The performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in partnership with the Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles is pleased to bring a Flamenco troupe from Madrid’s celebrated Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas to Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series for a presentation of The DeMente Territory directed and choreographed by rising flamenco star Karen Lugo. The show will take place at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 on Thursday November 8 and Friday November 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/cMAzTT.
Karen Lugo is a wonderful blow to the purists. She is a maximum beauty wrapped in a minimalist form. She has all the volcanic strength of her homeland, Mexico. Lugo has directed and choreographed The DeMente Territory, which will be performed by Lugo with three musicians, two singers and a male dancer delivering flamenco in its most authentic and glorious form. Her volcanic energy is a force to behold.
Casa Patas is located in the Lavapiés quarter of Madrid, a barrio with deep ties to the history and culture of flamenco in the city of Madrid. Founded in 1985, Casa Patas has been the cultural focal point of the Madrid flamenco scene from its inception. Also notable is the development and growth of Casa Patas resulting from the years of creating an authentic flamenco experience. The owners worked with the flamenco community in the year 2000 to found the Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. This foundation is dedicated to the promotion and growth of flamenco dance, song and music, both on a national and international level and including professionals, amateurs and fans. The foundation has helped organize events in for visiting students in Spain, as well as abroad, such as this current US tour.
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. The TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.