A Spanish dancer, Spanish music, and Spanish fireworks on the shore of the Ottawa River
Josie Sinnadurai “La Galesa” presents a Flamenco show on the shore of the Ottawa River during the evening of Spanish Fireworks at Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light.
Bytown Museum offers an alternative viewing site for the Grands feux du Casino du Lac-Leamy, an intimate fireworks event synchronized to music. Enjoy a display of pyrotechnics from the shore of the Ottawa River at the Ottawa Lock Station.
The Sound of Light consists of five non-consecutive nights in which four different countries participate with a display of fireworks synchronized with music. The four participating countries are Spain (the first night and opening of the event, on August 4), the United States (August 8), China (August 15) and Germany (August 11), each on a different night. The Bytown Museum of Ottawa collaborates with the Casino du lac Leamy, from which the fireworks are launched, providing a place to see the exhibition and offering a different celebration each night in which the culture of the country participating is celebrated of a dance or music show.
Welsh-born Josie Sinnadurai (“La Galesa”), a Flamenco and contemporary dancer and choreographer, will perform traditional Flamenco dances. Sinnadurai regularly tours and performs internationally, both as a solo artist and with established dance companies from a variety of dance genres.
She spent the 2015/16 season touring with National Dance Company Wales. 2017 has seen Sinnadurai travel to Madrid, Jérez, England, Wales, Germany and Canada. Recent highlights include performing alongside renowned gypsy Flamenco guitarist and singer Agujetas Chico in his show The Aguja Project, dancing as the solo flamenco dancer in the Hollywood movie Lost in London, and headlining at both the opening night of the Carmen Romero Pena in Toronto and the Cabaret Flamenco du Montreal. She is also involved with Jewish dancing, and regularly dances at Jewish culture festivals including Yiddish Summer Weimar in Germany, and KlezKanada in Canada.