The Bussey Building, Peckham - 16th March 2014

Another volcanic flamenco night from La Joaquina, Javier Macias and Chris Clavo featuring the welcome return of the irrepressible Natalia Garcia Huidobro and the giant of Jerez, Manuel Malena.

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST£10.00 
Reservations: 0207 732 8493
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The Ritzy, Brixton - 27th March 2014

A run of full houses ushers the hottest flamenco night in town to Brixton, the perfect location for the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.From La Joaquina, Chris Clavo and Javier Macias featuring the Irrepressible Natalia Garcia Huidobro and flamenco maestro Manuel Malena.

The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, London SW2 1JG
£10.00/£8.00 concs
Reservations: 0207 732 8493
www.picturehouses.co.uk/
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The Kenton Theatre, Henley on Thames - 28th March 2014

The Express brand of flamenco puro perfectly matching the weather with another blast of the fiercest form of human expression on record. From La Joaquina, Chris Clavo and Javier Macias featuring the Irrepressible Natalia Garcia Huidobro and flamenco maestro Manuel Malena.Plus surprise late guest, direct from a tour of Japan, Rocio Romero Delgado.

New Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP
£13.00/£10.00 concs
Box Office 01491 575698 
www.kentontheatre.co.uk/
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Recent Performances

The Hackney Attick, London - 23rd Feb 2014

The full house last time demanded the return to the Attic of the hottest flamenco night in town. The fiercest form of human expression yet devised from La Joaquina and Chris Clavo with special guests Jorge Muelas and Jesule de Utrera.

Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. A regular performer with various companies in London and across Britain. Recently guested with Fiona Malena at the London Pena, and featured in Carmen at the Royal Opera House.


Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5734
£10/£8 (concession)

www.picturehouses.co.uk/
 
 

The Bussey Building, Peckham - 16th Feb 2014

Featuring special guest: Jorge Muelas. Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. A regular performer with various companies in London and across Britain. Recently guested with Fiona Malena at the London Pena, and at the Royal Opera House in Carmen.

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST£10.00 
Reservations: 0207 732 8493
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The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable - 2nd Feb 2014

Featuring Javier Macías , La Joaquina and Chris Clavo
With special guest Noemí Luz

£12 / £10
www.horsebridge-centre.org.uk
Box office: 01227 281174
The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, CT5 1AF Whitstable

 

 
     

The Bussey Building, Peckham - 19th Jan 2014
With special guest: Magdalena Mannion

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
£10.00 Reservations: 0207 732 8493
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The Brunswick, Brighton - 16th Jan 2014
With special guest: Magdalena Mannion

Just back from another tour of the far east, Magdalena's recent collaborations include participation in the show "El Grito" at Los Teatros de Canal, Madrid as part of the Suma Flamenca Festival 2010 and in Teatro Central de Sevilla in the Bienal de Sevilla 2010. In 2011 she formed part of Tito Losada's flamenco company, with whom she toured to Beijing with the show "Las Mil y Una Noches”. Between 2011 and 2012 she worked with Prodigio BAF Flamenco and performed in “Quijote....al compas de un sueño in the Teatro Arteria Coliseum, Madrid. She also works with Compañia Comparte in “El Bosque Embrujado”. She currently forms part of the company Retiro Flamenco with whom she has toured to South Korea, and dances in the famous tablao, El Corral de la Moreria in Madrid as part of the Elenco under the direction of Blanca del Rey.

The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Brighton BN3 1JN
£10.00 
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Nomad Jazz, London - 26th November 2013

Flamenco Express is back in Hackney for another night to remember, with more of the finest talent from the world's premier flamenco venues.


Jesus Olmedo
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.


Javier Macías 
Originally from San Roque, Cadiz, he has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. 

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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 and was principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010


Hackney Picturehouse
58 Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9AJ
Box Office Number: 020 7253 4443
£10/£8 (concession)

www.nomadjazz.com
 
 
The Bussey Building, London - 17th November 2013

Another volcanic flamenco night from La Joaquina, Javier Macias and Chris Clavo featuring Melisa Calero and Demi Garcia.

