Jul 18 2024


Doors at 6:30pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DUAL by Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara

DUAL – Featuring Mercedes Ruiz & Santiago Lara

A journey through different styles of flamenco, where the evolution of tradition is the common denominator. Two artists united in life and art. Two committed artists. Two exceptional artists and a unique Tandem.

Thursday July 18,2024 at 7pm. The Meydenbauer Theater. TICKETS HERE

Seattle’s non-profit organization Espacio de Arte is thrilled to announce the return of World-Renowned Flamenco Greats from Jerez de la Frontera Spain, Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara in Bellevue, Wa.
Join us and experience this sublime and powerful Flamenco event!

About The Artists
This intimate and dramatic work showcases the two artists’ unity and partnership in both life and art. It’s a work that’s rich in expressiveness, in styles, where both have to give the 100% of themselves. Just Guitar and Dance. Music and Choreography. Nude art.

Mercedes Ruiz and Santiago Lara are prominent and integrated artists in the current flamenco scene. Holders of the most important awards: National Flamenco Art of Córdoba, Giraldillo of the Seville Biennial, Critics and Audience Award of the Jerez Festival and a long etc… Together they have created 10 shows over 20 years of experience, which has led them to visit the most important theaters in the world: Theater de la Ville (Paris), Auditorio Parco de la Música (Rome), Teatro la Fennice (Venice), International House of Music (Moscow), Sadlers Wells (London), Teatro Gran Via (Madrid)…

Mercedes has choreographed for the National Ballet of Spain and is in demand as a teacher around the world. Japan, Taiwan, China, USA, Italy, Turkey, France, Holland, Hungary…

Santiago has collaborated with Maestro Manolo Sanlúcar for many years and has released 5 solo albums: “El Sendero de lo imposible”, “Sentimientos Nuevos”, “Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny”, “La Guitarra en el Tiempo” and “Tu Canción en mi Guitarra”. As a concertist he has performed concerts throughout the world.