Flamenco like never before seen

Published on 2nd May, 2016

Flamenco artist Annalouise Paul in 'Forge'.

Forge & Bush Bailando

Contemporary Flamenco Dance & Music

May 5 -7  | Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the world premiere of two contemporary flamenco dance works, Forge and Bush Bailando, from 5 to 7 May.

This exciting double bill will see Australian flamenco dance artists, Annalouise Paul and internationally acclaimed Pepa Molina, perform solo works accompanied on stage by renowned musicians. Reinterpreting traditional flamenco, Forge and Bush Bailando will delight audiences with a completely fresh take on this artform.

Pepa Molina takes inspiration from the Aussie landscape in 'Bush Bailando'.

Forge is a striking dance-music collaboration between award-winning choreographer and dancer Annalouise Paul and composer-pianist Marianthe LoucatrarisForge draws upon contemporary dance and the percussive power of the piano to reinterpret the soulful flamenco form Seguiriyas and its origins in Sephardi song.

Bush Bailando reflects the sounds and rhythms found in the Australian landscape, and in particular the bush surrounding the western Sydney home of dancer Pepa Molina. Pepa explores the displacement of her Andalusian heritage and draws inspiration from the natural elements of water, wind, earth and fire.

Pepa has performed with the most prestigious Flamenco dance companies in the world such as Los ArrieritosManolete, Juan Andrés Maya’s dance companies, and as a soloist for Paco Peña and Los Losadas. Pepa will be accompanied on stage by flamenco composer and guitarist Marco Van Doornum and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Vandegraaff. The performance will also feature an original score from Marco and Spanish electroacoustic composer and soundscape designer, Héctor González Sánchez.

“Geographically and culturally, flamenco has travelled from its Andalusian roots and these two Australian artists from western Sydney, continue to push its boundaries,” said Annette McLernon, Director of FORM Dance Projects.

Forge and Bush Bailando demonstrate a contemporary shift in flamenco, with these Australian artists experimenting and opening up new perspectives in a profoundly soulful dance tradition.”

Forge & Bush Bailando  |  Annalouise Paul & Pepa Molina
Dates: 5 to 7 May at 8pm, 6 May at 12:30pm, Post-Show Fiesta 7 May (free for ticket holders)
Tickets: Adult $35, Conc $28
Bookings: From the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Venue: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

Comments

  1. avatar Posted by Annalouise Paul on May 3rd, 2016 [Reply]

    Hi Heather,

    Thanks so much for promoting us!!! May I ask a request as it is online …. the musician Amanda Handel is no longer part of FORGE. Would it be possible to replace her name in the article with the following artists composer and singer please? (see below)

    …. and composer-pianist Marianthe Loucataris. Forge draws upon contemporary dance and the percussive power of the piano to reinterpret the soulful flamenco form Seguiriyas and its origins in Sephardi song by Helen Rivero.

    Thank you so much, Annalouise

    • avatar Posted by heatherclements on May 6th, 2016 [Reply]

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention – I will make the changes immediately. I trust the show is going well,and please let DanceLife know of any other news relating to the Flamenco world as we really appreciate this dance genre and would love to include more articles relevant to it. Kind regards, Heather Clements

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