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Award winning contemporary flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA perform in Newcastle

BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO returns to Newcastle on Saturday May 22nd to THE BASE (formerly The Black Malabar & Church of Groove).

Led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist, and Newcastle local, Damian Wright, Damian studied flamenco guitar in Spain for 5 years and returns to present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition.

Where: The Base (formerly The Black Malabar & Church of Groove), 3 Tudor St, Newcastle West
When: Saturday 22nd May
5pm - 6:30pm show click here
8pm - 9:30pm show click here
Cost: $35pp

"The perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco...Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games.... A virtuoso display, rapturously received.", Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide.

BANDALUZIA are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity. BANDALUZIA features Dance Australia Magazine's "Most Outstanding Dancer" and co-winner of "Best Dance Show" at The Adelaide Fringe. JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues),outstanding percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and the Opera Australia Orchestra).

Bandaluzia is also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient, or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity” Gabrielle Wilder, SMH

ALBUM OF THE WEEK "The music's flamenco core never wavers. Damian Wright's glorious guitar playing is the spine, if you will, while his compositions allow other instruments to sing their own songs, like willowy limbs able to dance independently because of the spine's solidity... a fine addition to Wright's impressive catalogue." JOHN SHAND, SMH 2020

1) If you feel unwell at all do not come to the venue, stay at home.
2) Consider downloading the Covid Safe app and if you have it please ensure it is running when you attend the venue.
3) When you arrive you will need to queue with the group you are attending with.
4) A staff member will allow groups to enter one at a time.
5) Please sanitise your hands
6) Please log the contact details of anyone in your group with our team
7) You will be shown to your seat, and one of our wonderful team members.
 If throughout the evening you need to get up for a drink or wish to use the bathroom please queue with at least 1.5mtrs of social distancing.
9) After the performance please maintain your social distancing as you leave the venue, and be sure not to congregate on the footpath.