Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company

“...capable of dazzling an audience with technical capabilities beyond the frets of mortal man” – (The New York Times)

Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Overview

Having had his first solo professional appearance at the age of 12, Paco Peña has gone on to perform at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He is one of flamenco’s most respected musicians. Since 1970 Paco Peña has performed regularly with his own hand-picked company of dancers, guitarists and singers in a succession of ground-breaking shows. 

The Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company produce vibrant, spectacular shows of music and dance with seasons in London (Royal Festival Hall, Sadler’s Wells and Barbican) and festival appearances in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Amsterdam, Athens, Israel, Istanbul, Singapore, and Hong Kong. From 2002, Paco Peña has collaborated with renowned theatre director Jude Kelly.

Having had his first solo professional appearance at the age of 12, Paco Peña has gone on to perform at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He is one of flamenco’s most respected musicians. Since 1970 Paco Peña has performed regularly with his own hand-picked company of dancers, guitarists and singers in a succession of ground-breaking shows. 

The Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company produce vibrant, spectacular shows of music and dance with seasons in London (Royal Festival Hall, Sadler’s Wells and Barbican) and festival appearances in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Amsterdam, Athens, Israel, Istanbul, Singapore, and Hong Kong. From 2002, Paco Peña has collaborated with renowned theatre director Jude Kelly. Their first spectacular show Voces y Ecos took the audience on a journey through the history of flamenco – the show was hailed by critics as the best flamenco show in years. A Compas! and Flamenco Sin Fronteras productions have enjoyed sell out runs at Sadler’s Wells, and in 2010 the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company featured at the Edinburgh International Festival. HarrisonParrott worked with the Company for their tours in Hong Kong in 2012 and Oman in 2014.

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Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Reviews

"...splendid are the musicians and the dancers Charo Espino, Angel Muñoz and Ramón Martinez. The Venezuelans offer the delicious sonorities of mandolin and cuatro, proposing flamenco that owes something to Africa in dazzling percussion effects. A stimulating evening, and beguiling." (Financial Times)

"The taut, rigorous patterning of Ramón Martinez and the flamboyance of Angel Muñoz cover the gamut of male flamenco, while Charo Espino can distil a whole dance tradition through the eloquence of her hands. As for Peña, there is surely no other guitarist with his range - a master of limpid classical lyricism who can also open up raw wounds of emotion" (The Guardian)

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"...splendid are the musicians and the dancers Charo Espino, Angel Muñoz and Ramón Martinez. The Venezuelans offer the delicious sonorities of mandolin and cuatro, proposing flamenco that owes something to Africa in dazzling percussion effects. A stimulating evening, and beguiling." (Financial Times)

"The taut, rigorous patterning of Ramón Martinez and the flamboyance of Angel Muñoz cover the gamut of male flamenco, while Charo Espino can distil a whole dance tradition through the eloquence of her hands. As for Peña, there is surely no other guitarist with his range - a master of limpid classical lyricism who can also open up raw wounds of emotion" (The Guardian)

“...capable of dazzling an audience with technical capabilities beyond the frets of mortal man” (The New York Times)

"Dance and music this good are rare" (The Times)

"The joy of dance was never brighter’ (The Sunday Express)

“From inventive percussion to shimmering bandola and mandolin to thrumming guitar and expressive singing this involves brilliant artists” (The Daily Express)