Upcoming Performances

May 2003

Atrevete's GALA Spring Performance


Dates and Times:

May 22nd Thursday 8pm - 23rd Friday 8pm - 24th Saturday 8pm

May 25th, Sunday, 2pm

May 29th Thursday 8pm - 30th Friday 8pm - 31st Saturday 8pm

Ticket Prices:

All Seats $20

Seniors/Students $15
Children $10

Please call the Box Office at (212) 870-6784

Theatre of the Riverside Church

Riverside Drive and 120th Street

For More Information Call

(917) 553-3610

For Theatre information and directions visit the Theatre Website at www.theriversidechurchny.org

This performance is made possible in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

This performance included six original works of choreography and two original musical interludes to include traditional Fandangos, Siguiriyas and Bulerias - Argentinean Tango - Ballet . . .

“Café Cantante”:

The classic story of a love triangle set in a Spanish cantina. flamenco performers tell the story thought traditional fandangos, siguiriyas and bulerias music. Traditional costumes …

“Generations”: Argentinean Tango

This is a true story of three generations of women; A Grandmother a singer of Argentinean love songs continues the sprit and the passion of Argentinean Tango song and dance thought a daughter and granddaughter. This story will include 6 dancers and never before heard Tango recordings from the 1950’s


''The Letters of Abelard and Heloise.'':

This is a collaborative work in progress among Cristobal Herrera, choreographer, David Grabarkewitz, stage director for New York City Opera and Ray Wiger, sculptor from Taos, New Mexico who will create by using sculpture as an integral part of the story and its presentation. The choreography for this work is classical, utilizing traditional Flamenco with ballet. Atrévete also encourages the creation of new works of music. “Abelard and Heloise” combines New York City Opera cellist, and traditional gypsy song. The cello is used as the voice of Abelard's ballet while the flamenco guitar is the voice of the passionate Heloise together it is magical.


It has been called “Flamenco meets Stomp”. The Company brings flamenco into a modern urban setting. Danced on three large steel platforms three male dancers battle with creative footwork each on a platform of varying size and sound backed by flamenco musicians and electric guitar and electric bass.






Past Performances


Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 1:45 to 2:30pm

South Street Seaport

For More Information CallF

(917) 553-3610



Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 2pm

Riverside Church Benefit

Theatre of the Riverside Church

Riverside Drive and 120th Street

For More Information Call

(917) 553-3610

For Theatre information and directions visit the Theatre Website at www.theriversidechurchny.org

Friday, May 31, 2002 at 7:30pm

Yonkers 1st Latino Festival

Portuguese-American Community Center

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or call (914) 963-6222




"Flamenco Sepharad"

   A New York Premiere!     The Gerard Edery Ensemble        Choreographer Cris Herrera

                         "Flamenco Sepharad"                      

Join master singer/guitarist Gerard Edery, oud virtuoso, George Mgrdichian, percussionist extraordinaire, Rex Benincasa, acclaimed soprano, Nell Snaidas, renowned Flamenco guitarist, Arturo Martinez, Bass/Cajon player, Sean Kupisz and the passionate dancing of, Barbara Martinez & Rick Santiago as they present a evening of music, song and dance from the Sephardic, Andalousian and Arabic worlds.

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Theatre of the Riverside Church

                                                   Riverside Drive and 120th Street                        


The Letters of Aeblard and Heloise



July 19,20,21,22, 2001 

Please call the Box Office at (212) 870-6784 or stop by the Theatre at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (the entrance is at 91 Claremont Avenue.) To get to the Theatre, take the 1 or 9 train to 116th Street and Broadway and walk four blocks.

This performance is made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


Live on NBC

 Atrevete performed live on NBC Channel 4           Weekend Today in New York                on March 25, 2001

Interviewed by Rob Morrison


April 2001 Fundraising Event           

On April 1, 2001, Atrévete held its successful 2001 Manhattan fundraiser at Au Bar, with nearly 200 people in attendance. The dance program received a tremendous response from the audience and garnered many enthusiastic emails during the ensuing weeks including the following from a satisfied audience member:

"Hi! I just wanted to say I saw your show last night at AU BAR and it is just wonderful!!!! You should be on Broadway!! Everyone I was with also agreed it was an excellent show!! You are full of imagination, beautiful modern representation of Flamenco, very artistic, sexy and talented company!! I wish you lots of success and look forward to the next performance!





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