Coming up on the South Florida dance scene, a pair of flamenco festivals is headed to Miami’s Arsht Center, and a tango show will play Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre.
Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center will be home to a pair of flamenco festivals, with the first celebrating the art form’s singing stars, the second highlighted by a tribute to Cuban legend Beny Moré.
Siempre Flamenco presents its 10th Festival de Cante Flamenco at the Arsht’s Carnival Studio Theater Sept. 4-6. Singer La Susi (Encarnacion Amador) makes her Miami debut in a program that features Jose Mendez, Ismael de la Rosa, Paco Fernandez, Sonia Olla, Paco Fonta and Celia Fonta. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, and tickets are $48. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.
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In the spring, Flamenco Festival Miami 2016 will bring six shows to the Arsht Center over two weekends. The tribute to Moré and Manolo Caracol, an Arsht Center 10@10 anniversary commission titled Oh Vida!, features Grammy winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Spanish vocalist Esperanza Fernández. It will premiere in the Knight Concert Hall in March .
Also part of the festival are a concert by Vicente Amigo on March 2, a March 3 program starring Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya) called Improvisao, and performances by the Ballet Flamenco Andalucía in the Ziff Ballet Opera House March 9-10, Compañía Rocío Molina in Bosque ardora March 11, and Compañía Manuel Liñán in Nómada March 13.
Six-show packages for Flamenco Festival Miami are $190 to $580; three-show packages are $85-$295. They go on sale Sept. 12, with individual tickets available in November.
Tango with the Scent of a Woman, a show featuring the Carla Algeri Quintet from Buenos Aires, will play Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre for shows at 8 p.m. Sept. 4-5. Bandoneon player and company leader Carla Algeri will perform along with dancers Claudio Villagra, Helena Fernandez and others, celebrating Argentina’s sensual dance-and-music art form.
Tickets are $30-$35, and by entering the code TANGO15 you can get a $5 discount. The Colony is located at 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. For information, call 305-434-7091 or visit colonytheatremiamibeach.com.