Mojácar history

Mojácar offers flamenco concerts, workshops and lecture-demonstrations, bringing the power and passion of flamenco to all audiences. Mojácar was formed in 1997 when Stephen and Katerina returned from an extended visit to an artists' retreat in the village of Mojácar on Spain's Mediterranean coast. While there, Stephen wrote much of the music that became Mojácar's core repertoire.

Since then, the group has toured the U.S. and Canada, performed in Spain, collaborated with artists from all over the world, and released a CD featured on NPRs Morning Edition.

past performances

Mojácar At The Madrid

Mojácar returned to the Madrid Theatre in December for two nights of our best show ever, presenting some exciting new artists and works.

Mojácar On Tour

Mojácar hit the road last summer as Stephen and Katerina toured from the San Francisco Bay to the Puget Sound. Also know as the "working vacation" tour, this tour focused on beautiful places where we wanted to be anyway.

Cantan Los Fuegos

This concert, presented over one weekend in December at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park, celebrated the music and poetry of Federico García Lorca and Manual De Falla.

Our most ambitious program to date, the cast of fourteen artists included classical, jazz, and flamenco musicians and a company of seven dancers.

Go to the Cantan Los Fuegos page for more information about the show Also, you can see an excerpt from the show on the Video | Audio page.

Mojácar In Concert

Mojácar had its first home season concert at Pasadena's historic McKinley Auditorium. We were joined by some very special guests, including La Sole, Sarita, and Rocio Ponce. You can learn more about the show by going to our Mojácar In Concert page. You can see excerpts from the show on the Video | Audio page.

 On tour with Concrete Blonde

In 2002, Mojácar opened for Concrete Blonde on a 22 city tour of the U.S. and Canada. You can see excerpts from the tour on the Video | Audio page.

A Fusion of Cultures

Katerina and Stephen were invited to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, to teach members of the Performing Arts Company (PAC) of the Folk Dance Department a series of flamenco pieces collectiively entitled Cuadro Flamenco, using Katerina's choreography and Stephen's music.

The piece recieved its premiere at BYU's annual Christmas Around the World show. Katerina sang and Stephen played the guitar as the dancers performed in front of close to 8000 people over two nights. The piece will now be a part of PAC's regular touring repertoire.

Sur Jerez Competition

In 2001, Stephen was invited to take part in the Sur Jerez Competition in Jerez, Spain. This competition, broadcast on Spanish television, sought new artists for the Palo Nuevo record label. Stephen, the only non-Spanish artist to make it to the finals, placed second.

 Triveni

Mojácar joined with Ramya Harishankar and the Arpana Dance Company and the Pouian Persian Music Academy to present Triveni, an evening of collaborative works combining Flamenco, Indian, and Persian music and dance. Below is an excerpt from this show.

Durango Summer Arts Festival

Stephen and Katerina returned to Stephen's birthplace, Durango, Colorado, to take part in their summer arts festival.

With Rita Coolidge in Fallbrook, California

Mojácar joined Rita Coolidge in inaugurating the Burton Center for the performing arts in Fallbrook California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mojácar and its sister organization L.A. Olé performed in a series of events at the 18th Century Spanish Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Peña Andaluza en California

Mojácar are honorary lifetime members of the Peña Andaluza en California, an association of Spaniards living in California and Americans interested in Spanish culture. Mojácar frequently performs at Peña events.

Placita Olvera

Mojácar and its sister group, L.A. Olé Flamenco Dance Company have been frequent performers at Los Angeles' historic Pacita Olvera , performing in numerous festivals including the Festival of Spain, Dia de los Muertos, and at a reception for Prince Philip of Spain.