Flamenco, opera, jazz, and modern dance come together
to tell three powerful stories of love, loss, and transcendence.
Toque Jondo is the creation of Mojácar Flamenco's creative directors, choreographer Katerina Tomás and composer Stephen Dick. Seven years in the making, Toque Jondo draws on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and the music of Manuel De Falla.
Toque Jondo will premiere in Los Angeles in Spring 2020 and will be available for touring thereafter.
Mojácar will showcase Toque Jondo at this year's Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Conference in August. Visit us at space 521.
About Toque Jondo
About Toque Jondo
Toque Jondo is the creation of Mojácar Flamenco's creative directors, choreographer Katerina Tomás and composer Stephen Dick. Toque Jondo draws on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca and the music of Manuel De Falla to tell three powerful stories of love, loss and transcendence.
Toque Jondo premieres at the El Portal Theater, Los Angeles in September 4th and 5th, 2020.
For more information, call Mojacar Flamenco at (626) 403-7489,
or email email@example.com.
Toque Jondo Videos
Excerpts from the dances featured in Toque Jondo.
Cantan Los Fuegos
El Amor Brujo reimagined.
Flamenco and opera intertwine to tell the tragic story of ill-fated lovers.
Nana Del Caballo Grande
A young family struggles against the dark forces that surround them.
Toque Jondo is an ensemble of twelve dancers and four musicians, including these featured soloists.
Nana del Caballo Grande, Padre | Romance Sonambulo, Él | Cantan Los Fuegos, Carmelo
In demand as a choreographer, performer and teacher, Albertossy Espinoza frequently tours the U.S. and the world. A native of Ecuador and a member of SAG/AFTRA, Albertossy owns and operates the Fusion Performing Dance Academy, now celebrating its 10th year. Albertossy has performed with the Chicago Dance Theatre Company, Jazz Antiqua and L.A. Opera. He has toured internationally with Soul y Duende Spanish American Dance Theater.
Nana Del Caballo Grande, Noche |Cantan Los Fuegos, Lucía
Active as a dancer, musician and philanthropist, Masha Balovlenkov studied dance at Goucher College in Maryland, where she was a member of Dancers in Action. Masha has performed in a wide range of films, music videos and theater productions. She is also the co-founder and director of Stand Tall International, an NGO that arranges life-saving surgeries for children in East Africa.
Romance Sonambulo, Ella
Sonia Ochoa has performed as featured artist and guest choreographer with numerous companies working in a variety of genres, most notably with flamenco master Roberto Amaral and with the Belly Dance Superstars. She has studied and performed in India, Egypt and Spain and tours as a solo artist performing classical Indian dance as well as classical Egyptian dance and belly dance.
Nana Del Caballo Grande, Madre
Born in Valencia, Spain, Laura Vila began her dance studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Valencia. Later, she joined the Maria Rosa dance company under the direction of José Antonio. Her theatrical debut was in Madrid in a performance of Federico Garcia Lorca's Bodas De Sangre. She was also a soloist in Nureyev Palomares under the direction of Juan Antonio De Los Reyes.
Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez
Cantan Los Fuegos, Candela
Dancer, choreographer and teacher Beatriz Vasquez was born in Bogotá, Columbia. She studied with the Joffrey Ballet in New York and has performed with the Green Stage Alliance, among numerous other companies. She has collaborated with visual artists and performed with tap dancer Chester White at the Ford Theater. She has also created choreography for the Bilingual Foundation. Her dance company, 3_19, performs across Southern California.
Nana Del Caballo Grande, Shaman/Caballo
Jainil Mehta studied dance in his native Mumbai under the renowned choreographer Shiamak Davar. He moved to the U.S. to study dance at USC, where he has been a featured soloist and choreographer. Jainil returns each year to India to teach and perform and has studied Ballet, Contemporary, jazz, Hip Hop Modern and Indian Classical and Folk dance.
Nandani (Nana) Since is an internationally recognized recitialist with performances in England, France, Austria, Germany and South Africa. Locally, she has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Opera, California Philharmonic, and the Redlands Symphony, among many others.
Toque Jondo has been funded, in part, through generous contributions from the following patrons of the arts:
Dunia Handy Gill
We would also like to thank the following arts organizations for their material support: