About the Company

Since inception over 34 years ago, Flamenco Latino's professional company has explored and developed the genre known as Ida y Vuelta. This "Round Trip" genre had its birth during the late 18th century, when Spain and other countries in Europe were influenced by Latino dance and music, most notably the Cuban Habanera and Rumba, which led to flamenco tangos, tanguillo and rumba.

Flamenco Latino's interpretation of Ida y Vuelta has included exploration of flamenco guajiras and many rumba styles, such as Peret, Bambino and the Gipsy Kings. It has also created many unusual amalgamations referencing mambo, cha-cha, danzon, bomba y plena, cumbia and merengue. Drawing on Basilio Georges' early professional career as a jazz musician, the music has reflected many jazz harmonic and improvisatory concepts.

With such a career reference, Flamenco Latino produced a great deal of exciting and innovative repertoire presented in Seasons at Pace University and the Duke Theater, and through touring from 1997 to 2006. It has gone even further with collaborations at Thalia Spanish Theatre from 2003-2009, where Director Angel Gil Orrios involved Flamenco Latino to interpret of the art of Picasso through plays written by the artist, and through "Amor Latino," a musical involving both tap and flamenco. Flamenco Latino ran a Studio Theater space in Midtown Manhattan from 2006-2016 which was forced to close in Aug. 2016.

Flamenco Latino offers classes in both Queens and Manhattan. Home-based seasons have taken place at Jamaica Center for Learning and Arts during 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022. The 2022 Season also was presented at PS 212 in Jackson Hts. Seasons have included guest artists Omar Edwards and Queen Tut, The Kingdom Dance Company. Flamenco Latino has participated in the Queensborough Dance Festival from 2018 to present.

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