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)


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


A Little Flamenco Inspiration!

You’re never too old OR too young to enjoy flamenco!

Truly. Flamenco knows no bounds for enjoyment! From performing to watching, it doesn’t matter how old you are: from 85 year old grandmothers in the audience yelling ‘vamanos!’ to 80 year old gitano (gypsy) singers to two year old toddlers dancing to the palmas (claps) of his family! Yes you read that correctly, even a two year old can dance flamenco and feel the passion of the music!

Now if this video doesn’t inspire you to learn flamenco, perhaps it will inspire you to come and see Karen Flamenco’s Swan Lake! If this little gitano baby can make you gush from his adorable flamenco rhythm, imagine what the skills of trained dancers, seasoned guitarists and spirited singers can make you feel when they bring the dark and beautiful tale of Swan Lake to life on stage in a way that’s never been seen before!

So enjoy the charming two year old Juan, a bailaor (dancer) dancing bulerias! 

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