Flamencura, Paco Peña Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells 08/08/17

untitledA flamenco show is always easy to spot when you take your seat at the theatre. The stage is stark except for a few unevenly placed chairs. The performers are left to do all the work here and that includes 75-year-old Paco Peña, along with his small but effective ensemble of singers, dancers and musicians.

Flamencura was first seen by London audiences in 2015 featuring a slightly alternative cast of dancers to now. The non-narrative line-up of ten key numbers has been fine-tuned and polished, allowing for maximum impact.

The two female dancers are the stars of the cast, their contrasting styles both alluring and engaging as they undulate against the traditional wailings of the two singers, Inmaculada Rivero and Jose Angel Carmona. Whether the vocals are appealing to you will be down to personal taste.

Read the full review on BroadwayWorld.com

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