Manuel Liñan ¡VIVA!Play Trailer
Innovative choreographer, director and multi-award winning flamenco dancer, Manuel Liñan, returns to Sadler’s Wells with ¡VIVA!, a show that celebrates the vivacious essence of the artform itself, blending speed and technical brilliance with comedy and delicacy.
Challenging the defined roles of male and female forms in flamenco, Liñan seeks to present his own vibrant, joyful and exuberant flamenco that celebrates expression, freedom and being yourself.
Image description: A group of seven male flamenco dancers gather on and around a wooden bench, watching and clapping as one of their number performs, a red ruffled skirt flaring out. They all wear full-length dresses with layers of ruffles, their long black hair parted in the centre and smoothed down.
Adored by the public and critics alike, and awarded Spain’s National Dance Prize in 2017, Liñán has been unafraid to take risks in his shows.
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My body couldn’t hold back these impulses, and soon I started moving my hands as I liked, and my hips. I started to move between genders.NEW YORK TIMES