Red Carpet Gala:
COMPAÑÍA EDUARDO GUERRERO
also featuring Manuel Soto, Anabel Rivera, and Javier Ibañez
Date/TimeSaturday, September 28 at 7:30 PM
Make a grand entrance on the red carpet along with other aficionados. We plan to celebrate this 20-year milestone in style! Arrive early to enjoy the no-host bar while the anticipation and excitement build for the thrilling premiere of FARO.
Like a shining beacon, Eduardo Guerrero will immediately draw you into FARO (‘Lighthouse’). Inspired by a journey across Spain to discover the magic and majesty of the country’s lighthouses, this tour-through-dance starts in the north, with travels to the Faro de Peñas in Asturias, with a final stop in Cádiz, where the lighthouse plays a significant role in Guerrero’s first childhood memories.
FARO is an exhilarating, exciting, unscripted performance that fills the air with electricity thanks to Guerrero’s mesmerizing moves infused with passionate music and the vibrant colors of his changing costumes. It’s at once intense, playful, and bold — razor-sharp with calculated precision that excites with a sense of spontaneity.
Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts presented to Luisa Triana: As part of the Red Carpet Gala and the premiere of FARO, we will open the show with a special awards presentation honoring flamenco icon Luisa Triana in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to the arts as a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and visual artist.
Born in Seville, Spain, Luisa Triana’s career in flamenco spans an impressive seven decades and includes performances in prestigious theaters in Spain and around the world, including our very own Lobero Theatre in 1962 where she returns on September 28th as the recipient of the Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts. The Flamenco Arts Festival is proud to welcome Ms. Triana back to Santa Barbara to receive this award for her many contributions to the arts.
Luisa Triana joins previous recipients Cristina Hoyos (2003), Roberto Amaral (2004), Juan Talavera (2009), and David Asbell (2017).
This event sponsored in part by the Tourist Office of Spain
FAF Anniversary Package: SAVE 10% when you purchase tickets to the Opening Night Concert, Red Carpet Gala, and Official After-Party in one transaction, limit 4.
Discount will automatically apply at checkout. Tickets may also be purchased separately.