Does the very word “flamenco” get your heart beating faster?
The Duncan Showroom has a treat up its sleeve for you.
Seville-based, Canadian flamenco ensemble Fin de Fiesta are bringing their new production Audacia to Duncan on Monday, Aug. 8.
Though they arrived in Spain from different continents, they all love flamenco and want to spread the word about it.
Fin de Fiesta Flamenco’s core members have spent much of the past year on the road, collaborating with artists from all over the planet.
Flamenco’s gypsy roots in Andalusia are echoed in the vagabond life the ensemble is living.
“Flamenco has its roots in Spain, but it has become an art form of the world,” Lia Grainger, dancer and artistic director of Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, said in a news release.
Grainger was once a collegiate level basketball player in her hometown of Vancouver, and then an award-winning journalist, but she left it all behind to become a professional flamenco dancer.
Now, Grainger is returning home with an international band of musicians gathered on her travels to present Audacia. This will be the group’s second time in B.C., after packing houses in 2015.
The show itself will take audiences on a journey from flamenco’s traditional roots in the music and culture of southern Spain, all the way to its contemporary forms.
Watch Fin de Fiesta Flamenco: