‘¡Vidorra!’, roughly translated “a life meant to be lived”, will be a very special showcase as part of the Cabaret Fringe this June. Expressing through dance and music the range of emotions in everyday life, the artists of Marduk Flamenco will present this event in dedication of the highs and lows of life experienced by a close friend of the company, recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
From the joy of an Alegria to the despair of the Solea, the dancers and musicians highlight Flamenco’s ability to express the variety of emotions in life. “Flamenco allows us to convey through music and dance how we feel, regardless of whether that emotion is playful or more serious. It is something that goes beyond the individual and is more a shared experience” says guitarist Marduk Gault.
Flamenco’s sense of community is evident through the dancers’ ‘jaleo’ (shouts of encouragement) as they cheer each other on through fast-paced footwork sections and slow expressive dances. Guitar, Cajon (flamenco drum) and Flute entwine together to complement the dancers’ footwork and hand clapping in a showcase of the sounds and emotions of Flamenco.
All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation of South Australia.
‘¡Vidorra!’ will be held on 24-25th June at Nexus Centre. Tickets available here.