Melisa Calero 
Born in Cordoba, and studied with Israel Galvan, Andres Marin, Belen Maya, Rosario Toledo, Antonio Ruz, Manuel Cañadas, Rafael Estévez, Milagros Menjibar, Isabel Bayon, among others.
In 2008 she participated in the BIENAL DE SEVILLA and the next year I premiered the show "Ropa Tendia" in the Flamenco Festival of Mont de Marsan. She worked as a solo dancer in the Festival of the Medina in Tunis with the show 'Despues De'. Currently she is working with Jose Torres Trio.

Demi Garcia 
Originally from Barcelona, Demi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional musician. Since graduating from the London College of Music, Demi now works full time as a freelance drummer and percussionist.At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film 'El otro barrio'  Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined 'Juanma' as principal male sololist, performing the premier of  'De raiz' with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.

Javier Macías 
Originally from San Roque, Cadiz, he has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. 

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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 and was principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010


The Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London
http://www.clfartcafe.org/

£10/£8 (concession)

www.wegottickets.com/event/246821
Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493

 
 

The Brunswick, Brighton - 17th Oct 2013

Javier Macías , La Joaquina and Chris Clavo, with Jorge Muelas.

Jorge Muelas
Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. A regular performer with various companies in London and across Britain. Recently guested with Fiona Malena at the London Pena.

Javier Macías
Originally from San Roque, Cadiz, he has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. 

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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 and was principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010

The Brunswick
1 Holland Road
Brighton BN3 1JN
01273 733984
£10.00 
www.wegottickets.com
www.thebrunswick.net/

 

 
     
The Hackney Attick, London - 27th October 2013

Flamenco Express is back in Hackney for another night to remember, with more of the finest talent from the world's premier flamenco venues.


Yinka Esi Graves
Yinka studied with Cristobal Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Merche Esmeralda, La Truco, Pepa Molina, and more recently Belen Fernandez, and appeared at Teatro Calderon in Madrid, Segovia’s la Granja Festival and the Seville Bienal with Saul Quiros, José Maya and Alfonso Losa. A name to note. 

Jesus Olmedo
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.


Javier Macías 
Originally from San Roque, Cadiz, he has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. 

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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 and was principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010


Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5734
£10/£8 (concession)

www.picturehouses.co.uk/
 
 
The Bussey Building, London - 20th October 2013

Flamenco is in Peckham to stay. Back for a new season, the Express brand of flamenco puro perfectly matches the raw energy of Rye Lane on a Sunday night. Another showcase of exceptional talent.

Yinka Esi Graves
Yinka studied with Cristobal Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Merche Esmeralda, La Truco, Pepa Molina, and more recently Belen Fernandez, and appeared at Teatro Calderon in Madrid, Segovia’s la Granja Festival and the Seville Bienal with Saul Quiros, José Maya and Alfonso Losa. A name to note. 

Jesus Olmedo
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.


Javier Macías 
Originally from San Roque, Cadiz, he has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. 

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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 and was principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010


The Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London
http://www.clfartcafe.org/

£10/£8 (concession)
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/241983
Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493


 
 
The Bussey Building, London - 15th September 2013

Flamenco is in Peckham to stay. Back for a new season, the Express brand of flamenco puro perfectly matches the raw energy of Rye Lane on a Sunday night. Another showcase of exceptional talent.

Jorge Muelas
Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. A regular performer in London and across Britain.

Natalia Garcia Huidobro.
Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto.
A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

Javier Macías
Javier is originally from San Roque –Cadiz-, the birthplace Flamenco, from a family in which this art is way of expression and learnt this traditional art from a very early age.
He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
Musical director and instrumentalist 'Iron in the Soul' 2012.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010
BigDance 2012 'Iron in the Soul'

Reviews
‘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

‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
The Stage

The Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London
http://www.clfartcafe.org/

£10/£8 (concession)
www.wegottickets.com/event/235105
Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493

 
 

The Bussey Building, London - 21st July 2013

Flamenco is in Peckham to stay. the Express brand of flamenco puro perfectly matches the raw energy of Rye Lane on a Sunday night. Another month of exceptional new talent.

 

Yinka Esi Graves
Yinka studied with Cristobal Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Merche Esmeralda, La Truco, Pepa Molina, and more recently Belen Fernandez, and appeared at Teatro Calderon in Madrid, Segovia’s la Granja Festival and the Seville Bienal with Saul Quiros, José Maya and Alfonso Losa. A name to note.

