Sintonía is a contemporary flamenco dance company created by Fanny Ara and Marina Elana based in Oakland, California. The company’s mission is to create thought-provoking, culturally relevant dance productions though the powerful language of flamenco. By combining traditional elements of flamenco with contemporary movement and music, Sintonía wants to explore themes that will challenge social norms and inspire change.
Tattooed that premieres at Presidio Theatre, is an experimental flamenco dance performance that gives voice to survivors marked by abuse. Consisting of a series of theatrical vignettes that utilizes each dancer and musician as a player in the narrative, this show illustrates stories that have scarred, yet shaped their lives. Ultimately, Tattooed is a proclamation of strength, resilience, and seeks to challenge people’s perspectives on flamenco and survivors.
Internationally acclaimed flamenco artist José Maldonado joins Tattooed as stage director and collaborator for this project. A rising star and innovator in flamenco’s theatrical scene, Maldonado has worked for the world’s leading flamenco artists and just won the “Artistic Revelation” award at the 2019 Festival de Jerez. Also part of the artistic team is Grammy nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist, Gonzalo Grau, who is creating original compositions for this production, and Emmy Award winning guest artist, Yaelisa. Tattooed will also feature some of Spain’s premiere flamenco artists, including percussionist, David Chupete, violinist, Ernesto Briceño and singer, Matías López “El Mati,” who is recent winner of one of Spain’s most prestigious flamenco awards, “La Lámpara Minera 2019.”
Ideation & Creative Conception: Fanny Ara and Marina Elana
Artistic Director: Fanny Ara
Stage Director: Jose Maldonado
Musical Director: Gonzalo Grau
Guest Artist: Yaelisa
Dancers: Fanny Ara, Marina Elana, Yaelisa
Piano & Keyboards: Gonzalo Grau
Singer: Matías López “El Mati”
Violin & Keyboards: Ernesto Briceño
Percussion: David Chupete
Merci Presidio Theatre