Fin de Fiesta Flamenco returns to Salmon Arm with a new production that explores the wild and unrestrained side of one of the world’s most passionate and intense art forms.
The dance and music ensemble will be at Shuswap Theatre on Sunday, July 29 to perform their latest work, Salvaje, or “wild,” a show that pays tribute to flamenco’s rough and tumble origins.
“Flamenco wasn’t born in a theatre, it was born in the streets,” says Fin de Fiesta artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger. “It was the music and dance of the people. In Spain, in many ways it still is.”
Accompanying Grainger on stage will be vocalist Alejandro Mendiam, Dennis Duffin on guitar, flautist Lara Wong and percussionist Hanser Santos Gomez. Though they come from France, Cuba and Canada, Fin de Fiesta’s core members all live in Spain, collaborating with and drawing inspiration from the world’s best flamenco singers, dancers and guitarists.
Joining Fin de Fiesta on their cross-Canada tour this year is dancer Deborah “La Caramelita.” She brings a wild and gypsy-influenced repertoire to the show, something audiences in Salmon Arm have not seen before with Fin de Fiesta.
Fin de Fiesta’s Salmon Arm performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at door or $22 in advance at Intwined Fabric Arts or online at findefiestaflamenco.com.