Fernanda Urbaez, Chris Howard, Andrés Felix and Solomon García.

Thank you Julio de los Reyes for sharing your expertise and wonderful anecdotes at the 2012 HSFF.

We sincerely appreciate the support and participation of artists, audiences, students, sponsors, collaborators and volunteers. Thank you ABC 13, Univisión 45, Telemundo, Fox News, KUHA FM - The Front Row, Arts Hound, San Jacinto College Marketing Department, Flamenco Buzz, and all media distributors who helped get word out to the community. We express our gratitude to Annise Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston and the Office of Cultural Affairs for issuing a proclamation in honor of the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival. Special thanks to Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities, for partially funding this effort. We look forward to this year's grand celebration! Irma La Paloma and Jeremías García Founders and Directors

MAY 22 - 25, 2013
THE HOUSTON SPANISH AND FLAMENCO FESTIVAL A non-profit collaboration of Solero Flamenco San Jacinto College and The Consulate General of Spain in Houston
This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

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