Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, Plus the return of vocal virtuoso Pedro Sanz. - both international artists in high demand across the globe.
A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'.
Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio.
Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings.
'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor'
VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe.
Recent Collaborations ‘Spaces in Between’ 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron
"Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance.”
- Emma Manning. The Stage
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
"Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. "
"Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler’s festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it’s immediate, involving and completely beguiling."
“This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina”
“Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement”
South Wales Evening Post
“ Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. “
- Dance Europe
“An unforgettable evening.”
- Anglo Spanish Journal