SUBLIME’  is the name of Maria Osende Flamenco Company’s upcoming Flamenco Valentine production: A Dance and Music Fantasy that fuses Flamenco with Opera and Blues.

Hot and passionate flamenco fuses with opera, blues and Cuban rhythms for a never before seen production of its kind. Heating up Halifax Regional Municipality just in time for Valentine’s Day, Maria Osende Flamenco Company’s indelible Flamenco Valentine, returns with a new production on February 14, 15 and 16, 2013 at Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth NS.  Aptly named, SUBLIME, this unique perennial mid-winter event is set to become a timeless classic with a modern flair.

This spellbinding dance and music fantasy, inspired as the manifestation of a lucid dream, will take you on a theatrical journey that ebbs between beauty and danger; magic and passion and the essence of ‘duende’ (soul), in a daring production that pushes the boundaries of traditional flamenco with a fresh outlook and feature a stellar cast:

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director Maria Osende, a power force of technique and artistry, will be joined by her stunning company dancers: Colleen Power, Michelle Raiche-Marsden and Francesca Nardi, who has recently been awarded the Robert George Jackson Award for excellence in dance by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.

Renown Spanish virtuoso guitarist Jose Vega, will transports the audience to the heart of Spain with his truly genuine flamenco sound. Enrique Rojo’s heartfelt voice will be joined by two time Nova Scotia Talent Trust award-winning jazz singer Reeny Smith, who will be performing for the first time with the company. Symphony Nova Scotia’s first violin and viola player

Kirsty Money, will add a unique flavor to the music. Dancers and musicians will be backed up by the one and only Ian MacMillan on percussion (Squid, Drum…to mention a few).

The Maria Osende Flamenco Company would like to acknowledge the generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts for this production, as well as of Halifax Dance and The Coast.

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