El Dez Art

Desmond Serratore (El Dez) is an artist who“UTILIZES THE VISUAL MEDIUMS OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE TO RECORD AND PRESERVE THE TRADITIONAL ART OF FLAMENCO IN THE LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY.”

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Desmond Serratore is an artist whose work is a visual decription of his cultural heritage. In the past Desmond has worked as a commercial artist for many design and art studios in Los Angeles California and well as spending several years at Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. In Hollywood California he has worked as an artist for Hanna Barbera Studios, Filmation Studios, Ruby Spears Productions and other media studioson many popular children’s entertainment programs for television. Not fogetting his college aspirations for Fine Art he has continued to sculpt and paint thoughtout the years.

Later moving to Las Vegas Nevada he has continued to engage in artistic endeavors such as the recent artistic collaboration with the local Flamenco artists in Las Vegas. Dez has been a instumental factor in the success of Flarumba Flamenco Dance Troup, contributing design and conceptual ideas for themed flamenco shows.

Throughout the years he has exhibited at many local Art galleries in las Vegas and Los Angeles and recently has been invited to participate with a Hispanic group art show at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center in Las Vegas called “Tapestries of Perception.,” an exhibit showcasing local talent of Latin heritage. In 2001and 2002 he received the Jackpot Grant from the Nevada Arts Council. To form a definitive view of the breath of the work, paintings and sculpture created by El Dez and the HVAC team click here

An Introduction To Flarumba

Miguelita is a flamenco dancer who has established a distinctive flamenco company, FLARUMBA, in Las Vegas. FLARUMBA is a hybrid word to describe Miguelita’s unique style of flamenco music and dance. Created from two words, flamenco and rumba, it expresses Miguelita’s innovative flamenco syle. As Julia Osbourne of The Las Vegas Journal stated, “Performances that are as searing as they are sexy, with guitars and drums throbbing a constant, intoxicating rhythm.” Miguelita’s flamenco combines traditional flamenco with American style.Miguelita began her flamenco studies at the age of eight, and her first solo flamenco “Zapateado” performance at the Redlands Bowl at the age of nine. Miguelita’s artistry is stronger than ever, since forming her flamenco company three years ago in Las Vegas. In the past, Miguelita has performed in various flamenco stage productions: Nevada Opera Theater’s Carmen, the Las Vegas Symphony’s Amor Brujo, and was the Assistant Choreographer for the Las Vegas Symphony’s Carmen. Recruiting and utilizing local talent, Miguelita has created a reputable flamenco company that is accompanied by a truly talented flamenco guitarist, Don Juan (a.k.a. Joselito Serratore), who has accompanied such flamenco artists as Nana Lorca and Jose Greco. Miguelita’s flamenco company has been involved in various Las Vegas art openings, plus flamenco “tablao” shows. Miguelita auditioned and was chosen to participate in the Charleston Heights Choreographer’s Showcase, where she demonstrated her unique flamenco artistry. Being the Artistic Director for the non-profit organization, American Flamenco Theatre, Miguelita has created and presented stage productions of El Jardin Flamenco at the Winchester Community Center and the Charleston Heights Art Center, and La Vampira at the Flamingo Library Theater. For New Year’s Eve, Miguelita and her flamenco dancers were chosen to perform at the Picasso Room at the Bellagio. 

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