Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company is dedicated to promoting public education, appreciation and interest in Spanish dance, music and culture. Through its public performances, the company upholds the preservation of tradition in Spanish dance and fosters innovation through the creation of new works. The company provides opportunities for professional training in Spanish dance including Flamenco.
About ESMERALDA ENRIQUE SPANISH DANCE THEATRE
The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company was founded in 1982 under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique and has a history rooted in flamenco and Spanish Classical dance. While maintaining the values of traditional flamenco singing, dance and music, the company presents a style that holds in perfect balance tradition and classicism with a contemporary aesthetic. EESDC has been presenting an annual Toronto Season since 1990 and has developed an ever expanding repertoire that has earned both critical and popular acclaim. With unique, talented dancers and musicians the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company is recognized for the exceptional level of their productions receiving two Dora Mavor Moore Awards in addition to numerous nominations over the years. Passionate and driven, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company continues to enthrall audiences with its commitment to imaginative choreography and artistic excellence.
What People Are Saying
"incredible and infectious...left the audience buzzing"
— Bridget Cauthry, The Dance Current , Read More
"...the combination of the music and the dance made this an unforgettable evening for everyone."
— Daniel Bernal, torontohispano.com
"...Enrique's company of fierce, perfect dancers...as usual brought the capacity audience to their feet."
— Rebecca Todd, Eye Magazine
"Enrique herself is a marvel of movement.... she can still dance anyone off the stage."
— Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail