'De Paso' Takes Look Through Flamenco at Life and Its Journeys

Two performances at Miami-Dade County Auditorium Nov. 6 and 7

Photographer: ALBERTO ROMO

Michelle F. Solomon

One critic said "Sara Pérez is a young Flamenco dancer who knows, to perfection, how far her dance will go. It is a dance that is internalized in her body and runs through her veins as if giving off a life of its own."

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7, FUNDarte and the Miami-Dade County Auditorium will present Pérez in De Paso, by Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation & Conservatory, which also features Rubén Puertas at Mid-Stage at Miami-Dade County Auditorium on 2901 W Flagler St.

Shows are Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.


Dancer and choreographer Pérez, born in Madrid, is making her Miami premiere with a stunningly precise new work, De Paso ("Along the Way"), which reveals the choreographic virtuosity of this rising star in the realm of contemporary Flamenco. In a theatrical duet with Puertas, De Paso employs the remarkable song, guitar, and percussion talents of four musicians as part of a dance work that uses the language of Flamenco to express the allure of the unknown, the fear of failure, and the joy of sharing life’s journey with others.

Inspired by the verses of the popular Flamenco "cante" (song), De Paso is a performance that is about the road that we take on our journey through the world; it is about the points of encounter where different lives, temperaments, and feelings interrelate.

On Monday at 8 p.m., both Pérez and Puertas will present a Flamenco Masterclass at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium for local artists. The Masterclass will focus on flamenco dance technique. The class will delve into the art of flamenco by reviewing its roots. The Masterclass is free, but an RSVP is required.

Admission for DePaso is $40 adults, $35 seniors, $ 25 students; Groups $ 20, $20 Wheelchair, Limited Mobility, Sight and Hearing (seniors and students with ID limited seating).

  • Tickets: Ticketmaster; by phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Contact: (305) 547-5414 | |

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