Bay Area Flamenco invites you to attend a no-host holiday dinner and flamenco fiesta at Le Bateau Ivre in Berkeley. A fundraiser for the 15th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival (March 2020) this event will feature guest of honor, Antonio el Pipa, one of the most interesting and inspiring dancers of the flamenco scene in Jerez de la Frontera
Bay Area Flamenco's CLUB DE AFICIONADOS has organized this event as a fundraiser for the 15th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival which takes place in March of 2020.
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Antonio el Pipa is one of the most celebrated dancers and choreographers of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. El Pipa is considered a true heir of the purest and most authentic Gitano dance, Antonio is from the Barrio Santiago; he is the grandson of Tía Juana la del Pipa, a matriarch of Flamenco, and a nephew of Juana la del Pipa. He first learned to dance in his family circle and later studied with Fernando Belmonte, Paco del Río, Angelita Gómez, Matilde Coral, Manolo Marín and Manolete.
El Pipa began his professional career with Manuel Morao, Cristina Hoyos and La Tati and in 1997 he founded his own company, which has premiered numerous critically acclaimed productions. He has received many awards and honors, including the National Flamenco Award (Jerez Flamencology Institute, 2008). The specialized press has named him a worthy successor of veterans Antonio Gades, Mario Maya and El Güito. In 2001, Antonio el Pipa toured North America with Gypsy Caravan, a project that included Roma musicians from India, Spain, Romania, and Macedonia.