Arte Flamenco at Taste of Bethesda by photographer Marco Castaneira

Terrie dancing alegrías. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

It’s 10-something pm on Monday as I type these words. This past weekend was a busy one for Natalia Monteleón’s Arte Flamenco and I had the pleasure of being their guitarist for their shows at Taste of Bethesda and Fells Point Fun Fest.

On Saturday, I met this guy named Marco who called out my name backstage after the show. “Miguelito!” I had never met him before, but he recognized me from my photos in my website. So we chatted briefly and I gave him my card and he tracked me down on Facebook where he uploaded some pics from our performance. Marco gave me permission to republish them here for your viewing pleasure. (Thanks Marco!) Enjoy!

Jaqui, Terrie and Maite in Guajiras. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Miguelito, Pam, Yanira, Andreina, Maite and Kelly. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Maite, Yanira, Kelly, Natalia, Terrie, Claudia, Andreina and Jaqui. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Maite, Kelly, Andreina, Terrie, Natalia and Jaqui. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Natalia, Claudia, Miguelito, Pam and Maite. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Skirts in motion: Jaqui, Terrie and Maite. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Miguelito. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Pam de Ocampo in seguiriyas. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Claudia Román, Miguelito and Pam de Ocampo. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

Claudia Román in soleá. October 2, 2010 (photo by Marco Castaneira)

I hope you enjoyed these pics. Thanks again to Marco. For more information about Arte Flamenco, visit their official website.

PS This week is going to be another busy one for the DC flamenco scene. Here’s what’s coming up:

Thursday October 7, 2010 8:00pm Furia Flamenca at VelocityDC Dance Festival
Thursday October 7, 2010 8:00pm Flamenco show at Las Tapas.

Friday October 8, 2010 8:00pm Edwin Aparicio at VelocityDC Dance Festival

Saturday October 9, 2010 2:00pm Edwin Aparicio at VelocityDC Dance Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010 3:00pm Natalia Monteleón’s Arte Flamenco at Oxon Hill Library
Saturday October 9, 2010 7:30pm Flamenco show at Cafe Citron
Saturday October 9, 2010 8:00pm Furia Flamenca at VelocityDC Dance Festival

Sunday October 10, 2010 4:15pm Flamenco Completo Workshop by Ulrika Frank and Marija Temo
Sunday October 10, 2010 6:00pm Furia Flamenca at Millennium Stage.
Sunday October 10, 2010 8:00pm Flamenco show at Vinoteca