Autumn 2020 Flamenco Spectacular!
Details to be announced. What fun this will be!
You should not miss this show. We will have such a great time celebrating the first big show after the coronavirus restrictions. If regulations allow, that is. Stay in touch by singing up to our flamenco email- newsletter here.
Guide to Performing at the Peña
Please read this if you are performing with us. We welcome students of flamenco of all levels as well as professionals at our Juerga and homenaje shows. Please contact our Event Co-ordinator Caroline Wolff on 0208 208 1487 or email email@example.com to discuss your performance.
All dance performers are required to use the Peña’s dance floor (our tablao), 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).
Performers should arrive between 5.45pm and 6.30pm. All rehearsals on stage should be short, to test the stage, not full performance run throughs. There is a smaller hall at the back of the ‘green room’ to continue rehearsal after 6.45pm when the stage is cleared ready for the audience. All sound checks finish by 6.45pm. For Juerga’s a professional guitarist and singer are provided by the Peña but if you are coming alone, not with your teacher, you should let us know what you want the professionals to play. Or you can bring your own recorded music. If you are bringing your own recorded music to dance to please bring it on a USB memory stick as an MP3 file or on a CD if you can please. We cannot guarantee to play your music from your personal mobile phone which might not work with our sound system.
We use a mixing desk, high quality wired microphones, speakers and fixed lighting. If you are playing guitar, cajón or are singing at the peña please let Caroline know about any additional equipment you will be brining with you. We employ a Spanish professional sound engineer (usually Álvaro or Javier) who will be happy to help you if you give notice to us of special requirements.
Non-member student Juerga performers pay a performance fee of £5 instead of the full entry ticket price. Performers should pay before going on stage. If you have guests or family with you, it is best for them to arrive when the doors open at 7pm rather than sit in the hall, and they will need to pay the full door price. Only professionals can have names on the guest list. Please show respect and support to other performers and do not talk in the hall after your performance and please don’t leave the hall while other performers are on stage. It would be great if you could help us clear the hall and put litter in the bins after the show. Above all, have fun!