Santa Barbara Flamenco Arts Festival 2023
“The Flamenco Arts Festival” of Santa Barbara returns to tradition with live programming featuring Alfonso Losa, Rafael Estévez, and Valeriano Paños for its 2023 summer edition.
On August 4, the Award Presentation and two Galas will take place within the Flamenco Arts Festival in Santa Barbara. Spanish Counselor Javier Rodríguez Mañas has been awarded with the Alberto Pizano Award for the Performing Arts, in recognition of his work and significant contributions, dedication, and commitment to Flamenco.
As part of the celebration, there will be a Gala Performance after the award ceremony, titled Alfonso Losa Flamenco, which will feature Alfonso Losa (dancer, choreographer, director), Concha Jareño (dancer, guest artist), Francisco Vinuesa (guitarist, composer), Ángeles Toledano (singer) and Antonio Luque “Canito” (singer). An After Party Gala will close the night.
About Alfonso Losa
Alfonso Losa is one of the most recognized representative of the Madrid school of Flamenco dance and is considered a bridge between the masters and the new generations. In full artistic maturity, Losa has managed to articulate his own language with which he is able to transmit authentic concepts of traditional dance through the new dance codes of our days, of which he is one of the architects. He strives to harmonize the austerity, verticality, and elegance of the Madrid school with a vertiginous rhythm and body control.
Awards such as “El Desplante” (Festival de La Unión), the “Premio Güito por Soleá” of the National Competition of Córdoba 2007, or the Best Dancer of the Spanish Dance and Flamenco Contest of Madrid (twice) endorse a career that has been valued by artists such as Morente, Tomatito, Gerardo Núñez, Enrique de Melchor, Niño Josele, Rubém Dantas and Montse Cortés, who have summoned his company on stage.