September 2019 – Flamenco Express on Tour
Coming Up – London, Brighton & Folkestone!
Flamenco Express on tour September 2019 featuring star guests Antonio ‘El Pola’ & Victor Fernández – September Diary Dates & Ticket Links..
26/9 THE LANDOR SPACE
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm 70 Landor Road, Clapham, London SW9 9PH
27/9 THE QUARTER HOUSE
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Mill Bay Folkestone Kent CT20 1BN
28/9 ORZU ARTS @ PASHA
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm 158 Camberwell Road
29/9 THE BRUNSWICK
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF
The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito & Isabel Bayón. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai.
Antonio 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 of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel “El Funi,” Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few.
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 include ‘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.’ Staffordshire Post.
Flamenco Express is a touring dance company presenting established and emerging flamenco artists to UK audiences in elemental performances true to the spirit and conviction of flamenco. Formed in 1994 Flamenco Express ran Club Azul, London’s first dedicated flamenco theatre until April 1996 when we became permanently based in Greenwich Dance Agency. We have been on the road ever since with over 700 performances and workshops in more than 500 venues and festivals including the Jerwood Space, Déda, The Curve, Laban, Sidmouth Folk Festival, The Hackney Empire and Bath Theatre Royal..