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'Flamenco at Mount Si' brings a taste of Spanish culture
Flamenco at Mount Si, an evening of music, dance and cuisine in the Spanish tradition, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sallal Grange, 12912 43nd Ave. S.E., North Bend.
The performance features flamenco dancers Ana Montes and Carmona Flamenco.
“Flamenco comes from centuries of gypsy tradition, drawing cultural elements from South Asia to the Mediterranean," said Elizabeth Carey, a student of Montes, as well as a Grange member who helped organized the event. "Out of humble beginnings, flamenco has evolved into a sophisticated and varied art form, but still retains the raw emotional power that makes it so unique.”
Carey volunteers with the Grange's monthly Contra Dance, where she was inspired by the welcoming and informal atmosphere. “I saw how a passion for music and dance connected people of different ages and backgrounds, and wanted to share Flamenco's deeply dramatic and beautiful style with the community," she said. “I love the physical intensity of flamenco, and the intricate relationship between movement and rhythm.”
Flamenco at Mount Si is one-time-only performance. Doors open at 7 with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tapas-style appetizers will be served, wine and beer will be available for purchase. There will be two 50-minute sets, with dessert at intermission. Tickets are $25, available online at flamencomountsi.brownpapertickets.com; and at the door. Ticket price includes parking, performance, appetizers, dessert, and coffee.