LIST OF PAST FLAMENCO
Directed by Leilah Broukhim
Produced by Deborah Lawlor
Starring Leilah Broukhim
Fresh in from Madrid, she’s one of our biggest draws of the year – the legendary Leilah Broukhim. She sold out her show with us last year, and two before that; this Flamenca really put the fire under our Flamenco fans. An incredible dancer and only in L.A. for a very limited time, this is one show you don’t want to miss. Classically trained and as vibrant as they come, Leilah is an incredible dancer that brings unbelievable skill, beauty, and power to the dance floor.
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 University with 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 and in Córdoba’s Otoño Sefardí.
Most recently, Leilah created her new show Embrujá which premiered with great success at the XI Festival Flamenco de Torrelodones in tribute to Paco de Lucía.
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