Tablao Night at Raices featuring Isaac Tovar
TABLAO NIGHT AT RAíCES:
We welcome you to join us for an evening of exceptional flamenco on Friday, Feb 3 in our intimate tablao setting in San Antonio’s eclectic Deco District. We are honored to host esteemed guest artist Isaac Tovar direct from Spain!
Also performing will be dancers Drea Pacot, Raices instructor Genevieve Obregón, and a special guest. Live musical accompaniment by guitarist Jose Manuel Tejeda and cantaora Celia Corrales.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM, SHOW BEGINS AT 8:00PM.
ABOUT ISAAC TOVAR
Isaac Tovar is a former soloist of the Ballet Nacional de España, Ballet Flamenco de
Andalucía, Compañía Andaluza de Danza, Compañía Antonio “El Pipa”, and Compañía Aída
Gómez, among many other premier national and international companies including
Flamenco en route (Switzerland) and Flamenco Vivo (NYC).
Isaac was most recently soloist of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía. He has since
choreographed and performed at Lincoln Center in a production of Bizet’s Carmen. He was
then featured alongside Esperanza Fernandez and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in
performances of Falla’s Amor Brujo and El Sombrero de Tres Picos at the New World
Symphony Orchestra in Miami. Isaac headlined the Festival Flamenco at the Aga Khan
Museum in Toronto in Fall 2022. His first solo production “Añejo” debuted in Seville in 2018
and his second production “Generaciones” premiered at the prestigious Royal Theater in
Madrid in 2019.
Tovar is the recipient of numerous 1st prizes in dance: at the renowned Concurso IV Internacional de Danza in Almería, the Concurso Nacional de la Perla de Cádiz and the XXVII Concurso Nacional de Ubrique. He won the 2nd prize for Solo Choreography in the XXV Certamen de Danza Española y Flamenco in Madrid. He performed as a semifinalist in the LIX Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas.
Over the years he has worked alongside flamenco legends such as José Antonio, Belén Maya, Antonio Canáles, Juana Amaya, Antonio el Pipa and Rafaela Carrasco among many other names. He received his higher education degree in Choreography and Interpretation from the Conservatorio Superior de Danza “Maria de Ávila” in Madrid and has decades of experience teaching both flamenco and spanish dance throughout Europe, Canada and the
Throughout his career he has danced in important theaters around the world, including:
Place des Arts in Montreal, Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza in
Sevilla, Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Palace of Music in
Moscow, Chaillot Theater in Paris, Sadler’s Wells of London, Bunkamura Theater in
Tokyo, International Theater in Taipei, Peking Opera House, and the Joyce Theater in
New York City.