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DanzaProductions presents

Danza ElVito Ritual Fire Dance

Starring El Vito Chamber Group members Nicholas Young, Internationally acclaimed, Award Winning concert pianist & ‘Young Steinway Artist’ & renowned 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist Matthew Fagan continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including

SOLD OUTshow at the Sydney Opera House

The Group are joined by leading Flamenco Dancers Laura Uhe and Fernando Mira combining musical passion and innovative dance in an exciting new performance.  There will also be Flamenco Dancers from Laura Uhe's school Flamenco Dance Melbourne.

International touring, Theatre, Film and TV flamenco dancer Fernando Mira has recently starred in Baz Luhrmann's production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical from 2013-2018 in the UK, Canada and Australia. He has also starred in Don Quixote with The English National Opera and with Opera Australia productions of Othello and Carmen in Melbourne and Taiwan.

Laura Uhe has performed flamenco dance in Opera Australia productions of Carmen and Vic Opera’s international production of Carmen nationally. 

Music features Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, tango, and modern jazz

by composers


Music features Spanish repertoire from classical toflamenco, tango, and modern jazz

by composers


Experience the fusion of exhilarating traditionalflamenco elements of Spanish Guitar with classical masterworks including aflamenco interpretation of Bizet’s classic opera CARMEN, Ritual Fire Dance - MDe Falla, Asturias Isaac -Albeniz, J Rodrigo intostunning new arrangements.  

Matthew Fagan-

10 String Spanish Classical Guitar and 6 String Nylon Classical Godin Guitar

Matthew Fagan has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and Michael Crawford. Matthew’s virtuosic rendition of Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor featured on ABC TV. 

'Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take himback home to Cuba'

Ibrahim Ferrer-The Original Buena Vista Social Club

Laura Uhe

At 14 Laura became a member of the Perth City Ballet Youth Company, which toured Europe. Laura began studying Flamenco and Spanish Classical dance in 1985.  Laura played the role of gypsy Flamenco Dancer in Carmen with Opera Australia in 2009, 2010 and was Dance Captain in this production in 2014.  Laura joined The Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre Company and performed in many productions.   Laura has studied intensively in Spain and Australia with Master Teachers.

Fernando Mira

Fernando’s recent achievements includes a dancing and acting role in Baz Luhrmaann's production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical where Fernando originated the role of 'Rico' from it's inception in 2013 till 2016 and in 2017 in Leeds UK, Toronto Canada and West Ends Piccadilly Theatre in 2018.

Fernando has performed in Don Quixote with The English National Opera, Otello and Carmen in Melbourne and Taipei with Opera Australia.

Some of Fernando's film and television experiences include the 1996 TV series of Man from Snowy River, Australian Motion picture Amy and more.

'Fernando Mira...brings the house down' The Daily Mail UK

‘Fernando Mira stops the show’. The Guardian UK

‘His performance is steeped in passion, danger andbrilliance.’ The Telegraph UK

‘Mira, a holdover from the Australian cast, is anextraordinary flamenco dancer, and he…just the right tone of knowing camp.’ Karen Fricker "Toronto Star"

Nicholas Young (Piano)

Nicholas has regularly concertised throughout Australia and Europe, appearing as soloist with the Vienna International, West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras.   Nicholas’ accolades include Keyboard Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards & Winner of the 2016 receiving First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance of the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London).

The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute instruments, artists, speakers and/or vary advertised program or venue

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Event Location


Deakin Edge, Fed. Square

Cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000


Matthew Fagan / Nicholas Young / Laura Uhe / Fernando Mira / Marek Podstawek