Denise Yeo | Garth Martens | Gareth Owen | Veronica Maguire
Dancer, singer, and choreographer Veronica Maguire co-founded Alma de España Flamenco Dance Company and School. In a career spanning 45 years, inspiring many students, she produced and directed world-class productions such as Recuerdos and Pasajes. She shared the stage with international artists, including María Bermúdez, Domingo Ortega, Coral de los Reyes, Luis de la Tota, and Inmaculada Ortega. For her contribution to dance in Canada, Maguire won the Canada Council of the Arts’ Jacqueline Lemieux Award.
Poet Garth Martens has published Prologue for the Age of Consequence (House of Anansi) and the chapbook Remediation (JackPine Press), with a second full collection forthcoming. Garth won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and was a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist for Poetry. A nine-year student of flamenco, he is a member of Palabra Flamenco, an ensemble combining traditional flamenco music and dance with English-language poetry.
Guitarist Gareth Owen has collaborated with internationally-acclaimed flamenco artists from Spain and North America, including guitarists Jesus Álvarez and Gaspar Rodriguez Roman, singers Coral de los Reyes and Miguel Rosendo, and dancers Domingo Ortega and María Bermudez. Gareth has recorded two albums, Gareth Owen Flamenco Guitar and El Cobre, with a third forthcoming. He has performed solo concerts in Calgary, Victoria, Haida Gwaii, and tablaosin cities across Canada and at Tablao El Lagain Jerez de la Frontera.
Dancer Denise Yeo is artist director of Palabra Flamenco, an ensemble combining traditional flamenco music and dance with English-language poetry. A flamenco dancer and palmera from the Alma de España Flamenco Dance Company and School, Denise has performed as a dance corp member in two major productions, Recuerdos and Pasajes, and as a soloist in tablaos across Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and Toronto. She has trained with international artists such as Concha Jareño, Domingo Ortega, Maria Bermúdez, Inmaculada Ortega, Carmen Herrera, Emilio Ochando, and Luis de la Tota.
Denise, Garth, Gareth, & Veronica are members of Palabra Flamenco, a cuadro combining traditional flamenco with English-language poetry and they appear in:
La Palabra en el Tiempo| The Word-in-Time: Poetry and Flamenco
Thursday, September 26, 7:30pm
Metro Theatre | 1411 Quadra St.