Natalia Huidobro
Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto.
A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

Javier Macías
Javier is originally from San Roque –Cadiz-, the birthplace Flamenco, from a family in which this art is way of expression and learnt this traditional art from a very early age.
He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
Musical director and instrumentalist 'Iron in the Soul' 2012.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010
BigDance 2012 'Iron in the Soul'

The Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST London
http://www.clfartcafe.org/

£10/£8 (concession)
www.wegottickets.com/event/229070
Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493
 

The Brunswick, Brighton - 11th July 2013

Featuring the Irrepressible Natalia Garcia Huidobro.
Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto.
A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

Javier Macías
Javier is originally from San Roque –Cadiz-, the birthplace Flamenco, from a family in which this art is way of expression and learnt this traditional art from a very early age in a familiar atmosphere.
He has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. He has toured extensively in Europe before establishing himself in the Uk in 2009. Since then, Javier has worked around the country including teaching flamenco singing in London. He has participated in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and most recently The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio..He is a
pillar of the Flamenco Express project.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010

The Brunswick
1 Holland Road
Brighton BN3 1JN
01273 733984
£8.50 www.wegottickets.com
£10 on the door

www.thebrunswick.net/

 

 
     
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The Haymarket, Basingstoke - 8th June 2013

Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. The Flamenco Express policy is simply to obtain the best flamenco performers available, give them total artistic freedom, and present them to you. The result is an amazing diversity of artistic voices all committed to delivering their own view of the world, in their own unique way, according to how they feel at the time. Which means that every show is different and special.

Jorge Muelas
Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid.

Natalia Garcia Huidoboro
Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto.
A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010

Javier Macías
Javier is originally from San Roque –Cadiz-, the birthplace Flamenco, from a family in which this art is way of expression and learnt this traditional art from a very early age in a familiar atmosphere.
He has performed in Andalusia in all the major cities including Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, assimilating the styles of the different Flamenco areas. He has toured extensively in Europe before establishing himself in the Uk in 2009. Since then, Javier has worked around the country including teaching flamenco singing in London. He has participated in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and most recently The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio..He is a
pillar of the Flamenco Express project.

Magdalena Mannion
Magda's recent collaborations include performances at Los Teatros de Canal, Madrid as part of the Suma Flamenca Festival 2010 and in Teatro Central de Sevilla in the Bienal de Sevilla 2010. Between 2011 and 2013 she worked with Tito Losada's flamenco company in Beijing, at the Teatro Arteria Coliseum, Madrid; and with Compañia Comparte in “El Bosque Embrujado”.
She currently forms part of the company Retiro Flamenco with whom she has toured to South Korea, and dances in the famous tablao, El Corral de la Moreria in Madrid as part of the Elenco under the direction of Blanca del Rey.

Price: £17.00 / £15.00 under 16s, over 65s & NUS
The Haymarket
Wote Street 
Basingstoke
RG21 7NW

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FE The Bussey Building, London - 16th June 2013
 

 

Flamenco is in Peckham to stay - May's show proved that the Flamenco Express brand of flamenco puro perfectly matches the raw energy of Rye Lane on a Sunday night, and June brings another monthly lineup of extreme talent not to be missed.

Featuring:

Jorge Muelas (dancer)
Jorge is a dynamic dancer who has toured with Luisillo, José Greco and as first soloist with the Belen López Ballet. He trained at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. A regular performer with various companies in London, and

Javier Macías (singer)
Javier is originally from San Roque –Cadiz-, the birthplace Flamenco, from a family in which this art is way of expression and learnt this traditional art from a very early age.
He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio.

Paula Gomez Quintana (dancer)
Paula performed in “Chimera” by María Juncal, “Kataka” by Cristobal Reyes and “Caras del Querer” as a soloist. International performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Häagen-Dazs Calderón in Madrid, and the role of “Carmen” at the Grand Palais in Paris. Her adventurous production “Pieles” was a finalist in “DeUnaPieza” 2011 and also featured in the Flamenco Ciutat in the Mercat de les flors, Cycle VII of Dansa I Teatre in Barcelona, and the Danzapiés Festival in Madrid.

