Sun 10th July, 20228:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
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Flamenco Express returns to Bath with an extra-large handful of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco – with ‘sizzling soloist’ La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the massive vocal presence of Antonio El Pola; plus the power and grace of Victor Fernandez, hot from the hottest Madrid stages.
Flamenco is as universal, powerful and versatile as the blues, as epic as opera, and as delicate and pin-sharp as ballet. Sex and music and history in one hit. For over twenty years, Flamenco Express has existed to do justice to this amazing music by choosing the best artists and allowing them total freedom of expression. The result is a new emotional and artistic experience every night, delivered by an astonishing range of talent.
The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from his early youth. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares and Eva Yerbabuena in major theaters from Spain to Germany, Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography.
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, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography.
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 heritage.
Flamenco Express Reviews
“Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler’s Wells festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it’s immediate, involving and completely beguiling.”
“Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.” Dance Europe
“This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina” Time Out
“This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco’s roots.” King’s Lynn News
“..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. 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.
“Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away.” Harlow Star