Battersea Spanish is proud to host internationally acclaimed Flamenco duo Dotdotdot in an intimate and unique one-off performance at our events space.
Entre Cuatro is a flamenco dance show that fuses traditional flamenco with contemporary influences, producing an unbeatable match for all dance and music lovers. Noemí Luz and Magdalena Mannion from Dotdotdot will be accompanied by highly acclaimed guests from Spain. Internationally renowned Israel Paz will be in charge of the cante (you can have a taste of his work here), and equally impressive Angus Cruickshank will be in the guitar.
Drinks and nibbles will be sold during the event in order to recreate the Flamenco Tablao feel, with a contemporary twist.
The duration of the show is 1 hour and 20 minutes including an interval. Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 8.30pm.
If you are a Battersea Spanish member, remember to use your special members discount!
Noemi Luz and Magdalena Mannion are co-artistic directors of contemporary flamenco dance company Dotdotdot Dance. Their first production, No Frills, toured the UK four times and was featured at Flamencos y Mestizos Festival, Madrid in 2015. Their second production, In Body, is a triple bill of contemporary works from Noemi, Magdalena and Yinka Esi Graves, and was originally commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells. The pieces that make up the triple bill have been performed separately at Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry (I come to my body as a question) and the Sadler’s Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage (Into Being and When VIola Met Vargas.) In Body is touring the UK in 2020. They are currently developing their third production, Re Red, in collaboration with sound designer Jose Tome and dramaturg Vera Koeppern.
Magdalena studied contemporary dance at NSCD and the Merce Cunningham Studio before moving to Madrid to study flamenco dance at Amor de Dios with teachers such as Belén Fernández and Maria Juncal. She holds a degree in Pedagogy of Dance specializing in flamenco from Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila, where she was tutored by Rafaela Carrasco and Isabel Bayón.
In 2018 she performed with Rafaela Carrasco’s company in the production Nacida Sombra (Born a Shadow.) She has performed internationally with companies such as Tito Losada, Retiro Flamenco and Miguel Ángel Espino, leading her to tour to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Sweden and all over Spain and the UK. Since 2013 she has been performing regularly as soloist at traditional flamenco venues such as Corral de la Morería, Café de Chinitas, Las Tablas, Cafe Zyriab, Casa Patas, Candela and Cardamomo in Madrid. She has also performed at Jazzsi, Barcelona, Ronnie Scott’s, London and Flamenco en el Backstage, Madrid.
Magdalena has been guest teacher/choreographer at Casa Flamenco Beijing.
Magdalena choreographed When Viola Met Vargas for Dotdotdot Dance’s triple bill In Body and is co-choreographer for Re Red.
You can see a taste of Magdalena’s work here.
Noemí Luz is a flamenco dance artist whose work spans traditional, contemporary and experimental flamenco. She is Co-Artistic Director of Dotdotdot Dance as well as choreographing for a range of different creative projects.
Noemí trained classically (Elmhurst Ballet School / Central School of Ballet) and was apprentice in traditional flamenco with Yolanda Heredia (Seville 2007-2013). She has performed at many traditional flamenco venues in Spain including Tablao Arenal, La Casa de la Guitarra, Peña la Perla de Cadiz, Peña Niño del Alfalfa, Café Zyriab and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo as well as appearing on CanalSur TV and Radio.
Noemí’s choreographic works also include The Ugly Truth, a collaboration with sound designer José Tomé, Into Being which forms part of Dotdotdot’s triple bill In Body (Sadler’s Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage 2018), Re Red a collaboration with Magdalena Mannion and José Tomé for Dotdotdot Dance and Life, Melvin, is a Fish a work in progress in collaboration with dramaturg Iris Dekker. She has performed her work at a range of different venues and festivals, among them Coetani Festival for Experimental Flamenco (Athens), a/her/my/our/their/no flamenco (curated by Rosanna Terracciano) and at PAUL Studios Collective as part of The Wall Series (Berlin).
Noemí also teaches extensive workshops in choreography and composition (including the Conservatorio de Danza Profesional (Seville) Trinity College of Music, The Drama Centre and The Royal College of Music (London).
You can see a taste of Noemí’s work here.