Colores, Arte y Pasión’s latest interdisciplinary production, will combine flamenco and modern dance for a show on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. at the Jo Long Theater in the Carver Community Cultural Center.

“When we dance we are painting the music in motion,” said Tamara Adira, founder and artistic director of Arte y Pasión.

Dancers Tamara Adira, Stephan Gaeth, Rochelle Banuet perform Shiva Sits. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Dancers Tamara Adira, Stephan Gaeth, Rochelle Banuet perform Shiva Sits. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone Credit: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone / San Antonio Report

The collaborative performances will feature five local San Antonio visual artists and modern dancers, flamenco guitarists, singers and strings from around the world. Performers include international artists like French singer José Cortés and Spanish flamenco guitarist Luisma Ramos, as well as national talents such as flamenco dancer Illeana Gomez and local San Antonio artist, dancer and choreographer, Stephan Gaeth. Other local San Antonio artists include painter J.D. Morera, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Daniela Riojas, and metalsmith Alejandro Sifuentes.

Through the blending of motion, sound and sight, this colorful performance will explore the relationship contrasting art forms have in creating color. Projections of the artists’ work will play behind the movements of the flamenco dancers, in strong juxtaposition with the modern dancers, exploring the meaning and emotions behind color.

“I can see music when I hear it and I like to express it in movement,” Adira said. “So my show is about what color each of us brings to the palette.”

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*Top Image: Dancers Tamara Adira, Stephan Gaeth, Rochelle Banuet perform Shiva Sits, part of Arte y Pasión’s production, “Colores.”  Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

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Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Kathryn Boyd-Batstone is a California native and a graduate of the University of Oregon. She moved to San Antonio in December 2015 to join The Rivard Report team as photographer and videographer.