FLAMENCO ON ICE WORKSHOP WITH OSCAR NIETO
Feb 11, 2012
West End Community Centre
Workshop Fee: $50
Please note: Information on workshops will become available once dates and times are confirmed.
10:15 to 11:15 am: Off-ice (Barclay room) 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: On-ice
About Oscar Nieto
Oscar Nieto has become one of North America's most acclaimed flamenco dancers since launching his professional dance career at the Chicago Lyric Opera House in 1969. Following his debut performance, he was invited to work with Lola Montes and her Spanish Ballet, and with the José Greco Company. A tour of Europe with José Antonio's Ballet Silouetas took Mr. Nieto to Spain, and there he embarked upon an intensive study of Spanish flamenco, regional and clasico dance forms.
Upon his return to North America he worked with flamenco masters Ciro and Antonio Gades. Mr. Nieto has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and in several of Vancouver Opera productions of Carmen, La Traviata and Jenufa, both as dancer and choreographer. He is noted for choreography that is truly original yet firmly rooted in the traditions of his art. As one of very few senior male flamenco dancers in the country, he is leaving an important legacy for flamenco dance across Canada."