BIOGRAPHY NELLA RANDONE FLAMENCO DANCER/CHOREOGRAPHER
Nella Randone’s professional career began aged 16 dancing in theatre shows and TV in her birth city of Melbourne. By her early 20’s she had immersed herself in the contemporary dance-theatre scene where she worked full time. In 1985 Nella began her study of flamenco, and by 1987 she was performing with Ana Romero. Her training outside of flamenco includes jazz and classical ballet, and Martha Graham technique.
For the past 30 years, Nella has been devoted to the practice and development of Flamenco dance in Australia. She has developed her style in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Jerez and most recently Granada, amounting to 2 years full time. While in Spain she studied with Spain’s leading exponents in contemporary and traditional flamenco.
Nella has choreographed, conceptualised and performed in the following projects:
Orpheus & Eurydice (St Martins Theatre; Vic Arts)
La Rosa (Brisbane Arts Theatre; Arts Qld)
Suspiros de la Luna (work in progress Aust Council through Bemac Brisbane, reworked for 1999 Melb Fringe at North Melb town hall)
Ayer, Hoy y Manana (mechanic’s Institute, Moreland Council support)
Alma, Duende y Juerga (mechanic’s Institute, Moreland Council)
Al Andalus (as above)
7 aspects of love (Carlton Courthouse)
Triptych (mechanic’s Institute, Moreland Council support)
Tres Cuadros (as above)
Retratos flamenco (as above)
Spain – (as above)
She has also performed in concerts at Woodford, Melbourne, Port Fairy, Apollo Bay and Castlemaine Festivals, BMW edge, the Melbourne and Brisbane concert halls, Malthouse, the National Gallery, and private and corporate functions including the Melbourne Cup and Grand Prix.
One of Nella’s professional highlights was being invited to perform in Diana Reye’s “Mosaico” premiering in Sydney at the Seymour Centre and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, featuring Spain’s famous luminaries of flamenco Jose Luis Monton on guitar and dancer Andres Pena.