‘Luz, An Evening of Flamenco’ comes to Umpqua Discovery Center March 12


Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show

March 9, 2019 — Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, An Evening of Flamenco,” to The Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport on Tuesday, March 12. 

Fuentes will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists — acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The all-ages performance will be the 13th stop of a 30-date tour of Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada. 

General admission tickets are $22, VIP seating tickets are $34, student tickets are $12 and child tickets are $8. They are available via brownpapertickets.com/event/4070273.

Regina Hackett of The Seattle P.I. wrote that Fuentes is “Real flamenco. straight up and stunning.”

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 many states. She has independently produced over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco artists. She attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis. She continues to evolve as an innovator and performance artist. 

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 in eminent theaters and has two books on Flamenco, “El Dron del Faraon” and “Cruzando el Charco,” published by the American Institute of Guitar. He has composed music for film and TV and worked with the St. Louis Opera, the New York Grand Opera and more. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarist and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions.

Born into a family of famous flamenco artists, Moreno began his flamenco career at an early age, debuting at the famous Tablao Costa Vasca in Miami. He has performed in various companies and worked with distinguished artists. He also has choreographed and performed a collaborative work with his mother Estrella Morena and with renowned flamenco singer Carmen Linares.

For more information about “Luz, An Evening of Flamenco,” visit www.savannahf.com/performance.