Benise - Spanish Nights
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BENISE – SPANISH NIGHTS
Emmy Award Winning Spanish Guitar and Dance Spectacular!
Hailed internationally as the Prince of Spanish Guitar, and one of the greatest nouveau flamenco guitarists in the world today; Benise single-handedly shattered the mold of Spanish guitar by combining guitar and dance!
The Emmy award winning show returns with a new production Spanish Nights - Featuring the passion and grace of Flamenco combined with fiery Spanish guitar. Backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, Benise takes the audience on a musical journey through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more!
‘The Prince of Spanish Guitar’ - Dancing With The Stars
‘Bennissimo!’ - Chicago News
‘Extreme Flamenco Fusion’ - Screen India
Spanish Nights showcases classic Rock anthems from Led Zeppelin and AC/DC and fuses them with Spanish guitar and dance to bring a fierce intensity to these new interpretations. In addition, Benise adds his signature touch to classics such as “Ave Maria, “Moonlight Sonata,” “Clair de Lune,” and Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons.
For Benise, music has always been a journey. From his humble beginnings as a street performer, to being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world. “I wanted to push the boundaries of Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 20 years,” comments composer, virtuoso guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise.
Directed by Amy Tinkham (Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Madonna)
Directed by Raj Kapoor (Ariana Grande, The Grammys, Carrie Underwood)
Choreographed by Alex Magno (Madonna, Academy Awards, Jenifer Lopez)
The Emmy Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “Much like the recent PBS special, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. BENISE adds, “This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone. I hope people will be inspired by our story, by the music, by the production--and have the passion to follow their own dreams. I have always been a gypsy and love to travel, my heritage is Bohemian (from Prague), so I think it’s in my blood. I can’t wait to go to new cities, meet new people, and play every night--it’s what I live for.”
The Theatrical World Music and Dance spectacle that has been called
“The Latin Riverdance”
The Emmy Award®-winning World Music and Dance Production.
Showcasing classic songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, and The Eagles...to name a few...and marrys them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish Guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems.
Combining the Cultures of the world through Music and Dance!
Since the age of eleven (when he received his first guitar), BENISE practiced relentlessly, completely self-taught, mastering a variety of different styles that were eventually to become his own unique sound. Though unable to read a single note, he began composing original works with powerfully emotional arrangements that are both wild and refined, producing a sound that is as edgy and exotic as it is romantic and sensual.
“I’m always inspired by places I’ve traveled,” says BENISE, “so I’ll try to capture the essence and beauty of the different places in my melodies. It’s truly like painting on air--creating colors and lush soundscapes that take people (and me) away to a safe place with no prejudice and no boundaries.”
After being turned down by almost every club in Los Angeles, BENISE started performing on the streets. It was not uncommon for BENISE to put on over 200 shows a year, sometimes playing 2 to 3 events in a single day. Tourists from around the world and native Angelinos alike took to BENISE like the “Pied Piper” of Spanish guitar.
BENISE started to promote his own concerts, selling out 2,000 seat theaters throughout Southern California. From there, the path of his music took on a life of its own, effortlessly opening doors along the way to attract musicians, dancers and cirque performers, eventually creating the extended family that is now known simply as his namesake, “BENISE.”
“This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone,” comments BENISE. “I hope people will be inspired--by our story, by the music, by the production--and have the passion to follow their own dreams.” Looking ahead to future tour dates, BENISE adds, “I can’t wait to travel to new cities, meet new people, and play every night--it’s what I live for.”
The show that celebrates Music*Love*Life