LIST OF PAST FLAMENCO
Directed by Leilah Broukhim
Produced by Deborah Culver
Starring Leilah Broukhim, Maria Bermudez, Jose Cortés, Andres Vadin, Gerardo Morales
Forever Flamenco and The Fountain Theatre are thrilled to present huge talent and fan-favorite Leilah Broukhim, joined by SPECIAL GUEST Maria “Cha Cha” Bermudez! Fresh in from Spain, Leilah brings stunning dance and brilliant direction to our up-close-and-personal venue. A world renowned Flamenco dynamo, she has performed across the globe for enrapt audiences and always left them begging for more – but only seldom in sunny SoCal. Don’t miss your chance to see Leilah LIVE and in person! Tickets always sell out and sell out fast so don’t lollygag – you’re going to want to book tix to this blistering show as soon as possible!
Leilah Broukhim – FLAMENCAS
11/11/18 – 8pm
Leilah Broukhim – Artistic Director/Dancer
Maria Bermudez – Guest Artist/Dancer
Jose Cortés – Singer
Andres Vadin – Guitarist
Gerardo Morales – Percussionist
Flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim was born in New York of Sephardic Iranian parents, although she has been based in Spain since 2000. Leilah graduated from Columbia Universitywith a B.A. in Film Studies. She began her flamenco dance formation with respected New York-based professors who gave her the necessary foundation to follow her growth in Spain. In Madrid, she continued her studies at the renowned dance academy Amor de Dios under great masters of flamenco, including Maria Magdalena, Manuel Reyes, Rafaela Carrasco and José Maya, while completing her knowledge of flamenco in Seville with the Farrucos.
Her professional career took off with the two most important flamenco dance companies of the USA: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and María Benítez Teatro Flamenco. Leilah has performed in the principal tablaos of Spain, including Casa Patas, El Corral de la Morería, El Corral de la Pacheca, El Café de Chinitas, Las Carboneras, Tablao Villa Rosa, Las Brujas, Tablao de Carmen and El Cordobés. She formed part of such companies as Rafael Amargo, Paco Peña and Javier Barón. In 2006, she traveled to Japan where she taught classes and performed in the esteemed Sala Andaluza in Tokyo. Leilah is also the protagonist of Centro Sefarad-Israel’s official promotional video.
In 2009, she was a guest artist in Gomaespuma’s 10th Festival Flamenco Pa’tos sharing the stage with Marina Heredia, Carmen Linares and Eva la Yerbabuena. In 2010, she performed in the XVII Jornadas Flamencas de la Fortuna-Silla de Oro.
In 2011, Leilah premiered her show Dejando Huellas (Traces)at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and presented it again in Paris at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism, in New York as part of the Flamenco Festival USA 2012, in Madrid’s Suma Flamenca Festival 2014, in the III Cumbre Erensya Sephardic Summit in Ávila, in the Jewish Culture Festival in Copenhagen, in Córdoba’s Otoño Sefardí and very soon in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In 2014, Leilah created her new show Embrujá which premiered with great success at the XI Festival Flamenco de Torrelodones in tribute to Paco de Lucía. Since then, she has presented the show in New York, Ibiza, at the Festival Arte Flamenco Mont-de-Marsan and very soon in Seoul, Korea.
This year, Leilah premiered her third show Hamsa for a Dreamat Madrid’s Teatro Fernán Gómez in celebration of Centro Sefarad-Israel, Casa Árabe y Casa África’s 10th anniversary.