Twin Cities Flamenco Collective at the Winona Arts Center on January 20

Visit Winona Flamenco, dance, Arts Center

The Twin Cities Flamenco Collective inspires audiences through its passionate and soulful expressions of
Flamenco music and dance along with internationally renowned guest guitarist/singer Marija Temo.

The featured artists include:

Marija Temo, described as a “triple threat”, and is widely recognized as a classical/flamenco guitarist,
flamenco vocalist, conductor, and former dancer. She actively performs as a soloist with symphony
orchestras, in guitar concert series and festivals, as a flamenco singer/guitar accompanist, and has been
featured in unique types of performances. Currently, Ms. Temo is Guitar Chair at the Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, WI.

Sachiko “La Chayí” is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. She
has received recognition and grants from Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts
Council, the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance, and New York State Flamenco
Certamen. Sachiko is the recipient of a 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellowship.

Ross “El Vecino”; is a lifelong musician with a passion and curiosity for music that has taken him around
the country and the world. . He plays for dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” and Zorongo Flamenco Dance
School. He has studied Flamenco in Madrid, Spain with El Entri, Jesus de Rosario and Killino Jimenez. In
Sevilla, he has studied with Juan del Gasor, “El Perla,” Javier Heredia, and Luis Peña.
“Eva” Makiko Laabs began her flamenco study with Susana di Palma at Zorongo Flamenco Dance

Theatre in 2008. As a company apprentice, she performed in numerous Zorongo productions between
2014 and 2020. Since the pandemic, she has immersed herself in the study of flamenco cante online
with Javier Heredia and La Rhina in Seville, Spain.

You won’t find this type of performance in the Winona area . Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the
door and are available through Hardt’s Music until 4 pm on January 19 or Eventbrite until 4pm on
January 20. Winona Arts Center coffeehouse opens at 6 pm.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern
Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.