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Kristy Manuel


Type:
Performing arts
Location:
Morphett Vale SA 5162

Style

Performance Group

Biography

Aloysius and Kristy have been performing and teaching flamenco dance within Australia and overseas for over 10 years. Their unique and emotive blend of guitar and dance is felt by all who see them perform.

They have both travelled to Spain several times to train with some of the greatest artists in flamenco. They are inspired by the ever evolving world of flamenco but stay true to its roots with an authentic yet fresh style.

To view full biographic details of Aloysius and Kristy, please visit the Chispa Flamenca website.

Achievements

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS 2009, and 10 Chispa Flamenca Winter Fiestas, at Casa de Flamenco. 2008 Chispa Flamenca perform at the Adelaide Fringe. 2007 Adelaide International guitar festival, Wah-bar series. 2006 WOMADelaide. 2006 The Singapore Feria de Abril, at Chimes plaza, Singapore with dancer Antonio Vargas and singer Antonio Soria. 2005 Premier of “Caminos”, a work by Adelaide composer Angus Barnacle, at Nexus Cabaret, with contempory dancers. 2005 Launch of Aloysius' second CD “Chispa Flamenca” at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

Reviews

"It is more than evident that Leeson is a virtuoso guitarist, with a style that easily moves from sensitive to frenetic."- Michael Hunter, dB magazine

"Professional and intense." - Scott McLennan, Rip it up magazine

"A superbly authentic sound." - Celia Brissenden, The Advertiser

Kristy Manuel:

 “ …powerfully elegant …” - Phil Callaghan, AusDance SA

“ …physical and emotive …” = Jane Costi, Radio Adelaide