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Benise Dazzles in Fuego! at the Cerritos Center

Guitarist Extraordinaire Benise
Dazzles in Fuego!
at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
on Sat., November 9, 8:00 PM

CERRITOS, CA – This one’s going to be a sizzler! Emmy winner BENISE unveils his spectacular new PBS production FUEGO! at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, November 9, 8:00 PM. Tickets for the sensational showcase start from $55, and are available at the CCPA Ticket Office and cerritoscenter.com or by calling (562) 916-8500. A limited availability VIP Meet and Greet with premier seating is $95.
Benise takes the audience on a romantic and exotic journey of music and dance that celebrates the fire, passion, and spirit of Spain in Fuego! With a beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard as the backdrop, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar” will debut all new music, dance, and costumes, adding his signature twist on classics such as Granada, Malagueña, Moonlight Sonata, Asturias, and Adagio. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise is backed by a stage full of musicians and Gitanas dancers who were personally handpicked for Fuego! With Flamenco dancers taking center stage in this tribute to Old World Spain, the Spanish dance gets a refreshing makeover with breathtaking couture fashion, innovative staging, and choreography. From his humble beginnings as a street musician to performing in theaters around the globe, Benise is celebrated for his virtuoso Flamenco Nouveau style, mesmerizing audiences with colorful showcases filled with vibrant dancers, exotic drums, Gypsy violin, Cirque performers, and dramatic theatrical lighting.
Since age 11, Roni Benise taught himself to play the guitar and mastered a variety of different styles that eventually meshed to become his own unique technique. When he was rejected by all the Los Angeles clubs, Benise started playing on the streets, quickly winning the admiration of native Angelenos and tourists from around the world who called him the “Pied Piper” of the Spanish guitar.
Though unable to read music, Benise composed original works that were embraced widely for their edgy, exotic, and sensual personality. From the street shows, his crowd-pleasing performances took on a life of their own, showcasing a colorful assembly of dancers, cirque performers, percussionists, and African tribal drummers. Benise added stage theatrics and eye-catching lighting to complement the music and mood, dazzling audiences whose word-of-mouth quickly led to sold-out concerts worldwide and the Emmy-winning PBS special Nights of Fire!
For tickets or more information on the performance, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
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Kim Bui
Media Coordinator
(562) 916-1317