Flamenco dancing and music was not popularized until the late 18th and 19th century because of its association with Gypsy culture which was widely disliked by Spanish society. Flamenco did not achieve popularity until non-Gypsies began performing it, therefore giving it legitimacy as an art form. Non-gypsies began performing Flamenco in cafes and theaters and its popularity quickly integrated it into a long lasting and important part of Spanish culture.
Yaelisa is known as one the most talented Flamenco artists of her generation. She has presented her choreography in Spain and lived and performed there extensively throughout her career. She has been hailed by critics around the world for her passion, rhythmic ability and emotional dance. She has received an Emmy Award for Choreography and a Choreography Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.
We are very excited to bring Yaelisa to La Peña along with Roberto Zamora, Keni “El Lebrijano”, Jason McGuire “El Rubio”, El Grillo, David McLean, Clara Rodriguez, Nina Menendez, Patricia Ines “La Rubia”, Cynthia Sanchez, Caminos II, & many more!