Benise’s ‘FUEGO!’ features the passion and grace of Flamenco dancing combined with fiery Spanish guitar. A beautifully charming and romantic Spanish village set is the backdrop as Benise reinvents the classics that celebrate Spain – Granada, Adagio, Malaguena, Asturias, and Aranjuez to name a few.
Benise, armed with his Spanish guitar and backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, captures world music at its best, with a show that appeals to people of all ages, cultures and musical backgrounds. An unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Cuban Salsa, Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Parisian Waltz, Brazilian Samba…and more!
As the show’s composer, guitarist and creative force, Benise says ‘FUEGO!’ aims “to take people on a musical journey. I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of culture--the culmination of all the shows we’ve done over the last 10 years.”
Benise handpicked the “Gitanas,” the dancers in ‘FUEGO!’ from a global pool of brilliantly diverse talent. In breathtaking couture and innovative staging and choreography, they give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover.
“This is a great show for the whole family. We have something for everyone,” comments Benise. “I hope people will be inspired by our story, the music, and the production, and have the passion to follow their dreams.”
The show that celebrates MUSIC • LOVE • LIFE!
Directed & Choreographed by Alex Magno (Madonna, Academy Awards, Yanni, Jennifer Lopez)
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A former street musician, Benise 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. Benise’s Emmy Award Winning Show has toured throughout 16 countries over the last 12 years, performed on the #1 rated show in America, Dancing With The Stars, and has toured across the USA multiple times. This is Benise’s fifth PBS Special.