"Flamenco Festival London" tag
Compania Manuel Linan.© Marcos G Punto. (Click image for larger version)

Compania Manuel Liñán – Reversible – London

★★★★★   Liñán is one of flamenco’s great innovators; driving the art forward through the twenty-first century…

Manuel Liñan.© Marcos G Punto. (Click image for larger version)

5 Questions to Manuel Liñán, Flamenco dancer and choreographer

Manuel Liñán will be very busy during this year’s Flamenco Festival London. He is directing the annual Gala Flamenca (23-25 February) and also his company will close the Festival…

Eva Yerbabuena in Apariencias.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Eva Yerbabuena – Apariencias – London

★★★✰✰   The show is divided into six segments that feel like short poems, each looking to explore a different idea about identity and appearance.

Israel Galván in FLA.CO.MEN.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Israel Galván – FLA.CO.MEN – London

★★★✰✰   The Seville-born dancer Israel Galván is the most avant-garde flamenco artist performing today, constantly taking the art form apart, ruffling feathers and exploding preconceptions.

Eva Yerbabuena in Apariencias.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Eva Yerbabuena in Apariencias, London Flamenco Festival 2017

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Israel Galván in FLA.CO.MEN.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Israel Galván: FLA.CO.MEN, London Flamenco Festival 2017

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Compania Manuel Linan in Nómada.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Compañía Manuel Liñán – Nómada – London

At the conclusion Liñán stalks over to the edge of the stage and looks at the front row of the stalls as if to challenge all comers to take him on.

Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet Nacional de España – Grito and Suite Sevilla – London

Flamenco in the hands of Ballet Nacional de España is far from the rough and ready peña experience: Antonio Najarro’s Madrid-based company offers instead precision-tooled dance…

Manuel Linan in Nómada.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Compañía Manuel Liñán in Nómada – Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ballet Nacional de España in Suite Sevilla – Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Carmen Cortés with Gerardo Núñez and musicians In Concert.© Grzegorz Ziemianski, www.fotohuta.pl. (Click image for larger version)

Gerardo Núñez with guest dancer Carmen Cortés – In Concert – London

For dance fans, the chance to see Carmen Cortés is an unalloyed joy. When she abandons providing palmeos and steps to the front of the stage, she prowls cat-like around the music…

Lucia Campillo - part of the Gala Flamenca evening.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Gala Flamenca: Flamenco Festival London 2015

Gala Flamenca – part of Flamenco Festival London 2015 at Sadler’s Wells. Pictures of Lucia Campillo, Karime Amaya and Carmen Coy. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the photocall for us…

Farruquito - Improvisao.© Sophie M Hlenburg. (Click image for larger version)

Farruquito – Improvisao – London

I was not surprised to discover that Farruquito was voted one of the world’s great beauties by People magazine since I spent much of this show wondering if he had a talking mirror in his dressing room…

Belen Maya in Trasmin).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Belen Maya Company in Trasmin (also Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble) – London

If Maya is a consummate performer who manages to be both elegant and ebullient in equal measure, then her guest, Manuel Liñán is easily the crème-de-la-crème of the male dancers seen thus far…

Belen Maya in Trasmin).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Belen Maya Company in Trasmin

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Angel Munoz (in From White to Black).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Angel Munoz – From White to Black – London

…he, as the solo dancer in the show, is the dominating and controlling force. But much of the joy in the performance comes from the musicians he shares the stage with…

Gallery – Angel Munoz in From White to Black

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Miguel Poveda.© Maxi del Campo. (Click image for larger version)

Miguel Poveda – In Concert – London

Miguel Poveda is impossibly boyish for a man who recently passed his 41st birthday…

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