Saturday, 11 August 2012

Lament For Lorca (flamenco dance)

Leading flamenco dance company Cancion Gitana have created a unique dance biography of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca which they are bringing to the Underground Theatre later this week

Lorca is considered to have been Spain's greatest modern poet and playwright until his life was shockingly cut short when he was assassinated by a fascist gang in 1936, in the opening days of the Spanish Civil War. Born in Andalusia, he was fascinated with gypsy culture and had a great love of flamenco dance and song. Gitana is the Spanish word for gypsy. He was friends with the great artists Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel Portoles and these friendships are also dramatised in Cancion Gitana's biography.

Cancion Gitana's performance has been choreographed by flamenco dancer Helena, and is a 100 minute fiesta of colour, costume and passion in twenty scenes. The dance will be accompanied by narration and poetry in both Spanish and English, dramatic lighting and projected film. The performance will also feature the vocals of Fernando Reyes and the guitar playing of Tomas El Jardinero.

Underground Theatre, Thu 16th Aug, 19:45.
Tickets £16 / £12.50 concs. Available by email from, by phone on 07758 752257 or 07963 959262, or on the door.

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