Show review: Flamenco Festival London 21 June – 02 July 2022
- Published on Friday, 24 June 2022 15:03
- Last Updated on 24 June 2022
- Monica Costa
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The Summer of 2022 in London is really hot! And by this I mean it has really cool shows (forgive my pun!) across hundreds of venues. The city is filled with superb stars not only at BST Hyde Park music festival, but also in all theatres across the Capital.
After a three-year wait, the much anticipated Flamenco Festival at Sadler’s Wells celebrates rising stars and Flamenco legends. Featuring some of the biggest names in the art form, a unique opportunity to see world-class international artists in London. With something for everyone whether you like your Flamenco classical, contemporary or with an experimental twist.
Emerging talent Ana Morales blew me away last night. She blended traditional flamenco with the avant-garde in her innovative and emotive, Without Permission, Songs for Silence. In a mix of styles and dance forms, demonstrations of synchronicity and experimentation, of celebration and reflection, this contemporary flamenco artist represents the bright future of flamenco dance.
Without Permission, Songs for Silence, looks at memory, delving into the delicate recollections of the artist’s father, his connection to Andalusia and to flamenco, and her own journey to understanding art and its connection to life.
For 12 days (21 June 21 to 2 July 2022), you can witness the best of contemporary flamenco, mixed with classical traditions and nuevo flamenco. Representing the avant-garde at the festival will be Manuel Liñan, who has long been admired for challenging gender stereotypes through his proficiency with the colourful costumes traditionally worn by bailaoras, particularly the bata de cola and mantón.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums