FLAMENCO company Mi Flamenco will close its spring season in Oxfordshire this month with its show Incognito.
This production promises to bring all the spirit of “authentic, pulsating flamenco”, intertwined with the unexpected.
Taking to the stage at Chipping Norton Theatre on Wednesday, March 28, this “exciting”, moving flamenco dance show includes powerful song alongside virtuoso guitar and cello.
Mi Flamenco bring creative, authentic flamenco to audiences worldwide to help dispel the stereotypical image that flamenco often carries.
This company is produced and directed by husband and wife team Ester and Uri Tal.
Ester is the lead dancer and artistic director, while Uri is the lead guitarist and the company’s musical director, and the pair are joined on stage by professional artists.
Ester Tal was born in the UK and danced from an early age. Flamenco came later.
Attracted by the Bohemian gypsy culture, the drama of flamenco and the spirited women who dance it, Ester moved to Madrid in 1993.
She met her guitarist husband, Uri Tal, and went on to study at the world-famous flamenco academy, Amor de Dios, for seven years.
The couple then moved to Jerez in Andalusia, to live, work and study flamenco with the flamenco gypsies for another seven years.
Now based in the UK, the pair are on a mission to “bring powerful, authentic flamenco to audiences here”.
Ester said: “Flamenco has a spirit that is unique. I have always wanted to express myself through dance, but never really fitted into the English dance academy world.
“The technique and discipline of flamenco dance is tough, but the range of emotion and strength of flamenco dance and the individuality of expression it allows, is addictive.
“Mi Flamenco is my flamenco family and I feel proud and privileged to be a part of it.”