La Joaquina (dancer)
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.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
The Stage

Chris Clavo (guitar)
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring 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.


£10/£8 (concessions)
www.clfartcafe.org/

Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493

 
fe Let's Dance International Festival - Leicester May 9 2013
 

SOLD OUT!

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fe The Bussey Building, London - 26th May 2013
 

 Featuring:
 

Jesus Olmedo
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Television work and live performances continued alongside his studies, and at 18, he graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner for outstanding contributions as young artists to Spanish Dance at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.

From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group “Querencia”which performed to public and critical acclaim.

In 2009 Jesus arrived in London to begin the next chapter of his career, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance in central London.
Video

Watch him here!

La Joaquina
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.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
The Stage

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring 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

Manuel de la Malena (vocal)
No true music lover can pass by the chance to experience Manuel’s brand of flamenco. His performances reveal flamenco as a truly universal art form, comparable with the highest opera or coolest jazz, and conveys the often tortured, often wonderful history of the gypsy people.
From Jerez de La Frontera, in the ‘golden triangle’ of flamenco, Manuel is the essence of flamenco puro. A descendant of Tio Louis el de la Juliana – one of the originators of modern Flamenco cante, when he sings, that deep, colourful history fills the theatre. A regular prizewinner at festivals in France and Spain he has sung at the Festival de la Union, Cante Grande de Almeria and the National Festival de Cordoba working alongside legends such as Tio Borrico, Antiano Mairena, and Vicente Soto Sordera. A regular collaborator with La Tati, especially on her experimental adaptations, and with internationally acclaimed dancer Domingo Ortega.

Demi Garcia (cajon)
Originally from Barcelona, Demi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional musician. Since graduating from the London College of Music, Demi now works full time as a freelance drummer and percussionist.

£10/£8 (concession)
http://www.clfartcafe.org/
Phone Reservations: 0207 732 8493

 

 

The Hackney Attic - 2nd June 2013

Bringing new artists to new audiences, La Joaquina, Manuel del la Malena and Chris Clavo are joined by special guest Jesus Olmedo.

Jesus Olmedo (dancer)
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Television work and live performances continued alongside his studies, and at 18, he graduated in 2003 from the
Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004.
2005 Award winner for outstanding contributions as young artists to Spanish Dance at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.
From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group “Querencia”which performed to public and critical acclaim.
In 2009 Jesus arrived in London to begin the next chapter of his career, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance in central London.
Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ3JQpnGkhM

La Joaquina (dancer)
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.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
The Stage

Chris Clavo (guitar)
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring 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

Manuel de la Malena (vocal)
No true music lover can pass by the chance to experience Manuel’s brand of flamenco. His performances reveal flamenco as a truly universal art form, comparable with the highest opera or coolest jazz, and conveys the often tortured, often wonderful history of the gypsy people.
From Jerez de La Frontera, in the ‘golden triangle’ of flamenco, Manuel is the essence of flamenco puro. A descendant of Tio Louis el de la Juliana – one of the originators of modern Flamenco cante, when he sings, that deep, colourful history fills the theatre. A regular prizewinner at festivals in France and Spain he has sung at the Festival de la Union, Cante Grande de Almeria and the National Festival de Cordoba working alongside legends such as Tio Borrico, Antiano Mairena, and Vicente Soto Sordera. A regular collaborator with La Tati, especially on her experimental adaptations, and with internationally acclaimed dancer Domingo Ortega.

£10/£8 (concession)
www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/Attic/Hackney_Attic/
box office 0871 902 5734



 

 


Harry's Place - 28th April 2013

La Joaquina, Manuel Malena & Chris Clavo present:

Magdalena Mannion And Rafael Casado

Magdalena studied extensively at the flamenco academies Amor de Dios and Conservatorio de Flamenco Casa Patas in Madrid and the Fundacion Cristina Heeren in Seville. Recent collaborations include participation in the show "El Grito" at Los Teatros de Canal, Madrid as part of the Suma Flamenca Festival 2010 and in Teatro Central de Sevilla in the Bienal de Sevilla 2010.

