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)


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!



Swan Lake Tickets!

Tickets are going fast!

Don’t miss your chance to see the classic ballet hit the stage in a passionate and enchanted flamenco world! Flying flamenco mantons, twirling black and white ruffles, swirling capes, and fancy footwork will breathe new life into the wonderful music and story of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky!

But seats are filling up! Contact the studio today and get your tickets!

Karen Flamenco Swan Lake


Coming Soon: Swan Lake

Watch the classic tale from Tchaikovsky unfold in a flamenco world…

Karen has done it again: she’s managed to deconstruct a classic tale and put it back together again with a entirely new flair! When the curtain is drawn in May, you will enter a world of lights, classical guitars, drumming rhythms, soulful singing, perfectly timed clapping, ruffles and skirts twirling, dark and light fabrics, fans and fringe; the flamenco world of Swan Lake.

The intrigue and drama of the traditional ballet will be magnified by the deeply passionate dance of Andalucía and the gitanos.

Contact the studio for tickets! You don’t want to miss this show ;)