Angel of Gravity is a project of short installations juxtaposing flamenco and fine art. The project explores dynamics of the most catalytic of relationships that occur in human experience, provoking passion and leaving nothing behind but indelible memory.
Each piece tells a story of human emotion and rite of passage from one state to the next, for better or for worse.
The signature piece of Angel of Gravity is a duet of the same title between two dancers, performed in bare feet wearing batas de cola (the train dress). The debut of this piece is performed by modern dancer Stephan Gaeth and Tamara de l'Adira, accompanied by Jean-Philippe Rominger on violin. The piece, choreographed by Tamara de l'Adira, is a classical compositional work performed to music by composer Rogelio Huguet y Tagell.
Additional pieces and artists will be introduced according to the venue.
Saturday, Feb 22
The On and Off Fredericksburg Tour
1pm Bihl Haus Art Gallery
2803 Fredericksburg Road
3pm The Uptown Studio
700 Fredericksburg Road
Saturday, Mar 8
Admission: $125 in advance/ $150 at the door
The Artist Foundation MAP Moveable Art Party
Participating as an Artist Foundation Award Winner
6pm The Blue Star Arts Complex and River
For more information go to www.artistfound.org
Friday, April 11
7pm 2nd Friday at The Uptown Studio
700 Fredericksburg Road
Updates will be tweeted at twitter.com/tamarasaj
and on our Facebook event page
LUISMA RAMOS, GUITAR
From Seville, Spain, Luisma has been playing the guitar since the age eleven. He received his first lessons from master teacher Antonio Marquez of Cadiz. Luisma continued his studies with Manuel Espinosa "Lito" of Tomares, Seville. It was at this time Luisma became interested in contemporary style & composition of flamenco guitar. He studied with flamenco masters Manolito Sanlucar, Eduardo Rebollar & Gerardo NuÃ±ez de Jerez (Cadiz). Luisma was the founder of Malahierba Flamenco group with cantaor de Camas (Seville) Javier Castro. Luisma collaborated & traveled with Serva-Labari group in Europe & the US. He produced & composed "Calle Aire" a piece for the 25th anniversary of the Parlamento de Andalucia in 2007. At present Luisma resides in San Antonio were he plays his own compositions for flamenco guitar.
JEAN-PHILIPPE ROMINGER, VIOLIN
Born in 1959 and raised in France, Jean-Philippe Rominger began his musical studies at the Strasbourg National Conservatory of Music.
While active as a professional performer in Europe, Jean-Philippe relocated in the USA in 1982. Since then, he has performed regularly in San Antonio and Texas with a large array of international and local artists. Jean-Philippe holds a Bachelor in Music Education from St. Mary's University (1986) and a Masters in performance from Texas State University (1989).
Jean-Philippe is active as a classical and jazz guitarist. His credentials include are numerous. Before relocating to the USA, he performed in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and more as member of different modern jazz groups. Jean-Philippe has performed with Diana Schurr, John Faddis, Charlie Rouse, Bunky Green, Babbik Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and many more.
Jean-Philippe currently holds the position of Orchestra and Guitar Director Jefferson High School and is an adjunct faculty member of St.Philip's College and Northeast Lakeview College. Jean-Philippe is also has been featured in a number of recording projects and published numerous compositions. Jean-Philippe is a member of TMEA and is currently touring with Donald Braswell of "America's Got Talent" fame.
JD MORERA, FINE ARTIST
Madrideno artist JD Morera paints as though he is dancing. He finds inspiration in the music and art of flamenco, painting often while listening to it, or in the presence of it. His pieces often soar to sizes of 10' x 10' to fit his sweeping brush strokes. While a great majority of these pieces grace homes of dignitaries across Europe, JD has made his home here in San Antonio and continues to push the limits of his art, through flamenco and whatever inspires him.
STEPHAN GAETH, MODERN DANCER
Stephan Gaeth is a local San Antonio dancer, and actor. Stephan has choreographed musicals across town and has been building a solo career in SA for 4 years. Just finishing choreography for Fame at Roosevelt High School and dancing for Wendy Ellis' Art's Foundation project. Stephan also keeps busy helping run The Uptown Studio with his family in Beacon Hill.
TAMARA DE L'ADIRA (SAJ), FLAMENCO DANCER
Tamara de l'Adira is founder of Arte y PasiÃ³n. She has produced such productions as Ventanas, Generaciones, Arte y PasiÃ³n, and Flamencos. She has shared the stage with such artists as Teo Morca, Francisco J. Orozco "Yiyi," Antonio Arrebola, Brent Del Bianco, JosÃ© CortÃ©s FernÃ¡ndez, Felix de Lola, Roberto Lorente Garcia, Solangel Calix, Bianca Rodriguez, Jose Perello, and Timo Lozano. Tamara has studied with Teo Morca, Antonio Arrebola, Francisco J. Orozco "Yiyi," Pilar Andujar, and in the past with artists such as Omayra Amaya, Solangel Calix, and Timo Lozano. Tamara recently performed as guest artist with the Fine Arts Ballet Theater of Temecula, California, where she performed classical composition pieces set by Teo Morca. She has performed in America's Next Top Model and for a National Presidential Convention for John Kerry. She was commissioned by the City of San Antonio as guest choreographer to set pieces for the City's pre-professional dance troupes, Fandango and Alamotion. In October 2010, Tamara de l'Adira was awarded the Artist Foundation of San Antonio Bernard Lifshutz Award for "Original Theatrical Production" for her production Arte y PasiÃ³n.