Date: 18 October 2020
Time: 6.00 pm -8.00 pm
Location: 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough
For bookings go to:
The Wallace Arts Trust is proud to present an evening of live Flamenco Guitar, Violin, Dance, Song & Poetry...entertaining,charming, light, romantic, profound.
The Flamenco Recital, created by Maria Elena, Flamenco NZ, is named after and inspired by the poem La guitar by Federico Garcia Lorca and is an homage to one of Spain’s greatest poets and playwrights.
Performers include Maria Elena (Guitar & Song), Alexandra Laubli (Violin), Krasna Martinic Ristori (Dance), Oden Pemberton (Guitar), Kay Brown (Dance & Narrator) & Daniel Fernadez (Poetry Recital)
Tierra y Mar nationwide Flamenco Tour
23/1/2020 Auckland Q Theatre Loft
24/1/2020 Auckland Q Theatre Loft
Book launch, Orewa Library
12 Moana Avenue, Orewa
26 Oct 2019
Author Rosa Gaete
Flamenco Guitar : Maria Elena
Poetry recital: Daniel Fernandez
Flamenco Workshop in Auckland with Paco Lara from Jerez via Australia Oct 20
Alma Flamenca Dance Company performing “Ida y Vuelta” at the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival 22 Oct 2019
Live Flamenco Guitar & Percussion
Viva la Primavera !!!
Sat 21 September 2019
Tasca Restaurant Newmarket
Come and celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring. Viva la Primavera !!! Enjoy the exquisite Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine of Tasca and be entertained by Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Maria Elena and Percussionist Steve Cournane.
Maria Elena bringing Flamenco to the Cook Islands, April 2019Kia Orana
Great show and launch of Paul Bsauder’s album Tierra Y Mar. Shows Sold Out in Auckland and Nelson!! Congratulations
Congratulations Campbell Jin on passing Grade 8 Classical Guitar, Dec 2018 !!!
Live Flamenco in West Auckland this Friday at the Shaky Isles restaurant with Maria Elena
Flamenco NZ - Flamenco de Tierra y Mar Nuevo - Student Performance at the Multicultural Expo 8 August 2017
Diego el Cigala and his band including Diego Morao at WOMAD 19 March 2016. An incredible performance.
Flamenco NZ performance at the Lakeside Multicultural Festival in Takapuna, 13 March 2016 - Flamenco de Tierra Y Mar Nuevo - with Maria Elena, Kay Brown and Campbell Jin
Flamenco Guitar workshop with Paul Bosauder 27 Feb 2016
Isabel Rivera in Mis Latidos, Q theatre 23,24 Feb, 2016. “Mis Latidos” (My Heartbeat) is a Flamenco music project with musicians from Spain and New Zealand. Isabel Rivera Cuenca (Dance), Paul Bosauder (Guitar) , Albert Cases El Gato (Cante), Claire Cowan (Cello) and Ian Sinclair (Guitar). An amazing show with amazing artists!!!
The Auckland International Multicultural Festival, 29 March 2015
Performance at the Lakeside Multicultural Festival Takapuna, 22 March 2015
Also visit the Flamenco NZ FaceBook
Flamenco Dance and Cajon Work shops with
Francesca La Chica and Andrej Vujicic from Puerto Flamenco -
Don’t miss this opportunity !
24 -28 Feb, Auckland
Flamenco NZ wishes you Happy New Year and Best wishes for 2015!!!
Con Mucho Flamenco ....with lots of Flamenco.
Guitar Classes are starting again from 10 January and Flamenco Dance Classes for Term 1
will commence 1 Feb.
Taking enrollments now !!!
(See Time Table)
Marina Tamayo , Director of Flamenco Australia , and resident artist from Spain Jesus Olmedo delighted us with a brief workshop in December while they were visiting New Zealand.
Congratulations to Campbell who passed the Grade 5 Classical Guitar exam from the ABRSM (Royal Schools of Music, London) in November. He will continue to play the guitar and is aiming for Grade 7 as well as studying more Flamenco.
Spanish Night at Bellota Restaurant with Peter Gordon, Master Chef
Nik and Maria Elena entertaining at a Spanish Party, Kohimarama, Auckland
Maria Elena performing at the Spanish Basque Night, Parnell July 4 and August 29, 2014
Auckland Theatre Company (New Zealand) with Okareka Dance Company (New Zealand) presents:
The Paniora are a hapū with Spanish blood coursing through their veins.
Prosperous and proud, the Martinez family lives in an elegant homestead where
they speak Spanish, cook tapas and dance flamenco...
More amazing Flamenco…the great Flamenco guitarist
Paco Pena 15 & 16 April, Takapuna, Auckland.
ITRAN Flamenco Project at the Q Theatre 4 & 5 April. Starring: Paul Bosauder, Cristina Lopez and Isabel Rivera.
The greatest Flamenco guitarist of all time, Paco de Lucia, the legend …. Your music will live on forever. Thank you Maestro.
Maria Elena at Tasca March 8 2014
Cine Flamenco, a great chance to meet some other flamencos.
Next movie Thursday 24 January 7.30 - 9pm. Introductory talk by Maria Elena, Footage of: Sevillanas by Carlos Saura, Extra footage of Sevillanas and of the most famous Flamenco dancer of all times: Carmen Amaya. Venue to be confirmed. Fee $7.50, BYO
All the way from Jerez de la Frontera, Maria Bermudez will be coming to New Zealand in December. All levels - Don't miss the opportunity.
A Taste of Seville- Authentic Flamenco Cante (Song) by Juan Vega from Seville accompanied on guitar by local Flamenco Artist Maria Elena…_Life Flamenco at Tango Restaurant, Grey Lynn, Auckland. 19 May, 2012.
