On stage will be an exceptional group of Canadian and international dancers and musicians for one night only. Musical Director Victor Kolstee and Artistic Director Rosario Ancer will be joined by dancer Marién Luévano and percussionist Alvaro Rubio from Mexico, guitarist Miguel Ramos and soulful singer Angelita la del Lito from Spain along with Flamenco Rosario’s own dancer: Deborah Dawson.
Established in 2001, Flamenco Rosario’s Cuadro Flamenco series has been a spirited event celebrating the traditional, intimate setting of flamenco performance. Originating in the era of the café cantantes, and continuing today in Spain’s tablaos flamencos, the form showcases dancers, musicians and singers sharing the stage. In keeping with the tablaos tradition, the evening’s program is not predetermined, but follows the spontaneity and improvisational nature of flamenco. The dancers perform for the Cuadro behind them as well as the audience in front. A healthy dose of competition is an important part of the show, as is the rapport among the performers and with the audience. Don’t be afraid to shout out olé when the mood strikes you!