Celebrating the epic nature of the great gypsy migration, Gypsy Pathways looks to the elements of the rich and diverse cultures that the Romani people both brought with them, with their kathak traditions, and encountered and integrated with their own during their travels through Persia (now Iran) and North Africa. Many of these influences were ultimately to come together when they arrived in Spain, arguably adding the most crucial ingredients to what was to become flamenco.
Featuring a stunning line up of international guests alongside some of Australia’s finest flamenco artists including dancer Simone Pope, guitarist Andrew Veivers and violinist Shenton Gregory, Flamenco Fire’s Gypsy Pathways distils from eight centuries of tradition a compelling, passionate, and vibrant show that captures all of the excitement and drama of this part of the great Romani story.
Gypsy Pathways is the next chapter in the Flamenco story – a story that Director/Composer/Guitarist Andrew Veivers has been exploring through the Flamenco Fire company over the last 13 years. In addition to Gypsy Pathways, Andrew’s recent commissioned compositional credits include – Al-Andaluz (Flamenco Fire 2010), a new translation of Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding (Sydney Theatre Company 2011) and major orchestral works for the Woodford Folk Festival (2011/12 & 2012/13)
Directed by Andrew Veivers and produced by Red Chair, Gypsy Pathways premiered at QPAC’s Playhouse in February 2012.
“Each moment in this performance was a spectacle, each song a triumph and all of the dances were superb and electrifying. It is not in my habit to completely praise every aspect and element of something that I view and it surprises me with the degree to which this show was outside my comfort zone to be giving it a well-deserved and highly enthusiastic five stars and faultless review.” Brent Downes, Theatre People
“The artistic excellence brought to patrons through this show is proof that our global relationships are to be celebrated and admired. Gypsy Pathways is highly recommended. 4.5 out of 5 stars.” Sally Peters, ArtsHub
“This truly was an intimate display of artistry. As one, the audience erupted in cheers and “Ole!”, and a standing ovation. 4 out of 5 stars.” Phil Reece, DanceHub
Flamenco Fire Gypsy Pathways
The Events Centre Caloundra
Tuesday 26th of February 2013
Tickets: Full $49.00 / Concession $45.00 / Group 8+ $45.00 / Please note Spanish tasting plate included in the price and served at 7.30pm
The Events Centre Caloundra, Caloundra
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