Saturday 28 August 2021
Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition.
BANDALUZIA are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity. Damian recently received ‘Album of the week’ from The Sydney Morning Herald for ‘Shifting Sands. Bandaluzia also features Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), outstanding percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and the Opera Australia Orchestra). Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.
“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity” Gabrielle Wilder , SMH