The sounds of Spain will echo through IPAC on Friday night, as the history of flamenco dance is traced through time.
The Queensland-based Flamenco Fire group, Australia's only flamenco troupe, on Thursday night opened their latest production Al-Andaluz in Wollongong.
Following the timeline of the Spanish music and dance form from its roots in 15th century Arabic culture through to its so-called "golden age" in 19th century Seville, director Andrew Veivers said the production presented a visual feast, as well as a history lesson.
"It is the story of the last Moorish king in 1492, when the Arabs were thrown out of Spain.
"The show follows the dance from that Arabic beginning through to when flamenco truly became flamenco in the 1800s."
Veivers also plays guitar in the show, joining an ensemble of singers, violinists and drummers. A traditional Arabic instrument called an oud will also feature.
"If people know flamenco, they will be able to see the beginnings and the traditional roots. It is deconstructed a bit, to show the Arabic roots of the dance," Mr Veivers said.
Al-Andaluz runs until tomorrow at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.