Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, An Evening of Flamenco,” to Port Townsend on Tuesday.

Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Luz, An Evening of Flamenco,” to Port Townsend on Tuesday.

Flamenco artists to perform one night only in Port Townsend

Savannah Fuentes joined by two Spanish artists

PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will bring her latest show, “Luz, An Evening of Flamenco,” to Port Townsend on Tuesday.

Fuentes will be joined by two Spanish flamenco artists: Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno.

The all-ages performance at 7:30 p.m. at The Chameleon Theater, 800 W. Park Ave., will be the fifth stop on a 27-date tour of Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada. It will be the only North Olympic Peninsula show.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP seats in the first two rows.

They can be purchased at

Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, studies both baile (flamenco dance) and cante (flamenco singing), according to her website at

She has toured throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona.

She also has independently produced over 300 performances and workshops featuring such Spanish flamenco artists as Jose Anillo, Saray Munoz, Jesus Montoya and Juanarito.

Fuentes has studied with artists such as Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru and Isabel Bayon and names Maestra Sara de Luis as her most significant mentor.

Cortes, a soloist and composer, was born into a family of Spanish gypsy guitarists; he began his studies with his father and flamenco guitarist Sabicas and has toured professionally since he was 17.

He is the artistic director of his own flamenco group, and also musical director of Palo Seco, according to his website at www.pedro

He has premiered his work “En la oscuridad de las minas” at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid and had works performed by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York.

His two books on flamenco, “El Dron del Faraon” and “Cruzando el Charco,” were published by the American Institute of Guitar and he was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film “Paris Je T’Aime.”

He also wrote music for a children’s program on HBO, “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.”

He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, La Conja and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores.

He has been guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera.

Moreno was born into the family of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena (dancer) and Pepe de Málaga (singer), and so began his career at an early age, according to

His debut was at Tablao Costa Vasca in Miami. He continued his studies with the Great Manolete, Farruquito, and Andres Marin and Cajon Percussion with Manuel Soler.

He has worked with The Great Manolete, Joaquin Ruiz, Pastora Galvan, Jose Cortes “Pansequito,” Jose Luis Rodriquez, Roberto Castellon, Pedro Cortes, Jose Valle “Chuscales,” Basilio Garcia, Paco Heredia, Elena Andujar, Jesus Montoya, Zorongo Flamenco Dance, La Tania, Miguel Vargas, Nelida Tirado, Antonio Hidalgo, Curro Cueto, Ruben de Maria, Gonzalo Grau, Edwin Aparicio, Amparo Heredia, Antonio Granjero and Omayra Amaya.

In 2001, Moreno choreographed and performed a collaborative work with his mother, Estrella Morena, and flamenco singer Carmen Linares with the New World Symphony Orquestra at Lincoln Theater in Miami.

In 2007, he performed with Isabel Pantoja as a cajón percussionist, alongside flamenco guitarist Jose de Luna and with David Bisbal in “Premios lo Nuestro.”

In 2010, he was part of the seventh annual Panama Jazz Festival, and performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Savannah Fuentes performance in a recent Flamenco show.

Savannah Fuentes performance in a recent Flamenco show.

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