Friday, May 5, 2017

Press Release: The ACT Arts Centre presents La Tarara by Kasandra Flamenco April 7 , 2017



Rivalry, Love, Jealousy and Intrigue
The ACT Arts Centre presents La Tarara by Kasandra Flamenco
on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2016-2017 ACT Presents Series.

This performances brings the ACT Presents season to a close with a dazzling show full of drama,intensity and bravado. Alluring dance, Sevillan silk shawls, Spanish bata de cola (long train dress),
castanets, uttering fans and epic footwork all bring the story to life.
Led by master dancer Kasandra “La China”, this explosive Flamenco performance includes dance stars
direct from Spain; Ivan Vargas Heredia --


--and Emilio Ochando. Ochando, is a six-time premio champion
and bailarin from Royal Conservatorio, Ballet Nacional de Espana & Nuevo Ballet Espanol.


Audiences will also revel in the rich music of award-winning, international musical director from Malaga,Gaspar Rodriguez, composer of twelve international flamenco productions. Rodriguez is recognized asone of Spain's most expressive and innovative artists, and many aficionados will recognize him as the
musical director of Nuevo Ballet Espanol. The voice of powerhouse Flamenco singer Vicente Griego “El
Cartucho” resonates the production along with the sonorous tones of cellist “La Sirena”, and rhythmic
groove of flamenco cajon by Italian percussionist, Davide Sampaolo.
Kasandra and her musicians perform with a combustible onstage chemistry and musical energy that
takes the audience on an emotional journey. It’s firey, spirited and delightfully cheeky.



Tickets for La Tarara: Adult $32, Senior $28, Youth $15.
Tickets are available in person at The ACT Arts Centre at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, or over the
phone at 604-476-2787 or online at www.theactmapleridge.org.
The 2017/2018 season will launch at the end of August at the Sneak Peek.
To receive an invitation and save on ticket purchases, please contact The
ACT Arts Centre and speak to Tracey Brady about becoming a member.
About The ACT Arts Centre
A not-for-profit society serving the community since 1971, The ACT Arts Centre aims to offer vibrant arts
and cultural opportunities and experiences through excellence in artistic and educational programming,
customer, and member and community service. The ACT Presents Series is supported by The
Department of Canadian Heritage: Canada Arts Presentation Fund and The Province of British Columbia
Gaming Branch, and the BC Arts Council Community Presenter fund. www.theactmapleridge.org