Osende outstanding in third-annual Valentine’s show

Maria Osende is spellbinding as she takes flamenco dance to a high art form.

For the third year in a row her company wowed a Valentine’s night audience enjoying wine and tapas at the Flamenco Valentine. The entire show of musicians, dancers and singers evokes a night in Spain when everything is wrong but life is rich.

Without losing any of the passion or power in flamenco’s folk roots, Osende uses her entire body as a kinetic sculpture to rapidly and profoundly express emotion, story and images.

By Elissa Barnard
The Chronicle Herald

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