Encuentro, World Premiere 2005

"Encuentro" is an original Flamenco ballet based on a love story between a Middle Eastern woman (Myriam Eli) and a gypsy Flamenco man (Manolete). The ballet features a cast of 18 musicians and dancers including Flamenco singer Joni Cortes, Flamenco guitarist Basilio Garcia, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa singer/guitarist Paco Fonta and La Morita. The production also features Harmonic Motion Middle Eastern Ensemble’s Musical Director Joe Zeytoonian on oud, percussion and Middle Eastern vocals, creating a unique score based on the traditional music from both cultures.
Featured performers for this work, include Manolete, Spanish-born Gypsy Flamenco Star (visiting from Spain with two of his musicians) Myriam Eli, Dancer/Co-Director of Harmonic Motion Middle Eastern Ensemble Joe Zeytoonian, Musical Director of Harmonic Motion Middle Eastern Ensemble, Ilisa Rosal, Dancer/Artistic Director of Encuentro, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Company dancers and musician.

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