Times and dates:
General admission $50
Friday 11 August 2023 – 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Saturday 12 August 2023 – 8pm (doors open 7.30pm
2023 WOMADelaide invitees BANDALUZIA, Led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist, will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition.
BANDALUZIA are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity. Bandaluzia performed at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan and was awarded “The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe” at The Sydney Fringe Festival. Bandaluzia performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney. Damian recently released his debut album “Shifting Sands” (ABC Music) which was The Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Album of the week’ where it was described as “Glorious guitar playing”. Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA and in has performed at The Shanghai International Fringe Festival, CHINA. Bandaluzia also features Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 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) & outstanding percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice). 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.
“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity” Gabrielle Wilder, Sydney Morning Herald
“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.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK “The music’s flamenco core never wavers. Damian Wright’s glorious guitar playing is the spine, if you will, while his compositions allow other instruments to sing their own songs, like willowy limbs able to dance independently because of the spine’s solidity… a fine addition to Wright’s impressive catalogue.” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.