November 30, 2015

Even though Luz is dedicated to mothers in the arts, I’m very blessed to share that an amazing dancer and father will also be presented in this project: the phenomenal Manuel Gutierrez. Manuel is one of the most generous and talented flamenco artists I know. His bio is impressive, but one thing most people don’t realize is how Manuel manages to not only excel in flamenco as one of the best in the country, but to do it while raising two young boys with his beautiful wife, Alina. Being a dedicated father while maintaining any demanding job is tricky, but to do it while working as a flamenco artist, as someone who does the bulk of his job at night, on weekends, and on the road - this is a real challenge. I know Manuel sacrifices a lot to do the art that he loves so much. And I know how hard he works to be a loving father too. I’m grateful that he will be part of this special show, and I’m grateful to share the stage with someone who truly understands the delicate balance between living as an artist and loving a family. Ole los padres. ‪#‎Oleyou‬.