Mozaico Flamenco presents “Flamenco Dim Sum”.
What can you expect? Colourful rainbow ruffles, fluttering Spanish fans, rapid-fire
footwork and soulful music, “Flamenco Dim Sum” features some of Canada’s most
accomplished Asian flamenco artists including guest guitarist from Victoria, Jake “El
Chinito” Lee, singer/cellist Cyrena “La Sirena” with Mozaico Flamenco’s matriarch and
Vancouver’s flamenco dancer, Kasandra “La China”. “Flamenco Dim Sum” promises
an evening of intimate cuadro flamenco featuring improvisational flamenco dance
with the spontaneity of live musicians. We welcome the power of percussion with
Davide Sampaolo on cajon (flamenco drum box) and even more dancers, Kara Wiebe
and Andreana Karogiannis.
Flamenco originates from the sunny south of Spain, Andalucia, and is known for its rich,
passionate multicultural roots -- Roma, Spanish, Andalucian, Moorish and Arabic. Well,
Vancouver has quite a multicultural mix of our own! We take the Flamenco temper
and mix it with authentic expressions of our Canadian artists of Chinese, Greek, Italian
and European backgrounds in “Flamenco Dim Sum”.
What is “Dim Sum”, you might ask? Time to google it because you are missing out!
“Dim Sum” is one of the great meals in Chinese culture at the intersection of breakfast,
brunch and late lunch! Vancouver connoisseurs of Asian dining all know that our city is
famous for its awesome “Dim Sum”. If the Spanish make “tapas” to share, the Chinese
wheel carts laden with dumplings, noodles and steamed buns around to tables as
diners linger over tea. Anything goes in this meal. You keep ordering “this and that”
until you ready to roll out the door. In this spirit, Mozaico Flamenco performs “this and
that” including our traditional flamenco dances including Fandangos, Seguiriyas,
Tangos and Bulerias, and then mix in some contemporary surprises.
Kasandra “La China”, Artistic Director, Bailaora
Kara Wiebe, Flamenco Dancer
Andreana Karogiannis, Flamenco Dancer
Jake Lee, invited guest artist, flamenco guitarist
Cyrena “La Sirena”, singer
Davide Sampaolo, cajon
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