Experience an award winning international collaboration presenting the emotive Andalusian art of live flamenco music, song and dance, celebrating its mosaic of cultural connections, from subcontinental Indian roots to contemporary Latin American influences.
Ida Y Vuelta translates to “there and back” and is a specific collection of flamenco songs dedicated to the recent travellers who brought new influences into flamenco. Compañía Alma Flamenca’ perform well-known flamenco styles, exploring the funk of Afro-Cuban rhythms in a Tanguillos de Cádiz, the unmistakeable sounds of the Argentinean tango in a haunting milonga, and dancers light up the stage with fluttering fans to the Cuban-influenced guajiras. The incredible musical ensemble exude the flamenco puro sound.
Directed by international flamenco dancer Roshanne de Silva Wijeyeratne (Spain/Aus), Compañía Alma Flamenca from Adelaide are joined by special guests award-winning flamenco dancer Chachy Peñalver, (Ven/Aus) and flamenco singer Zoe Vélez (Aus). From the birthplace of flamenco, guitarist Paco Lara (Jerez, Spain) is joined by Indian tabla virtuoso, Jay Dabgar (India/Aus) with Australian flamenco guitarist Alain Vãlodze and flamenco percussionist Adrian van Nunen.
“The cast from Ida Y Vuelta was able to perfectly encapsulate us into their world, where there are no boundaries and there is no discrimination – just pure love, happiness, joy, and soul.” - Weekend Notes 2019
This will be an unforgettable night of total immersion into the history and passion of flamenco.
Proudly sponsored by the Mactaggart Family.