Seville-based flamenco ensemble Fin de Fiesta returns to Gabriola Island with new production Audacia!

Date: Aug. 5, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Gabriola Community Hall

Contact: Linda Bull:
Tickets: Adult: $25 Child: $15 Senior: $22 Student: $22

Direct from Seville, Spain: FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO dance and music ensemble presents “AUDACIA,” a bold new production that explores the many sides of one of the world’s most passionate and intense art forms: flamenco.

Boasting a company of acclaimed international flamenco musicians and starring esteemed Canadian flamenco dancer and choreographer Lia Grainger, AUDACIA takes audiences on a thrilling journey, from flamenco’s traditional roots in the music and culture of southern Spain, all the way to its contemporary forms. Ancient rhythms meet avant-garde ideas and converge in an explosion of staccato guitar, haunting flute and percussive footwork.

To the south of Spain and back again, AUDACIA will leave you breathless, with the pulsing rhythms of flamenco beating in your heart.

Check out Fin de Fiesta in action:

Founded in 2012 by artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger, FIN DE FIESTA FLAMENCO is an international ensemble of flamenco artists based in Seville, Spain. The name FIN DE FIESTA translates to “End of the Party”, a reference to the open jam session that occurs at the end of a traditional flamenco show in Spain. It is during the fin de fiesta that the true improvisational and spirited nature of flamenco shows itself, and it is that lively spirit — unpredictable and unrestrained — that inspires their work.

FIN DE FIESTA is led by Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin, flautist Lara Wong, and wide range of talented guest artists from across Europe and North America. Their 2016 tour features French flamenco singer Alejandro Ugarte Mendia.

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