Entre Mundos (Between Worlds)

  • Performing arts
  • Atlanta
  • Sun, May 19, 2024
  • 5:00 pm
Entre Mundos (Between Worlds)

Featuring Spanish pianist Marina Bengoa and flamenco dancer & choreographer Ania Bartelmus “La Candela,” this show explores the connections between flamenco and classical Spanish piano, revealing how these musical traditions have enriched each other over time.


  • Isaac Albeniz: Suite española (1886) and Suite Iberia, Book 1 (1905-1909)
  • Enrique Granados: 12 danzas españolas (1890) Vol. 1
  • Manuel de Falla: Cuatro Piezas Españolas (1909) and La Vida Breve (Life is Short, 1905)
  • Eduardo Lucena: Pot-purri de Aires Andaluces Para Piano (1890)
  • Padre Antonio Soler: Sonatas (1755-1765)

View the full program (PDF).

Dr. Marina Bengoa Roldán

Bengoa is an accomplished pianist from Spain who performs in the United States and across Europe in solo piano concerts, with orchestra, and as part of the Duo Nott. She commissioned and premiered worldwide the Fantasia Flamenca by the Spanish composer Pascual Gimeno, who dedicated the work to her. She has won numerous prizes in international and national piano competitions.

Apart from her activity as a pianist, Bengoa regularly presents at national and international conferences. She gave presentations for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2021 and 2023, ASMTA (Arkansas Music Teachers Association), the Graduate conference at the University of Calgary (Canada), Musicking (University of Oregon), Catedra Bogota Musical International (Colombia), Encuentro de Pianistas (Costa Rica) and SHE: Women in Music Festival (University of Arkansas).

She currently serves as an adjunct professor of piano at Southern Arkansas University. Bengoa holds a Doctorate in piano performance and a Master’s in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oregon, receiving the outstanding award in Piano Pedagogy. She also has a Master’s in Piano Performance from Georgia State University.

Ania Bartelmus “La Candela”

Bartelmus is a passionate flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. She is dedicated to igniting creativity through her artistry. As the founder of La Candela Flamenco, she shares her love for flamenco with audiences of all ages. Bartelmus strives to bring people of diverse backgrounds together and inspire them through traditional and reimagined flamenco performances. In her role as director, La Candela collaborates with local musicians to infuse her performances with innovative flamenco arrangements and fusion pieces.

Bartelmus’ solo career includes annual performances at the Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival, where she was invited to choreograph a contemporary flamenco piece in 2023. She received commissions for choreography, such as the Pandemic Atlanta project in 2020 and a grant from Arts Entertainment Atlanta for her project Inspiración in 2022. In 2024, she premieres Entre Mundos – Between Worlds, a unique fusion of flamenco dance and Spanish classical piano, supported by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, showcasing her commitment to exploring new dimensions of flamenco.


Venue map

Emory Performing Arts Studio, 1804 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322


More information

La Candela Flamenco


Funded in part by a grant from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.



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