Flamencura returns this summer to Sadler’s Wells, where it had its acclaimed UK premiere two years ago.
Peña’s is not the kind of eye-filling, exuberant, flouncy flamenco you see in homogenised crowd-pleasing big shows. On the contrary, Flamencura is small, intimate, unpretentious, searching and tremendously powerful.
In it Paco Peña explores the roots of this most Spanish of art forms and what led to its universal appeal. As he explains:
'I wanted to return to the essential core that (…) made flamenco the vehicle through which Andalusian people expressed their history, their feelings and the essential emotions that their lives contain…'
Paco Peña’s small company includes dancers Ángel Múñoz, known to London audiences through his participation in past Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festivals; Charo Espino, a most expressive veteran of this company, and Yolanda Osuno.
Paco Peña counts on two guitarists beside himself and two powerful vocalists, José Angel Carmona and Imaculada Rivero, both also Paco Peña regulars.
Reviewing Flamencura on its UK premiere the Guardian wrote it offered us 'a glimpse into flamenco’s unsettled soul' and connected us 'emotionally with a Gypsy story marked by dislocation, suppression and resilience.'
We cannot recommend it highly enough!
|What||Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, Flamencura|
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP
08 Aug 17 – 12 Aug 17, 19:30 Sat mat 14:30 End Time approx.
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|