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Flamenco! Live! Dance Ensemble @ The Big Easy // Petaluma
January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join us for an intoxicating evening of fiery flamenco performances when FLAMENCO! LIVE! sets the stage on fire with the fury and passion of Spain’s legendary Gypsies (Roma) in the intimate atmosphere of THE BIG EASY. Stirring dances, blazing guitars, and soulful singing will transport you to another place and time…
Featuring: Mark Taylor, Phoebe Vernier, David Lopez-White, Sara Toccagino Zanolini and myself!
Saturday, January 14th
Showtime: 7 pm
Doors: 6 pm
$20 – Pay at the Door.
128 American Alley, Petaluma, CA, United States, California.
Bianca Rodriguez ~ Dancer
Sara Maria ~ Dancer
David Lopez ~ Singer
“La Fibi” ~ Singer
Mark Taylor ~ Guitarist
Ongoing Monthly Flamenco Shows!
Every 2nd Saturday of every Month
Every month different Artists
Every month a different Show
Wine, beer, and full Dinner menu with delicious food are available, not included in entrance fee.
*Large fully ventilated restaurant, plenty of room for spacing, masks optional.
The Big Easy
Underground Club and Restaurant
128 American Alley
was envisioned, conceived, and has thrived since 2002 in Sonoma County, California, now celebrating 20 years! Presenting the collaborative efforts of the Bay Area’s finest Flamenco Singers, Guitarists and Dancers, and supporting local Flamenco students, dreamers, and talents, our goal has been to present top-notch instruction and performances. Phoebe Vernier “La Fibi” has brought decades of artistry and energy to the public for the purpose of sharing the music, song and dance, the treasure of Southern Spain. Whether in the classroom, formal theater or in a casual setting, the respect, purity, and integrity of this traditional, yet living and evolving art form is always foremost.
New in 2023!
This performance is underwritten by the generous support of “The Circle of Sponsors”, a group of flamenco art supporters from Sonoma County, California and Nationwide that believe in the power of local art to heal and inspire our community and world. Thank you, Sponsors!
“Best Performing Dance Company” – The Northbay Bohemian 2007 and 2009
Meet Flamenco Dancer Bianca Rodriguez:
Bianca Rodriguez began dancing Spanish Classical/Ballet at a young age with teachers Mina Gutierrez, Cristina Greco, and Jose Greco II.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Dance in Flamenco from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Upon studying at UNM she performed with Flamenco companies Juan Siddi, Yjastros, Antonio Granjero, and Maria Benitez. Bianca toured with Flamenco Vivo in a North Carolina residency where she discovered her passion for teaching children.
Under the direction of Carola Zertuche/Theatre Flamenco she worked with legendary singer Juana la del Pipa, Adela Campallo, Pastora Galván, and Carmen Ledezma. Bianca’s proudest moment is performing with Grammy winner Antonio Rey for his show, Dos Partes de Mi, along with Mara Rey in 2019 as well as dancing in José del Tomates álbum debut Plaza Vieja in 2020, produced by Eddie and Catherine Diaz of SJFS. She has performed at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles and Brava Theatre in San Francisco.
Bianca choreographed for 100 years of Flamenco, Bay Area Flamenco presentation at Herbst Theatre. Rodriguez performed in Madrid at tablao La Cueva de Lola, where she worked with up and coming artists Cristina Soler, Juan Debel, and Paz de Manuel. She currently teaches at UC Berkeley remotely. Most recently Bianca danced in San Jose Opera’s Carmen.