Flamenco Express: El Halcon & Jasmine Villalobos

Flamenco Express showcases the widest diversity of flamenco talent north of the Pyrenees… Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month, hot from the Madrid scene, is new face El Halcon. Plus irrepressible fireball of London flamenco for 20 years, Jasmine Villalobos.

El Halcon
2011-2012: Performances with the companies of Alma Sanz, José Moro, Raquel Villar (soloist) in Madrid.2i2 quartet” in Alicante as soloist and choreographer.
Solist: El Cortijo, Madrid.
2013: With percussionists Taiko, and “Flamenco Life” with José Barrio in Japan.
2014: Soloist and choreographer - Spanish Fire Company, China.
2015-2016: Soloist - Amalagama Flamenco Company, Algeria.
2017: Embrujo Pedro Fernandez, Madrid.

Jasmine Villalobos
The welcome return of a Flamenco Express regular, who toured with them widely across Britain, while being the vocal mainstay of London's premier flamenco venue Costa Dorada. As the principal singer for Alma Flamenca and Pena Flamenca de Londres, Jasmin's unique vitality never fails to animate her audience. Her professional experience includes 20 years performing throughout Europe with Grupo Maya from Granada, and with stars such as Marcial Heredia, Luis de la Tota, Pascual de Lorca, Lucia Alvarez ‘La Piñona’, Manuel Liñan, Rafael Amargo, Marcos Flores and Antonio Canales.

La Joaquina
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent collaborations include ‘Spaces in Between’ 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco, and she was the principal soloist in ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron.

"..utterly riveting variations of firecracker be ats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness." - The Stage

Chris Clavo
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.

Reviews:
“This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina” - Time Out

8pm

£12.50 / £10 concs

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