La Isla Flamenco Club: Angela Alonso, Lola Rueda & Angus Cruickshank – 16/06/22

£8.50

Thursday 16th June

Doors: 7.30pm | Start: 8.00pm

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Welcome to our monthly flamenco night featuring a varied line-up of some of London’s finest dancers, singers and musicians.

Angela Alonso, director of IIlusión Flamenca School, was born in Almeria, Andalucía, into a family where music and dance held a paramount position.  Her family introduced her to flamenco at the age of four and since then, flamenco has been Angela’s way of life. She has participated in many national and international events and dance festivals and has been touring worldwide since the age of 13. In 1998, shortly after her arrival in London, Angela founded iIlusión Flamenca School, which is based in Covent Garden. The school offers flamenco classes at all levels and provides flamenco artists for all kinds of events and occasions.

Angela has participated in the organisation of many events such A Taste of Spain, the Spanish Regent Street Festival, in which she has collaborated with the Spanish Tourist Board, the Guinness World Record of Sevillanas Dance, as part of the London Big Dance project led by Ken Livingstone and the Feria de Londres amongst others. Her dance school was selected by BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing to teach the eventual winner, Jill Halfpenny.

Angela has also been hired as “flamenco stylist” for the music video “the Last Refugee” by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. She has taken part in many television appearances (ITV UK, MTV, TVE2 Spain and Canal Sur Andalucia,) and been interviewed on various London radio stations. She has recently been a guest on the BBC Robert Elms show, and collaborated with international flamenco star Rafael Amargo, artistic director of the West End musical “El Zorro”.

Lola Rueda has lived in London for over a decade now, and is a well known personality within it’s vibrant flamenco scene. Born in Girona, she began dancing at age 10. By the early 90’s she was combining her dancing with a career as a singer in both flamenco and latin styles.

Lola has performed at most mayor venues in London including The Royal Albert Hall, the National Theatre, Laban Centre and Ronnie Scotts, and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Few acoustic guitarists in Europe can compose and play with such personality and technical skill as Jorge Bravo.

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1973 and based in UK since 2005, he works actively as a concert guitarist, composer, producer and teacher. He has a unique style of virtuoso performance which demonstrates a wide range of influences from classical and flamenco to gypsy jazz and Latin American styles.

***Terms & Conditions: Advance tickets (whether bought online or in person at the venue) are non-refundable, except in the case of a show being cancelled. If you have purchased tickets in advance and cannot attend a show you can transfer the tickets to someone else by informing us in advance via email. Please be aware that there’s only one entrance to the venue and there are 20 stairs and no lift. We also have a no pets policy in the venue (sorry furry friends) and the venue is strictly over 18s past 9pm. Sub Zero has its own simplified bar snacks menu, so if you’d like something a bit more substantial you might want to book a table in our bar before your show starts. Please do not attend if you or any of your household have Covid-19 symptoms or have recently tested positive.***