@ The Arden Theatre, Faversham8pm
The Arden Theatre
Leslie Smith Drive
www.ardentheatre.org.ukFlamenco Express returns to Britain with a new cargo of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco with ‘sizzling soloist’ La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the massive vocal presence of Antonio El Pola, and tonight, another trademark Flamenco Express British Star Premiere in the shape of award-winning choreographer and dancer Emilio Ochando.
Born in Valencia in 1984, he began studying dance at 9 years of age with teachers Martín Vargas and Jose Porcel. In late 1995 he joined the National Ballet of Spain in their production of ‘Medea’ sharing the stage with Lola Greco, Antonio Marquez and Luis Ortega among others. He moved to Madrid in 2001 to study and perform with with Manuel Reyes, Domingo Ortega and La China and in 2004 he joined the company of Domingo Ortega collaborating on the show ‘Orpheus’ on tour in Japan & USA. In 2006 he joined the New Spanish Ballet Company directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez touring Europe, Asia and the Americas and including a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Since 2007 he has performed with many dancers and choreographers such as Rafael Aguilar for the shows ‘Carmen’ and ‘Bolero Flamenco, and as a soloist with Aida Gomez. In 2013 he won first prize at the III International Dance Festival in Almería and has recently formed his own company in Madrid which has just opened its second show 3DEUNO.El Pola
Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages, performing with many legends of the art, such as La Chana, Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya and Juan Castor. A true custodian of the flamenco history.