Flamenco Ensemble to perform cultures
The story of four cultures will be told through “passionate” music, song and dance when the Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble performs Friday (Sept. 20) at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre.
The group of international dancers and musicians presents Puertas, an original stage show that fuses live world music and dance with digital projections to open portals to four ethnic groups — South Asian, Jewish, Arabic and Latin.
Exotic instruments, including Arabic violin and flute, Indian and hang percussion, the Italian five double-string steel guitar and saxophone, will be used to convey various ethnic moods.
Organizers said the dancers and musicians will “engage in a beautiful artistic dialogue.”
Vocals will be performed by Spanish flamenco singer Juan Murube in this innovative show directed by Calgary-based Malena, She also dances, along with Marinella Suriani of Venezuela, and Norie Tani of Three Hills.
Organizers describe Puertas, which has already sold-out on tours of Spain, Israel and the U.K., as “a doorway to an unforgettable experience.”
With performers from Spain, Italy, Israel, Chile and Canada, Puertas starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance from the Black Knight Ticket Centre or $29 at the door.