Benise, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents Benise: En Fuego! in the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
The Emmy Award-winning Benise’s (Buh-ness-say) fiery Spanish Guitar and International Dance Troupe returns in an even hotter live show after the previous four sold-out shows at the Civic Arts Plaza. En Fuego showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Bach, and The Eagles...to name a few…and marries them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance. Benise’s love of both Spanish Guitar and rock brings a fierce intensity to these new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems.
This tour coincides with a PBS special and World One Music’s DVD release, Benise Live in China!, which was filmed on a sold-out tour through the Orient and China. Benise and cast take audiences on a beautifully choreographed musical adventure of music, love, and life. Since appearing on Dancing with the Stars, the Westlake Village native has embarked on a World Tour. Directed by Amy Tinkham (Paul McCartney, Britney Spears), Raf Kapoor (Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood), and choreography by Alex Magno (Madonna, Jenifer Lopez).
En Fuego is Extreme Flamenco! Fans of dance will witness some of the most renowned Flamenco dancers, Broadway dancers, and featured soloists from Madonna, Celine Dion, and Lady Gaga tours. Benise’s international cast of dancers will flawlessly execute Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Argentinean Tango, Brazilian Samba, Indian Bollywood, Waltz, and more! Fans of music will be captivated by Benise’s unique fusion of Spanish Guitar, Classical, Rock, and World Music. Benise is accompanied by a world-class band, featuring Cedric Leonardi of Gypsy Kings, soul violinist Karen Briggs of Yanni, and Omar Lopez of Riverdance, to name a few, En Fuego! sizzles with all new songs and stage sets. This “family friendly” performance combines the cultures of the world through music and dance. Benise’s tour will also highlight his latest album En Fuego! and the hit single “A New Day” released in 2012.
Single tickets are $29-89 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com) or the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.