Flamenco meets Percussion

  • "Flamenco, a living tradition" is the title headlining the Flamenco Festival USA 2003 and depicting the multiplicity of artistic manifestations of the ever-changing Flamenco. Bettina Castaño is regarded as one of the outstanding Flamenco dancers of the so-called new generation having achieved world-class standards. It is with her powerful and yet delicate body language as well as her brilliant foot technique that she enthrals her audiences: she lives her dancing with true passion. Thanks to her inexhaustible wealth of different styles of choreography, her extraordinary repertoire of foot techniques and, of course, her strong personal expression she can conjure up interpretations of a very special nature.
  • In her new show entitled "hands & feet", Bettina Castaño joins forces with her rhythmic and artistic counterpart, the percussionist Hakim Ludin. Hakim has been fascinating international audiences with his virtuoso finger technique und rhythmic pace. No wonder that his solos recently performed in front of a sold out Royal Festival Hall, London, were applauded enthusiastically. Using an abundance of charm und creativity, he prepares the rhythmic foundation on which Bettina Castaño can freely develop her artistic variations.
  • "hands & feet" is a fascinating stage show combining flamenco dance with contemporary percussion; young, modern, unique. "hands & feet" - a captivating experience of virtuosity und artistry.
(Foto: Anja Beutler)

(2 artists, 1 engineer, duration of programme: 2 x 45 min, subject to change)

"Sensing the music frees the dancing muse."

Bettina Castaño