“The perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco…Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games….A virtuoso display, rapturously received.” 5 stars. Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide. 2020
Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible art-form by some of Australia’s most revered flamenco artists.
Bandaluzia recently performed at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival, was awarded “The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe” at The Sydney Fringe Festival and in 2014 performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney. Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia.
In 2020 Bandaluzia received a 5 star review for their performances at at The Adelaide Fringe festival from The Advertiser (Peter Burden) who was quoted as describing the performance as “a virtuoso display, rapturously received”, “ firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco”. DAMIAN was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Also featuring Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM(flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas, brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN(James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE(Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and Opera Australia Orchestra).
Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.