★★★★★ The words “90 minutes, no interval” generally fill me with dread.
Tag - Paco Pena
★★✰✰✰ There is a great deal of ambition in the latest show from the superlative flamenco guitarist, composer and producer Paco Peña.
Peña’s show, which came to the The Town Hall for a single performance, uses an extremely spare model – flamenco performance as family gathering.
The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for the 16th National Dance Awards,
The dancing was never short of extraordinary. The opening part showcased the cerebral seriousness of the Solea...
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.
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.
Sampled offered smorgasbord snippets of the goodies that will be gracing the stage of Sadlers Wells Theatre this coming season. This show, like cinema trailers, entices viewers to decide what to see, or what to miss. However, there was nothing shown in Sampled that should be missed!