& ARTISTS – herencia
GLOBAL FUSION – SPAIN TO MEXICO
Fanfare “Y viva España”” Pasodoble – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Solo guitar Rumba groove. Arpegio – NELSON MANSILLA
“Quiero Saber” – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Sevillana “En Libertad” – NELSON MANSILLA
Zopilote – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Flamenco – DIEGO PEREZ
Song “Hoy” – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Gnosssiere – SARAH THOMPSON
20 MINUTE INTERVAL
Aguila Blanca: Tribal percussion – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE WITH MEXICO EN LA PIEL DANCERS
Cancion del Mariachi – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
La Llorona – SARAH THOMPSON
Malaguena – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Como quien Pierde una Estrella – HERENCIA COLLECTIVE
Ay Jalisco – FULL COMPANY
DIEGO PEREZ is a member of the International Dance Council – CID (UNESCO)
With training in prestigious schools such as “Amor de Dios”, “Fuego Andaluz“ and “Carmen de las Cuevas“ he has taken Flamenco art to different stages. He founded Flamenco House Brisbane in 2019 with the mission of expanding and spreading Flamenco art in all its forms.
Latin American guitarist and vocalist, and BEMAC Producer, NELSON MANSILLA studied classical guitar under the tutelage of Maestro Francisco Delgado at the School of Culture and Artistic Difusion Diego Rivera in Chile.
Nelson’s extensive travel experience, creative flair and various collaborations have led him to explore a wide range of musical influences, adding a distinctive flavour whilst still paying homage to his classical guitar foundations.
GUSTAVO COLMENARES is a Colombian bass player who since early age fell in love with the low end. Having played with several orchestras in his motherland, he moved to Australia over 10 years ago. During this time he has actively participated in the development of the Latin music scene in Brisbane. From the Mexican corridos, Vallenatos from Cuba to the Chilean cuecas, his groovy lines are known for making everyone get up to dance non-stopping.
KELLY JENSEN is a classically trained violinist who studied at The University of Queensland under Professor Patricia Pollett. Her diverse skills and playing experiences have lead to her involvement in many different local band projects in the styles of classical, pop, rock, latin, mariachi and folk music. Kelly is also a session musician working in various recording projects in Brisbane. Along with her active gigging life, she is a passionate full time classroom music teacher.
GLENN MINTO has been a music teacher and ensemble director with Education Queensland since 1987. He began performing live in the 1980’s with the iconic Brisbane Ska band The Furious Turtles and has since played a wide variety of genres including jazz, blues, rock, orchestral and Latin styles. More recently he has had the good fortune to perform with Victor Valdes, Jimmy Barnes and Midnight Oil.
He is a founding and current member of The Mad Mariachi.
JOE CHOW is a percussionist, educator, and a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. After completing a stint in orchestral percussion and jazz vibraphone, he ventured further afield, and landed in the world of Afro-Cuban music with internationally renowned percussionist Gustavo Cereijo. Joe has performed in musical theatre, corporate entertainment, and festivals including Brisbane Salsa Festival with Chukale starring Latin Grammy nominated Puerto Rican singer Yan Collazo.
ANDREA YOLIE is a singer-songwriter from Perú with her debut project to be released in early 2023. Her versatility has led her to be involved in many different musical projects in a variety of genres including pop, indie, latin and folk music. She had the privilege to be mentored by Desire Mandrile, a renowned Peruvian singer and to be part of Berklee Latino, a music program taught by Grammy Award Winners Oscar Stagnaro and Javier Limón. Andrea’s vast experience and collaborations have added to the distinctive personality of her voice.
SARAH THOMPSON is a former Queensland Ballet Company Dancer. In 2008 she was accepted into the Professional Year program and in 2010 was offered a traineeship with the Company, then was promoted to Company Dancer in 2011. In 2016 Sarah took her career to Europe accepting a Soloist contract with the Staatsballett Hannover in Germany. In 2020 Sarah began her teaching career at Sydney Dance Company.
JAYDEN GROGAN has performed professionally across the globe in productions by Opera Australia, Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, Camerata, and many more. In December 2021, Jayden performed his world premiere one-man show, Jaz
Mexico en la Piel is a dynamic group of dancers with the sole objective of showing and sharing the joy of Mexican culture with the Australian community, transmitting the richness of thousands of years of Mexican history, Aztec traditional dances, and colonial time dances from North, West and East regions of Mexico and it’s evolution of traditional dance styles from precolonial to modern times. Featuring:
VINCENTE PEREZ is a musician and producer from Chile. He has worked as guitar, piano and music theory teacher for more than 5 years and has played guitar with several bands covering pop/rock/latin music repertoire as a regular for Dreams Casino in Chile. He also works in music production, mixing and arranging for other musicians.
Global Fusion Curator and Choreographer RANI LUTHER’S professional career began with the Kiel Ballet Company Germany in 1995 before moving to dance with world-renowned Netherlands Dance Theatre 2 and Netherlands Dance Theatre 1. In 2003 Rani returned home to dance with The Australian Ballet Company then joined Sydney Dance Company in 2007 and retired from stage as a Principal Dancer with Melbourne Ballet Company in 2011.
Rani’s choreographic creations include two works for NDT Workshop performances 2001/2002, Face the Music for Carriageworks Theatre Sydney 2012, Illuminate for MBC Empyrean season 2016 and Outside In for The Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional season 2017. In 2018 Rani choreographed Lunar for Queensland Ballet’s inaugural season of Synergy and in 2019 Heartstrings for the Australian Ballet Company’s Bodytorque season. In 2020 Rani choreographed From. To. Here for Queensland Ballet’s Bespoke season. In 2019 Rani was appointed Ballet Mistress and Creative Associate for Queensland Ballet and in 2022 Creative Associate.