There’s something about flamenco that makes it different from every other genre of dance. It’s hard to put into words, but you could maybe call it ‘soul’ – no other style feels quite so heartfelt, whether the dancers’ bodies are burning with passion or moving with desperate mournfulness.
Certainly there’s plenty of soul on show in Reunión, which comes to The Lowry on 12 May. It brings together not one but two of flamenco’s finest exponents, as Ana Morales pairs up with David Coria for an evening of movement and music.
In Spanish reunión means ‘meeting’, but perhaps it is the English idea of a reunion that best sums up this show; Morales and Coria reunite us with flamenco in its purest form – as folk art. Their movement, combined with live music, conjures up Spanish life in full colour, transporting the audience to streets of Seville, the genre’s spiritual home.
Expect fast feet, incredible technique, and serious helpings of Spanish soul.