Monday, 4 August 2014

No Frills

No Frills, Dotdotdot Flamenco Company, Lost Theatre - reviewed on 1st August

In No Frills, flamenco is stripped back to its bare essentials. There are, admittedly, several frills (on the underside of a long flamenco skirt), but everything else is simple, high-quality music and dance.

Dancer/choreographers Magdalena Mannion, Noemí Luz and Yinka Esi Graves excel when performing together, with impressive syncronicity across a range of simple and complex steps. It is here the audience sees how flamenco builds from basic movements to intricate swirling and stamping rhythms.
Each gives a pleasing solo too, but the most captivating moments come when all three dance side by side onstage.

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