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Spectrum: Urban Rhythms/Flamenco Dance Workshop


Don't miss out on this spectacular flamenco and belly dance performance and workshop!

Performance: Urban Rhythms

Urban Rhythms, a part of the Spectrum collaboration, is a dynamic display of rhythmic footwork and movements. The styles of flamenco and belly dance find common ground, led by celebrated flamenco artist Ilse Gudino, belly dancer Roula Said, and an ensemble of live musicians and ventanas. Urban Rhythms will delight audiences in a fantasy of foot-tapping tapestries and lyrical movements that cross borders and cultures.

Spectrum is an exciting new initiative in programming, highlighting the global influences of Toronto’s dance and musical landscape. Conceptualized and curated by Pratibha Arts and its artistic director, Bageshree Vaze, Spectrum features some of the city’s finest dance and music artists as they collaborate to showcase the underlying commonalities and interesections between cultural styles.

Workshop: Flamenco Dance by Ilse Gudino

Ilse Gudino started as a gymnast and studied at the school of contemporary dance of the Ballet Nacional de Mexico, and studied with La Compañia Estatal de Danza contemporánea in Oaxaca. She has been a member of the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company since 1997 and studied flamenco at Amor de Dios studios in Madrid with Antonio Reyes, El Ciro, La Tati, Manolete, Domingo Ortega, and many other flamenco specialists. Since 1999, Ilse’s dance career has expanded as a soloist to include performances across Canada and the US with contemporary dancers, experimental theatre, opera, independent music (Apostle of Hustle, Santerías), video and film.

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