The 14th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents:
Flamenco dance luminary, Juana Amaya in her West Coast debut of "En mis venas" (In My Veins), a powerful evening-length suite featuring a cast of 7 artists direct from Spain.Amaya celebrates the resilience of her Gypsy cultural heritage, expressing a full range of life experiences from anguish to joy, grief to celebration.
Reviews of Juana's performance 2018 Bienal in Sevilla, put her on a par with legends of Gypsy flamenco dance such as Carmen Amaya and Manuela Carrasco, celebrating both her technical prowess and her extraordinary emotional expressiveness.
Juana Amaya is "...a true goddess of the dance...incomparable...indomitable." -- ABC, Spain
"Like a Nina Simone recording, her dancing is both an acknowledgement of her race's suffering and a physical manifestation of defiance." -- Miami Herald
Appearing with Amaya will be singers, David "El Galli", Antonio "El Pulga" and Anabel Valencia, guitarist, Juan Campallo and percussionist, Diego Amador Jr.