Arte y Pasión​

​​FLAMENCO - COMPOSITION

Tamara Adira Arte y Pasión is a company comprised of Independent interdisciplinary Artists accomplished in their own right. It is known for being among the most contemporary of Spanish dance companies in the United States, whose mission is to share and promote the authentic art of flamenco, while exploring evolution and specific subject matter.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICOLE MARIE MOORE
and OSCAR MORENO 

Performances

  1. 10 Jun
    ARTE Y PASION NASCENT | NATION at Brick at Blue Star

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    7pm Social Hour; 7:30pm Doors Open $5 Cover
  2. 28 Oct
    Equinox Gallery Presents Arte y Pasion Dia de los Muertos

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    La Villita Historic Village 1pm
  3. 10 Aug
    Tamara Adira guest artist in Judith Rodriguez Opera Project

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    Brick at Blue Star
  4. 1 July
    Tamara Guest Artist with Wayne Holtz

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    Live at Ventura
  5. 21 July
    Private Event

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  6. 6 Oct
    We Flamenco Fest presents Arte y Pasion Modern Flamenco Project

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    Carmen de la Calle

Video Gallery

  1. Mi Sombra, Mi Luz (por Tarantos)
    LUMINARIA 2016 Presents Arte y Pasion Una Flor en el Cruce - under artistic direction of Tamara Adira Dancer: Tamara Adira Singers: Chayito Champion Guitar: Luisma Ramos, Alejandro País Violin: Darian Thomas Cello: Luke Bonecutter
  2. Estrellas (Por Siguiriyas)
    "ESTRELLAS" Tamara Adira, Chayito Champion, April 2017 A piece about genetic memory of trauma in the ancestors of the holocaust.
  3. Shiva Sits
    COLORES presented by the Carver Community Cultural Center under artistic direction by Tamara Adira Dancers: Rochelle Banuet, Stephan Gaeth, Melissa Cruz, Illeana Gomez, Tamara Adira Violin: Darian Thomas Cello: Luke Bonecutter
  4. Angel of Gravity
    Arte y Pasion presents Angel of Gravity with Tamara Adira and Stephan Gaeth The Uptown Studio, San Antonio, Texas
  5. Janese Odom, Tamara Adira, Stephan Gaeth "Shoshana's Dream: O Red Rose"
    Darian Thomas violin, Luke Bonecutter cello Luminaria 2016 The Carver Jo Long Theaterr
  6. Por Farruca Tamara Adira
    "Frutas del Eter" Fruits of the Ether, 042417 The Koehler Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio Texas with Chayito Champion, Luisma Ramos, Luke Bonecutter Darian Thomas and Jessica Ahr
  7. Habanera
    Tamara Adira and Janese Odom Darian Thomas and Luke Bonecutter "Frutas del Eter" Fruits of the Ether April 24 2017 The Koehler Cultural Arts Center
  8. La Foglia
    Darian Thomas Arte y Pasion presents Algoritmos The Jump Start Theater

About Us

Arte y Pasión is a company comprised of Independent Artists accomplished in their own right. We are known for being among the most contemporary of Spanish dance companies in the United States, whose mission is to share and promote the authentic art of flamenco, while exploring evolution and specific subject matter. We've produced and directed such productions as Algoritmos, Angel of Gravity, Ventanas, Dibujos, Generaciones, Arte y Pasión, and Flamencos.  Members of our company have received the coveted Artist Foundation of San Antonio awards for Original Theatrical Production, Original Choreography, Original Song Composition and Original Costume Design.

Our talent base and combined experience includes work with the late great Jose Greco, performances for the Ambassador of Spain, presidents of the United States and foreign dignitaries, at such venues from Casa Patas to the Kennedy Center and Broadway’s Joyce Theater, and a John Cage production.  We love being a part of our community in San Antonio, Texas, and work every chance we get with the youth of San Antonio in theaters, dance companies and schools.

Arte y Pasión has gained international attention and has garnered the participation of artists from such places as Madrid, Sevilla, Marseilles, San Francisco and New Mexico.  At every step we seek to improve ourselves in our work, training and mentoring with our collaborators. We savor the process of our learning trajectory as we change and grow together.

We are very honored to have once shared the stage with late great Maestros of flamenco Teo Morca and Timo Lozano.
    
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"Magnificent."
-Marco Aquino, San Antonio Notes

“Always remembering the masters of flamenco, Adira keeps a keen eye to the future. Bridging both the traditional and the new school, Adira proves to be one of the most creative visions in the South Texas flamenco scene.”
– The Rivard Report

“Adira combines her ongoing dedication to traditional technique with her evolving passion for contemporary form and creates unique productions filled with breathtaking moments. Her collaborations with talented musicians, singers, and visual artists have produced some new and unexpected directions resulting in an experimental art form that is rooted in authenticity.”
– The Artist Foundation of San Antonio

“The best female Farruca I have ever seen.”  – San Antonio Express News

“visually striking....both daring and innovative. Incorporating elements of flamenco, classical Spanish and contemporary dance…. strong and masculine yet graceful and delicately beautiful.” - The Paisano Magazine

“[Angel of Gravity], choreographed by Adira for herself and Gaeth, the piece was...infused with the spirit and flair of flamenco.....both dancers wore the train skirt known as bata de cola and used it beautifully to amplify the dramatic movement vocabulary while invoking a story of a deeply affecting encounter between two people.” - The San Antonio Express News

“Sublime, simple, gorgeous, intelligent. So many layers of intelligence. One of the most beautiful performances I’ve ever seen.”
- The Artist Foundation of San Antonio

 “....illusive butterfly with the dynamo wings... inspiring the rhythm and need to breathe... it inspires the "godsend" relief from inequity...it is pure in form and honest in intent...it is our basic instinct to survive...”.
-- Melissa Husby, Fine Artist

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