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India Flamenco (Alba Flamenca)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Three passionate and talented dancers and a traditional vocalist/musician make up this act. ‘India Flamenco’ tells the story of gypsies who travel and share their knowledge, and it is by means of this story that the fusion of dance styles comes about. This link between the dance styles does feel more than a little tenuous – there simply to enable the dance company to display a range of talent. One can overlook this, though, as individually, the dancers are magnificent: Kirsten Newell’s classical Indian Odissi routine is particularly stunning, Leti Vicente Vila’s Flamenco has all the restrained fire of a bull on the rampage and Ingrida Dornbrook’s fusion piece of calculated cheekiness offsets these two beautifully. Striking and memorable.

Alba Flamenca, until 13 Aug, 6.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jasmine Faller]