Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez, dance instructor and singer and Valdemar Phoenix, flamenco guitarist have been performing together in the Houston area since 1983. Both performers have backgrounds that are firmly based in the essence of traditional flamenco. Lucia & Valdemar Flamenco has performed at major theaters, international festivals, schools and arts events throughout Texas, where they are based. Their artistic work has also taken them out of state like Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, New York, New England States, Canada, Cayman Islands and Washington. They toured and were sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts from the mid 80’s to 2009. They have performed under the sponsorship of Young Audiences and Mid-America Arts Alliance. For several years, they were on the performing season roster at University of Houston Clear Lake and at the Talento Bilingue Theater. They were the subject of a Houston PBS documentary, and producers of ‘Grafico’, a made-for-TV video production, which was broadcast through Time-Warner. Since 1998 they have released three cds. After many years of performing, Lucia is now focused on teaching flamenco dance and Valdemar on teaching guitar. They also perform, specializing in musical accompaniment for local flamenco dance teachers, students, and professional flamenco dance performers.
To learn more about Lucia & Valdemar Flamenco visit www.flamencoinc.org.