Kerensa DeMars

Kerensa DeMars is a San Francisco based Flamenco dancer, choreographer and instructor. She is the artistic director of the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company.

December at the Flamenco Room
Dec
2
to Dec 23

December at the Flamenco Room

Join us Sunday nights in December at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge for the show but reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for weekly artist line-ups and to make reservations.

The Flamenco Room is now in its sixteenth consecutive year. Led by artistic director Kerensa DeMars, it's both a venue for flamenco aficionados and a home for local artists to develop new work. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. Come see a show!

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New Year's Eve Flamenco
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

New Year's Eve Flamenco

Join us for New Year's Eve at the Flamenco Room!! Family friendly show at 6:00pm and a second performance at 8:30pm. 

Featuring guitarist Daniel Fries and the talented singer/dancer Reyes Barrios with dancers Kerensa DeMars and Marina Elana. The 6:00pm performance will feature a special appearance by 'Las Flamenquitas' dancers from the kid's program.

There is no cover charge for the shows. Reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Visit www.thirstybear.com to make reservations.

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VOLVER
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

VOLVER

The San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company is proud to present Volver Sunday January 20th at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. Tickets available here ››››

Volver is a return to the Moorish roots of flamenco with a first-time collaboration between master musicians Amir-John Haddad and Ali Paris, Syrian percussionist Faisal Zedan, and gypsy flamenco singer José Cortés. These internationally renowned musicians create a stunning score for the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company’s original choreography.

From Spain, the Middle East and the US, performers interpret the fierce, sensual, heartbreaking and joyful aspects of human experience that unite us all. 

Directed by Kerensa DeMars

Amir-John Haddad - Guitar, Oud, Buzuki
Ali Paris - Vocals, Qanun
José Cortés - Cante
Faisal Zedan - Percussion
Daniel Fries - Bass
Manuel Gutierrez - Dance, Choreography
Melissa Cruz - Dance, Choreography
Bianca Rodriguez - Dance
Kerensa DeMars - Dance, Choreography, Artistic Direction 


TICKETS
Youth $12
General Admission $28
Program Sponsor $48 (includes reserved seating in the orchestra)

Artist Bios and more information can be found here ››››

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A Musical Journey from Egypt to Spain
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

A Musical Journey from Egypt to Spain

A Musical Journey from Egypt to Spain

Ali Parisvocals and qanun
Gabriel Navia, guitar
Briana DiMara, violin
Josh Mellinger, percussion
Kerensa DeMars, dance
Nicole Maria, dance

For this special concert, Ali Paris will take the audience on a musical journey from Egypt to Spain. Through dance and music Paris and guests will present music from traditional Middle Eastern music to Flamenco, with storytelling and background on the music, dance, and instruments featured.

Tickets and more information here›››

Ali Paris captivates audiences worldwide with his unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Western music styles highlighted by both technical virtuosity and emotional expression. He accompanies his singing with his instrument, the Qanun, a rare Middle-Eastern 76-string zither that dates back to the 14th century. Ali’s music education began at the age of 5 in his native countries of Morocco and Palestine, studying Arabic traditional music with master Simon Shaheen. He quickly became known as a child prodigy, performing great concert halls by age 9 and touring internationally by the age of 11. Since then he has received multiple international awards and has expanded his musical career exponentially, relocating to the United States to earn his degree at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music.

He has collaborated with a long list of world-renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Quincy Jones, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, David Broza, Paco De Lucia and Bobby McFerrin. His solo performances have reached diverse audiences from the Newport and Istanbul Jazz Festivals to the White House in Washington DC and the Royal Palace in Jordan to play for both President Abbas of Palestine and Queen Rania of Jordan.

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November at the Flamenco Room
Nov
4
to Nov 25

November at the Flamenco Room

Join us Sunday nights in November at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge for the show but reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for weekly artist line-ups and to make reservations.

The Flamenco Room is now in its sixteenth consecutive year. Led by artistic director Kerensa DeMars, it's both a venue for flamenco aficionados and a home for local artists to develop new work. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. Come see a show!

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Special Guest Miguel Infante at the Flamenco Room
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Special Guest Miguel Infante at the Flamenco Room

Join us Sunday October 28th at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for a live Flamenco Shows featuring guest dancer from Málaga Spain, Miguel Infante. Two sets at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge for the show but reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for weekly artist line-ups and to make reservations.

The Flamenco Room is now in its sixteenth consecutive year. Led by artistic director Kerensa DeMars, it's both a venue for flamenco aficionados and a home for local artists to develop new work. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. Come see a show!

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The Flamenco Room's 15th Anniversary Show!
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Flamenco Room's 15th Anniversary Show!

