Flamenco troupe hits Farquhar

Paco Peña brings his new show Flamencura to the University Centre Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Paco Pena brings his new show Flamencura to the Farquhar Auditorium Oct. 25.

The sights and sounds of Spain will fill the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium later this month.

Paco Peña brings his new show Flamencura to the University Centre Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re excited to present his newest show and to be working with our longtime partners, Global Arts to bring Paco Peña’s world-renowned flamenco troupe to Victoria,” said Farquhar director Ian Case, adding Peña last appeared in Victoria in 2009.

Known worldwide for his contributions to, and explorations of, flamenco music, Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As a guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form. Since 1970 Peña’s company of dancers, guitarists and singers have graced the world’s most prestigious stages in a succession of groundbreaking shows. America’s Guitar magazine judged Paco Peña Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year for five consecutive years.

Flamencura explores that elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco. Artists will use all the ingredients available to them from their musical discipline: modal zones, razor-sharp rhythmic patterns, spontaneity, which is vital for the music to live. Flamenco performers never talk about it; nevertheless they are always in pursuit of the inspiration that will allow them to get there, reaching total involvement in the art and deep communion with the audience.

Tickets are $55, $50 and $45. For information, contact the University Centre Ticket Centre, call 250-721-8480, email ticket@uvic.ca or visit the website tickets.uvic.ca.