Todos Los Gatos Son Pardos
This article is from 2008.
Arrieritos are aiming for a different audience [than Flamenco, Flamenco!] with Todos Los Gatos Son Pardos. Through six ensemble dances by six choreographers, it meditates on friendship, passion and bravura by adapting flamenco’s signature movements and atmosphere. Elements of tango flutter past, juxtaposed with floor work that would be familiar to Martha Graham fans: an uneasy tension is sustained across the hour. Sometimes, the earthiness of flamenco’s stamping reduces nuance to exhibitionism, but when the staging works with the choreography – as in the piece performed beneath flickering street-lights – it is tenderly evocative.
Todos Los Gatos Son Pardos, Universal Arts Theatre, until 12 Aug, 7.15pm, £12–£14 (£8–£10).