Arte3 are Lola Rueda, Jorge Bravo and Juan Carlos Otero. They have been an integral part of the London flamenco scene for the last 15 years, with their vibrant mix of Flamenco, Latin & Pop. This set reflects the ups and downs of their individual artistic journeys, from the 80s when they all began performing, via their meeting in the cultural melting pot that is London, and reflecting the shared drama they have all experienced over last few years. Arte3 will make you laugh, cry, sing and dance.
This event is part of our Flamenco Salon Series, that brings hand picked Flamenco or Flamenco inspired pieces, conversations, installations, to an intimate audience keen to appreciate the best of Flamenco in London.
The flow of the event:
7:00pm: doors open
7:30pm: show starts
(the show runs for approximately 80 minutes with an intermission of 30 minutes).
Lola Rueda – Dance
Lola Rueda is a well known personality in the London flamenco scene, which she has been a part of for more than a decade. She was born in Girona into a family of Andalusian flamenco traditionalists. At 10 years of age she began training in dance, and by the early 90s she was combining her dancing with a career as an orchestra singer.
She moved in London in 1995, where she has had an active career as a dancer, choreographer, composer and singer. She has performed with great flamenco artists like Gerardo Nunez (Bath Festival, 1999), La Chonchi (Granada, 2000) and Domingo Patricio (Oxford Playhouse, Ennis Chord International Music Festival, 2006); as well as in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, Ronnie Scotts, Olimpia, La Peña Flamenca de Londres and The Laban Centre.
Jorge Bravo – Guitar
Born in Santiago de Chile in 1973 and based in the UK since 2005, he works actively as a concert guitarist, composer, producer and teacher. He has a style of virtuoso performance which demonstrates a wide range of influences from classical and flamenco to gypsy jazz and Latin American styles.
Jorge has played in prestigious venues around the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Womad festival; and in some of the most renowned theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
In June 2006 his talents were internationally recognised when he won a first prize at the ‘Nino Ricardo International Guitar Competition’ held in Murcia, Spain.
Jorge has recorded 5 independent albums and he has played with some of the most important artists in the World Music scene, such as Kai Eckhardt, Tomatito, Mor Karbasi, Noam Vazana and Alec Dankworth.
Jorge is currently performing in the UK with Nova Trio, joining forces with renowned double bass player Alec Dankworth and percussionist Demi García.
Juan Carlos Otero – Dance, Singer.
Juan Carlos Otero graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing conceptual video, sound and performance, but his main artistic output for the past two decades has been as a flamenco dancer and choreographer. He specialise in tablao or pure flamenco. His strong improvisational dance
skills have facilitated many collaborations with folk, latin, jazz, pop and classical musicians, as well as theatre productions. In 2004 he joined LAmatDance Contemporary Dance Company and found strong affinities between his flamenco practice and the contemporary dance world. Over the last 5 years his practice has edged towards experimental theatre. He was a core
deviser, producer and performer in Don Quijote and more recently Republica, a flamenco/punk piece.
Make sure to come hungry and thirsty to enjoy the delicious food and wine of our in house tapas bar, The Tapas Room Battersea (open until 11pm). You can enjoy a meal before or after the show. Please allow yourself at least 1 hour for the meal. Bookings here: https://www.thetapasroom.co.uk/
*If you are booking the workshop as well, you can change in our facilities and enjoy a delicious meal before the show begins!
If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don’t forget to apply your member discount when booking.