EDINBURGH FRINGE 2015 ALBA FLAMENCA

EAST CROSSCAUSEWAY SATURDAY 14th AUGUST 2015

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I went along to see the Alba Flamenca show today more to hear the Flamenco sounds than to watch the dancers and got a pleasant surprise.


Alba Flamenca is a show put on by Alba Flamenca in East Crosscauseway in Edinburgh.  They are here all year round – not just at the Festival and I often pass their venue, but this is the first time I have been to one of their shows.


Alba Flamenca run classes and workshops in Flamenco dance and music throughout the year, so I was pretty sure that the show would be authentic.


I said at the beginning of this review that I went mainly to hear the sounds of Flamenco, and it was a pleasure to actually watch and understand just a little bit (I need to find out much more about this) just how much it is actually the Flamenco dancer that is in control of those sounds and ryhthms.  We were given a small insight into just how varied the forms and sounds of Flamenco are too and how they can vary from region to region.


At best, this is only a small entry level taster into a far bigger world of Flamenco rhythms, songs and dance, but it is an interesting and educational one.

Review by

Tom King

 

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