May 14 and May 16-19 - Mercedes Ruíz & Santiago Lara Direct from Spain

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Mercedes Ruíz w/ guitar accompaniment by Santiago Lara, Guitar Workshops with Santiago Lara & Performance by Mercedes & Santiago, ¡Olé!

This is Spain, coming to You!

Mercedes and Santiago are incredibly excited for this, their VERY FIRST visit to the west coast.


New Day Center for the Arts
5516 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97206


Subject to availability. Spaces are limited.

About Mercedes Ruíz

Mercedes Ruíz, one of the most esteemed dancers in Spain today and winner of such respected flamenco dance awards as the Critics Award at the Jerez Festival and the Exhibition Award at the Seville Biennial, has been performing professionally since the age of seven, touring across Europe, Asia, and to the Eastern United States. In 2003 she started her own company, Compañia Mercedes Ruíz, and has created eight productions together with her husband, Santiago Lara.

About Santiago Lara

Flamenco guitar virtuoso, composer, and producer Santiago Lara is without a doubt one of the most important names in the new generation of flamenco guitarists. He has received some of the most prestigious flamenco guitar awards including that of the Seville Biennial and the National Flamenco Art of Córdoba Award.

*Cover photo of Mercedes by Paco Lobato