Led by ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist Damian Wright, Bandaluzia Flamenco 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 twice at WOMADelaide 2023 and are on Musica Viva’s country wide touring program 2023. 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 Haupymann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice) & violinist Yuhki Mayne (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and the 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.