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CUADRO – Elite Solo Showcase

Friday, Nov 18


Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy is pleased to present our elite dance showcase, featuring a dozen solo flamenco performances that represent flamenco’s overarching emotional range, from pure joy to sorrow and solitude. Experience powerful, inspiring flamenco cante by guest singer, Vicente Griego “El Cartucho” from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Professional performances by Kasandra “La China”, singer Farnaz Ohadi of Bird Dance, and Gareth Owen & Peter Mole on guitar.

Event: CUADRO! Elite Flamenco Showcase
Date: Friday November 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Venue: Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $18 senior/student, $25 adult
Box office: 604-671-9182, visa/mc

The art of Flamenco originates from the south of Spain from a town called Jerez de la Frontera, where the traveling Roma gypsy families migrated from India, through Northern Africa and landed in Spain. Pure Flamenco is what we call the “Cuadro”, which is one solo dancer with live guitarist, singer and percussion in the form of palmas (handclapping). The cuadro functions much like an interaction between jazz musicians who each take the lead in crafting the music. Similarly, the dance interacts with live singer, guitarist and percussion to create an energetic performance with unexpected surprises. We are so pleased to provide this amazing experience to our intermediate, advanced and professional dancers, as they seek a transcendence in this art form, as they experience a connection to fellow artists and learn to “speak” flamenco language in the intimate Cuadro.

Featured Performers:
Amber Kingsley, Fandangos
Cynthia Shippam-Brett, Petenera
Elena Deljanin, Guajira
Ella Kryukova, Cantinas
Farnaz Ohadi, cameo by cantaora of the “Bird Dance”
Katalina Cruz, Seguiriyas
Kirill Deljanin, Farruca
Linda Bakker, Seguiriyas
Monica Perez Laurin, Tangos
Monica Thorsness, Guajira
Nancy Cameron, Solea
Sharon Quan, Alegrias
Kasandra “La China”, cameo by bailaora of Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble

Peter Mole
Gareth Owen

Percussion & Palmas:
Davide Sampaolo, cajon
Kasandra, Cyrena Huang, Elvira Yebes, Michelle Harding, Andrea Williams. Katalina Cruz

Behind the Scenes:
Anne Darrusin, SM
Robin Sagarbarria, Julie Lee, ASM




Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 W 41st Avenue
Vancouver, Canada
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