Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company Quimeras (Chimeras)

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue, Inner London, Greater London EC1R 4TN
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

World Premiere. Is there a better world out there, waiting to be discovered? A place of wonder and promise in which a better life is possible? Or are our dreams merely a chimera, an imagined reality that turns out to be a disappointment or - worse - false? We tend to believe a better life is ahead, over an elusive frontier just beyond our grasp. Paco Peña creates a new work for Festival 2010 through the powerful storytelling of flamenco music and dance. In the past Spain has sent its people across the world in search of a new life. Now a modern prosperous country, Spain itself is the aspirational home for many immigrants from poorer countries. Quimeras brings to life the journeys of migrants and refugees, reflecting both good and bad aspects of their dreams, the reality of their lives and their connection with the people on the other side of the frontiers they cross. With imagination and dedication Paco Peña reinvents flamenco, expanding its horizons whilst never losing touch with its visceral roots. He brings his full company to the Festival for this world premiere.