Sunday 10 November 2019
Juerga and Ron Hitchins Flamenco Prize Contest
|Juerga! 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 Ron Hitchins Dance Prize will be performing. See dance prize page on the web site for entry rules: Ron-Hitchins-Prize-application|
|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 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|
|Guide to Performers: 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 bring this along with you on a USB stick, MP3 player or CD. Performers pay £5 to the Peña to cover expenses.
Please arrive before 6pm. You should rehearse before arriving at the hall. If your spot is in the first half you should not leave the hall before the interval and please support other performers by watching and encouraging them. Please arrive early to rehearse. The stage is cleared for the sound check at 6.40pm.
Sunday 8 December 2019
Flamenco Express with guest star Titi Flores
Titi Flores is a dancer not to be missed. A furiously effervescent dancer of unique power, imagination and grace. A gypsy from Arcos de la Frontera, he has shared the stage with artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco Toronjo, Aurora Vargas, Chiquetete, Turronero and Chano Lobato. After relocating to Madrid he worked with La Tati, Rafael Amargo, Cristóbal Reyes and Juan Andrés Maya and has recently founded his own dance company – Compañía Titi Flores.
The guest singer for this show is Antonio ‘El Pola’ from Cañada Rosal in the province of Sevilla. Antonio has toured with Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, and Inés Bacan and sang in La Carbonería alongside Gaspar de Utrera and Juan del Gastor. He has also worked with Juana Amaya, Joselito Fernandez, Miguel ‘El Funi’ and brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor.
Flamenco Express principal dancer is La Joaquina who has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Flamenco Express guitarist Chris Clavo learned with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe sometimes collaborating with jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.