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Israel Galván was born into flamenco and has gone on to extend the flamenco form with his innovative choreography and breathtaking dancing technique. One critic wrote, ‘Israel Galván doesn’t dance flamenco, he reinvents it’.
In his latest and perhaps most poignant creation, he draws together an extraordinary group of singers, instrumentalists and dancers to tell of the plight of the Roma and the Sinti peoples in fascist Spain during the 1930s and 40s. They convey the pain and the suffering – but also the pride, free spirit and love of life – of a people that remains persecuted to this day.
In his search to examine his beloved traditional form in radically untraditional ways, Galván has provoked controversy and debate. However, all agree that his passion, virtuosity and integrity have made him one of the most fascinating artists in contemporary Spanish dance.
The most indelible dance production of the year
- Language:Sung in Spanish with English supertitles
- Running time:1 hour and 50 minutes approximately (no interval)
Lo Real / Le Réel / The Real | The Arts Desk
The Arts Desk
Lo Real / Le Réel / The Real | Telegraph
Lo Real / Le Réel / The Real | Culture Kiosque review
Lo Real / Le Réel / The Reel | Guardian review
Photo: Jean-Louis Duzert
This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.
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|Dress circle:||£30 £27 £17 £12 (RV)|
|Stalls:||£30 £27 £22 £17|
|Upper circle:||£25 £20 £12|
|Under 18s:||50% off|
|Young Scot card holders:||50% off|
|Senior citizens:||50% off|
|Equity card holders:||50% off|
|MU card holders:||50% off|