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Your weekend: Dance dance revolution

Submitted by on 1, October 1, 2009 – 5:50 amNo Comment

Like the wealthy San Franciscans of yesteryear, Virginia Iglesias summered in Alameda. The flamenco dancer and choreographer performed at C’era Una Volta restaurant and as part of the summer concert series at Alameda Towne Centre.

This weekend she’s bringing her company to perform “Decantares,” which sold out San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center in its premiere, in June. The show is at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4 at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue. Tickets are $20, $12 for kids under 10, and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets.

The show is a celebration of Iglesias’ Flamenco Academy, which has been in the Bay Area for 18 years. The show features new works and re-staged favorites performed by 24 musicians, guest artists and academy students.

Iglesias, who has been dancing since age 6 and who reclaimed her Spanish roots a quarter century ago, has danced with Soledad Barrio’s Madrid-based Noche Flamenca and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. She has also appeared extensively as a soloist and guest artist and has done choreography work for the San Francisco Opera and others.

While you’re on it, Rhythmix has actually got a pretty full calendar for this month, including a Friday performance by Bronkar’s Circus of Sound and a whole host of Halloween-themed events, including a Fright Night Fundraiser on October 24 and their super-fun annual Halloween party on October 31.

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