Sunday 9 December : Flamenco Fizz with Felipe de Algeciras
Our big Christmas Flamenco Show. The welcome return of a Peña favourite – Felipe de Algeciras. Felipe is a powerhouse of compás, style and drama.
Felipe, started dancing as a teenager in Andalucía, has performed at Sadlers Wells and with the Royal Opera House where he shared the stage with the singer El Cigala. His furious footwork can be heard on the soundtrack to the film The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones. Based in Algeciras in southern Spain, Felipe also runs a popular dance school.
Felipe is accompanied by Gema ‘La Milana’ a formidable dancer from Estepona who trained with Matilde Coral and guitarist Pedro Viscomi Martín from Huelva. Completing this exciting line-up is flamenco singer Olayo Jiménez, a former regular singer at the Peña and a master of gypsy cante flamenco, whose grandmother sang for Carmen Amaya. Olayo is famed for his energetic ‘pataita por bulerías’ – all-singing all-dancing flamenco at its best.
What a show this promises to be!
Doors Open 7pm. Show at 7.45pm.
Food and refreshments available.
Members £12. Non-Members £15. Children £5.
Tickets on the door or in advance on Eventbrite.
Sunday 10 February 2019
Juerga + Ron Hitchins Dance Competition
Party night when London’s newest flamenco talent takes to the stage, accompanied by professional performers. The excitement that is Juerga! Plus, competitors for the coveted Ron Hitchins prize for flamenco dance will be performing. See entry criteria here: Ron Hitchins Flamenco Dance Prize Entry Details
Whether a dancer, singer or guitarist; a student performing solo or with your class group; a new performer taking your first steps on the public stage; or a professional trying out a new work; you will be welcomed to the stage and encouraged by our appreciative audience. Flamenco for all!
Please contact our Event Co-ordinator Caroline Wolff on 020 8208 1487 or email@example.com to discuss your performance. See Juerga guide below.
Doors open at 7.00 p.m. Show starts 7.45 p.m.
Ticket prices: Members £5. Non-members £10.
Member performers: free entry. Non-member performers pay a performance fee of £5 instead of the ticket price
Juerga Guide for Performers: Note that all dance performers are required to use the Peña’s dance floor, which is a high-quality wooden floor laid over the stage of the hall. The dance floor measures 10’ x 8 ‘ (3 m x 2.5 m) and is raised 1.5 in (4 cm) above the stage with a shallow bevelled edge of about 8 in (20 cm). A professional guitarist and singer are provided by the Peña. Please let us know in advance if you want to use recorded music and always bring this along with you on a USB stick or CD. Performers pay £5 to the Peña to cover expenses. If your spot is in the first half you should not leave before the interval. Please arrive early to rehearse. The stage is cleared for the sound check at 6.45.