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FLAMENCO MASTERPIECE BUSH BAILANDO STORMS INTO GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE

Blending fiery Spanish heritage with a fascination and love of the Australian landscape, Pepa Molina’s award winning flamenco masterpiece Bush Bailando is a must see.

This captivating show is set to take Griffith Regional Theatre by storm on Saturday, 20 October at 7.30pm.

Dancing since the age of nine, when she trained and performed with legendary stars Antonio Vargas and Diana Reyes, Pepa Molina is one of Australia’s most celebrated flamenco artists.

Pepa will share her love of dance with locals when she presents a flamenco workshop at 11am on Saturday, 20 October. Cost is $10, with numbers strictly limited and bookings essential.

Pepa moved to Spain in 1993 to pursue her love of flamenco dance and reclaim her heritage. Her productions toured the main theatre circuits of Spain, as well as flamenco festivals across Europe, America and Asia, placing her amongst the leading international contemporary flamenco music and dance acts.

Since returning to Australia in 2013, Pepa has committed to creating work in an Australian context and to sharing her expertise and knowledge at professional and community levels.  Her new Flamenco dance work Bush Bailando, is a passionate and very personal exploration of bicultural heritage and identity, married with her enduring fascination and love of the Australian landscape.

Winner of Dance Australia’s 2016 Critics’ Award, Bush Bailando reinterprets traditional Andalusian flamenco choreography through the sounds and rhythms of the Australian bush, to give a completely fresh take on this fascinating art form.

Griffith Regional Theatre Manager, Raina Savage, said, “Compañia Pepa Molina is one of the most exciting contemporary flamenco companies in the world. In this fascinating collaboration, renowned Spanish Soundscape Composer, Hector Gonzalez Sanchez drew inspiration for the original score from the sounds of the Australian bush and animals.

“The performance also features Australia’s leading flamenco musicians. Pepa is joined onstage by guitarist and composer Marco Van Doornam, whose powerful and hypnotic flamenco guitar seamlessly blends with melodies of versatile instrumentalist Stuart Vandegraaf,” Ms Savage said.

Bush Bailando is at Griffith Regional Theatre on Saturday, 20 October at 7.30pm.

Advance purchase tickets are $30 (until 5 October), Adult $35, Concession $25, Member $20, Under 18 $15

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, by calling 6962 8444 or visit www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au  

Griffith Regional Theatre is a cultural facility of Griffith City Council and is proudly sponsored by
Griffith City Volkswagen.

 

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