LA FEMME! A celebration of dance and music.
Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Tanya Diamond, and concert guitarist and Stellenbosch Konservatorium lecturer, Nina Fourie-Gouws, combine artistic forces in LA FEMME! This visually and auditory captivating production combines the passion, fire and intensity of contemporary solo Flamenco dance with the rich, complex and sensuous sounds of Classical Guitar.
Tanya Diamond started her professional dance career at the age of 15 after being spotted by the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Antonio del Castillo. She studied dancing in Spain and has taught in New York and Los Angeles. Nina Fourie-Gouws maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa and recently performed as a featured artist at the Volterra Guitar Project, in Italy.
Tanya and Nina embrace the rich Spanish tradition of music and dance while exploring new sonic possibilities of contemporary classical repertoire. Traditional Spanish accompaniment, including castanets, cajon and palmas, will be provided by members of the SoloFLAMENCO dance studio.
The programme (60 minutes) includes works by Albéniz, Brouwer, Barrios, Domeniconi, Ibert, Tárrega and Vivaldi. Confirmed festival engagements for 2019 include two performances at the SU Woordfees (6 and 9 March, kykNET Fismer) as well as the Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival (25 May, Marovian Church).