May 4–6, 2018

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company



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Enjoy a captivating and exhilarating evening of flamenco and Spanish dance performed with power and elegance by this award winning company of dancers and musicians. Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul.

The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, founded in 1982, has a history rooted in flamenco and Spanish Classical dance. The company has developed an ever expanding repertoire that has earned both critical and popular acclaim. With unique, talented dancers and musicians the Company is recognized for the exceptional level of their productions receiving three Dora Mavor Moore Awards in addition to 20 nominations over the years. Passionate and driven, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company continues to enthrall audiences with its commitment to imaginative choreography and artistic excellence.

Esmeralda Enrique is one of the most celebrated Flamenco dance artists in Canada. Lauded internationally as a choreographer and teacher. In 1982 she founded the Academy of Spanish Dance and the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company. Esmeralda grew up in the flamenco tradition, studying dance as a child and was working professionally by the age of 14. She has received numerous awards acknowledging her artistic achievements and contributions to dance. Esmeralda reveals in her work a total mastery and love of the art. Her infinite creativity, energy, and passion will continue to convey a true love for the art of flamenco for generations to come. Undoubtedly her spirit and energy over the last thirty-six years have helped make flamenco a vibrant, driving force on the Canadian dance landscape.