FREE PUBLIC EVENT
August 12, 2018, 1:00 & 3:00 pm
Performance Works, Granville Island
The event takes place on the outdoor stage at Ron Basford Park. In case of rain the performance takes place inside Performance Works.
Established in 2014, Calle Verde is as a group of flamenco artists steeped in tradition, but not necessarily traditional. Calle Verde is a forum for experimenting with musical and choreographic ideas that soften the boundaries between flamenco and other forms. Their aim is to present works that are authentic to the artists’ experiences, backgrounds and influences while maintaining a deep respect and reverence for traditional flamenco forms and expressions.
A dancer and teacher of traditional flamenco, Michelle also collaborates with artists from other genres to experiment and challenge expectations. She has studied flamenco and classical Spanish dance in Spain, Greece, Canada and the USA. She teaches at Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy and performs with the Raíces y Alas Flamenco Project and Calle Verde.
Maria Avila has established herself as an independent dancer/singer, choreographer, and teacher. Recent achievements include being awarded a mentorship to study with Myriam Allard, receiving professional development grants to study in Sevilla, Spain, as well as performing in the Coetaní Experimental Flamenco Festival in Athens, Greece. Find out more about Maria at mariaavilaflamenco.com.
Flamenco guitarist Peter Mole has been performing flamenco for twenty-five years. He has performed across Canada and in every major venue in Vancouver, including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Chan Centre and main stage at the Vancouver Folk Festival. He composed and performed the music for Mariposa: The Butterfly’s Evil Spell, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and performed and composed for the score for the NFB documentary Opre Roma with Los Casasteros. He introduced Flamenco to the Kino Cafe in 1994 where he continues to performing today. His musical training began at the McGill University Conservatory of Music then Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to embrace Flamenco, his latest trips being funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He currently performs with Calle Verde and Toque Flamenco. Notable instructors include; Diego de Morao, Carlos Heredia, Juan Moneo, Miguel Aragon, Fyty, Jesus Alvarez and Paco Fernandez.
New Works gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.