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HOUSE OF FLAMENKA, a brand new West End dance show, is coming to the Peacock Theater in September

House of Flamenka, a brand new West End dance show, co-created and directed by a dance legend Arlene Phillipsis a sumptuous, extravagant and sexy fusion of flamenco and contemporary dance.

Set in a fantasy world in the home of a goddess of music and dance whose passion is collecting beautiful objects, her most prized possessions being 20 extraordinary dancers and musicians, who perform solely for her pleasure.

With an eclectic soundtrack, the show is a passionate fusion of very distinctive forms, full of explosive choreography both flamenco and contemporary.

flamenco star Karen Ruimy leads an exceptional company of Madrid and British dancers.

Creative team:

Co-created and directed by Arlene Phillips
Co-created and produced by Karen Ruimy
Choreography of James Cousins
Flamenco choreography by Francisco Hidalgo
Karen Ruimy

Accomplished flamenco dancer, Karen Ruimy is the definition of the many facets of being a dancer, creative director and singer-songwriter. His most recent show, “When Jazz Meets Flamenco”, a fusion of music, expression, dance and culture, premiered to sold-out audiences at Lilian Baylis Studio. She has previously played and produced ‘Flamen’ka’ at the Casino de Paris, ‘Flamen’ka Nueva’ at the Folies Bergères, ‘Cabaret Flamen’ka’ at La Cigale, Sangre and Riverfront Studios which was directed and choreographed by Redha Benterifour.
Arlene Phillips – Director

Arlene’s prolific career credits include: Director: The Cher Show, Lord of the Dance, Saturday Night Fever, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, Hair at the London Palladium, EFX at the MGM Grand. Choreographer (Musical Theatre): Guys and Dolls (coming soon), Grease, Starlight Express, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, Jackie The Musical, What’s New Pussycat?, Joseph ( United States), Jesus Christ Superstar (United States).

James Cousins – Choreography

James is a choreographer, director and artistic director of his eponymous dance company, James Cousins Company, which has toured critically acclaimed nationally and internationally since 2013. In theatre, James has served as co-director and motion director on The Book of Dust (Bridge Theatre); associate director on The Cher Show (UK Tour, dir. Arlene Phillips) and Bach and Sons (Bridge Theatre, dir. Nick Hytner); and associate motion director on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bridge Theatre, dir. Nick Hytner). In 2023, James will be associate director and choreographer of a new production of Guys and Dolls at the Bridge Theatre. James was the first winner of the New Adventures Choreographer Award, selected by Matthew Bourne for his ‘refreshing desire to entertain’ and the resulting production Within Her Eyes is currently on the GCSE Dance
program in England.

Francisco Hidalgo – Flamenco Choreography

Hidalgo was born in Algodonales, Cádiz, in 1985 and trained in Seville and Jerez by masters such as Manolo Marín and Pilar Ortega. This is how he developed a unique and personal language that meets his own need for expression. In addition, he was inspired by great artists of the flamenco scene, such as La Paquera de Jerez: in 2008 he received the Premio Nacional Anilla la Gitana de Ronda and, in 2010, he won second prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de la Union.