In 2011 she formed part of Tito Losada's flamenco company, with whom she toured to Beijing with the show "Las Mil y Una Noches”. Between 2011 and 2012 she worked with Prodigio BAF Flamenco and performed in “Quijote....al compas de un sueño in the Teatro Arteria Coliseum, Madrid. She also works with Compañia Comparte in “El Bosque Embrujado”.

She currently forms part of the company Retiro Flamenco with whom she has toured to South Korea, and dances in the famous tablao, El Corral de la Moreria in Madrid as part of the Elenco under the direction of Blanca del Rey. 



Watch the Video!


Doors 7.30 for 8pm
£9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings)
£9 WeGottickets 
£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)
Box: 0207 732 8493
www.thelondontheatre.com

 

The Brunswick, Brighton - 18th April 2013
 

 Featuring:
 

Jesus Olmedo
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Television work and live performances continued alongside his studies, and at 18, he graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner for outstanding contributions as young artists to Spanish Dance at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.

From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group “Querencia”which performed to public and critical acclaim.

In 2009 Jesus arrived in London to begin the next chapter of his career, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance in central London.
Video

Watch him here!

La Joaquina
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.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
The Stage

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring 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

Javier Macías 
A charismatic cantaor from Cadiz, with a complete mastery of flamenco repertoire, old and new. A regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. A pillar of the Flamenco Express project.

The Brunswick
1 Holland Road, Brighton, BN3 1JN
01273 733984 
£8.50 advance from www.wegottickets.com
£10 on the door
http://www.thebrunswick.net
 



Harry's Place - 24th March 2013

Another volcanic flamenco night from La Joaquina, Javier Macias and Chris Clavo

Featuring: Natalia Garcia Huidobro
A regular at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto. A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.


Javier Macías
A charismatic cantaor from Cadiz, with a complete mastery of flamenco repertoire, old and new. A regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. A pillar of the Flamenco Express project.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010appy Birthday to Us! 1st Anniversary of 'Flamenco Express @ Harry's Place'!
   



Doors 7.30 for 8pm
£9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings)
£9 WeGottickets 
£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)
Box: 0207 732 8493
www.thelondontheatre.com

 


Harry's Place - 24th Feb 2013

Another volcanic flamenco night from La Joaquina, Javier Macias and Chris Clavo featuring:

Melisa Calero
Born in Cordoba, and trained there with Daniel Navarro, Javier Latorre and Concha Calero. In 2003 She got the first prize in the young flamenco and scholarship from the Fundación Cristina Heeren (Sevilla), continuing her studies with Israel Galvan, Andres Marin, Belen Maya, Rosario Toledo, Antonio Ruz, Manuel Cañadas, Rafael Estévez, Milagros Menjibar, Isabel Bayon, among others.

In 2008 she participated in the BIENAL DE SEVILLA and the next year I premiered the show "Ropa Tendia" in the Flamenco Festival of Mont de Marsan. She worked as a solo dancer in the Festival of the Medina in Tunis across from the Instituto Cervantes and Lebano, by the Safadi Foundation, with the show "Despues De". Currently she is working with Jose Torres Trio a trio of contemporary music as a choreographer and dancer. They participated in the Flamenco Festival in Fes (Morocco 2011).

She worked in the Noche Blanca del Flamenco (Cordoba-Spain) and Peñas and Flamenco Festivals of Andalucia (Spain). She has worked as a teacher and dancer in Italy, Moscow, London, Lebanon, Tunisia.. .

Watch this..


Javier Macías
A charismatic cantaor from Cadiz, with a complete mastery of flamenco repertoire, old and new. A regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. A pillar of the Flamenco Express project.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010appy Birthday to Us! 1st Anniversary of 'Flamenco Express @ Harry's Place'!
   



Doors 7.30 for 8pm
£9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings)
£8 WeGottickets 
£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)
Box: 0207 732 8493
www.thelondontheatre.com

 

Harry's Place - 27th Jan 2013

Happy Birthday to Us! 1st Anniversary of 'Flamenco Express @ Harry's Place'!
   


