Footloose presents the premiere of
An evening of Flamenco and contemporary dance, Comedy and Live Music
Featuring Acuña Danza Teatro with new choreography by Carolé Acuña performed by Zanonda Keys, Leah Curran, Emma Manion and Carolé Acuña plus special guest artists renowned Flamenco dancer, Carolina Lugo; Flamenco guitarist Dan Fries; singer Kati Mejia and trumpeter Beau Evans.
THREE SHOWS ONLY! FRI/SAT June 29 & 30 at 8 pm
Plus SUNDAY Matinee July 1 at 3 pm
3252-A 19th Street, in San Francisco's Mission district (Folsom/So Van Ness)
General $15-20; students with ID $10
Info/Res: 415-289-2000 caroleacuna.com
Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/249210
Or call 800-838-3006
Acuña Danza Teatro will present their second season of new works featuring modern Flamenco side by side with contemporary dance; some with a comedic flair; all with emotional range and a forward attitude. This new, young company of dancers is led by Carolé Acuña who is making her own way in the dance world while continuing to partner with her world renowned mother, Carolina Lugo, who will be making a solo appearance.
With the Gay Pride theme for their June shows, the ensemble does some gender bending where roles are switched in a duet poking fun at the ritualistic, traditional Spanish mating dance (accompanied by live guitar and singing). A trio of women runs through an abstract history of how we carry our bodies and react to each other and in a solo, Carolé wears the pants showing her chaps and chops in a classic, strident rhythmic dance.
"Acuña reveals not just the polish of experience, but also the joy of dancing." - Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Acúña is a mesmerizing woman and a sensuous, generous dancer, as gifted in classical Spanish dance as in gypsy Flamenco" - Ann Murphy, Oakland Tribune
"Carolé is an accomplished flamenco dancer, with a list of comedienne, and more talents diversifying her" - Dale Louise Evje, San Francisco Magazine
"Flamenco dancing is closely related to the Spanish culture and for a dancer to understand the dance, you have to understand the culture, it is clear that you understand both, you are a powerful performer, you have control of the dance yet you allow the dance to have some give at the right moments. Along with a select few, you are definitely the top Flamenco dancer in America." - Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
'Your entire dance and every move that you made was emotionally moving to me." - Jason Gilkinson, So You Think You Can Dance
"You have such a strong presence, your back and hands are gorgeous....you have complete control and yet you let it flow freely." - Mary Murphy, So You Think You Can Dance