Ole…Bravo! A sold out show and a standing ovation were just a couple of heartfelt reactions that Fiona Malena and her ensemble received on September 13th, 2013. Words are not enough to describe the passion, excitement and love that filled the Roundhouse Community Centre after Fiona’s flamenco performance.
I feel blessed to have been a part of the audience for this beautiful show. There were times when I did not fully understand what was happening but still enjoyed the sounds, colours and movements which came together in perfect harmony. Puertas is a journey through four different countries of the world (Arabia, Spain, Jerusalem, and India)
Not only did the individual components of each dance come together in perfect cohesion but so did the story that Fiona and her ensemble were telling. Each piece had a story of its own but together they led to the culmination of one big story of true love.
Her every movement was graceful, elegant and perfectly synchronized with the music.
Let the journey begin. Simone Mor (multi-instrumentalist, chitarra battente) opened the show with a solo piece playing a beautiful, magical and mystical song on the Arabian flute. I had goose bumps while listening to his introduction. Fiona entered wearing a turquoise and white dress with a long feathered skirt. Her every movement was graceful, elegant and perfectly synchronized with the music. Her first number was very spiritual and enlightening to the soul.