July 13, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Saturday
Program Fee: $27
Program Fee Member: $22.95
Direct form Spain, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents SEMPITERNO
“An absolutely breathtaking performance.” - The Whole Note
“Intense, passionate, emotional.” – The London Free Press
International flamenco music and dance ensemble Fin de Fiesta Flamenco brings their new production, “Sempiterno,” to theatres and festivals across Canada this summer. Though its members hail from Canada, France and Cuba, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco calls Madrid home. Immersed in the flamenco way of life, they create the vibrant and impassioned music and dance that has been dazzling audiences across Europe and North America for the past seven years. “Sempiterno” tells the story of the magnetic pull of the flamenco art form, a pull that has drawn Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s members away from the countries where they were born, and to Spain, the cradle of flamenco.
The searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Canada) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Vancouver/Madrid). Dancer Lia Grainger (2017 Certamen New York International Flamenco Competition finalist) brings the stage to life with fierce and sensual choreographies and improvisations and Hanser Gomez (Cuba) holds down the rhythm on cajon. Stunning guest dancer Deborah "La Caramelita" (Cie La Caramelita, France) will also join the ensemble for this tour.
The ensemble sets itself apart by blending traditional flamenco music and dance with the foot- stomping, leap-to-your-feet rhythms of rumba, the rowdy party music of Andalusia. Bringing together dance, song, guitar, flute, and percussion, the ensemble takes audiences on a thrilling journey, from flamenco's traditional roots all the way to its contemporary forms. Ancient rhythms meet avant- garde ideas and converge in an explosion of staccato guitar and percussive footwork.
To the south of Spain and back again, Fin de Fiesta will leave you breathless, with the pulsing rhythms of flamenco beating in your heart.
“A rowdy and intense troupe that radiates flamenco passion.”
- The Vancouver Sun
“A mix of cultures immersed in flamenco spirit"
- The Calgary Herald
“Wild and rhythmically complex."
- The Winnipeg Free Press
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