Mercedes Ruiz & Santiago Lara in DUAL

Award-winning artists on the flamenco scene, Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara hold the most important accolades in the industry: National Flamenco Art of Córdoba, Giraldillo of the Seville Biennial and the Critics and Audience Award of the Jerez Festival.

Together creating 10 shows over 20 years, the duo has performed in the most important theaters in the world: Theater de la Ville (Paris), Auditorio Parco de la Música (Rome), Teatro la Fennice (Venice) , International House of Music (Moscow), Sadlers Wells (London) and Teatro Gran Via (Madrid). Mercedes has choreographed for the National Ballet of Spain and is in high demand as a teacher around the world including the countries of Japan, Taiwan, China, United States, Italy, Turkey, France, Holland and Hungary.

In addition to performing concerts internationally, Santiago has collaborated with Maestro Manolo Sanlúcar for many years and has released five solo albums: "El Sendero de lo imposible", "Sentimientos Nuevos", "Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny", "La Guitarra en el Tiempo" and "Tu Canción en mi Guitarra".

Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara unite their talents and their common vision of flamenco to create something very special in this performance: an intimate work, rich in expressiveness and styles. Take a thrilling journey through different forms of the dance, where the evolution of tradition is the common denominator.

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
July 14, 2024
Price:
Tickets from $50
Time:
7 p.m.

Award-winning artists on the flamenco scene, Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara hold the most important accolades in the industry: National Flamenco Art of Córdoba, Giraldillo of the Seville Biennial and the Critics and Audience Award of the Jerez Festival.

Together creating 10 shows over 20 years, the duo has performed in the most important theaters in the world: Theater de la Ville (Paris), Auditorio Parco de la Música (Rome), Teatro la Fennice (Venice) , International House of Music (Moscow), Sadlers Wells (London) and Teatro Gran Via (Madrid). Mercedes has choreographed for the National Ballet of Spain and is in high demand as a teacher around the world including the countries of Japan, Taiwan, China, United States, Italy, Turkey, France, Holland and Hungary.

In addition to performing concerts internationally, Santiago has collaborated with Maestro Manolo Sanlúcar for many years and has released five solo albums: "El Sendero de lo imposible", "Sentimientos Nuevos", "Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny", "La Guitarra en el Tiempo" and "Tu Canción en mi Guitarra".

Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara unite their talents and their common vision of flamenco to create something very special in this performance: an intimate work, rich in expressiveness and styles. Take a thrilling journey through different forms of the dance, where the evolution of tradition is the common denominator.