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Olga Pericet La Leona

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A female Flamenco dancer arches her back harshly.

Endlessly innovative Olga Pericet brings her beautiful experiments in flamenco to the festival once again.

A diminutive figure with a towering presence, her fierce energy caged within a steely technique


La Leona means both the lioness and the flamenco guitar of Antonio De Torres. This avante garde solo puts Pericet in the spotlight – stripping herself physically and spiritually in a unique and intimate experience with the audience.

Combining theatre and dance, Pericet has created a world for her latest work that is as poetic and surreal as its title, filled with imagery that evoke Westerns, wakes and the stars themselves.

Winner of the Spain National Dance Prize 2018, Olga Pericet is a roaring revolutionary of recent times.

Did you know?
Made in 1856, Antonio De Torres’ most famous guitar is the only one he named La Leona. The name translates as “the lioness” and was given to the guitar to compare it with the full volume and sound of a lion.

Part of Flamenco Festival

[Image description] In low light against a black background, a woman arches backwards, her throat extended horizontally, muscles tense, fingers clawing a pair of castanets, a swathe of yellow silk around her lower body.

Header image © Paco Villalta

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