Flamenco Dancer Julie Baggenstoss
234 Hilderbrand Drive
Sandy Springs, GA, 30328
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Cristian Puig, Flamenco guitarist & singer plays a solo show of flamenco guitar and singing, and he will be joined by a flamenco dancer.
Cristian Puig recently played the role of guitarist and singer "Joaquin" in the Alliance Theatre's production of “Zorro”, and he has worked in films, such as A Late Quartet, for which he composed flamenco music for the soundtrack. He performs as a flamenco singer and guitarist across the United States of America and with his flamenco trio Puig-Sanchez-Moreno in his hometown of New York. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cristian Puig is the son of flamenco singer Gloria Monreal and flamenco guitarist Pablo Puig. As a teenager, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bossa nova and contemporary music. In 1990 he formed and toured South America with his group Rabat, fusing jazz, bossa nova and flamenco. Cristian released the CD “Entre Cuerdas” featuring flamenco-jazz fusion and has just released a new CD entitled Inflam project, which crosses Indian and Flamenco styles.
Flamenco Dancer Julie Baggenstoss
Berdolé presents a Flamenco tablao at in a house concert on August 13, bringing to the stage the improvisation that is at the core of the art of Flamenco. The show features Seville singer Alfonso Cid and dancer Julie Moon, accompanied by guitarist Doble T.
Featuring original music and favorite classics
Alfonso Cid, Flamenco singer
Julie Galle Baggenstoss, Flamenco dancer
Doble T., Flamenco guitarist
Spanish Flamenco singer Alfonso Mogaburo Cid performs with Flamenco companies across the United States of America, Canada, and Spain. He released his first CD entitled “Flamenco de vuelta e ida” in 2006 with his own Flamenco fusion project “Gazpacho Andalú.” Also, he can be heard in recordings by popular Latin artist Romeo Santos, with whom Alfonso has performed with on tours of Latin America, Europe, and the U.S.A. In partnership with Carlota Santa Flamenco Vivo, Alfonso produced in 2010 a didactic program for educators entitled “La música flamenca” for the Lincoln Center Institute in New York. Alfonso joined forces with the conductor and mandolin virtuoso Tom Cohen as part of the Festival Sefarad in November of 2011. He had the honor of sharing the stage with the great Judeo-Moroccan singer Rabbi Haim Louk and the Al-Andalus Orchestra of Montreal. He has explored the Arabic roots of flamenco music as a member of the Arabic-Flamenco fusion band New Andalusia directed by professor and scholar Taoufiq Ben Amor, performing with the band at Alwan Arabic Culture Center as well as York University in Toronto, Canada. Alfonso performed at the 92 Y with singer songwriter and peace activist David Broza; Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Town Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sala Covarrubias in Mexico City to name a few. Alfonso formally studied music at the Seville Conservatory and Flamenco at the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville. His mother, an amateur singer from Triana, a Flamenco enclave in Seville, and his grandfather, an aficionado of Flamenco were his earliest influences.
Flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss has performed and choreographed Flamenco with the Atlanta Opera, Georgia State University’s School of Music, The Latin American Association, Coves Darden P.R.E., and at universities and museums from the Southeast to the Midwest. She is a member of Emory University’s Dance Program, where she teaches Flamenco as part of the university curriculum. Julie is a former instructor of the Atlanta Ballet, and teaches for organizations such as Woodruff Arts Center, the Rialto Center for the Arts, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, and Georgia Public Libraries. Julie’s dance style reflects continuing education and years of classes with Spanish dance teachers, including Angelita Vargas, Juan del Gastor, Manuela Reyes, Pilar Ortega, Manuel Liñán, and Juan Paredes. Her work is guided by the far-reaching input of Flamenco artists La Meira and Antonio Granjero. Off stage, Julie produces Flamenco performances and educational seminars involving Spanish Flamenco artists in residence in the United States of America via her company Berdolé and the non-profit A Través, which focuses on projects that connect Spanish artists and students of Georgia schools. Julie is the co-founder of jaleolé, a grass-roots marketing organization that shaped Atlanta’s Flamenco landscape for a decade.