Juan y Pedro , dynamic duo
Performing for the WAGs (Wives and girlfriends of the Vodaphone Warriors) at Bellota Spanish Restaurant June 2012. Juan Vega, Pedro Pasion, MariaElena and Kay Brow
Bulgaria got Talent – Congratulations to Daniela and Mira who got into the finals with Gypsy Kings song and dance : La Rumba de Nicolas !!!
Multi Cultural Lakeside Festival Takapuna 2012. Life Flamenco show by Juan Vega, Maria Elena, Kay Brown and Jose Maria
Happy 2012 from Auckland, to all Flamenco aficionados in NZ and the rest of the world !!!
Here is to a year full of Flamenco Fuego and Passion. Flamenco NZ is now on Facebook.
Flamenco NZ at the Auckland Multicultural Day - July 2011
Moraito Chico…A great Flamenco guitar maestro passed away 10 August 2011.
“Jerez y toda Espana te llora. Moraito… que Dios lo tenga en su Gloria… un buen gitano”
Homenage to Moraito Chico: YouTube Video
Congratulations !!! … to guitar students Victor He for achieving Distinction in Grade V Trinity College and Ben de Konink for passing Grade III with the same excellent results .
Live Flamenco Performance at the Auckland Classical Guitar Society- Flamenco recital by Maria Elena and student performance, 7.30 pm 10 July 2011
Tasca Restaurant (Auckland) 2011 Maria and Francis
March 2011... The amazing Flamenco Group Arte Kanela!
consisting of brothers Johnny ( Baile - Dance) and Richard Tedesco ( Guitar), the beautiful Chantelle Cano ( Baile - Dance) and Manolo Varela ( Cante_ Singing) will be in Auckland in March 2011 for two amazing performances. They will also be conducting Guitar and Dance workshops for upper- intermediate to advanced levels. An event not to be missed.
2010 - two exciting Flamenco workshops !
Date: Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 January
Venue: Tpac (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), Western Springs, Auckland
Tutors: Paul Bosauder (Guitar) and Cristina Lopez (Cante) directly from Spain !
Arte Kanela at Womad Festival: 13-15 March 2009
Arte Kanela will be performing at the Womad Festival in Taranaki: 13-15 March 2009
Tierra Flamenca Tour of NZ 2008
Next Noche de Flamenco:
26 September - Life Flamenco Guitar precedes the movie: Camaron La Pelicula. This movie is about the life of the legendary Flamenco singer Jose Monje Cruz "Camaron de la Isla". In Spanish with English subtitles.
31st October - Flamenco Spring Fiesta. Fiesta de la Primavera. Venue to be confirmed
19th December - End of the Year Fiesta.
The Flamenco Nights are held in small intimate venues. Booking essential!
August 18th 2008 EVENT
Sevillanas workshop with Alba Ruiz from Cordoba, Spain. Friday 29 and Saturday 30 August 2008. For more info see events page.
Noche de Flamenco July 27th 2008... Ole!!!
On July 27th flamenco aficionados got together in Devonport, Auckland, to celebrate a night of Flamenco. The Noche Flamenco was a memorable event. Despite the stormy weather many people turned up. The night started off with some evocative Flamenco Guitar sounds while people tried out a variety of "Spanish" dishes. The evening continued with a Flamenco Dance Show by Maria Elena and students of the Flamenco NZ Guitar and Dance School. It didn’t take long for a spontaneous Juerga to start in which even the waiters joined in.
Hola! Que tal?...
It’s great to be back. I must admit and confirm something I already knew: Spain is a very exciting place. There is no need to get bored. Besides the beautiful architecture, first class wines, tasty tapas, colourful passionate people you can find flamenco everywhere in Andalusia. It’s a true Flamenco paradise. It wasn’t unusual to hear some guy on the street singing flamenco or young people waiting for the train doing palmas. You could even discus Flamenco
with the average taxi driver in Andalusia. I got my fortune told, before I even realised it, by a young gypsy woman on the streets of Seville. Highlights definitely were meeting family, friends and other Flamencos, seeing my favourite guitarist Tomatito in concert on the beach in Malaga, watching gypsy flamenco dancer Jose Maya in action, driving the Andalusian Express Train, seeing the magnificent Giralda Tower all lit up at night, visiting the enchanting
Moorish Palaces of the Alhambra in Granada, eating boquerones in a chiringuito on the beach of Puerto de Santa Maria, meeting a Matador, even bringing back the Virgen of Rocia in my suitcase and more... Well, I am totally inspired and ready to start new Flamenco classes. Vamos a bailar ...So let’s dance flamenco, ole! Term 4 is starting soon. Hope you had a nice break. Hasta pronto!
Hola every body,
Just a note to let you know what’s happening in term 3. As you might know Maria is off to summer, going to Holland, Belgium, France and Spain on the 20th of July to catch up with family, friends and Flamenco. She will be back in NZ on the 1st of September with the latest dance moves and Flamenco updates. In the meantime we do not want you to miss out on classes. Please check out the dance page for more information on our July workshops.
Also Term 3 Dance classes are starting soon on Sunday 22 July. Enrolments are taken now for the workshops and dance classes. So get rid of the midwinter blues and shape up for summer with Flamenco. Get ready for our end of the year performance. While Maria is away classes will be taken by Bojana Stojadinovic and Kay Brown.
At the end of term 4 there will be a student performance. (More details later). Flamenco NZ would also like to give the opportunity to several students to join the Flamenco NZ performance team.
Look forward to seeing you all soon
Hasta la Vista,
28th June 2007
Welcome to the new website for Flamenco NZ. We have added some new content and updated the info. We will be updating this page to inform you about up and coming Flamenco NZ events as well as providing you with news of the flamenco scene world wide.
Watch this space for up and coming events and news.