LA FEMME! at Woordfees 2019
6 March 2019 – 20:30
9 March 2019 – 13:00
Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Tanya Diamond, and concert guitarist and Stellenbosch Conservatorium lecturer, Nina Fourie-Gouws, combine artistic forces in LA FEMME! This visually and auditorily captivating production combines the passion, fire and intensity of contemporary solo Flamenco dance with the rich, complex and sensuous sounds of Classical Guitar.
Tanya Diamond started her professional dance career at the age of 15 after being spotted by the internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Antonio del Castillo. She studied dance in Spain and has taught in New York and Los Angeles. Nina Fourie-Gouws maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa and recently performed as a featured artist at the Volterra Guitar Project, in Italy.
Tanya and Nina embrace the rich Spanish tradition of music and dance while exploring new sonic possibilities of contemporary classical repertoire. Traditional Spanish accompaniment, including castanets, cajon – a square drum – and palmas – a form of hand-clapping or guitar tapping – will be provided by members of the SoloFLAMENCO studio.
Photo: Stefan Arno Möhl ©2011
Nina Fourie-Gouws has an effervescent quality and a passion for the guitar that comes across in both her personality and her playing. She has a rich and sensuous tonal quality that captivates her audiences.
“Nina Fourie Gouws is a Guitarist who effortlessly moves between the traditional worlds of Bach to the contemporary such as Leo Brouwer” –What’s on!–
“Nina is fast establishing herself as a bright young talent in the Cape Town live music scene” –Cape Town Magazine–
“It is especially within the modern repertoire that (Nina) is fast establishing herself as a force amongst the new guard of talented young musicians leading the charge of the South African music establishment” –City Soiree–