A sensual feast of dance and drink is coming to Vancouver.
Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night is happening Thursday (July 5) as part of Latin American Week.
The event brings together some of the best groups and performers in town for what organizers guarantee as an evening to relish the “sights, sounds, and sips of Latin America”.
Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night is presented by Latincouver, the nonprofit behind Latin American Week, whose main event is the Carnaval del Sol at Concord Pacific (88 Pacific Boulevard) on July 7 and 8.
Latincouver is collaborating with Flamenco Rosario, a company founded by Rosario Ancer, who serves as its artistic director and choreographer. Victor Kolstee is the musical director of the Vancouver-based Flamenco Rosario.
The evening will also feature Calle Verde, a flamenco group that draws from diverse musical sources that include jazz and pop music. The Vancouver group has been performing since 2012.
Mozaico Flamenco, a dance academy based in Burnaby, will showcase its exuberant choreography that has made it a sought-after performer in various venues.
Gabriel Monty has been dancing the tango for 15 years. Monty’s Argentine Tango Lab is based in Vancouver, and will show demonstrate why tango is one of the most passionate dances in the world.
Also performing is B.C. Tango led Gabriela Rojo, who brought her steps to Vancouver in 1997. Rojo notes on her website that tango is “much more than a dance”. According to her, it is a “moment of truth”.
Argentine wines are the libation for Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night on July 5 at the Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street) in Granville Island.
For more details about Carnaval de Sol, click here.