Life, Melvin, is a fish

Life, Melvin, is a fish

  • Date: Saturday, October 16
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Noemí Luz

Price: £20 – £32
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Event Description

In a laboratory where escaped memories are stored and organised in glass jars, a maintenance woman works ceaselessly. Her shadow, the antagonistic all knowing spider, lurks in timeless space.

When she was a child, Noemí’s grandfather took her down the lane in a wheelbarrow to hunt the “Grellies” under the “Grelly Bridge”, under which they proceeded to lunch on cheese sandwiches in their wellington boots. Inspired by the creativity of her grandfather, the sensations still vivid in this treasured memory and the desire to keep it alive, she began to write a hunting manual, which lead her to the creation of Life, Melvin, is a fish.

Where do our most treasured memories go when we are not remembering them? Do they still exist? This dance theatre piece is a crash course in memory hunting presented by Noemí Luz, who takes on the complex challenge of preserving memories and asks; Do we need to hold on to our memories to know who we are?

Life, Melvin, is a fish has been developed in residency at the Conservatorio de Danza Antonio Ruiz Soler (Seville) and Centro Cívico Cerro del Aguila. It has been featured in the prestigious  Teatro de la Maestranza in Spain.

Life, Melvin, is a fish 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 with no intermissions for approximately 50 minutes).

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. Bookings here.

* 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.



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Life, Melvin, is a fish: the show
£ 20.00
(Save 20%) The show & Tangos flamenco workshop
On the day of the event, enjoy an intimate workshop with the artist Noemí Luz on Tangos Flamenco style. This workshop is designed for Flamenco dancers of all levels. Details here:
£ 32.00

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Noemí Luz

Noemi Luz Flamenco Instructor¡Hola! My name is Noemí, and I am a flamenco performer, choreographer and teacher. I trained classically at Elmhurst Ballet School and Central School of Ballet (UK) before moving to Seville, Spain age 20. There I became apprentice to my mentor Yolanda Heredia for 6 years, specialising in traditional flamenco and bata de cola technique. I have 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 and Café Zyriab as well as appearing on CanalSur TV and BBC Radio.
I co-founded Dotdotdot Dance in 2014 and together we have produced and toured our productions No Frills and In Body around the UK, Sweden and Spain. My choreographic works include The Ugly Truth, Into Being (Sadler’s Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage 2018), Life, Melvin, is a fish and RAW (work in progress). I’ve performed at theatres and festivals such as Coetani Festival for Experimental Flamenco (Athens), CAAC Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville), PAUL Studios Collective, The Wall Series Vol.1 (Berlin), Flamenco Fredag (Stockholm) and Contemporary Dance Series Corto y Bailo (Seville) among many others. I have also taught flamenco, choreography and composition workshops and masterclasses at institutions such as the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza (Seville), Estudio 35 (Seville), Asómate Local Flamenco (Seville), Trinity College of Music, The Drama Centre and The Royal College of Music (London) as well as giving private coaching to individual students.


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