Encuentros is a percussive dance spectacular celebrating passionate encounters by internationally renowned dancers in Flamenco, Irish, Tap, and Egyptian Bellydance! Produced by www.kasandraflamenco.com
Tickets $30-$50 plus service charges. Children 12 and under $20. Students $5 discount, except on VIP tickets. Buy online, or phone 604-241-7292, extension 3.
In a stunning display of romance, seduction, love and jealousy, Artistic Director Kasandra “La China” and International guest artists, Ricardo Lopez (Flamenco dancer, Madrid), Joel Hanna (Irish Tap Dancer, Vancouver/New York), and Egyptian Bellydancer Ashley Kirkham, throw down the gauntlet and meet on the dance floor! With powerhouse Flamenco singer, Vicente Griego, and live musicians playing Flamenco guitar and Cajon, Oud and Darbuka, the dance is showcased with profound musicality. The beauty of lyrical dance and the power of percussion result in a dazzling presentation, full of drama, intensity and bravado. Encuentros is at once a feast for the eyes, the ears and the soul!
Encuentros is a rich exploration of human interaction and expression. As dancers encounter each other, each reveals a personal journey of joy and sorrow, jealousy and rage, loneliness and, hope. Witness rich, seductive dance duets featuring Ricardo Lopez, soloist with Nuevo Ballet Español, and Joel Hanna from New York’s Broadway – a rare treat in Vancouver! Other highlights include the alluring dance imagery of the Spanish bata de cola (long train dress); soulful evocative belly dance, and rapid-fire footwork of epic proportions in a jealous love triangle.
TL Entertainment Production & Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre are proud to present “Three Sides of a Coin”, a rich & evocative dance spectacular, directed by flamenco dancer Kasandra “La China”, showcasing flamenco dancer Andrea Williams with guest artist and Irish Tap dance sensation, Joel Hanna, and one of Vancouver’s foremost Oriental Bellydancers, Ashley Kirkham. This matinee is a first at the Edgewater Casino’s Stadium Club theatre in Vancouver. The vibrant show celebrates passion, virtuosity and expression, through the rhythm of world percussion, Spanish castanets and Eastern zills and of course, rapid-fire footwork!
“Three Sides of a Coin” presents the multifaceted nature of a Woman. It takes the raw passion and drive of Flamenco Dance performed by Andrea Williams & Kasandra “La China”, and contrasts it with the soft, sensuous seductive nature of Oriental Bellydance by Ashley Kirkham. It also compares the yin and yang, female and male energy with the bravado and athleticism of Joel Hanna, power of Italian cajon player Davide Sampaolo and rhythm of darbouka player Tim Gerwing.
Each dance is carefully crafted and brilliantly conceived. The beauty of lyrical dance and power of percussion results in a dazzling, innovative presentation of an impressive array of cultural, musical and aesthetic influences. The audience is left spellbound with the magical imagery of fluttery fans, Chinese silk veils, Sevillan shawls, flamenco ruffles and fiery footwork.
This powerful performance promises to transport audiences to the magical, the unexpected, the raw.
Three Sides of a Coin”
Saturday November 28, 2015
Matinee only 1:30pm
Edgewater Casino, Stadium Club
760 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver,
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Ashley and Tim Gerwing on tabla will be performing alongside flamenco artists Kasandra “La China” & Andrea Williams with percussionist Davide Sampaolo from the Mozaico Dance Theatre with featured guest Irish Tapper superstar Joel Janna on October 24, 2015. For ticket & show information, click here.
Ashley has returned from a 2 week journey to Egypt training with some of the best teachers in the world including her teacher Randa Kamel and competing in the ROC Crown competition. Ashley’s competition video can be seen here.
Ashley had an amazing time in Cairo as she got to experience Cairo after the festival, and got to witness life first hand there. She is already excited about returning next year!
Photo by Tracey Gibbs Photography
Ashley will be performing in Rahel’s annual student and guest artist show “Ya Helwa” (Oh Beautiful!) On June 14th 2015 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC. She will be performing a shaabi piece by her teacher Randa Kamel. For show information and tickets, please visit Rahel’s event page on Facebook
Tickets are going fast so get them soon Show starts 7pm sharp!!
Ashley is thrilled to be invited to perform in Grande Prairie, Alberta on June 6th in a gala show featuring Osama Eman from Cairo! Osama has been brought to Canada by Moondance Shimmy, and will be teaching an intensive weekend of folklore styles which will be showcased at the show.
Live Theatre 10130 98th Ave Grande Prairie, AB
For event, workshop or ticket information, contact Moondance Shimmy
Ashley is off to NYC for the 4 days dance intensive and competition NYCairo! She will be competing in the Professional Category with 14 other dancers from all around the world. She will also be studying with her mentor Randa Kamel, Mohamed Shahin, Mercedes Nieto and more. This is a very exciting time, and Ashley has been training hard for 4 months for this event. Stay tuned for photos and videos from the competition!
Ashley placed 2nd Place in the Randa Kamel Crown Competition in Dallas, Texas July 2014.
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