Esperanza brings the art of Flamenco to the Inland Northwest with a 7:30 pm show on January 31, 2020, at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. In addition to Flamenco, the show will feature Celtic music and dancing by Spokane based group An Dochas. The show will feature dancer Melissa Cruz of Oakland, California, Spain native and Boise resident, percussionist Luis de la Tota, guitarist Joaquin Gallegos from Santa Fe, New Mexico, dancer Amelia Moore of Oleaje Flamenco of Seattle, local favorite Nicolas Vigil of Milonga on percussion, dancer and Quiero Flamenco founder Monica Mota, and a special guest singer.
Esperanza, meaning “hope” in Spanish (and An Dochas meaning “hope” in Gaelic) will be the fourth live performance of Flamenco presented by the Spokane based organization Quiero Flamenco. This year’s show is entitled Esperanza and will showcase two diverse but complementary styles of music and dance. The show will fuse both Flamenco and Celtic music and dance to achieve a unique and inspiring demonstration of blending cultures and styles. Monica added, “this year’s show is a thrilling combination of styles and cultures and I am so excited to share it with Spokane.”