Flamenco Fever – Sadler’s Wells and beyond

Trasmin, by Belen Maya and Manuel Linan at the Sadler's Wells Flamenco Festival 2014. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

Trasmin, by Belen Maya and Manuel Linan at the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival 2014. (c) Carole Edrich 2014

I’ve just started catching up on work that was delayed by the Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival and thought I’d use this post to mark its passing. I blogged for Dance Today through the duration this year. It was a challenge to put everything I wanted into the small word count I had been given and, as often happens, some things got lost through the edit. I’m planning to post all the content that didn’t make the final Dance Today pieces every Saturday on this blog and will follow that with some dance travel posts, describing my search for flamenco around Andalusia’s Golden Triangle. Look forward to reading about some of the personalities and issues of the UK’s flamenco scene as well as those courageous Londoners who have moved to Andalusia to perform and learn in the arts’ place of origin.

Meanwhile, here are the Dance Today posts in the order I wrote them:
Saturday: Sara Baras, sparkling fountains and ‘Paco’
Monday: Picking Out a Palo at the Stage Door Cafe
Tuesday: Miguel Poveda, gender roles and expectations
Wednesday: Flamenco Fringe? What fringe?
Thursday: The Flamenco Floor
Sunday: Angel, spirit and duende
Monday: Belen Maya, Manuel Linan and a greater truth?
Tuesday: Five Seasons Gala
Wednesday: Juggling behind the scenes
Friday: Farruquito, tan guapo
Sunday: Lorca, the Pena and the feeling of coming home