U.S. Premiere of Upclose featuring Patricia Guerrero
Date/TimeSaturday, September 30 at 7:30pm
The Flamenco Arts Festival presents a captivating offering from featured award-winning artist Patricia Guerrero in the U.S. Premiere of Upclose. Ms. Guerrero has achieved tremendous success with her signature style, and has developed an intimate show that pays tribute to the three elements of flamenco: guitar, song, and dance. Ms. Guerrero is stunning on stage and her choreography is unique and compelling. The Lobero Theatre is the perfect setting for a show that will be traditional in concept, but contemporary in its approach.
Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts
Presented to David Asbell, Executive Director, Lobero Theatre
As part of the gala performance, Mr. Asbell will receive this award during a special on-stage presentation in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to the arts through leadership. This award, formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, has been renamed in honor of Alberto Pizano, co-founder and President of the Festival from 1999 – 2015.
Since its inception in 1999, David Asbell has been a major influence and friend of the Flamenco Arts Festival. He has freely and consistently offered professional advice and guidance on several topics that have added immeasurably to the success of the Festival over the last 18 years. The FAF Board is truly grateful for his leadership and presents this award in appreciation to his commitment to the arts.
David Asbell joins previous recipients Cristina Hoyos (2003), Roberto Amaral (2004) and Juan Talavera (2009)