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The Garden Tent at the El Embajador Hotel hosted the unveiling of ALMA by The Sphere, an event to infuse the Dominican Republic with a taste of Spanish culture. Scheduled for November 23, 24, and 25 at Casa de Campo, ALMA is the brainchild of two Spanish entrepreneurs, Cuchy Pérez and Susana Deleito, in collaboration with Dominican partners Gonzalo and Alvaro Frechilla. This initiative aims to bridge the cultural gap between the two nations.
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary three-day celebration that seamlessly weaves together culinary delights, enchanting music, elegant fashion, and rich folklore—all curated to transport you to the vibrant essence of Spain.
- Day 1: Renowned Michelin-starred Spanish chefs—Ramón Freixá, Toño Pérez, and Josean Alija—will prepare their signature dishes on Dominican soil for the very first time during a gala dinner.
- Day 2: ALMA will shift its enchanting ambiance to Altos de Chavón, offering a one-of-a-kind dinner-concert experience with strategically placed viewing platforms throughout the amphitheater. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a delectable taste of Spanish cuisine before being enthralled by the captivating performance of the Ballet Flamenco Español. The evening will also pay homage to the rich tapestry of Dominican culture with a performance by Manny Cruz, followed by a spirited closing act by Juan Magán.
- Day 3: Casa de Campo’s polo field will be transformed into a vivid representation of the Seville Fair, featuring iconic elements recognized worldwide, including flamenco attire, graceful horses, traditional marquees, mesmerizing flamenco group performances, and authentic Spanish cuisine.
“We are delighted that the inaugural edition of ALMA will take place in this country, our fraternal neighbor,” remarked one of the event’s organizers. “We bring you this project with a touch of Spain, unlike anything the Dominican Republic has seen before.”
The evening also showcased a flamenco fashion show, displaying 30 dresses by Spanish designer Rocío Peralta, capturing the essence of Seville, complemented by footwear from Chi&Su.
The event concluded with a captivating musical performance by flamenco dancer Farru, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of his cajón.
Save the dates from November 23 to 25 and join us at Casa de Campo for an unparalleled experience that celebrates Spain’s heart and soul.