Seville's Fin de Fiesta Flamenco returns to its Vancouver roots

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      Fin de Fiesta Flamenco is based in the dance form’s hothouse of Seville, Spain, but its core members’ connections to Vancouver go deep.

      Both dancer and artistic director Lia Grainger and flutist Lara Wong are ex-Vancouverites (though they’ve settled in Andalusia) and Italian percussionist Davide Sampaulo splits his time between here and Spain. Singer Alejandro Mendía is married to a Vancouverite and his own band, Les Noces Gitanes, played the Vancouver International Folk Festival this summer.

      But when they bring the Fin de Fiesta show AUDACIA here, it will be all about the fiery Spanish dance and music, from its beginnings to its more contemporary interpretations. They may have roots here, but these artists are set to transport you to a sun-baked tablao next Thursday (August 4) at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

      You can also catch them on August 14, at the free All Over the Map afternoon shows at Granville Island’s Ron Basford Park.