Sol Pico presents One-Hit Wonders at HOME

Andrew Anderson

Sol Pico presents One-Hit Wonders at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 April 2017 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Don’t you hate it when you pay to see a band you really like and then they don’t play any of their hits? Well, that’s not going to be a problem for fans of Catalan choreographer Sol Picó, whose latest show One-Hit Wonders throws together fragments of her most famous works: D.V.A (Dudoso valor artístico), Bésame el cactus, Paella Mixta, El Llac de les Mosques and Memòries d’una puça.

Her public will be pleased, but for those that don’t already know Picó this is the perfect chance to experience her completely unique recipe for contemporary dance, which combines a splash of classical Spanish with a dash of modern movement and a twist of pointe technique. It is rich, sexy and full of fun.

That last factor – fun – is for me the most important. In One-Hit Wonders you’ll see Picó tiptoe over cacti (while blindfolded, of course), slump across an aeroplane seat and even spin around the stage in ski boots. It’s as though Picó has inherited her sense for the brilliantly absurd from fellow Catalan Salvador Dalí.

One-Hit Wonders is on for just one night at HOME as part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2017– a venue that has already brought some great dance to the city (like recent hit Blak Whyte Gray) – so make sure you don’t miss out; you’ll laugh at the irrationality of it all, but be equally amazed by Picó’s exceptional skill.

Sol Pico presents One-Hit Wonders at HOME Manchester, Manchester 1 April 2017 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

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