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Bourassa Dance Student Showcase
September 21 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for an Evening of Flamenco Dance with Maine’s Flamenco Community and Lindsey Bourassa
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 7:00pm
This Event is SOLD OUT!
Founded by dancer Lindsey Bourassa in 2013, Bourassa Dance Studio is dedicated to cultivating a community of flamenco artists in Maine. The 2019 Student Showcase will feature the works of Maine’s growing flamenco dance community, with solo and group performances of traditional and contemporary flamenco, with choreographies by 2019 MSA Mission Award Recipient Lindsey Bourassa and world-renown flamenco dancer Miguel Vargas, among others.
Performances will feature styles such as Tientos, Fandangos de Huelva, Bulerias and many, many more. Each year the Bourassa Dance Student Showcase serves as a celebration of Maine’s growing flamenco community as well as a benefit for Bourassa Dance Studio, to support its creative space and its efforts to continue to bring more and greater flamenco to Maine.
About Founder and Dancer Lindsey Bourassa:
Based in Portland, Maine, Lindsey Bourassa is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and the founding director of Bourassa Dance Studio of Portland, Maine, where she teaches Flamenco Arts. Lindsey received her Master of Flamencology Degree from ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) in 2019; her Bachelor of Cultural Dance Studies and Creative Writing Degree from Goddard College (USA) in 2009, with a specialization in flamenco and salsa; and her Certificate of Professionalization in Flamenco Arts at El Centro de Arte y Flamenco de Sevilla (Spain) in 2012. She has dedicated herself to the study of flamenco since 2004, studying in Spain, France, Canada, and the United States with flamencos such as Miguel Vargas, Esperanza and Curro Fernandez, Carmen Ledesma, Francis Núñez Cabello, La Choni, Adela Campallo, and Ursula Lopez among many others. She has performed and taught in both Spain and the United States. Lindsey performs with national and international flamenco artists and creates original dance performances that illustrate multifaceted storytelling, often woven together with her own creative prose. Lindsey is the recipient of the 2019 Mission Award, Mayo Street Arts; 2018 New England Dance Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts; 2017 Continuing Education Grant, New Ventures Maine; 2016 Project Grant, Maine Arts Commission; 2013 Visibility Grant, Maine Arts Commission; 2011 Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission.