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Ballet Hispánico: Carmen – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director – Eduardo Vilaro Reviewer: Dominic Corr Priding itself with a connection to its roots, the Ballet Hispánico company stitches the grandeur of ballet with the accessibility of Latin movement. Exploring Latino culture, seeking to educate whilst also entertain, Ballet Hispánico talents lie not just in dance, but in identity and awareness. From the beginning, there is little question ...

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Ana Morales Flamenco Company: Reunión – The Lowry, Salford

Flamenco dancer (female)

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs With the support of British flamenco promoters Flamenco Edition, Ana Morales and David Coria – two of the most exciting and highly-regarded flamenco performers today – bring this brand new show from the heat of Seville to the barely holding-off May drizzle of Salford (and elsewhere in the UK for a short tour). Reunión is staged with ...

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Dance: Sampled – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The idea of Dance: Sampled originated a decade ago at Sadler’s Wells. The idea to present a diverse programme of short, distinct works in different styles in order to diversify and broaden dance audience: now being rolled out nationally by The Movement - a new partnership between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. As six of ...

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Flamenco: Fire and Soul – The Lowry, Salford

Juan Martin

Writer and performer: Juan Martin Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The warm weather of a few weeks ago has faded and there is a distinct chill in the evening. This is hardly the best atmosphere in which to attend a concert by flamenco guitarist Juan Martin whose musical style is evocative of heat, movement and passion. The chill seems to have penetrated ...

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Los Vivancos present Aeternum – Coliseum, London

Reviewer: Vicky Bell [rating:3] To borrow a phrase from sport for a moment Aeternum was very much a game of two halves. The first a confused narrative of the supernatural where the undeniably talented dancers seemed trapped by the choreographic structure imposed on them; and the second a fine demonstration of physical prowess with a bit of cheekiness thrown in. ...

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Paco Peña: Quimeras – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Jude Kelly Reviewer: Laura Maley [rating:3.5] World renowned Flamenco artist Paco Peña’s Quimeras receives a standing ovation at The Lowry for its story of a group of African migrants in Spain, trying to make a better life. However, it is the narrative which fails this display of superb skill. The narrative is sketchy, with some scenes – a fight, ...

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