Opportunities this week to enjoy the work of Oxford based Amarita Vargas, both as artist and flamenco dancer performing in the Ashmolean Museum’s Magic Night event on 16th May. As part of Oxfordshire ArtWeeks Amarita is opening her studio at Cuckoo Lane, North Leigh, showing abstract work capturing essence and energy flow in the immediacy of the moment.  “Different instruments dance differently; the brush has both a heel and a tip and can apply strong or light pressure. A piece of charcoal can roll, jump, skip or drag along slowly. Reed pen, fingers or crayon – there is always rhythm, pulse and movement which make up the final composition. The drawings must have aliveness and vibration – they must still ‘sing’ once they are completed…” (more…)

With spring finally around the corner, Oxford’s very own flamenco diva Amarita Vargas sends word of three forthcoming events to get your feet tapping during March at High Wycombe, Bracknell and in Oxford, beginning with flamenco and tapas at the Wycombe Swan this Friday 15th March, and with tangos thrown in for good measure… enjoy! (more…)

Three dance events of interest coming up as part of OxFringe in the Simpkins Lee Theatre, a new theatre space, seating 136-150 and disabled friendly, at Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA

Immersion in Place by new company Sounding Motion, Flamenco Puro with Amarita Vargas and guests, and Tarang, an evening of Indian classical dance presented by Anuradha Chaturvedi’s Drishti Dance – see below for details… (more…)