Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, an evening of Flamenco,” to the San Juan Islands on Feb. 27 and 28.
Fuentes will be joined by two Spanish flamenco artists: acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno.
The first performance is in Friday Harbor at 8 p.m. on Feb 27 at the San Juan Island Grange. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. General admission is $22, VIP seating $34, students $12 and children, $8.
Next stop is Eastsound at 7:30 on Feb. 28 at the Orcas Grange. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $34 for VIP seating, $12 for students and $8 for children and are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.
Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to flamenco culture. She studies both baile (flamenco dance) and cante (flamenco singing) and has toured throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Arizona.
Cortes comes from a family of Spanish gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has two books on flamenco, “El Dron del Faraon” and “Cruzando el Charco,” published by the American Institute of Guitar.
Born into a family of famous flamenco artists, Moreno began his flamenco career at an early age. His debut was at the famous Tablao Costa Vasca in Miami. He continued his studies with the Great Manolete, Farruquito, and Andres Marin and Cajon Percussion with Manuel Soler.