A photograph of two women. The woman on the left is facing straight ahead and is wearing a black lacy veil with white roses and has one hand covering half of her face. The woman on the right has a furious facial expression and is turned to face the woman on the left.

Las Cuatro

• World Dance
South Australia • World Premiere
Best Dance weekly award winner (2019) returns with a visually decadent Flamenco production exploring the cycles of human interaction and the conversations that lead to true transformative power. Not a purely traditional Flamenco show, 'Las Cuatro' intertwines Flamenco with an eclectic soundtrack featuring contemporary world music, and original compositions by Byron Mark (Australia) and Paco Lara (Jerez, Spain).

★★★★★ "versatile, impactful, and eclectic" Weekend Notes.

"Energy flowing into the audience... fast feet... contortions of torso and arms communicate the swarthy passion of Spain's gitano tradition... rich, spicy and alluring" The Hook, New Zealand.

"their heel-tapping could move from a whisper to a storm... Watch out for their next production, and don't miss it" The Adelaide Review

Important information:
This event takes place in an open-air venue within Gluttony. Unless it is deemed unsafe to do so, the show goes on, rain or shine, so please come prepared for the forecast weather. Umbrellas are not permitted during performances. Entrance to this venue is off Rundle Road & East Terrace via Gate C.

Presented by: Compañía Alma Flamenca

Artistic Director, Roshanne de Silva Wijeyeratne, is an internationally awarded Flamenco dancer who lives between Spain and Australia. She teaches and performs around the world, most recently touring Seville, London, NYC and Auckland in 2019. Her acclaimed flamenco ensemble, Compañía Alma Flamenca, has built a profile for presenting some of the highest quality Flamenco in Australia. The dance company is comprised of uniquely expressive, multidisciplinary, and captivating dancers trained both in Spain and Australia. After performing at WOMADelaide 2017, they sold out their premier performance of ‘Ida y Vuelta’ which later won the Best Dance weekly award (Adelaide Fringe 2019). They also toured to New Zealand selling out the world-famous Victoria Spiegeltent at Hawkes Bay Arts Festival 2019.

Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts

  • Contortions of torso and arms communicate the swarthy passion of Spain’s gitano tradition. Rich, spicy and alluring. - Ian Thomas, The Hook, New Zealand

  • Their stamping and heel-tapping could move from a whisper to a storm. Watch out for their next production, and don’t miss it. - Alan Brissenden, The Adelaide Review

  • Powerful and flawlessly brilliant! A connection ... that extended beyond the language barrier and created more of a spiritual experience. - Tema, Weekend Notes