Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia, led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist Damian Wright will present a spectacular new show, showcasing contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. Come on a journey through this unique and incredible art form with some of Australia and Spain’s most revered flamenco artists.
Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made them a success at festivals and theatres across Australia.
In 2018 Damian performed in Jerez, Spain at La Conferencia de Jose Luis Balao as part of the Jerez International Guitar Festival and was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China.
The ensemble also features; Dance Australia Magazine's "Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013" and co- winner of "Best Dance Show" at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 Jessica Statham (flamenco dancer) and Rosalie Cocchiaro (flamenco dancer) who, whilst living in Madrid, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas. On guitars & mandolin Freedman fellowship winner and National Jazz Awards finalist Ben Hauptmann (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc....) and brilliant percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice...etc).
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.