La Candela Company offers flamenco dance and music shows and provides unique entertainment that can mesmerize and captivate any audience. Take your guests on a trip to Spain without leaving their seat and allow them to experience the emotions and ecstasy of a flamenco show. Our shows offer a full Spanish culture immersion.
Price Range: $200 - $4000
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish, Polish
What to Expect
La Candela Company brings world-class performance to your event. La Candela Company works with a variety of flamenco, jazz and Latin musicians, performing music from Spain, Latin America and world fusion. One of the most exciting elements of the show is flamenco dance, performed by the renowned dancer Ania “La Candela”. Please keep in mind that flamenco is a solo dance and is not usually performed as a group exercise. While we love our students, we feel your event deserves the attention and focus of the best we have to offer. We bring only professionals to your event.
Ania brings the best of flamenco, conveying the exotic character of the dance, including flamboyant flamenco outfits straight from Spain and mastery of dancing with all the flamenco accessories, such as different fans, huge embroidered shawl and a skirt with a train. Ania can mesmerize any audience with her use of accessories and energetic expressions, and get their heart beating faster as they watch and hear her perfect zapateado (percussive footwork).
La Candela (from Spanish, fire or flame) brings the essence of fiery flamenco, Latin jazz, and world music to your event.
La Candela Company was founded and is now directed by dancer Ania "La Candela".
La Candela Company’s mission is to support arts and dance in the Southeast region and bring flamenco and Spanish music closer to North America through state-of-the-art performances that amaze audiences of any age.
The company is co-directed by Ania Bartelmus “La Candela” and Jerry Fields, and is comprised of an ensemble of local, nationwide and international dancers and musicians. It brings together the tradition of flamenco from southern Spain, Latin jazz, world fusion and the diverse cultural backgrounds of the artists. Whether you are looking for a main entertainment for your event, or an ambiance performance of Spanish guitar with a Spanish dancer, La Candela can tailor to your needs
Ania Bartelmus, "La Candela", is a professional flamenco dancer based in Atlanta, GA and Seville, Spain. She received flamenco training from Spain’s top flamenco artists while living in Seville, which makes her style authentic and unique. For over ten years, she has performed across the US, as well as Switzerland, Poland and Spain. Past venues where she performed include Spanish tablaos, as well as, US venues including the Reuther Auditorium in Kenosha, WI, Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth, High Museum of Art Atlanta, the Emory University Theater, Shakespeare Tavern and the Telefair Museum Savannah. Ania also appeared in the CBS’s “Better Mornings Atlanta” and PBS station’s program “This is Atlanta”, as well as was a featured dancer in the music video “Kiss the Night”. Ania is currently touring North America with the Grammy-nominated flamenco guitarist David Maldonado and his flamenco symphony production "Noche de Pasion".
Known as a total percussionist, Jerry Fields performs regularly in Atlanta and throughout the southeast on drum-set, timpani, marimba and various world percussion instruments. A Summit Jazz recording artist (Ted Howe Trio), Mr. Fields is featured on the group’s critically acclaimed recording Ellington as well as Elton Exposed. A world percussionist at heart, Jerry has performed with Ania "La Candela" for several years and as well as a number of flamenco artists including Guitarists: Arturo Martinez, Ricardo Diaz, Jose Manuel Tejeda, Luis Linares “el Tiburon”, Christian Puig and John Lawrence. Dancers: Antonio Vargas, Manolo Punto, Barbara Brenton Antonio Hidalgo and Ulrika Frank. Singers: Alfonso Cid, Marija Temo and Javier Heredia. Jerry is also actively performing with Indian, Greek, Kleezmer, Arabic and African ensembles.
Additional Booking Notes
1. Sound system with microphones and monitors. The number of microphones depends on the number of musicians. The sound system can be requested.
2. Stage or dance floor.
Upon request and upon client's needs.
Influences & Inspiration
Juana Amaya, Nazaret Reyes, Sara Baras, Patricia Guerrero, Paco de Lucia, Gypsy Kings
Dance floor, PA system with 2 - 5 microphones depending on the number of artists performing.
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