Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes offers “Flores de Verano Flamenco en Vivo” at the Sequim Prairie Grange on June 16, along with two June dates in Port Townsend this June. Submitted photo

Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes offers “Flores de Verano Flamenco en Vivo” at the Sequim Prairie Grange on June 16, along with two June dates in Port Townsend this June. Submitted photo

Seattle performer bringing flamenco back to peninsula in June

Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest work, “Flores de Verano Flamenco en Vivo,” to the Sequim Prairie Grange on Wednesday, June 16, to come on the heels of two performances at Port Townsend’s Eaglemount Winery slated for June 12 and June 15.

After a year of “confinement and self-reflection,” Fuentes said she’s created a program she hopes will transmit her growth as an artist. “Flores de Verano” will feature traditional forms of Flamenco music as well as contemporary musical themes.

All safety guidelines and distance measures will be followed at the Sequim and Port Townsend dates, part of Fuentes’ extensive West Coast tour.

Tickets for the Sequim show, set for 7:30-9 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, are $33, with first two-row seating $44 and VIP seating benefactor tickets $60; children are $15 per ticket. Get tickets at eventbrite.com/e/152203620125.

Tickets for the Port Townsend shows — both set for 7:30 9 p.m. at Eaglemount Winery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road — are the same. Get June 12 tickets at eventbrite.com/e/149950944311 and tickets for the June 15 show at eventbrite.com/e/153895777413.

Fuentes has independently produced and danced in over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish flamenco artists, including Carlos de Jacoba, Saray Munoz and Jesus Montoya.

She regularly tours throughout Washington state, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona — often performing for communities that would otherwise be unable to enjoy this art form. Those tours have included in recent years tour dates on the Olympic Peninsula, including a performance at Sequim’s Olympic Theatre Arts in 2018.

After a year of “confinement and self-reflection,” Fuentes, a dancer and producer, said she’s created a program she hopes will transmit her growth as an artist. “Flores de Verano” will feature traditional forms of Flamenco music as well as contemporary musical themes.

Fuentes was born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, and said her fascination with Flamenco dance (baile) and singing (cante) came to her in early childhood, fueled by watching a flamenco performance on television.

“Although I was just a child, I felt an immediate connection to the art form,” she said.

All safety guidelines and distance measures will be followed at the Sequim and Port Townsend dates, part of Fuentes’ West Coast tour.

Find more information and tour dates at savannahf.com.

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