Spanish flavour at the Fringe
This article is from 2008.
Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco, Flamenco! features four virtuosos, with the emphasis as much on music as on dancing. Ricardo’s acoustic guitar is mellifluous and aggressive, while percussionist and bassist Roberto Benson pushes the melodies along with a fractured throb. Dancer ‘La Clara’ steps in and out of the rhythms, performing the recognisable stomps and swirls with confidence and finesse. Danielo Olivera croons intensely, building the show to a melodramatic climax and witty encore. An absolute treat for any audience, it strips away tourist clutter and presents a vibrant tradition in a modern manner.
Flamenco, Flamenco!, Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 24 Aug (not 11, 18), 8.20pm.