 

The Flamenco Room celebrates our 15th anniversary this September. Join us as we celebrate the artists who’ve made this show a success for the past fifteen years and thank ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for hosting us. Bring your dancing shoes and your guitar - we'll have a jam session in the second set!

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery has very generously sponsored the Flamenco Room for fifteen consecutive years, more than 700 performances!

About the show:
Presented by the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company, the Flamenco Room is a ‘tablao’ style weekly show that encourages the spontaneity and improvisation central to the art of flamenco. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and serves as a home for local artists to develop and present new work. 

The Flamenco Room is an important hub in the Bay Area flamenco community, providing a venue for flamenco aficionados, professional artists and students. The series has been profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Mercury News and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. The Flamenco Room is hosted by ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, a Spanish restaurant and brewery in downtown San Francisco. Performances are every Sunday night at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge and the venue is family friendly.

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September at the Flamenco Room
Sep
2
to Sep 30

September at the Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night in September at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge for the show but reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for weekly artist line-ups and to make reservations.

The Flamenco Room is now in its fifteenth consecutive year. Led by artistic director Kerensa DeMars, it's both a venue for flamenco aficionados and a home for local artists to develop new work. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. Come see a show!

 

 

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August at the Flamenco Room
Aug
5
to Aug 26

August at the Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night in August at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. There is no cover charge for the show but reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for weekly artist line-ups and to make reservations.

The Flamenco Room is now in its fifteenth consecutive year. Led by artistic director Kerensa DeMars, it's both a venue for flamenco aficionados and a home for local artists to develop new work. The Flamenco Room hosts guest artists from Spain and enjoys a large and dedicated following for its high caliber performances. Come see a show!

 

 

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¿Dónde está Don Quixote?
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

¿Dónde está Don Quixote?

The San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company and AguaClara Flamenco present ¿Dónde está Don Quixote? a fun filled flamenco adventure for the whole family Saturday June 2nd at 1pm. Please visit the event page HERE for more details.

Tickets go on sale 3/1 and can be purchased HERE.

The whole family will delight in this madcap adventure to the heart of Flamencolandia. A spirited troupe of flamencos hot on the trail of Don Quixote embark on a journey filled with colorful characters, dazzling footwork and silly sing alongs. Featuring a multi-talented and bilingual cast, this introduction to flamenco highlights the regional variety of flamenco and its power to encompass the range of human experience and emotion. Bay Area flamenco companies AguaClara Flamenco and San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company team up for this whimsical take on the passionate Spanish art form that will captivate children and adults alike. 

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The Flamenco Room
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. No cover charge, reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for more details...

Sunday May 27th featuring guitarist David McLean, singer Roberto Zamora and dancers Fanny Ara and Marina Elana.

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5xLorca
May
25
9:30 PM21:30

5xLorca

Don't miss the world premiere of 5xLorca at the San Francisco International Arts Festival Friday May 25th at 9:30pm. Five flamenco choreographers present works celebrating poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Visit the 5xLorca page HERE for more details.

Tickets on sale 3/1. Click HERE for ticket information.

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The Flamenco Room
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. No cover charge, reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for more details...

Sunday May 20th featuring guitarist David Paez, singer Felix de Lola and dancers Melissa Cruz and Kerensa DeMars.

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Calliope Dance Annual Student Showcase
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Calliope Dance Annual Student Showcase

The Calliope Dance School presents its annual student showcase "The Secret of the Rainbow" on Saturday May 19th. Instructor Kerensa DeMars will present choreographies n four classes: Flamenco for ages 6-8, World Dance age 8-11, Flamenco for Mom & Daughter and Mixed Level Adult Flamenco.

www.calliopedance.com

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The Flamenco Room
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. No cover charge, reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for more details...

Sunday May 13th featuring guitarist Gopal Slavonic, singer Felix de Lola and dancers Kerensa DeMars and Clara Rodriguez.

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The Flamenco Room
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Flamenco Room

Join us every Sunday night at ThirstyBear Organic Brewery for live Flamenco Shows at 7:30 and 8:30. No cover charge, reservations are highly recommended for dinner seating. Bar seating is first come, first served. Visit www.thirstybear.com for more details...

Sunday May 6th featuring guitarist Roberto Aguilar, singer Azriel 'El Moreno' and dancers Kerensa DeMars and Mizuho Sato.

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Flamenco Night at the Sound Room
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Flamenco Night at the Sound Room

Join AguaClara Flamenco for an intimate night of flamenco song and dance at one of the Bay Area's best music venues. Enjoy delicious tapas and wine, all at very affordable prices. This month features:
Kerensa DeMars - dance
Clara Rodriguez - dance
Roberto Zamora - vocals
David McLean - guitar

The Sound Room 2147 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612

Check out the event on FaceBook HERE

 

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