Hi everyone! Sebastian Sanchez here to offer the Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia first blog post, so here goes!
The Flamenco Fire cast arrived in Mt Isa for the first day of the tour, a town full of big burly miners, jugs of XXXX, gusts of hot dry wind, all swirling within the red dust bowl the town was set in. The Spinifex Motel where we are residing has been such a luxurrrry, or in Spanish as we say a ‘lujo’. Just perfect for everybody to kick back and relax after an intense rehearsal period where the crew has been hastily busting out to get everything artistically sweet for the tour and especially the tech boy’s long haul trek from Brisbane, outrunning the high speed emus…beep beep!
On our day off we made our way to Lake Moondarra just 15kms from Mt Isa, making the day trip one of the highlights of things to see and experience around the region.
Watching the sunset was one of the most beauteous views that I’ve seen in a long time.
The short time it lasted brought the broad blaze of day to a slow crescendo of placid shades, descending with the gentlest hush on the landscape…just stunning.
So after a couple of nights of hearty steaks and a few schooners, we made it to opening night at the Mt Isa Civic Centre, an ominous rectangular building of sandstone tinged with a red hazy glow. It fondly reminded me of an Arrakis palace from the 1984 David Lynch classic ‘Dune’. After the tech run it was time to make it all happen, and we have to say we were pretty chuffed with the result of the show.
Damien’s playing was superb and Olayo sung and even danced at 110% which raised the ‘animo’ to another level for the whole crew. The girls did a sublime job of dancing beautifully with femininity and ‘fuerza’! It was especially enjoyable for me to dance alongside such gorgeous gals on stage for a brief moment of energetic synergy, to the beat of a 12 beat compas.
Thank you Mt Isa for being so great to us, we really appreciated it! Now it’s time to make our next trip to the wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria, for a show in Burketown. Can’t wait to see the Morning Glory and catch a Barramundi…Ole!