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Danza El Vito Ritual Fire Dance | Flamenco dance & music
9 November 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT$30 – $45
Tickets (pre sale rate): Adult $45 | Concession $40 | Student $35 | Child U 16 $30 | Group 8+ $35 (Door sales extra $5 per ticket subject to availability). Companion Cards welcome – call 0438 881 985 to arrange.
Experience the romance and passion of flamenco with El Vito Chamber Group members Nicholas Young, award winning concert pianist and ‘Young Steinway Artist’, and renowned 10-String Spanish classical guitarist Matthew Fagan, who are continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including a sold out show at the Sydney Opera House.
The Group are joined by leading Flamenco dancers Laura Uhe and Fernando Mira to combine musical passion and innovative dance in an exciting new performance. There will also be Flamenco dancers from Laura Uhe’s school Flamenco Dance Melbourne.
Music features Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, tango, and modern jazz by composers including Bizet, Rodrigo, Albeniz, De Falla, Piazzolla, Corea & more.
Experience the fusion of exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar with classical masterworks including a flamenco interpretation of Bizet’s classic opera Carmen, Ritual Fire Dance (M De Falla), Asturias (I Albéniz), and traditional flamenco into stunning new arrangements.
‘There’s no doubt pianist, Nicholas Young, and guitarist, Matthew Fagan, are virtuosi. Their credentials are undeniable and their technical skills were quite astounding, especially their precise timing. Even long vivace sequences of notes played in unison were perfect.’
– CLINTON WHITE | Canberra Reviewers Circle
About the dancers:
International touring, Theatre, Film and TV flamenco dancer Fernando Mira has recently starred in Baz Luhrmann’s production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical from 2013-2018 in the UK, Canada and Australia. He has also starred in Don Quixote with The English National Opera and with Opera Australia productions of Othello and Carmen in Melbourne and Taiwan. Fernando’s film and television experiences include the 1996 TV series of Man from Snowy River, Australian Motion picture Amy and more
Laura Uhe has performed flamenco dance in Opera Australia productions of Carmen playing the role of gypsy Flamenco Dancer in 2009, 2010 and was Dance Captain in 2014. Laura has also performed with the The Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre Company in Harvey Goldstein / Vic Opera’s international production of Carmen nationally. Laura has studied intensively in Spain and Australia with Master Teachers.