ED2013 5/5 Reviews

Alba Flamenca (Alba Flamenca)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Away from the dreary clouds and maddening crowds of Edinburgh, you can find a little slice of sizzling Spain. A whole fiesta of intoxicating sounds and thumping Mediterranean rhythms, ‘Alba Flamenca’ bristles with authenticity and visceral power. Boasting some of the most technically challenging and sharply percussive flamenco I’ve seen, delivered with fiery conviction and breathless passion, this show is a genuine privilege to experience. Soaring from the moody to the sorrowful to the ecstatic, ‘Alba Flamenca’ becomes an overwhelming and headily claustrophobic furnace of intense emotion. As the room begins to rumble under the raucous frenzy of noise and lightening-like feet, it shakes into take-off, blasting away from Scotland right to the heart of some hidden Spanish enclave.

Alba Flamenca, until 25 Aug, 8.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Katharine Wootton]