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The Pablo Cortez Flamenco Duo - Flamenco Guitarist & Dancer
Hire a Flamenco dancer with her castanets accompanied by a superb flamenco guitarist in the London area and surrounding counties - Spanish themed events, private parties.
"A breathtaking performance" Classical Guitar Magazine
The Dancer does not simply accompany the guitarist with her castanets but indeed creates a whole new composition; an interweaving of the textures and characteristics of both instruments. In her dancing, she is elegant and tasteful. She prefers to combine skilful footwork that mirrors the intricacy of the guitar arpeggios together with a dance style which while certainly choreographed still retains that so important authentic flamenco spontaneity.
From Cartagena, Spain, she holds the title of professional dancer: Bailarina Profesional, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Madrid. After qualifying, she bought the academy where she had studied and ran it for several years.
Her dance is best enjoyed by an audience that prefers an expression of beauty and sensitivity together with a very present flamenco passion.
The Guitarist plays traditional flamenco guitar focussing on the beauty of sound together with an earthy and powerful almost "throaty" tone. In flamenco circles this is known as "muy flamenco" or very flamenco.
His repertoire is very extensive and includes pieces such as the magnificent Zapateado en Re by Sabicas or the despairing and powerful Rondeña by Ramón Montoya or the superb Alegrías de Córdoba by Paco Peña.
"This performance left the audience overwhelmed as they rose to their feet in appreciation of an extremely talented guitarist. He is his guitar. He lives and breathes it".
"At times unexpectedly lyrical, at times tragic and broken, with chords almost shaken from his hand."
The guitarist from this duo is available to hire as a solo Flamenco GuitaristView similar acts:
The Pablo Cortez Flamenco Duo - Flamenco Guitarist & Dancer Feedback
"I have to say the Flamenco Trio were fantastic they arrived on time and had all their equipment in place before our evening began. Compliments have been flowing since Saturday and I would recommend them to any function - Thank you so much" Brenda Lowe, Worcestershire Golf Club, April 2016
"I did not know what to expect but whatever those expectations might have been, they would have been exceeded. We were extremely happy with the act, the performance and with your service all of which was courteous and focussed. The performers were punctual. You may have heard that the guitarist slipped on the pavement on a filthy night but coped with that professionally and with humour so it did not impact on our evening: we hope he is ok? I was entirely captivated by the wonder of the presentation. He is a supremely gifted and accomplished guitarist and then they transported us into another world when the dancer stepped onto the floor to perform with such élan: one cannot, before witnessing Flamenco for the first time, imagine the nuance of the artistry of the footwork that is not then so much a dance as an integral part, or even the conductor, of the music. I not only laud these gifted people but recommend close attention to them whilst they are in their zone. Kate had a ball on her birthday, set up by the venue of La Bobina , and topped with the flare of the duo." Michael Boswell, February 2016
"Greg and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for the wonderful entertainment that was performed at our wedding last Saturday. Everyone commented on how it helped make our special day that bit different. The process of organising the performances since the booking went smoothly also. Beautiful performances from the guitarist and dancer, you really helped bring that part of my Spanish culture into our wedding - I know my dad really appreciated it! Muchas gracias : )" Natalia & Greg, July 2014
"The act was excellent,well presented, they arrived bang on 4pm and left at 7.45. They displayed a very high technical ability and it was interesting to hear an explaination of the playing of the palillos, and to have the guitarist giving us background to the palos he played - a wonderful performance. They are a very simpatico duo. Your booking process was very straightforward and my questions answered promptly.
My wife thought it was a wonderful surprise. Many thanks to you and we reiterate our appreciation of their performance." Peter Place, January 2013
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