Calle Verde has been presenting captivating flamenco performances to audiences across the country since 2014. From BC to Newfoundland, in theatres, festivals, and tablaos, this powerful trio blends a deep respect for the rich history of flamenco with non-traditional musical inspirations ranging from classical to Brazilian and beyond. Each member of Calle Verde brings many years of professional performance to every show, cultivating a distinctive, cutting-edge interpretation of flamenco music and dance.
2020 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Michelle - Farruca
Performance Works Granville Island
Silencio de Las Estrellas & Villa Lobos
El Mar Contempla
Buleria Spanish Banks
2020 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Zapadeado de Maria - Guilt & Co
World Music Festival - Silencio de Las Estrellas & Villa Lobos
Surrey Fusion Festival
Maria Avila has established herself as an independent dancer, singer, choreographer, and teacher. In 2015 she launched Maria Avila Flamenco dance school, and she is currently in her second year of completing a MFA in dance at York University. Recent achievements include being awarded a mentorship to study with Myriam Allard, receiving professional development grants to study in Spain, as well as performing in the Coetaní Experimental Flamenco Festival in Athens, Greece.
Michelle began her flamenco training in 2001 in Vancouver, she has developed into one of the most experienced and sought-after local tablao performers. Beyond this traditional style of flamenco, she has collaborated with artists from outside the form to experiment, innovate and challenge expectations. Michelle has danced in dozens of professional presentations including performances at the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival and the Victoria Flamenco Festival. She currently performs with the Raíces y Alas Flamenco project, Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre, and Calle Verde. Michelle has studied flamenco and classical Spanish dance in Spain, Greece, Canada and the USA with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists.
Peter Mole has been performing flamenco for over twenty-five years. He has been engaging audiences across Canada and in every major venue in Vancouver, including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Chan Centre and main stage at the Vancouver Folk Festival. He composed and performed the music for "Mariposa: The Butterfly's Evil Spell", at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and performed and composed for the score for the NFB documentary "Opre Roma" with "Los Canasteros".
He introduced Flamenco to the Kino Cafe in 1994 and performed there weekly until 2020. His musical training began at the McGill University Conservatory of Music then Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain to embrace Flamenco, his latest trips being funded by the Canada council for the Arts.
Sept 24 - Calle Verde LIVE at 2nd Floor Gastown Water Street Cafe, Vancouver
Sept 5 & 6, 2020 - Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver
July 24, 2020 - Calle Verde LIVE at 2nd Floor Gastown Water Street Cafe, Vancouver
July 23-26, 2020 - Virtual Victoria Flamenco Festival
July 1, 2020 - Virtual Surrey Canada Day
Weekly Saturday night performances from 2014 to 2020, at The Kino,3456 Cambie, Vancouver BC
Dec 22, 2019 - Bonsor Community Centre, Burnaby, BC - Afghanistan Solstice Celebration
July 20, 2019 - Surrey Fusion Festival, Surrey BC
July 6, 2019 - Khatsahlano Days, Vancouver
Dec 31, 2018 - Tapestry New Year’s Eve, Vancouver
Dec 5, 2018 - St John’s School, Vancouver, Educational Performance
Nov 25, 2018 - Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University, Vancouver
Oct 1, 2018 - Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, w/Raices y Alas
Oct 3, 2018 - Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre (Gander), w/Raices y Alas
Oct 5, 2018 - Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts (Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre), w/Raices y Alas
Sept 22, 2018 - Granville Island Pinic Pavillion, Vancouver Flamenco Festival
Aug 12, 2018 - Performance Works Granville Island,Vancouver BC, All Over The Map -
July 31, 2018 - Louis Brier Home & Hospital, Private Function
July 28, 2018 - Victoria Flamenco Festival, Metro Studio Theatre, Victoria BC - "Liminal"
July 5, 2018 - All Over the Map, Granville Island Performance Works
July 1, 2018 - Canada Day celebrations, Picnic Pavilion, Granville Island
April 26, 2018 - Vancouver World Music Festival - Guilt & Company, Vancouver
Dec 6, 2017 - St John’s School, Vancouver, Educational Performance
Sept 20th, 2017 - Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, "liminal"
July 29, 2017 - Victoria Flamenco Festival, Centennial Square, headliners
Dec 11, 2015 "Luna Llena" Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons, BC