All our shows are on Sunday evenings unless otherwise advised
Tickets are always available at the door
10 September: Compañía Nanako Aramaki
The Peña Flamenca de Londres is delighted to welcome back to the stage Nanako Aramaki with her brand-new company of young international musicians. Nanako is a Japanese-Canadian flamenco dancer based in London, giving regular bata de cola classes at Escuela de Baile and performing throughout the city. Internationally, Nanako tours regularly with Flamenco Rosario in North America and is a sought-after performer and instructor in Germany.
Accompanying her on stage is local talent Matthew Birch from London, who studied flamenco guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory where he graduated at the top of his class. His exceptional talent and skills have led him to perform alongside Paco Peña, Angel Muñoz, José Manuel León, Alicia Carrasco, and Antonio Campos.
Joining Matthew as second guitarist and cajon player is Johannes ‘Josel’ Ratsch, one of the leading flamenco guitarists in Germany. Josel is a member of Mestizo Flamenco with Nanako and is involved in many other successful projects including ‘Suena Flamenco’ with our singer for this evening, María Mellado Prenda. Now a rising artist in Germany, María studied classical guitar and music theory at “La Raza” Conservatory before honing her flamenco canté skills at the Fundación Cristina Heeren in her hometown, Seville.
María’s beautiful singing voice matches Nanako’s feminine movements perfectly, both of which will be complemented by Matthew’s masterful technique and Josel’s powerful rhythms. The four will stretch the limits of puro flamenco and showcase their love for the art form at the peña this evening.
Doors open at 7.00 p.m. Ticket prices: Members £5; Non-members £12.
Show to be confirmed.
12 November: Juerga!
Party night when London’s newest flamenco talent takes to the stage, accompanied by professional performers, creating the excitement that is Juerga!
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. Please contact our Event Co-ordinator Caroline on 0208 208 1487 to discuss your performance.
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.
Doors open at 7.00 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.
Show to be confirmed.
21 – 25 July: Spanish Dance Society International Summer School
Dance Attic, 368 North End Road, Fulham SW16 1LY
Alejandro Molinero, La Popi, Virginia Dominguez, Gema de la Cruz, Antonio José Estepa Silva (folk dance).