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Bronx Rising! Season 3 Begins!
March 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM| Free, $5 suggested donation
Flamenco with Nelida Tirado
Pre-concert presentation: Women & Flamenco in NYC (in honor or Women’s Heritage Month) by City Lore’s Folklorist, Elena Martínez.
Nelida Tirado began her formal training in classical ballet, Graham technique and Spanish dance at Ballet Hispanico of New York at the age of six. Barely out of her teens, she was invited to tour the U.S. with Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles and work as a soloist in Carlota Santana’s Flamenco Vivo. Her desire to continue learning led her to Spain where she became soloist/ dance captain with of Compania Maria Pages and Compania Antonio El Pipa, performing at prestigious flamenco festivals and television in Spain andtouring throughout France, Italy, UK, Germany, Mexico, and Japan. Since returning to the U.S. she has performed in Franco Zeferelli’s production of “Carmen” with the Metropolitan Opera of NY, World Music Institute’s “Gypsy Caravan 1,”, “Noche Flamenca” and was a featured flamenco star in the highly acclaimed show “Riverdance.” More recent highlights include “Amores Quebrados” at the Repertorio Espanol, “Dance Under the Influence” 2011 & 2012 in collaboration with the Flamenco Festival USA, and collaboration with jazz great Wynton Marsalis at Harvard University.