“SOLO FLAMENCO” presents flamenco in its purest traditional form, The Cuadro. A “cuadro” is a flamenco group that includes a flamenco dancer, guitarist & percussion. This show features the Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble which includes Vancouver flamenco dancer, Kasandra “La China” (bailaora), in a fiery dialogue with Liron Man (guitarist), Jafelin Helten (singer) & Davide Sampaolo (percussionist). Monica Laurin from Bowen Island joins as guest dancer. The show celebrates virtuosity and expression through colourful, vibrant dances with castanets, Spanish fans and rapid-fire footwork!
The show features the innovative lyrical music of guitarist, Liron Man, who has toured Spain, Germany, China, Israel and Canada. Davide Sampaolo, flamenco percussionist from Rome, adds energy and soniquete (groove) with the flamenco box drum, cajon and percussion. Adding the lyrical cante of Jafelin Helten, the finest cantaora from Vancouver, the show has an avante-garde, spicy twist with many surprises.
Here is a sneak peek behind the curtain at some of the pleasures that await:
- Contemporary flamenco dance by Kasandra “La China” with rapid-fire footwork to Davide Sampaolo on cajon.
- Haunting dance solo by Monica Laurin, the Seguiriyas, one of the deepest profound song forms in flamenco.