Espana Olé

A Gypsy Journey proves to be one of the most engaging, soothing and wonderfully intelligent productions offered by Veronica Vargas and her dancers... A delicious afternoon of great dance and music with a greater emphasis on interaction between singer el Titi de Algeciras and dancers and a thrilling ebb and flow of tempo and atmosphere. Bulerias Fiesta... an opportunity to observe Flamenco used as a means of parodying authority figures... Soleares and Tientos/Tarantos spanned the grand passions of the form in gripping style." (David O’Brien, Ausdance Magazine)

Bolero Flamenco

On the production: “Blending song and dance in each part of the production, Choreographer/Dancer Vargas instilled a warm, intense yet flowing sense of Andalucian Flamenco in Part 1. The Spanish dance of Part 2 offered tightly structured, colourful, rivetting moves, culminating in a ravishing version of Ravel’s Bolero.”

On the dance: “…but none reach the heights of Vargas herself… Dressed in black displayed a sweeping mastery of technique and passion. Her unsurpassed footwork, seamless control of torso and lower body were a must to see to understand what the heart of this dance is for.” David O’Brien, (Ausdance Magazine)

"Vargas quite outstanding as a soloist - exuberance, fire passion literally burst from the compact frame. This is raw gutsy stuff... (The Australian)

"Vargas exuded fire, pride and passion in her beautifully controlled, proud and sensual solos." (Perth Sunday/Art)

"Veronica Vargas... is an intuitive and wonderful actor... really comes into her own... riveting to watch" (West Australian)

"Magnificent Ole! Ole' nothing equalled the magnificent solos by Veronica Vargas... Vargas' many years of dancing, including her training in Seville, have produced a deep feeling for the spirit of flamenco". (The Advertiser)

"Veronica Vargas has been the face of Spanish Dance for many years... the passion and power of Vargas... Veronica Vargas has choreographed sensitively for her and two supporting dancers" (Kathy Keech, Ausdance Magazine)

"Veronica Vargas... her choreography capitalises sensitively on the personalities and capabilities of her dancers... created some strong images, some powerful moments and a sense of play between each other..." (Carolyn Bishop, Ausdance)

"la unica aqui que tiene sus pies en el suelo" ie "The only dancer here [referring to Australia] who has her feet firmly on the ground when it comes to authentic flamenco" (el Titi de Algeciras - gypsy flamenco singer)

Bolero Flamenco " and music of her latest show has a confident authenticity" Vargas dances with palpable authority." (Alan Brissenden - Adelaide Review)

Frank Ford AM letter