Flamenco Express present Magdalena Mannion
Magdalena was tutored and moulded by flamenco legends Belen Fernandez, Maria Juncal, Miguel Cañas, Carmen La Talegona, La Truco and Gala Vivancos. Her recent work with Alfonso Losa, Jose Maya and Miguel Cañas, and at the Suma Flamenca Festival, and in the Sevilla Biennal received unanimous acclaim.
She recently toured China with Tito Losada’s flamenco company, and with the Beijing Dance centre in “Don Quijote.”
Her new project, “Caras del Querer” premiered at the Chapel Arts Centre, Bath in 2011. She is currently with “Retiro Flamenco”, which recently toured South Korea.

Javier Macías
A charismatic cantaor from San Roque, Cadiz, with a complete mastery of flamenco repertoire, old and new. A regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone, he has sung for Emillio Maya, among others, and at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, alongside distinguised artists such as David Morales.
Other projectas include 'Trovador', 'La Tipica Flamenco Company' and 'Cardenio' a Royal Shakespeare Company production.

Doors 7.30 for 8pm
£9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings)
£8 WeGottickets 
£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)
Box: 0207 732 8493
www.thelondontheatre.com

 


The Brunswick, Brighton - 10th Jan 2013
 

 

Manuel de la Malena, La Joaquina and Chris Clavo
Featuring the Irrepressible Natalia Garćia Huidobro

Natalia is a popular guest at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto.  A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

Manuel de la Malena
No true music lover can pass by the chance to experience Manuel’s brand of flamenco. His performances reveal flamenco as a truly universal art form, comparable with the highest opera or coolest jazz, and conveys the often tortured, often wonderful history of the gypsy people.
From Jerez de La Frontera, in the ‘golden triangle’ of flamenco, Manuel is the essence of flamenco puro. A descendant of Tio Louis el de la Juliana – one of the originators of modern Flamenco cante, when he sings, that deep, colourful history fills the theatre. A regular prizewinner at festivals in France and Spain he has sung at the Festival de la Union, Cante Grande de Almeria and the National Festival de Cordoba working alongside legends such as Tio Borrico, Antiano Mairena, and Vicente Soto Sordera. A regular collaborator with La Tati, especially on her experimental adaptations, and with internationally acclaimed dancer Domingo Ortega.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010

The Brunswick
1 Holland Road, Brighton, BN3 1JN
01273 733984
£8.50 advance from www.wegottickets.com
£10 on the door
http://www.thebrunswick.net
 


Harry's Place - 2nd December 2012
 

Featuring: Yinka Graves
With Javier Macias, La Joaquina & Chris Clavo

 

studied with Cristobal Reyes, Manuel Reyes,  Merche Esmeralda, La  Truco, Pepa Molina, and more recently Belen Fernandez, and appeared at Teatro Calderon in  Madrid, Segovia’s la Granja Festival and the Seville Bienal with Saul Quiros, José Maya and Alfonso Losa. A name to note. 


Javier Macías rejoins Flamenco Express for his first Season at ‘Harry’s Place’. A charismatic cantaor from San Roque, Cadiz. Javier is a regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. He has sung for Emillio Maya, among others, and at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, alongside distinguised artists such as David Morales.

 

The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA

 

Doors 7.30 for 8pm  £9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings) £8.50 

£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)


www.wegottickets.com    

 


Iron in the Soul - Big Dance 2012


Flamenco Express took part in Big Dance 2012 with 'Iron in the Soul'  - an ongoing project involving company members and a chorus comprising a broad cross-section of dancers from the community. 
Read more..

 


Harry's Place - 4th November 2012
 

Featuring: Paula Gomez Quintana
With Javier Macias, La Joaquina & Chris Clavo

 

Paula erformed in “Chimera” by María Juncal, “Kataka” by Christopher Reyes and “Caras del Querer” as a soloist. International performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Häagen-Dazs Calderón in Madrid, and the role of “Carmen” at the Grand Palais in Paris. Her adventurous production “Pieles” was a finalist in “DeUnaPieza” 2011 and also featured in the Flamenco Ciutat in the Mercat de les flors, Cycle VII of Dansa I Teatre in Barcelona, and the Danzapiés Festival in Madrid.
 

Javier Macías rejoins Flamenco Express for his first Season at ‘Harry’s Place’. A charismatic cantaor from San Roque, Cadiz. Javier is a regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. He has sung for Emillio Maya, among others, and at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, alongside distinguised artists such as David Morales.

