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Flamenco Edition, the brainchild of flamenco teacher, businesswoman and producer Ana Garcia, announces full details of its 2017 tour.
Touring to more venues than ever before and following the success of previous tours - Jesus Fernandez in 2015 and Olga Pericet in 2016 - Flamenco Edition 2017 presents Ana Morales Flamenco Company in Reunión – a brand new show for the UK, touring to Newcastle, Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Bournemouth between 9 & 17May.
Ana Morales with David Coria
In Reunión, Ana Morales teams up with guest artist David Coria- forging a partnership of two of the most celebrated and exciting flamenco performers dancing on world stages today. Both extraordinary dancers hail from the cradle of flamenco, Seville, where this unique form of dance, music and life was born in the streets to become one of the most celebrated forms of folk art worldwide.
With a team of outstanding musicians, Reunión conveys the passion of flamenco with determination and artistry through a vigorous and exciting journey across the different palos- flamenco’s rich range of rhythmic styles- that will exhibit the culture and spirit of the Andalucian art form.
Morales and Coria are joined on stage by singers Miguel Ortega and Juan Jose Amador and guitarist Miguel Angel Cortes. Lighting design is by Florencio Ortiz and sound by Fali Pipio.
Ana Morales is from Seville and started training at the age of 16. On stage, Morales has accompanied Eva Yerbabuena, Javier la Torre, Andrés Marín and Javier Barón among others. She danced in Carlos Saura’s film Iberia(2005) and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious first prize for flamenco dance at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas in La Union. Morales received critical acclaim performing alongside Belén Maya in Los Invitados, which opened the 5th edition of the Dutch Flamenco Biennial in 2015. She divides her time between her own shows and her role as a soloist in the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía directed by Rafaela Carrasco.
David Coria also from Seville, studied at the Conservatorio de Sevilla and continued with teachers such as José Granero, Aída Gómez, José Antonio, Ana María Bueno and Eva Yerbabuena. At the age of 15 he was selected by the school of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía and went on to join Ballet Nacional de España. In 2010 he premiered his own show in Madrid resulting in the Best Dancer award by the German magazine Tanz. He continues to perform as a guest artist and is a guest teacher at the Real Conservatorio de Danza de Madrid.
Flamenco Edition is the brainchild of Birmingham-based flamenco artist, teacher, choreographer and producer, Ana Garcia. She has been part of the flamenco industry in the UK and Spain for 25 years and has a vast amount of experience and passion for flamenco.Flamenco Edition aims to engage audiences outside of Londonthrough small-scale productions with the focus on intimacy and authenticity at the centre of each presentation.
Flamenco Edition 2015, 2016 and 2017 has been kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Instituto Cervantes Manchester supports Flamenco Edition in 2017.
Irene Lezertua, Press Officer, Instituto Cervantes Manchester, said "Instituto Cervantes Manchester is delighted to announce its collaboration with Flamenco Edition 2017. This is the second time we have had the pleasure of supporting this exciting event and its director, Ana García. We look forward to welcoming the Flamenco Edition artists and musicians, as Ana Morales Company and guest dancer David Coria, and Flamenco Edition, bring the very best of Spanish culture to the UK."