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About the company:
The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company was founded in 1982 in Toronto under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique. Dedicated and driven, the talented musicians, singers and expressive, powerful dancers perform finely wrought pieces that hold, in perfect balance, tradition and classicism with a modern, contemporary aesthetic. Capturing the essence of flamenco, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to mesmerize its audiences while bringing to life the contagious excitement and full breadth of feelings that flamenco delivers.
Esmeralda Enrique immigrated to Toronto in 1981 and established the Academy of Spanish Dance. Later she founded the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, which has emerged as one of Canada's foremost flamenco dance ensembles. Her vision and passionate commitment to flamenco have earned her acclaim across Canada as a teacher, performer and choreographer. Esmeralda has received numerous awards including the Guía Hispana's Raíces Hispanas Award in 2003, and was named one of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians in 2008. Ms. Enrique has been honoured with numerous Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance in 1997, 1999, 2002, and 2006 and for Outstanding New Choreography in 2008. Esmeralda's creativity, energy and passion continues to convey a true love for the art of flamenco.
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The award-winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to mesmerize while delivering the contagious excitement and full breadth of feelings that flamenco expresses.
"With the use of modern visual effects, the presentation was enshrined as one of the best flamenco shows of all time."
"I love it when a show exceeds my expectations and this just absolutely caught fire by the end."
— Paula Citron, Classical 96FM