KATHMANDU, Nov 8: A newcomer to the Nepali dance scene, Flamenco is an expressive Spanish dance form characterized by rhythmic footwork, hand clapping and intricate body movements matched by passionate expressions and emotions of the dancers themselves.
Kathmandu will now be able to witness an hour-long dance show, ‘Tres Flamencas’, on November 8 and 9 at the Russian Culture Center, Kamal-Pokhari.
Produced by flamenco dancer Maradee Guzman, who can be credited for introducing this dance form to the local and the expatriate community here in Kathmandu, Tres Flamencas will feature a wide range of Spanish dance styles which will be performed by Flamenco performer, choreographer, director, producer and teacher Clara Ramona and her company dancers Mercedes Soler and Maradee herself. Spanish classical guitarist Prashant Pokharel will also be a part of the show along with Maradee’s students from Nepal who will be performing their dance recitals.
Photo Courtesy: Mradee Guzman
Maradee and Mercedes have toured with Clara around the world but it is after two years that they are performing together again.
“Clara has trained us so well that we can easily pick up from where we left. Even though we haven’t performed together for a long time, the cohesiveness of our performances is not lost,” says Maradee who shares that the interest she saw in Nepal is what keeps bringing her back with a vision to take Flamenco dancing to higher levels in Nepal.
“It’s a huge privilege to have Clara in Nepal, despite her busy schedule. She just came back from a workshop and performance in Beijing and is here in Nepal for a week,” shares Maradee.
Experience the energy and passion of Flamenco dancing at Tres Flamenca!
The event will take place on November 8 and 9, 7pm sharp at the Russian Culture Center, Kamal-Pokhari. Guests are encouraged to be seated by 6:45pm and purchase their tickets in advance due to limited seating at the venue.
Tickets are available at Sushila Arts Academy in Maharajgunj, Salsa DanceAcademy in Bhat Bhateni, Nanglo’s Restaurant in Durbar Marg, and Bakery Café in Pulchowk.