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This flamenco frolic in a warehouse spilled over into an artful after party

This flamenco frolic in a warehouse spilled over into an artful after party

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When one event just isn't long enough to satisfy the party animal thirst in a crowd of revelers, you add another layer of partying, which is exactly what Houston Young People for the Arts did Saturday night. The "Andalusional: A Spanish Dream World" fete at Vine Street Studios moved on around 11 p.m. to a late-night post-party at Vinoteca Quattro at the Four Seasons Hotel.

For the first act of this party play, some 500 HYPA fans prowled through the warehouse space sipping on various libations, noshing on paella and tapas from Andalucia and dodging the human marionettes costumed in flamenco garb. Dancers from  Solero Flamenco Tablao provided entertainment and diversions as did DJ Derek Jones, DJ Dayta and photographer Joe West. Nearly half of these partygoers made the transition to the Four Seasons where DJ Ash was at the turntables and where local musicians provided vignette performances.

Hats off to honorary chair Kathryn Lott of the Society for the Performing Arts, co-chairs Rowena Sahulee and Michael Coppens and emcee Chris Johnson of KUHF radio.

As HYPA was formed to encourage up-and-coming arts patrons, it was no surprise at the turnout of cultural arts types in the mix including Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson and wife Christina, symphony musician Matthew Strauss, Bayou City Art Festival's Kim Stoilis, Houston Ballet's Kelly Myernick and Oliver Halkowich and opera singer Liam Bonner, who flew in from New Orleans after a performance to join the party. Bonner last sang here in Houston Grand Opera's production of Peter Grimes.

The party crowd included James Sivco, Sophia Arabani, Katherine and Mark Yzaguirre, Paul Pettie, Brian Thorp, Heather Pray and David Rassin, Divya and Chris Brown, Jeff Gremillion, Kristy Junco, Miya Shay, Sonia Garcia and HPYA's Melissa Fitzgerald.