“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity” Sydney Morning Herald
Damian Wright, flamenco guitar/Artistic Director
Yuhki Mayne, violin
James Hauptmann, percussion
Rosalie Cocchiaro, flamenco dance
Jessica Statham, flamenco dance
Bandaluzia Flamenco are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling dance, musicianship and virtuosity that has made them a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. Bandaluzia recently performed at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan, was awarded "The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe" at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney. In 2020 Bandaluzia received a 5 star review for their performances at The Adelaide Fringe festival from The Advertiser (Peter Burden) who described the performance as “a virtuoso display, rapturously received… firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco”. Bandaluzia are invitees to perform at WOMADelaide 2023 and have performed at prestigious Four Winds Festival, The Sydney International Guitar Festival, The International Gypsy Music Festival, National Folk Festival, The Recital Centre, Sydney, amongst many others, and has been invited to perform at WOMADelaide.
Bandaluzia are highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.
An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.
Bandaluzia Flamenco presents a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible art-form by some of Australia's most revered flamenco artists.
The contemporary aspects come naturally, as we are from a generation that had access to a wide variety of influences including jazz, classical, Arabic, and Latin, as well as contemporary dance, and we will often reference these influences in a way that is organic and enhances our performance and makes it personal and unique.
For the audience flamenco presents more than listening to music and dance, it's the feeling of sharing the experience, receiving the artists expression and connecting this to your own experiences. Performed well flamenco can be transcending moment for all.
Bandaluzia will mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.
70 minutes without interval or 2 x 45 minute halves formats available
Workshops are available in flamenco dance, percussion, and guitar. Attendees will learn about the techniques and rhythms of flamenco presented with historial and sociological context.
Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Book an artist
Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:
Manager, Special Projects & Regional Touring
02 8394 6662