Flamenco Fire's Viva Sevilla is touring Queensland from January - May 2016. Please contact the Producer for available tour dates.

Viva Sevilla is the third installment of a flamenco trilogy that explores the cultural, geopolitical, and religious influences that, combined over a period of almost two thousand years, produce the various elements of the art form of flamenco.

Featuring Australia's finest flamenco performers - Simone Pope (dance), Andrew Veivers (guitar) and Shenton Gregory (Violin) alongside international guests direct from Spain - Olayo Jimenez (singer), Francesca Grima (dance) and Andrej Vujicic (percussion) - Viva Sevilla will be premiered at the Woodford Folk Festival 2015/16.

Flamenco Fire's Viva Sevilla is new contemporary dance and music work that investigates the many conflicting issues, priorities and notions of cultural diversity and what can be learnt from the historic precedence of 19th century Spain.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall
Technical Rating
Touring Party
6 performers + 3 crew (TM / Sound / Lighting)

Red Chair is a Queensland-based performing arts and event management company recognised nationally as a major producing and touring body for culturally diverse works. Red Chair was the winner of the 2014 Premier's Cultural Diversity Award - Small Business.

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Unique Selling Point

This work follows the success of Flamenco Fire's productions - Al-Andaluz (2010) and Gypsy Pathways (2012) - both premiered at QPAC and toured regionally and nationally.

Presenters have shown overwhelming support for Flamenco Fire due to: Strong interest in flamenco music and dance; Quality, diversity and uniqueness of the product; World music aspect of the product; Desire to program works for people from diverse backgrounds including the Spanish/Latin community; and, Ease of touring and cost effectiveness for a large and lively dance performance.

Marketing Materials

• 30 sec TVC (Produced 2008) • 2 min Showreel (Produced 2009) • CD: Flamenco Fire – Sol de Otoño (2008) & Flamenco Fire – Live at the Judy (2005) • Gypsy Pathways Programs • Broadcast quality raw video footage • Press kits – Media releases, Company & Individual biographies, Testimonials, Publicity photographs / press clippings • Artist availability for interviews • Raw artwork for handbills & posters with images for venue’s own use • High resolution proofs for art work for press ads • Bannerup

Red Chair’s website (approx 30,000 hits per month), Facebook and e-news (4,500 active readers), support with the creation and distribution of tour specific media releases, coordination of interviews and other media requests.

Community Engagement

Flamenco Fire can provide a range of workshops that will contribute to the development of communities and arts practice in Queensland including flamenco dance, guitar, singing and rhythm workshops. The workshops are suitable for beginners and experienced participants alike and provide an avenue for engagement within communities as well as an opportunity to build audiences for both the concert performances and other touring groups that draw on Spanish inspired music and dance. All of Flamenco Fire artists are experienced in teaching and workshop delivery including workshops in regional and remote communities.

Workshops (particularly dance) have proved very popular on past tours and there is an opportunity to include participants in the performance (provided workshops occur prior to the performance).

Flamenco is an interactive artform and audiences are encouraged and supported to participate in performances through palmas (handclapping), jaleos (shouts of encouragement) and dance.