INESITA AND HER FRIEND Trudie Aguellas at Redondo Beach California on April 1st 2023.
Ima Sumac was great artist and mesmerizing performer. She made an unforgettable impression-
Her legacy lives on—-
She is gone but not forgotten. I continue and am grateful for our time together and to have known her, and worked along side her.
Pictured is an image of Leonardo Baricala and Inesita the day we met.
In 1947 Pan American concerts presented Ballet Espanol.
Featuring in addition to myself; Imma Sumac and the Inca Taky Trio, Carlos Montoya ,Muquet, Albaicin and Pablo Miguel.
We had a very successful tour and much press coverage. We also had another successful tour in fall with a slightly different cast.
On March 2nd, 2023 I was visited by two gentlemen who are making a documentary about Imma Sumak, I gave them the souvenir program of the actual performance which is valuable treasure from the past.
Pictured is a photo with Damen Divine that day. Another photo is in the files with Leonardo his associate.
The Escuela Bolero Cursos are extremely detailed, complicated, and arduous to study and perform. In Spain one must study daily to learn the numerous finger gestures, combinations, and figures to prepare for the performing of the dances.
The Pericet family put together the Cursos almost 2oo years ago. I studied with Concita Pericet who is one of the family members. I also met Eloy Pericet in London. We studied Panderos De La Flamenca, Seguidillas Manchegas, Ole De La Curra and Boleros Sevillanas.
A lot of people say that dancers only have “ten good years”. This is a myth and I am living proof.
Dance and Age
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PICTURED IS AGASUAL INAGE DURING A RECENT PERFOTMACE.
All through out my performing life I had the good fortune to meet and perform with many dance stars of the past, most, outstanding of all was Alexandra Danilova and was most gracious to me ; a great artist and a great lady.
I meet most of the great Spanish dancers of the past. La Argentinita and Pilar Lopez were both great artists and personalities.
Among the historic Spanish dancers were Vicente Escudero. In a special place is Carmen Amaya the great bailora.
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet in the classical ballet dance world Millissa Hayden and in the modern field Doris Humphrey and Ted Shawn, Pearl Lang and many more which was such a great experience.