Dances With The Devil
A flamenco musical drama - the story of a gypsy Don Juan:
How can Juan Angél Jimenez, an ambitious young Spanish gypsy, make his way in the world? His life choices are dictated by the traditions of his native community and by the society of his home village, yet he breaks free and follows his bold impulses... We watch his progress through the eyes of his neighbours – will Juan Angél progress in society? Will he find his one true love? And will his daughter Adelaïda fulfil her dreams?
Source / about the play:
This story of Juan Angél Jimenez and of the women in his life is set at the beginning of the 20th century, and is based on an anecdote found within the play THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca.
Style of the production:
In this tale of love, ambition and misguided passions, actors embody the characters while flamenco dancers, musicians and singers represent the spirits – the duendes – that prompt the characters’ deepest and darkest desires.
The cast are student actors and flamenco dancers, the majority of whom have trained in Dance & Drama at The City Lit, a renowned adult education college situated in central London.
The show is written, directed and choreographed by Danielle Allan and will feature professional flamenco guitarist and singer David Pastor. Danielle and David have collaborated for many years on countless flamenco shows, and they teamed up two years ago to produce the previous ‘flamenco musical drama’ at The City Lit, SPIRITS WITHIN. Another member of the team will be City Lit tutor and Production Manager Jack Macdonald-Lucas who will guide and supervise the technical team of student stage managers, costume designers and lighting and sound technicians.
When & Where
John Lyons Hall
1-10 Keeley St
WC2B 4BA London
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