FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series
Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble
Thursday October 27, 2016 at 12 noon
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver
Tickets $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
Flamenco virtuoso Kasandra ‘La China’ leads Solo Flamenco, a showcase of flamenco in its purest traditional form – the cuadro – in the October edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series. Comprising a dancer, singer, guitarist and percussionist, the cuadro provides the perfect setting for the spontaneous interactions and dazzling rhythmic conversations that flamenco is famed for. The combustible onstage chemistry, technical skill and shared musicality of these artists create a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the soul.
Kasandra ‘La China’ is one of Canada’s leading flamenco artists, well-known for her unrelenting drive to push the artistic envelope. In high demand as a solo performer, she has performed with international artists such as Sonidos Gitanos, Maria Bermudez, Manuel Gutierrez, Ricardo Lopez, Emilio Ochando, Gaspar Rodriguez and Daniel Jurado. Kasandra founded Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy in 2002 with her mentor, Oscar Nieto, and is the choreographer and lead bailaora for the professional company, Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre. She has also worked extensively with local artists including Flamenco Rosario, Alma de Espana, Flamenco Vivo, and Flamenco Alcala. A dedicated and inspiring performer, she has appeared with the Vancouver International Dance Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Flamenco Festival and at events all over BC. The Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble was formed in 2015 to create a high calibre group of local and international guest performers, which explores the art of the cuadro at the highest level. www.kasandraflamenco.com
Discover Dance! is a series showcasing diverse BC-based companies, presented by The Dance Centre, BC’s resource centre for dance, which provides information and services for the profession and the public, and operates the Scotiabank Dance Centre facility.
2016-2017 Discover Dance! season:
September 29 Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz
October 27 Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble
November 24 the response.
February 9 Grupo America
March 30 Aeriosa
April 27 Goh Ballet
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Media contact: Heather Bray T: 604 606 6412 firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover Dance! Media sponsors: OMNI Diversity Television, City TV and the Vancouver Courier
Official hotel sponsor: Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel & Suites
The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Dance Centre
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6 Tel 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca