Vida Flamenca, a Collaboration of Dance and Music, at Al Green Theatre April 21, 2012
VIDA FLAMENCA (A WAY OF LIFE) is the latest flamenco collaboration of dance and music by the Ritmo Flamenco Dance & Music Ensemble.
The Scannura family has made flamenco a way of life and are one of Canada’s principal exponents of the art form. Their commitment to flamenco lies at the heart of this production. Drawing from the family’s latest journey throughout Spain, VIDA FLAMENCA is a concert of new works reminiscent of the authentic flamenco penas (clubs) that are the breeding grounds of deep flamenco. Thee music ranges from melancholic intensity to fiery, dynamic interaction between the musicians and the company of dancers who convey the beauty and strength of flamenco at its finest.
The music is composed and performed by guitarist Roger Scannura who is joined by his ensemble of musicians. He has headlined many music festivals in Canada and abroad, the latest being the Zihua tanejo Guitar Festival (Mexico) and the Just Strings Music Festival in Geyserville, California.
His wife, Valeria Scannura is the Artistic Director and choreographer and has been performing flamenco since 1985 and created the Toronto-based school and company in 1995. For this project, she has worked closely with daughter, 22-year old Anjelica Scannura (Co-Artistic Director, choreographer and lead dancer) who has been living and breathing flamenco her entire life. A recent Chalmers Professional Training Grant from the Ontario Arts Council allowed her to spend much time in Spain studying and performing flamenco in its purest environment.
More info at www.ritmoflamenco.ca
RITMO FLAMENCO DANCE & MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Saturday, April 21st at 8:00pm
Al Green Theatre
General Admission: $35 Advance or $40 Door
For tickets call: 416 924 6211 Ext. 0 or visit the Al Green Theatre