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2015 National Dance Awards – Announcement of Nominations

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 16th National Dance Awards,

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company in Flamencura.© Jeremy Toth. (Click image for larger version)

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company – Flamencura – London

The dancing was never short of extraordinary. The opening part showcased the cerebral seriousness of the Solea…

Ángel Muñoz.© Elliott Franks. (Click image for larger version)

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company – Flamenco Vivo – New York

Which brings me to Ángel Muñoz who, with Peña, is the real star of the show. The two couldn’t be more different: Peña is all interiority and nuance, while Muñoz is all bluster and instinct.

Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company in Quimeras.© Cesar Alocer. (Click image for larger version)

Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company – Quimeras – London

One might view the whole show as a battle of flamenco and African styles: the one, refined, disciplined and exact; the other wild and free; but both sharing a total dependence on rhythm.

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