Concert guitarist and University of Stellenbosch guitar lecturer Nina Fourie-Gouws, and award winning animator and motion design artist Gerard Seymour join forces to debut a unique multi-disciplinary production that juxtaposes striking and virtuosic compositions for classical guitar with dramatic animated works of art. This exciting production sets programme music, evocative of awe inspiring landscapes, to a backdrop of animated works of art, exploring the connection between music and art, the physical, mental and metaphysical. Audience members will be transported across three millennia on a musical journey across South America, Spain and Turkey, from pastoral landscapes and bustling streets, to majestic cathedrals and haunted houses. Guest artists include acclaimed Flamenco dancer and choreographer Che Adams, artistic director of Tierra Flamenca Dance Company and the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Guitar Quartet (with Brent January, Damian Christians and Marius Otto).
Shoes & Strings! at George Music Society
17 April 2020 19:00
Following the runaway success of LA FEMME, classical guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws and Flamenco dance sensation Tanya Diamond have joined forces again to create a new musical-movement inspired production, Shoes & Strings! Connoisseurs as well as novice audience members will be transported across three millennia on a journey from majestic cathedrals, pastoral landscapes to the bustling night clubs and cafes of South America and Spain. With multiple sold-out performances and standing ovations at Woordfees 2019, Classics for AllFestival and Klein Karoo Klassique, this formidable duo breaks down the boundaries between the melodious, virtuosic and structured world of classical guitar and the expressive, explosive and highly improvisational nature of flamenco dancing. Guest artists include Ania Adamiak (viola, jaleos and palmas) and Rae-Dawn Sandilands (bailaora, cajon and castanets).This unique multi-disciplinary production reaches out to a wide range of audience members from different age groups and cultural backgrounds by juxtaposing beautiful and complex melodies with exciting virtuosic technical displays while providing a visual feast for the eyes through contemporary Flamenco dance.
La Femme! at the National Day of Spain
Presented by UCT and the Embassy of Spain
27 September 2019, 13:00
Molly Blackburn Hall, University of Cape Town
La Femme! at Pierneef Theater Pretoria
- 31 August 19:00
- 1 September 15:00
c/o Mogg + Pierneef, Villieria
La Femme! at Klein Karoo Klassique
With Tanya Diamond (dance & choreography) and Nina Fourie-Gouws (guitar)
Met Tanya Diamond (dans & choreografie) en Nina Fourie-Gouws (kitaar)
Die bekroonde LA FEMME! is ’n visueel- en ouditief- betowerende produksie. Die passie, geesdrif en intensiteit van outentieke, kontemporêre Flamenco-dans word gekombineer met die warm, komplekse, sensuele klanke van klassieke kitaar. Internasionaal-bekroonde danser en choreograaf, Tanya Diamond, en konsert-kitaarspeler en lektor aan die Stellenbosch Konservatorium, Nina Fourie-Gouws, span artistieke kragte saam, met werke van Albéniz, Brouwer, Barrios, Domeniconi, Ibert, Tárrega en Vivaldi. Lede van die SoloFLAMENCO dansstudio bied tradisionele Spaanse begeleiding, met onder andere kastanjette, klapkassies en palmas.
Thursday, 8 August 18:30
Saturday 25 May 2019, 12:00 – Moravian Church, Greyton
LA FEMME! at Woordfees 2019
- Wednesday 6 March 2019, 20:30 – kykNET Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch
- Saturday 9 March 2019, 13:00 – kykNET Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch
2016 – 2017
Art of Guitar Concert Series
Nina Fourie-Gouws will be performing a concert on 30 September 2015 for the Art of Guitar Concert Series. The program includes solo works by Bach, Koshkin, Barrios, Giuliani and Domeniconi.
The concert will also feature the world premiere of a work for 2 guitars, 2 harps and percussion by the young and upcoming South African composer, Roché van Tiddens. Joining Nina on stage: Inge Wessels (SU harp lecturer) and Lucinda Watts on harp, and Roche van Tiddens on guitar.
Date: 30 Sept
Admission: R150 (Pensioners R100)
The Alphen Center, Constantia Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa
Ticket reservations: Computicket
Come join Classical Guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws and the Hermanus Pro Musica Choir in a Sunday Classical Collaboration at St Peter’s Church on the 4th of October at 15:30. Tickets at 082 876 6190.
Sunday 4 October, 15h30
St Peter’s Church, Main rd, Hermanus
Enquiries & tickets: 082 876 6190