Swan Lake Guest Artist: The Black Dog String Quartet

Introducing Swan Lake Guest Artist and today’s musician spotlight:

Black Dog String Quartet!

Ruffles, feathers, violins, a viola and a cello are coming together in Karen Flamenco’s production of Swan Lake to create a magical, flamenco world of enchantment and awe! We are so excited to have one of Vancouver’s most talented musical groups joining us on stage. Get ready to hear Tchaikovsky’s classic and iconic melodies of Swan Lake filling the Vancouver Playhouse in two weeks!

We are thrilled to have the Black Dog String Quartet joining us in this year’s production and can’t wait to hit the stage with them! Here’s a little bit about them:

Formed in 2007, the Black Dog String Quartet is comprised of some of Vancouver’s finest young musicians. The group has appeared on the recordings of artists such as 54-40, Marianas Trench, Bleeding Through, Hedley, Mark Hildreth, Fear Zero, Armchair Cynics, and others, and its members have performed live on stage with some of the world’s top acts including Kanye West, Sting, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Video Games Live. Their excellent playing and reputation have landed them in studios with producers like Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, The Matthew Good Band), Dave Genn (54-40, Hedley), and Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad).

It’s going to be a fantastic show! You don’t want to miss it! Contact the studio today for your tickets!

The Black Dog String Quartet

(Image via Black Dog String Quartet)


Swan Lake Guest Artist: Liron Man

The show is coming up fast and we are so excited to be working with the talented and amazing musician:

Liron Man

We are so excited! The show is only two weeks away! Dancers are rehearsing day and night, perfecting Karen’s incredibly choreographies and musicians are arriving, bringing the movements to life with their own unique talents and musicality.

Today’s feature musician is Liron Man, a talented handpan player and guitarist from Israel. With his unique sound and skill, Liron is bringing helping us bring Swan Lake to entirely new cultural realm. Since the age of four, his passion for music has filled his life with sound and creativity. When Liron discovered flamenco, he instantly fell in love with the passionate rhythms and songs of the Spanish dance. Today, he is living and studying in Andalusia and is performing with his flamenco guitar and his hang drum, combining and creating flamenco music.

We can’t wait to hit the stage with Liron Man!

Contact the studio today to get your tickets to Karen Flamenco’s Swan Lake!

Liron Man(Image via lironman.net)


Karen Flamenco & the Vancouver Opera

Announcing a Karen Flamenco collaboration with the Vancouver Opera!

In celebration of Vancouver Opera’s upcoming production of Don Carlo, Karen Flamenco will be joining this year’s celebration and Overture 2014 Gala Fundraiser at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre! It will be a magical night of beautiful performances that will kick off this season’s production of Don Carlo. To help introduce opera enthusiasts to the fire and passion of Spain, Karen Flamenco will be there!

What better way to celebrate a brand new opera run and the Spanish culture with some flamenco dancing?! It’s the Spanish way… ;)

If you can’t make it to this gala but crave that Spanish experience, contact us today to get your tickets to the Karen Flamenco production of Swan Lake!




Happy International Dance Day!

From all of us at the Karen Flamenco studio, Happy International Dance Day!

It’s International Dance Day and we are hard at work preparing for our upcoming production of Swan Lake! Celebrated each year on April 29th, International Dance Day has been an international observance since 1982 when it was made official by the International Dance Council (a UNESCO partner NGO).

Here at the studio, dancers are rehearsing, castanets are being played, last minute measurements are being made, footwork is being drilled, choreography placing is being memorized, and tickets are selling like hot cakes! Both our evening and matinee productions are filling up and there is only a limited number of tickets left!

For your seat, contact the studio today and secure your tickets while there are still some left!