‘Tres Flamencas’ was held at the Russian Center of Science and Culture on Thursday and Friday.
The hour-long dance show was about “promoting art, and giving an opportunity to experience the beauty and passion of Flamenco dance as well as having amazing professional dancers on stage. It is imperative to encourage students to perform on stage thereby building the confidence and ability to express themselves,” according to Yulia Koirala, Principle of Sushila Arts Academy.
The show started off with the dancers, Clara Ramona and her company dancers Maradee de Guzman and Mercedes Soler. The dances were punctuated by three performances by Spanish Classical Guitarist, Prashant Pokharel, a guest musician from Sushila Arts Academy.
Students from Guzman’s Flameno workshops got to showcase their dance talents in Sevillanas, Farruca and Tientos. In keeping with the passionate Spanish night, Guzman performed her rendition of ‘Besame Mucho’ with accompanying music by Pokharel. Guzman said that “putting the student performances alongside professional numbers was so that people could see that Flamenco is something relatable and attainable.”
The evening ended off with a solo by Clara Ramona who flew in especially for the show and will be in Nepal for a week. “It was important for me to expose the audience and my students to a high calibre and international level of a performer that Clara Ramona is. She comes with a wealth of experience and professionalism that is passed on subconsciously through just by being around her and moreover seeing her perform on stage,” shared Guzman.