Friday 20th & Saturday 21st February, 8pm
Dotdotdot Flamenco Company presents
Ustinov Studio @ Theatre Royal Bath
Flamenco returns to the Ustinov Studio to warm up your February evenings in the shape of Dotdotdot Flamenco Company and their exciting new performance, No Frills.
Three dancers, one voice, one guitar and a percussion box – this is flamenco stripped down to its bare essence. Three young artists – Noemi Luz, Magdalena Mannion and Yinka Esi Graves – seamlessly interweave their individual styles creating a shared flamenco language, to see what happens at the heart of flamenco when you take away the frills…?
Through an exploration of a number of traditional styles in their most evocative form, this show goes in search of pure expressions.
For one hour, No Frills asks the audience to put aside their pre-conceptions of what flamenco is and gives them a unique insight into its rhythms, its melodies, its energy and its power. Dancer Magdalena Mannion returns to the Ustinov having featured in last year’s sell-out Flamenco performance, Origen y Ceniza.
Dotdotdot’s beautiful and original costumes are designed by Spanish-based designer Cristina Galán. Noemí Luz dances with a bata de cola (train dress) that is breaking new ground in flamenco costume design as it has no frills and thus takes on completely new connotations!
No Frills is at the Ustinov Studio on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st February. Tickets are on sale now from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov