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Rebeca Tomas (Touring from Connecticut Young Audiences Affiliate)

Rebeca Tomas (Touring from Connecticut Young Audiences Affiliate)

Category: Dance


Rebeca has been deemed by critics as “awesomely fiery” (New York Times), “masterful” (Eva YaaAsentawaa), and “a postcard image of the feminine Flamenco dancer” (Kansas City Metropolis). In 2010, she founded A Palo Seco Flamenco Company, for which she directs and choreographs her own original productions. Acknowledged as an up and coming voice in the United States of America Flamenco community for an artistic vision deeply rooted in Flamenco tradition, yet relevant in a modern urban context, her productions have been proclaimed as “a feast for the eyes and the ears” (Theatre Online). In support of her artistic work, Tomas has received funding from the LMCC, the Jerome Foundation, Rivertown Artist Workshops, she received a 2013 NYFA fellowship in Choreography and was selected as one of ArtsWestchester’s “50 for 50” top artists in Westchester County. She began her formal dance training in Granada, Spain and later moved to Madrid, where she studied at the internationally renowned Flamenco Academy Amor de Dios.


Grades K-12
300 for Performances
Length 45 minutes
Cost $860 for Single Performance; $1143 for Two Back to Back Performances

Technical Requirements

Wooden floor is required (for a $50 fee, dancers can provide a portable wood floor if one is not available). Provide artists with two chairs and one tall stool; an iPod hookup, CD player or sound system; one standing microphone and one floor mike. Set time 45 minutes; strike time 15 minutes.



Overview of Programs

Flamenco-Ole! combines an exciting and colorful performance with interactive activities and educational explanations, giving students a hands-on experience of the Spanish art of Flamenco. With top-notch artists, including live guitar, singing, and dancing, students are able to see and hear the different sounds, styles, and emotions inherent in Flamenco. Through age-appropriate explanations, they learn about the geographical and historical roots of the different cultures and religions that created Flamenco, while also learning Spanish vocabulary and counting. To top it all off, audience members learn how to tocar las palmas - rhythmic hand clapping, zapatear - do footwork, and tocar las castanuelas - plan the castanets. Students and teachers alike come out of this performance with a big smile on their face, shout Ole! Note: Wooden floor required for performance. (K-12)

Touring Artist; Rochester Tour Dates: Available for one morning performance Wednesday, November 9, 2016.