Una noche de flamenco!
Be transported to Andalucia and experience the intimacy and energy of flamenco as it is done in the bars and streets of Spain. Get up close with the performers and feel the passion of this expressive art form through the songs of love, sorrow and joy.
Led by renowned guitarist Andrew Veivers and dancer Yioda Wilson, Fiesta mixes acoustic performance and celebration. We extend a warm welcome to the flamenco community to bring your guitars, put on your heels, warm up your vocal chords and be part of the show. If you are passing, stop in for a drink and share in the celebration!
I leave the door ajar
so that sometime it might
tempt you to try.
Dejo la puerta entornada
por si alguna vez te diera
la tentacion de empujar.
Anchored in the heart of Marcoola, Little Boat is reminiscent of the bars of Andalucia in Spain where locals gather in the evenings to share stories of their day and relax into the evening. You are welcome to bring street food from the Marcoola Markets into the venue to accompany your drink from the bar. Follow your curiosity and join us for a wonderful night.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Andrew Veivers (Guitarist / Director / Composer)
Renowned composer and guitarist, Andrew Veivers created the Flamenco Fire concept in 1999 and has continued to focus on the creative development of the production since its inception. Veivers’ recent commissioned compositional credits include – ‘Al-Andaluz'(Flamenco Fire 2010), a new translation of Garcia Lorca’s ‘Blood Wedding’ (Sydney Theatre Company 2011), major community orchestral works for the Woodford Folk Festival (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15/, 2015/16, 2016/17 & 2017/18), community orchestra works for Cygnet Folk Festival, The Festival of Voices and Festuri Multicultural Celebration, Cairns Festival (2014), Gypsy Pathways’ (Flamenco Fire 2012) and the Floating Land Festival (2013). Veivers has developed a very personal and clearly identifiable compositional style. His passion for both the classical and flamenco worlds of music, song, and dance have resulted in compositions that stylistically draw inspiration from greats as diverse as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla while retaining a clearly individual lilt. Deeply rhythmical, harmonically adventurous, and unashamedly lyrical, the architecture of Veivers’ compositions reflects his ability to seamlessly join the rigorous research of a topic with the emotive goal and direction of a lyric or melody.
Yioda Wilson (Dancer)
Yioda Wilson draws on her many years of experience to teach the traditional form of flamenco, as taught in Spain, here on the Sunshine Coast. With an already strong background of some years in dance as a teacher of Tap, Modern and Jazz Ballet, Yioda began training under leading Sydney Maestra Katia Ruiz, who instilled a solid core of technique and helped her develop her own unique style and interpretation of this much loved art form. Yioda continued perfecting her art with various other teachers both in Australia and Spain, at for example premier flamenco school Amor De Dios (Madrid). She has studied with Flamenco legends such as (Spain): La Tati, La Truco, Ana Romero, Candela Soto, Paco Romero, El Guito, and (Australia): Tomas Arroquero, Rafael Sekzenian, La Chica, and Pepa Molina. Yioda has worked as Principal dancer in productions such as; Torreo, Carmen, Bolero, Salome, Bodas de Sangre, in addition to many pena and tablao style shows. Her many professional engagements include performing as a member of flamenco troupe, Los Flamencos, for the City of Sydney Barcardi Festival, Hay St Wharf annual events and even the Australian Bradenburg Orchestra.