South End Hall, Galiano Island
Acclaimed flamenco ensemble Fin de Fiesta brings Spanish inspiration to Canadian soil with their Summer/Fall 2017 Canadian Tour. Comprised of award-winning artists from Canada, France and Italy, the electrifying music and dance ensemble will bring stages nationwide to life with their spirited new production, LIÁNDOLA.
The production takes its name from a popular Andalucian figure of speech used to describe boisterously unrestrained behaviour, a playful fearlessness that cannot be contained. Simply put, Liándola means taking an ordinary experience and making it extraordinary.
In Liándola, the searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of music director Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Canada) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Canada). Davide Sampaulo (Italy) holds down the rhythm on cahon. Acclaimed Vancouver-born dancer Deborah "La Caramelita" Dawson joins the group from her home base in Bordeaux, France. Dancer and artistic director Lia Grainger (Canada), brings the stage to life with fierce, sensual choreography and improvisation.
Ticket price: $22 advance/ $25 door
Available in person: Galiano Island Books