M. Temo, part of Flamenco Quartet performance at Space, Evanston, IL, 3/9/20

Posted by admin - February 27th, 2020

Clinard Flamenco Quartet

Flamenco Quartet Video

Flamenco Quartet Project at SPACE in Evanston, IL,
(part of the Chicago Flamenco Festival)

DATE: March 9, 2020
DOORS: 6:30pm | SHOW: 7:30pm

Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flamenco-quartet-project-tickets-90418202277


Clinard Dance, now in it’s 20th season, began their Flamenco Quartet Project in 2014 dedicating the project to artistic excellence and exploration. Led by an open minded spirit of collaboration, The Flamenco Quartet Project, seeks to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor traditional flamenco and their shared passion for music and dance discovery.

The roster of performers boasts remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, improvisers and choreographers who bring a range of cultural influences to the group, from Balkan Jazz to klezmer; flamenco and classical Arabic and Spanish art forms. The unique camaraderie within the group retains the intimacy and spontaneity unique to small ensemble work.

The group consists of nationally and internationally renowned artists, including dancer Wendy Clinard, violinist Steve Gibons, vocalist/guitarist Marija Temo, and dancer/percussionist Jose Moreno.

Our March 9th performance is in conjunction with the Chicago Flamenco Festival. We will also share new compositions with guest Son Jarocho musician Camilo Rincon. To learn more about Clinard Dance visit www.clinardance.org.

Marija Temo

Described as a “flamenco triple threat,” Marija Temo is widely recognized as a virtuoso classical/flamenco guitarist, flamenco vocalist, conductor, and former dancer. She actively performs as a soloist with symphony orchestras, in guitar concert series and festivals, as a flamenco singer/guitar accompanist, and has been featured utilizing her talents in unique types of performance.

She has performed for many dignitaries and with highly acclaimed artists, and has also received several awards. In addition to her versatile performance career, she is known for her teaching methods, educational programs, and workshops. Marija’s Communication Course was offered for 10 years consecutively at the University of New Mexico International Flamenco Festival, at the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, and reviewed in magazines such as Flamenco USA, Flamenco International (London, England), and Dance Magazine. Marija’s method continues to be in demand in the US and abroad.

Ms. Temo is a former faculty member of the Preparatory of the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, where she founded the Flamenco Guitar Program. She received her Masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, studying under Manuel Barrueco, and her Bachelors degree from the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, studying under Loris Chobanian.

Wendy Clinard, Artistic Director Clinard Dance

After completing a BFA at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1993, Wendy Clinard embarked on a rigorous apprenticeship with flamenco dancer Edo Sie, while augmenting her studies in Spain with notable teachers Juana Amaya and Hiniesta Cortez. She has been performing and teaching the art of Flamenco for the past 20 years.

In 1999 Clinard began choreographing original dance theater productions. Since 1999 she has created six full evening works (Quest of Theseus; Shifting Landscapes; Unraveling Rhythms; Jondo Portraits; From the Arctic to the Middle East; and the recent 2014 work Chicago’s Watershed) and several smaller choreographic pieces. Unraveling Rhythms toured India in 2005, and the Midwest in 2006/2007; and excerpts of Jondo Portraits were shared with audiences in Syria during the summer of 2009. In 2015 Clinard was awarded a MacArthur International Connection Fund to support a choreographic exchange between Hrishikesh Pawar, Pune (India), and Clinard. In April 2016 Clinard Dance performed Chicago’s Watershed at The University of Peking in conjunction with The University Of Chicago’s Beijing Branch. Clinard worked with Chicago Sinfonietta for their 2015/16 season performing solo and group choreographies for orchestral works at Symphony Center and Ravinia Festival.

Clinard has been an invited choreographer at the summer 2000 Jacob’s Pillow Festival as well as to The Birmingham Royal Ballet (Birmingham England) in fall 2001. The company has participated in a guest residencies at the University of Chicago (2014), Hambidge Center in Rapbun, Georgia (summer 2002), Tofte Lake Center 2013-2015 and at The Chicago Cultural Center’s Dance Bridge Program (2006 and 2010).

Clinard has taught for the past 20 years in schools and higher education environments. Locally she has taught for Chicago’s Gallery37, De Paul University, Columbia College Chicago, College of Lake County, Salt Creek Ballet, Homer Bryant Ballet, Dimitri Roudnev Ballet, and Redmoon Theatre. She has presented short and long term residencies since 1999 for arts organizations, primary /secondary schools and universities.

Steve Gibons

Jazz and ethno violinist Steve Gibons is regular at the Green Mill with Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, and other Chicago jazz venues (Jazz Showcase, Katerina’s) and leads the Gypsy Rhythm Project, a collaboration of Roma and Chicago jazz players. Gibons also plays with Il- Bulbul Classical Arabic Ensemble, a classical Arabic chamber group, and has traveled widely, making field recordings in the Balkans, and has absorbed music from a host of different cultures: Blues and Jazz from his home town, Chicago, Roma (Gypsy) and folk music from Southeast Europe, Klezmer from Central Europe, Classical Arabic Music from the Middle East, Western European Gypsy Jazz from France.

Gibons composed an original score for Clinard’s From the Arctic to the Middle East in which he also played the violin. He also participates in their flamenco repertory quartet as a composer and violinist.

José Moreno

Son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Málaga, José began his flamenco career during his childhood. Since then José has been invited to perform in various companies and with distinguished artists such as: Manolete, Pastora Galván, Pedro Cortés, Omayra Amaya, Roberto Castellón, Chuscales, Jose Luis De La Paz , Carmen Ledesma, Jesús Montoya, Curro Cueto, Amparo Heredia, Raquel Heredia, Adrián Galia, Ángel Muñoz, Belén Maya, Chano Domínguez, Jorge Pardo, among many others. José has choreographed & performed with the New World Symphony Orquestra (2001) and the Boston Flamenco Ballet (2004) at Lincoln Theater. He has performed as well at the 7th annual Panama Jazz Festival (2010), Carnegie Hall (2010), Alliance Theatre (Zorro, The Musical, 2013), BAM (with Flamenco Vivo Dance Company, 2015), The Metropolitan Opera (“Carmen“) NYC (2014-2018) and The Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera (2015-2016) (Carmen), The Chicago Sinfonietta in the Ravinia Festival (2016) Chano Dominguez Flamenco Jazz at the Jazz Standard in NYC (2017) and DC Jazz Festival (2017) etc. He also participated in a 11 episode TV series called Los Descendientes de Andalucía, produced by Canal Sur (Spain).


Please click here for a detailed FAQ.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Unless otherwise indicated, all of our shows are all ages. Please bring a valid ID.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is plenty of meter parking along Dempster St. and Chicago Ave., and meters do not need to be fed after 9pm. SPACE is located one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop.

What can I bring into the event? SPACE has a full bar with an exciting array of cocktails and an extensive beer list. While we do not serve food in our venue, customers are welcome to bring in pizza from Union, the restaurant up front. No outside food or beverages are allowed inside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions regarding your order, please email boxoffice@evanstonspace.com or call 847.492.8860.

What’s the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable.


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