The Mission Playhouse continues to champion artistic adventure and cultural diversity as it presents its third annual dance extravaganza “Jornada” in partnership with Arte-Flamenco Dance Theatre.
Jornada traces the origins and influence of Flamenco throughout the world, from the ancient cultures of Asia and old Europe to the Americas. The dream-child of Clarita Corona (Arte-Flamenco’s Artistic Director), “Jornada” celebrates the connections between what might seem to be disparate cultures and traditions and highlights these connections in a visceral, explosive way, full of the passion that she brings to all of her work.
Clarita has extensive experience as a dancer, singer, choreographer and teacher in all facets of Spanish dance, covering regional Spanish dance, Escuela Bolera and Flamenco. She has trained with and worked alongside some of Flamenco’s most celebrated artists and had the honor of being the only American Flamenco artist to be invited to perform for the former president of Spain.