Lourdes Fernandez Flamenco Company Presents: Raíces
Flamenco charms all kinds of audiences, but it is also a very technical and intransigent art due to its complex rhythmic and visual language.
In light of this, Lourdes Fernández and her Company present "Raíces", an heterogeneous interpretation of the art, drawing on but departing from traditional flamenco in search of an eclectic style of music inspired by Folk, Andalusian Copla, Jazz and other styles. During the show, the audience will enjoy carefully studied and rehearsed acts but the attentive spectator will be able to capture original moments of improvisation.
Hence, the magic of Raíces... the inspiration that unfolds and dies... unique therefore unrepeatable... where each viewer can experience the performance through their most personal feelings.
Without losing purity and depth, this show aims to universalise Flamenco, make it sing, dance and play, to conquer the world like Rock or Jazz did, to bring Flamenco to a wide and diverse audience, a show for both aficionados and novices, for those who listen to flamenco and those who do not... just yet.
Dance - Lourdes Fernández
Determined to step outside her comfort zone, Lourdes arrives to London in 2012. Since then, she has performed in renowned venues such as Ronnie Scotts,The Union Chapel and Richmix. In addition, Lourdes has participated in various festivals throughout the UK like the City of London Festival, the Birmingham Jazz Festival and the Brighton Festival. She is currently working as a dancer and choreographer in various London companies such as Alma Gitana, Ida y Vuelta Ensemble and art organisations such as Live & Local.
Violin - Fuensanta Zambrana-Ruiz
Fuensanta Zambrana-Ruiz is a violinist and collaborator based in London performing and researching a wide range of musical styles. Focusing on Contemporary and World Music recent performances has been at Royal Festival Hall in London, BBC Radio 3, BE Festival in Birmingham, Palestine Festival in Jerusalem, Constellation in Chicago and Holland India Festival in the Hague. She performs regularly with folky-classical violin duo 'Duo Folclore', Arabic music band 'Karama' and artists Shammi Pithia and Jasdeep Singh Degun. Fuensanta has a Masters in performance and research from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently teaching violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.
Voice - Mónica García
Mónica García became pasionately involved in flamenco at an early age, growing up in Frailes a small village at the south of the town of Jaén, where the best olive oil in the world and the Andalusian zephir from their mountains nurtured her voice. Mónica was a prominent student at Locura Flamenca academy, later becoming involved in traditional and modern dance and music groups, thats how, albeit her young age, this soulful singer will surprise and delight flamenco aficionados and neophytes alike. A new found treasure for the U.K. flamenco scene.
Percussion - Demi García Sabat
Demi Garcia Sabat is originally from Barcelona but very young he moved to London to study at the London College of Music. He works as an independent drummer and percussionist and specializes in flamenco, jazz, Arabic, Latin American and pop music. This heterogeneity allows Demi to collaborate with musicians such as Alec Dankworth & Spanish Accents, Nova Trio, Nicolas Meier, Shirley Smart Trio, Martin 'Youth' Glover, Ben Hillier, Mel C, contemporary flamenco La Tipica, company of Maria Vega Dance, Melange, The Budapest Cafe Orchestra. He took part in tours in Europe, North Africa and the United States.
Guitar - Adrián Solá
Adrián Trained as a flamenco guitarist and studied music theory and flute at the School of modern music in Badalona. He furthered his development attending master classes with guitar virtuosos Zsolt Hernandi and Rafael Cañizares. Since moving to the U.K. he has become a much sought-after accompanist, working regularly with established London based flamenco dancers and singers. In an ensemble or as a soloist Adrián is a versatile and adaptable musician, he plays flamenco master pieces as well as his own compositions with gusto.
The Mission Theatre (View)
32 Corn Street, Bath, BA1 1UF.
Bath BA1 1UF
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