Karen Flamenco presents Romeo and Juliet (Win tickets)

I have liked the work of the Karen Flamenco Company for a few years now, and when they approached me to give away tickets for their on-the-road show “Romeo and Juliet“, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Even more exciting it is that I am giving away tickets for performances that take place OUTSIDE of the City of Vancouver.

Very few styles of dance make me feel more in love and rejuvenated as flamenco does. Madrid (Spain) is and always will be my second home away from home (considering that Vancouver is now my home). Out of the dance styles I want to master the most, the one I want to be a specialist in (and find most challenging) is flamenco (particularly because men don’t have flow-y skirts nor fans.

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After this summer’s three sold out Vancouver performances of the classic love story “Romeo & Juliet”, the Karen Flamenco Dance Company is taking the show on the road! Set in turn of the century Mexico, the timeless love-tragedy is visually translated into the fiery poetry of flamenco dance. Beautiful bandidas feud flamenco-style, mystical gypsies cast their hypnotic spell all to the accompaniment of live flamenco guitar and narration of master storyteller and magician Gerardo Avila.

Karen Flamenco performs this tragic love tale Friday, November 12th at the beautiful Surrey Arts Centre and Saturday, November 13th at the newly-opened Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Two Spring shows will be performed at the Heritage Theatre in Gibsons, April 9th and 10th, 2011.

I have a pair of tickets to give away for the Friday, November 12th show at the Surrey Arts Centre. To enter, just indicate in a comment on this post if you have ever watched Flamenco-style dance and if you recall, the name of the group whose performance you enjoyed. For a second entry into the contest, if you are on Twitter, you can copy and paste the following:

I want to win tickets to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ from @hummingbird604 & @karenflamenco. Learn more here: http://is.gd/gLzAF

I will draw a random winner from all entries on Thursday November 11 at 5:30pm. For information on how to purchase tickets to either of the Chilliwack and Surrey performances, click here.

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  1. Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2011 (giveaway)
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  4. Café de Chinitas (Viñetas del Mozaico) [Flamenco dance]
  5. Viñetas del Mozaico (Café de Chinitas Series) [Win tickets]

Comments (9)

SusanNovember 5th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

My son & I saw a great Flamenco rendition on Alice in Wonderland at UBC a few years ago. We loved it!

Palma BjarnasonNovember 7th, 2010 at 8:29 am

Susan, I am so glad you enjoyed our version of Alice in Wonderland!! It was produced by Aurora Dance, the company Karen and I were co-directing at the time. You might also enjoy my upcoming event called “Women in Wartime: Vivandieres & Land Girls”, which will feature dance, music, and a literary / historical presentation. More info at silkmothdance@gmail.com
Thanks again,
Palma :)

Jessica QuanNovember 7th, 2010 at 10:10 am

This was a Karen Flamenco show! Glad you liked it!

Renee ShupeNovember 7th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

There use to be a cozy Spanish Restaurant on Cambie street, unfortunately the name alludes me, but when my husband and I were still in the early part of our relationship we went there for dinner one night, as I didn’t live far away and had the fantastic opporunity to watch some flamenco dancing up close and personal.

I have also trained in Flamenco when I was younger and a dancer – did a solo and one first place. Flamenco is a blast, great energy and exciting to watch.

Sarah the StylistNovember 7th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Renee, the cafe you mentioned is Kino Cafe on Cambie Street at 19th or 20th. You can still catch live flamenco several nights a week! I remember being enthralled by Karen’s mad flamenco skills there years ago and was stoked to have her as a teacher. Wish I was in Vancouver to watch her rendition of Romeo and Juliet!

isabella mori (@moritherapy)November 7th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

yes, i have seen a number of flamenco shows. my ex was quite a bit into flamenco. the ones i remember: manitas de plata with his troupe, a famous spanish deaf flamenco dancer (“la paloma”, i think) and the al mozaico troupe, also from here in vancouver.

SabainaNovember 7th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

The only time i’ve seen flamenco is on so you think you can dance :P so I would love to see it person!Plus nothing but love for shakespeare.

Jessica AdamsonNovember 11th, 2010 at 12:32 am

I don’t recall the name but I’ve seen a very talented group at a cafe on Main. :)

RaulNovember 12th, 2010 at 9:45 am

AND THE WINNER IS… Susan Main

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