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Leilah Broukhim’s “Dejando Huellas”
January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$35 – $70
Diaspora Arts Connection is proud to once again present the amazing flamenco dancer and choreographer Leilah Broukhim in San Francisco. Leilah Broukhim Flamenco returns this time with her her spectacular presentation, “Dejando Huellas (Traces),” a personal story about her own Jewish and Persian heritage. Broukhim’s furious flamenco footwork exalts the Spanish art form, while her emotional expression tells the tale of a woman searching for meaning and identity. Dejando Huellas makes its San Francisco debut after performances in Paris, New York, Madrid, and Copenhagen.
Leilah Broukhim – Artistic Director/Dancer
Roberto Lorente – Flamenco Singer
Chelo Pantoja – Flamenco Singer
Amir John Haddad – Flamenco Guitar, Oud, Saz
Juan Jiménez – Flamenco Guitar
Bandolero – Percussion
Kaveh Sarvarian – Persian Singer, Ney, Tombak
Elisabeth Louy – Caligraphy and Artwork
About Leilah Broukhim Flamenco: Flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim was born in New York of Sephardic Iranian parents, although she has been based in Spain since 2000. Leilah graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Film Studies. She began her flamenco dance formation with respected New York-based professors who gave her the necessary foundation to follow her growth in Spain. In Madrid, she continued her studies at the renowned dance academy Amor de Dios under great masters of flamenco, including Maria Magdalena, Manuel Reyes, Rafaela Carrasco and José Maya, while completing her knowledge of flamenco in Seville with the Farrucos.