 

The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA

 

Doors 7.30 for 8pm  £9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings) £8.50 

£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)


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The Brunswick, Brighton - 25th October 2012
 

 

Manuel de la Malena, La Joaquina and Chris Clavo
& Featuring Jose Merino

Flamenco Express presents raw, heart-wrenching flamenco 'puro' plus the much-anticipated return to Britain of the hugely talented dancer Jose Merino. 
Hailing from Madrid Merino’s professional debut in 1992 under none other than José Granero proceeds a career bejewelled with collaborations with many of flamenco’s greatest artists.
Brighton is in for a treat.

8pm £8.50 advance £10 on the door

The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road , Brighton BN3 1JN

 

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Harry's Place - 7th October 2012
 

Featuring: Natalia Huidobro Garcia & Jose Merino
With Javier Macias, La Joaquina & Chris Clavo

 

A regular at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet Mura in Japan and “Bailando sobre la lluvia”, by Manolo Punto. A regular of Flamenco Express tours, featuring in  ‘Iron in the Soul’ as part of BigDance2012.

From his professional debut in 1992 under none other than José Granero, Jose Merino has constantly danced with the greatest names in flamenco all over the world.  Not to be missed.
 

Javier Macías rejoins Flamenco Express for his first Season at ‘Harry’s Place’. A charismatic cantaor from San Roque, Cadiz. Javier is a regular favourite of the London scene for his combination of energy and delicacy of tone. He has sung for Emillio Maya, among others, and at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, alongside distinguised artists such as David Morales.

 

The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA

 

Doors 7.30 for 8pm  £9 (On the door & Telephone Bookings) £8.50 

£7 Conc. (Unemployed, Students, OAPs, MU & Equity)


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Dance East - 6 & 7th July 2012
 
Two Nights at DanceEast

 

Jose Merino
From his professional debut in 1992 under none other than José Granero, Jose Merino has constantly danced with the greatest names in flamenco all over the world.  Not to be missed.

Natalia Garcia-Huidobro
Studied with La China, Alejandro Granados, Juana Amaya, Manuel Liñán, Rafaela Carrasco, La Tacha and Manuel Reyes.
In Spain she made her solo show "Mi Piezas para un abandono" and collaborated with Miguel Cañas company in the show "El quejío del Silencio". 
Based in Madrid she has worked at the legendary Café de tablaos Chinitas, Las Carbonera and El Corral de la Morería, and performed with the Compañía de Juan Antonio de los Reyes (Lutraki, Greece), flamenco quartet mura in Japan and "Bailando sobre la lluvia", a performance by Manolo Punto (París).

Manuel de la Malena
No true music lover can pass by the chance to experience Manuel’s brand of flamenco. His performances reveal flamenco as a truly universal art form, comparable with the highest opera or coolest jazz, and conveys the often tortured, often wonderful history of the gypsy people.
From Jerez de La Frontera, in the ‘golden triangle’ of flamenco, Manuel is the essence of flamenco puro. A descendant of Tio Louis el de la Juliana – one of the originators of modern Flamenco cante, when he sings, that deep, colourful history fills the theatre. A regular prizewinner at festivals in France and Spain he has sung at the Festival de la Union, Cante Grande de Almeria and the National Festival de Cordoba working alongside legends such as Tio Borrico, Antiano Mairena, and Vicente Soto Sordera. A regular collaborator with La Tati, especially on her experimental adaptations, and with internationally acclaimed dancer Domingo Ortega.

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

La Joaquina
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
‘Spaces in Between’ 2007. Royal Festival Hall Re-opening celebrations with Athina Valha and Candoco.
Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron. November 2010

Lina León
Is much in demand as both a classical flautist and flamenco singer, she has recently worked with:
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique (Sir John Eliot Gardiner). Opera Comique, Paris. Orquesta de l’Academia del Gran teatre del Liceu. Barcelona. Nederlands Bach Society.
Holland and Spain tournée. Holland and Belgium tournée. Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht.

 

 

 

The Jerwood Dance House, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1DW

£12 / £8 (concessions)  Box Office 01473 295230


www.wegottickets.com  

 

 

 


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