Sachiko “La Chayí”, Flamenco dancer & Director (Minneapolis & Osaka, Japan)
Alfonso Cid, Flamenco singer (Seville, Spain & New York City)
Kris “El Cuervo” Hill, Flamenco guitarist (Phoenix, AZ)
Ross “El Vecino” Fellrath, Flamenco guitarist (Minneapolis)
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday September 11, 2019
7 pm Doors, 7:30 pm Show
222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
TICKETS (General Seating):
Advance tickets: Adult $15 / Youth (Age 12 and under) $10
At the Door: Adult $20 / Youth (Age 12 and under) $15
Dance: Sachiko “La Chayí”
Singing: Alfonso Cid
Guitar: Kris "El Cuervo" Hill
Guitar: Ross "El Vecino" Fellrath
Sachiko "La Chayí"
Dancer & Director
Osaka, Japan & Minneapolis
A native of Osaka, Japan, Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. Besides her work as an independent artist, her current projects include directing Twin Cities Flamenco Collective.
She has received recognitions and grants from Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance, and New York State Flamenco Certamen.
Sachiko is the recipient of a 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellowship, administered by the Cowles Center and funded by the McKnight Foundation. She was a resident artist of Zorongo Flamenco under the guidance of director Susana Di Palma from 2003 to 2009. She lived and studied the art of Flamenco in Seville, Spain from 2010 to 2015 which became the foundation of her current dance and work.
Sachiko is a STOTT PILATES® certified Pilates instructor at SweatShop Health Club in St. Paul.
Seville, Spain & NYC
Alfonso Cid, flamenco singer and flute player, was born in Sevilla, Spain. His mother, an amateur singer, and his grandfather were his earliest influences. He also attended the activities of the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena. He attended classes at the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco on July 2007 and 2008. Alfonso recorded on the hit song “Mi Santa” by Romeo Santos and the great guitarist Tomatito. Alfonso has toured the USA, Latin-America, Israel and Europe. He just toured Spain, France and Italy with the jazz/flamenco band New Bojaira, which has just released an album titled “Zorongo Blu”. He released “Flamenco de vuelta e ida” with the band “Gazpacho Andalú” and an album and three singles with his rock band “Dientes de Caramelo.
Kris "El Cuervo" Hill
Kris ¨El Cuervo¨ Hill has performed with internationally renowned artists including Jose Galvan, Javier Heredia, and Jose Mendez. He has played for Flamenco dance companies such as Carlota Santana: Flamenco Vivo (NYC), Inspiracion Flamenca (PHX), Jose Galvan (Sevilla), and Flamenco por la Vida (PHX).
He studied with renowned composer Daniel Lentz & performing artist Richard Lehrman developing his skills by composing for modern dance performances and accompanying ballet & modern dance classes on piano, guitar, and percussion at ASU for 10 years. He has spent the last six years studying flamenco guitar, singing, and dance in Sevilla, Spain with Juan del Gastor.
He has worked and performed for the schools of Juana Amaya, Jose Galvan, Luis Peña, Juan Polvillo, and Flamencos por el Mundo. He had the honor of performing with el maestro José Galvan and his flamenco dance Company and performing at the Peña Torres Macarena in Sevilla for the Homenaje of Jose Galvan in 2016.
Ross "El Vecino" Fellrath
Ross is a lifelong musician with a passion and curiosity for music that has taken him around the country and the world. He plays for dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” and Zorongo Flamenco Dance School. He has studied Flamenco in Madrid, Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario and Killino Jimenez. In Sevilla, he has studied with Juan del Gasor, “El Perla,” Javier Heredia, and Luis Peña. He obtained his artistic name “El Vecino” from his maestro Juan del Gastor.