For excellent Flamenco, look to Sadler’s Wells

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Step into a world where tradition meets innovation, where old blends seamlessly with new to create something entirely original and electrifying. At Sadler’s Wells, the iconic Paco Peña, accompanied by his talented Paco Peña Dance Company, presents Solera – a captivating production that breathes new life into the timeless art of flamenco.


As the evening unfolds, prepare to be mesmerised by a fusion of exceptional music, dance, and passion that transcends boundaries and embodies the essence of human emotions in all their raw beauty.

The show opens with a symphony of everyday sounds that seamlessly transform into a vibrant celebration of the human spirit. Take away the traditional red Flamenco dress and imagine you’re in a studio with friends who are just chilling and decide to have a dance. They chat in-between sets, sip water, play on their phones – all normal every day stuff – that plays an insightful and very real backdrop to the magic unfolding in the foreground.

From the rhythmic beats of percussionist Julio Alcocer to the exquisite melodies woven by guitars and voices, every moment is a testament to the skill and artistry of the performers. Directed with precision by Jude Kelly CBE, Solera masterfully transitions from the mundane to the magical, immersing the audience in a world of colour, light, and drama that is nothing short of spellbinding.


In the second act, the stage comes alive with a spectacle of performance, accentuated by striking costumes and evocative lighting that elevate the talents of the company to new heights. Dancers Angel Muñoz, Adriana Bilboa, and Gabriel Matias showcase the dynamism and grace of flamenco, captivating audiences with their athleticism and artistry. The singers, Immaculada Rivero and Iván Carpio, infuse each note with passion and emotion, harmonizing beautifully with the soul-stirring melodies of the guitarists Dani de Morón, Rafael Montilla, and the legendary Paco Peña himself.

Solera is a testament to the power and beauty of flamenco, a journey that will evoke laughter, tears, and a sense of shared humanity in every spectator. Under the superb choreography of Fernando Romero, the performers come together as a cohesive unit, responding to unseen cues with seamless precision while maintaining their individuality and charisma. This soulful, fiery, and humorous production transcends language barriers to speak directly to the heart, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the rhythm and passion of flamenco.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Solera at Sadler’s Wells until Saturday 20 April. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and pure human connection.

If you love Flamenco, don’t miss this. If you want to try Flamenco, then this is your gateway.

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company presents Solera. Sadler’s Wells, London, 17-20 April 2024.

For further information and booking details, visit the Sadler’s Wells website

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