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The Making of My Glam Piano

This summer our Glam Piano was created. This is how my sister Fiona and I made the BABY GLAM Piano. I have always dreamed of playing my grand piano outdoors in a park for a big event like New Years Eve with thousands of people. So, with a dream in my heart and a number…
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Flamboyant Flamenco

Our latest Flamboyant Flamenco performance was on New Years Eve by Ruido 2022-2023. It was hosted by Kiama City Council Hindmarsh Park. Performers: Ifritah Fire Dancer, April S-Kelly (on Glam piano, Guitar, Voice, Dance) Jack Kearton (Guitar) Samantha Rudd (Guitar, Voice and Dance) Rachel Flannery (Voice) Ana Otero (Cajon and Chuflas) Shane LadyMoon (Dance and…
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Flamboyant Flamenco

Like never before, we are so glammed up and excited to be headlining the FREE sky show for thousands of people!!! Come to our premiere of Flamboyant Flamencas on New Years Eve in Kiama Hindmarsh park. We are headlining the sky show with our live music and dance. We will also perform with guest cajon…
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FLAMBOYANT FLAMENCO SHOW

Join us this New Years Eve in Kiama. Watch us for free. Brought to you by Kiama City Council. Grab your spot on lawn among thousands of others and be thrilled by the fireworks over beautiful Kiama harbour. Hindmarsh Park 8.15PMThis show will have Fire Dancer Ifritah with Ruido. Also, we premier our new LED Baby Grand…
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Zorongo

Australian steps in long journey of an old song Our work for piano and fire twirler is based on a traditional tune developed by the Spanish poet and musician Federico García Lorca (1898–1936). Original music composed and performed by April Sampson-Kelly. Dance, film and choreography by Ifritah. With partial funding from Wollongong City Council Cultural…
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What We Found in the Afterglow

In this video we describe 6 outcomes from our Stage 1 development phase of lighting techniques. We want to give a big thank you to Matt Houston of Ironbark Photography for devising a cradle for the lights and going through the program with a fine tooth comb! And thank you Greg Knight for his engineering…
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Dance of the Flames Thank You

What a spectacular turn-out, what a fabulous audience you were. Thank you for your support of our premier production of Dance of the Flames.

The Dance Of the Flames Programme

Drums, palmas, cajons and castanet rolls please! Here is our programme. We are excited to be presenting this all-female musicians, dancers and puppetry with shadows and lights. Program google link Thank you everyone who helped this show be a shining success.

Samantha Rudd Flamenca, photo credit: Matt Houston

Matt’s Lens on Flamenco

In preparation for our upcoming Dance of the Flames Show, Photographer Matt Houston of IRONBARK Photography created a stunning collection of portraits and action shots. In Matt’s words: “I was thrilled to be invited to do a photoshoot with April and Sam for the upcoming production ‘Dance of the Flames’. Their joy and playfulness complemented…
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Samantha Rudd Flamenca, photo credit: Matt Houston

Song, Dance and Light Reflections from Sam

We met for our first rehearsal with Shadow play on Friday. I love preparing for a new show. It’s fun to stretch our skills and work with new people. The theme for the rehearsal was “play”. To be honest, when I think of “play” I think it’s the opposite of being productive. “Play is an…
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