The Cornerstone audience will be treated to flamenco in various guises when Mi Flamenco take to the stage next week.
Dance company owner Ester Tal spent 14 years in Spain perfecting the popular dance as she prepares to take the show on a short tour across the south including stopping at the Station Road venue on Friday March 31.
Ester revealed the show is ‘unusual’ compared to other flamenco acts.
“It is unusual in that it is divided into three acts and not two halves,” she told the Guardian.
“Each act has a theme, from nocturnal melodies, to Nutcracker-esque magic and everything in between.
“I can’t give too much away, as the surprise elements are what we hope will intrigue and give joy to the audience but it’s called Incognito because it is flamenco in various guises.”
Born in Dorset, Ester surrounded herself with Spanish entertainment before falling in love with flamenco dancing as a young girl.
Attracted by the Bohemian gypsy culture and the drama of flamenco in particular, Ester decided to move to Madrid in 1993, where she met her guitarist husband, Uri Tal.
She studied at the world-famous flamenco academy, Amor de Dios, for seven years before the couple moved to Jerez in Andalusia, where they performed and taught flamenco.
Their dedication towards the fast paced dance captured the attention of locals and inspired Ester to take the show abroad.
“My mother was a very good Latin and ballroom dancer and she used to teach me, so I think she was probably my early inspiration for dance in general,” she said.
“I did the usual ballet, tap etc as a child, so I was always dancing.
“I was (and still am) fascinated by languages and different cultures, so all these things combined – with a strong personality in the mix – was probably why I was drawn to flamenco in the first place.
“I went to Spain, with the intention of staying one year to get to know flamenco up close.
“This year became 14 years, during which time, I studied intensively with some amazing dancers, living and working in the flamenco community in Jerez in Andalusia.
“I just took a curious step towards flamenco I suppose, and kept on walking!”
She added: “Expect authentic flamenco layered with magic, charm, original musical compositions, powerful dance, heart-breaking music and a touch of humour.
“So expect the unexpected.”
The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost from £12 to £16.