Gerard Mapstone & Friends take up the Kokoda Youth Challenge

WOW – BOOK NOW to be there when, on Tuesday 17th May at Brisbane Powerhouse the truly amazing flamenco guitarist Gerard Mapstone and the DALeCAÑA Flamenco Company with Special Guest Artists Tomas Arroquero and Judith Henley present a concert in support of the Kokoda Youth Challenge Program.

The program prepares participants for the challenge of a lifetime – walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Participants trek a 96km course that leads along fire trails, crosses 12 creeks and summits 5,000m of vertical elevation. Gerard and his friends are lending their expertise to help those young people walking this great trek. They will also honour the memory of the fallen who helped secure our liberty and freedoms.

Gerard has invited dancer Tomas Arroquero and soprano great Judith Henley, in conjunction with the DALeCAÑA FLAMENCO COMPANY to collaborate and invoke the sounds and steps of Spain’s heart and soul, Andalucia, the birthplace of flamenco.

DALeCAÑA (to give it everything) is an explosion featuring guitarist Gerard Mapstone’s unique take on the flamenco tradition, with dancers and musicians trained in Madrid, Jerez de la Frontera, taking audiences on a journey to the heart of Andalucía.

Gerard Mapstone has performed around the world, studied flamenco in Jerez, in London supported flamenco greats Tomatito and Estrella Morente, and has recently supported the Buena Vista Social Club along with the Gypsy Queens and Kings.

Special guest artist Tomas Arroquero will delight audiences with his technical expertise and mastery of the flamenco dance.

Audiences will be mesmerised by the ravishing voice of soprano great Judith Henley who will touch your hearts with her acclaimed artistry as she communicates subtle emotional shades of harmony in song.

Bringing the best of flamenco, with original choreography and compositions to Australian audiences, DALeCAÑA is inspired as much by traditional flamenco as by contemporary Spain and are sure to steal your hearts, they are not to be missed.

Duration 1hr 45 mins including interval

Suitable for ages 12+

Gerard Mapstone and The DALeCAÑA Flamenco Company

Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Theatre

TUE 17 MAY – Show starts at 8pm

All tickets $60

PH: (07) 3358 8600

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Carolyn McDowall May 5, 2011

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