5
Feb

Blue Ghost Flamenco show

event — Flamenco


Sunday 5th February 2023

19:00 — 21:30

2 Hours


£23.00

Description

A visual, dynamic and luminous contemporary flamenco dance show that leads us into the light and dark of our natural world through the beauty of the Blue Ghost Firefly. Rich, rhythmical and expressive flamenco meets live electronic music (Nick Rothwell, Cassiel) in a nostalgic celebration that reminds us of our interconnectedness and embraces our need for transformation, showing us that even the smallest creatures have an important part to play.


Choreographed by Luz & Mannion & produced by Dotdotdot Dance, this show is also a collaboration with insect conservation societies Xerces & Buglife UK.


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

8:30pm: intermission

9:00pm: 30-minute Q&A with the artists to learn about this unique production, and the interconnectedness between flamenco and other styles of music and dance.


Make sure to come hungry and thirsty to enjoy the delicious food and wine of our in house tapas bar!

Location

Battersea Spanish

263-265 Battersea Park Road
London, SW11 4NE

Noemí Luz dancer

Noemí Luz is a dance artist and creator based between Spain and the UK whose work spans traditional, contemporary and experimental flamenco dance theatre. She has danced in renowned traditional flamenco tablaos in Spain such as Peña Flamenca La Perla de Cadiz, Tablao Arenal, Casa de la Guitarra, Café Zyriab and the CAAC, Seville as well as on Canal Sur TV. Noemí has been Co-Artistic Director of Dotdotdot Dance since 2014 and has choreographed for a number of productions, among them “In Body”, a triple bill originally commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells. Other choreographies include “Into Being” (Sadler’s Wells Take Over of the National Theatre River Stage, London / Dancenet, Sweden), “The Ugly Truth” (Coetani Festival of Experimental Flamenco, Athens / PAUL Studios, Berlin / Flamenco Fredag, Stockholm / Corto y bailo, Seville) & “No Frills” (Co-choreographed for Dotdotdot & winner of Buxton Fringe Dance Award 2014 & 2015). She has performed at festivals such as Sadler’s Wells Sampled, Flamenco y Mestizos (Madrid), Dancin’ Oxford, Buxton International Arts Festival & Antara Arts (UK). Most recently she premiered her full length production "Life, Melvin, is a fish" at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville as well as performing in Dancing Nation 2021, Sadler’s Wells’ online festival for BBC iPlayer & Spanish TV RTVE & Radio 3's Buzón de Baile. Collaborations include “La Tercera Mirada” with visual artist Emma Alcalá, an installation that raises awareness about domestic violence by looking at it through the eyes of a child.

Magdalena Mannion dancer

Magdalena is a flamenco dancer/choreographer based between London and Madrid. She trained extensively in Madrid at Amor de Dios, Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila, ESMUC, Northern Contemporary Dance and Merce Cunningham Studio NYC. 


Magdalena has been solist at some of Madrid’s top tablaos (performance venues), including Corral de la Morería, Café de Chinitas and Casa Patas, among others. She has worked for different touring companies such as Compañía Rafaela Carrasco, Compañía Miguel Angel Espino and Riverdance. 


Magdalena is the Co-artistic director of the contemporary flamenco company Dotdotdot Dance, whose work has been commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells as well as featured in different festivals including Flamencos y Mestizos 2015, Sampled Festival 2017 (Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry), Buxton International Festival 2018, National Theatre Riverstage 2018 and Dans i Nord 2019, BBC Arts and Spanish radio RTVE/Antena 3. 

The Tapas Room

Wine Shop, Tapas Bar & Delicatessen, The Tapas Room presents an unrivalled & thorough range of specialist Spanish & Basque Wine, Sherry, Cava, Vermouth and Craft Beers alongside a refined Tapas, charcuterie, cheese & deli menu. Make it a complete night out and book yourself a table before the event! And give yourself at least an hour to enjoy with no rush.

What people have to say

A wonderful place I keep coming back to again and again. The staff are sooo friendly. I eat, drink, visit flamenco shows, watch films, and now have the most enjoyable Spanish lessons I’ve had so far. And my partner learns flamenco here, so an extra excuse to come and drink and eat even more superb food and enjoy good company in a relaxing Spanish atmosphere. If you’re interested in Spanish people and culture, you really have to visit.

Andrew
Spanish Learner and Flamenco Fan

Attended such a fun and enjoyable flamenco workshop in the afternoon and then watched an amazing professional show in the evening at this fabulous Spanish cultural centre in Battersea last Saturday. Such a friendly and welcoming place and event. Indulged in delicious tapas and drinks at the onsite restaurant. Already booked for next month's event. Highly recommended.

Kate
Flamenco Student

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