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The Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company is presently touring the UK with Quimeras ending at Sadler’s Wells from 23 November–1 December 2012.


Photograph by Cesar Alcocer

In this rhythmically energised flamenco show, Paco Peña blends, compares and contrasts the music of North Africa with FlamencoQuimeras, which is directed by Jude Kellyexplores the themes of migration, travel and the dream of a better life. It tells the story of a group of immigrants workers who have come to Spain from Africa in search of work and a better life.

Quimeras was premièred at the Edinburgh International Festival 2010. In the Company are: Paco Peña, Paco Arriaga, Rafael Montilla, José Angel Carmona, Antonia Nogaredo, Angel Muñoz, Charo Espino, Marco Flores, Guadalupe Torres, El Negro, Kwame Crensil, Felix Cheetham, Victoria Dzivenu, Michael Neequaye, Yaw Gilbert and Roger Allotey (Akwasi Mensah).

Quimeras is at:

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool on Wednesday 14 November 2012;

The Sage, Gateshead on Wednesday 16 November 2012;

Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 18 November 2012;

Town Hall, Leeds on Monday 19 November 2012;

Town Hall, Birmingham on Tuesday 20 November 2012;

The Lowry, Salford on Wednesday 21 November 2012;

Sadler’s Wells, London from 23 November–1 December 2012;

Is Sanat, Istanbul on Tuesday 4 December 2012.


Sadler’s Wells, London from 10–13 July 2013

© 2012 Thérèse Wassily Saba