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© Paco Lobato

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The annual Flamenco Festival London 2017 directed by Miguel Marín, which opened on Wednesday 15 February 2017 with the UK première of Israel Galván’s FLA.CO.MEN, followed by the UK première of Eva Yerbabuena’s Apariencias (Appearances), continues this week with some superb flamenco performers.

The flamenco dancer and choreographer, Mercedes Ruíz with her Compañía Mercedes Ruíz presents the UK première of her latest work Déjame que te baile (Let me Dance for You) and as with all her productions, the music is composed and will be performed by the flamenco guitarist Santiago Lara on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 7.30pm

Here is a little preview:

Compañía Mercedes Ruíz Déjame que te baile on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 7.30pm Tickets

On the following evening, Wednesday 22 February 2017, we have the chance to hear the flamenco guitarist Santiago Lara in a completely different role. Having just released his latest recording – a flamenco tribute to the contemporary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny – an experience which he describes as ‘an apprenticeship’ – Santiago Lara presents his Guitarrísimo: Flamenco Tribute to Pat Metheny on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 8pm. Tickets

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The spectacular Gala Flamenca featuring Juana Amaya, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona and Rocio Márquez and Particia Guerrero will be an unforgettable experience on Thursday 23–Saturday 25 February 2017 at 7.30pm and on Saturday 25 February 2017 at 3.30pm. Tickets

Flamenco Festival London 2017 finishes on a high point with the choreographer, director and multi-award winning dancer Manuel Liñán presenting his Reversible on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 7.30pm. Tickets

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© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2017

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