Benise Spanish Nights
The Emmy Award Winning World Music and Dance Spectacular!
Guitar virtuoso Benise (Buh-ness-say) and cast return with a brand new show - Spanish Nights!
Backed by a stage full of musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers, ‘Spanish Nights’ captures world music at its best. The show appeals to the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures, and musical backgrounds.
Benise, armed with his Spanish guitar, takes us on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Argentine Tango, Indian Bollywood, Parisian Waltz, and exotic African drumming!
‘The Prince of Spanish Guitar’ - Dancing With The Stars
‘Extreme Flamenco Fusion’ - Screen India
Benise's ‘Spanish Nights’ showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles, combining 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.
A former street musician, Benise began composing original works with powerfully emotional arrangements that are both wild and refined, producing a sound that is as edgy and exotic as it is romantic and sensual. A celebration of culture, love, music and life, Benise’s ‘Spanish Nights’ will take us to worlds both faraway and deeply personal, and remind us that hope can be the healing thread in all of our lives.
As the show’s composer, guitarist and creative force, Benise says ‘Spanish Nights’ aims “to take people on a musical journey. I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of culture--the culmination of all the shows we’ve done over the last 10 years.”
Directed by Amy Tinkham (Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Madonna)
Directed by Raj Kapoor (Josh Groban, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars)
Choreographed by Alex Magno (Madonna, Academy Awards, Jenifer Lopez)
Benise handpicked the “Gitanas,” the dancers in ‘Spanish Nights,’ from a global pool of brilliantly diverse talent. In breathtaking couture and innovative staging and choreography, they give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover.
“This is a great show for the whole family. We have something for everyone,” comments Benise. “I hope people will be inspired by our story, the music, and the production, and have the passion to follow their dreams.” As for future tour dates, Benise adds, “I can’t wait to travel to new cities, meet new people, and play every night--it’s what I live for.”
The Theatrical World Music and Dance spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”
This is a “Family Friendly” performance. A show that’s magical and inspiring for all!
- Friday, Sep 30 City National Grove of Anaheim