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Estrella Morente in concert
Tuesday 8 February

Spanish superstar Estrella Morente has been showered with praise by critics for her performances of flamenco and popular Spanish songs in the Andalusian tradition. The daughter of famed singer Enrique Morente and dancer Aurora Carbonell, she can be heard on the soundtrack of Pedro Almodovar's Volver, and is a recent Latin Grammy nominee.

She comes to Sadler's Wells for a unique London concert.

"Her physical authority is at one with her amazing voice. A tough act to follow" The Guardian

Compañía Rocío Molina
Cuando las Piedras Vuelen
Tuesday 15 February

Rocío Molina has become a major star in the flamenco world at the age of 26 and is a previous winner of the Best Dancer Award at the Seville Biennial Flamenco Festival.

The critically lauded Cuando las Piedras Vuelen, is her latest show, an intense, conceptual piece that is nevertheless sensitive to traditional flamenco. Featuring Molina's strong technique, clean dance style and imaginative technique, plus striking images, Cuando las Piedras Vuelen goes off flamenco's beaten track and promises to be a highlight of this year's flamenco festival at Sadler's Wells.

"An impressively authoritative star" New York Times

Israel Galván

La Edad de Oro
Wednesday 9 February

Considered a genius of his generation, Israel Galván is an incredible flamenco dancer: his complicated and fast footwork would be enough to astound you, but it's also his modern take on flamenco that has got the Spanish audiences and critics buzzing and asking for more.

With a deep knowledge of the traditions, Galván updates flamenco dance with a unique avant-garde twist - transforming it for the 21st century. He has won him many of flamenco's most prestigious awards including Spain's National Dance Prize.

In La Edad de Oro, he is joined by guitarist Alfredo Lagos and singer David Lagos.

"Mr. Galván is a percussive machine all by himself" New York Times

"A dancer ahead of his time, that's for sure, as no one has ever danced this way" El Pais

Miguel Poveda
Recital Flamenco
Thursday 10 February

"Flamenco's golden voice" (El País) comes to London for a special one-night-only concert.

With a powerful, beautiful voice and great charisma, Miguel Poveda is one of flamenco's most popular vocalists (or ‘cantaor').

In this concert, he is supported by a live band and a dancer. Typical of his style, the evening remains faithful to the traditional while mixing in popular flamenco sounds, and will take you deep into the mysteries and passion of flamenco music.

Poveda has performed at major festivals and venues all over the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Odeon in Paris and the Teatro Real de Madrid, and has recorded eight acclaimed albums to date, his latest going platinum in Spain in 2010.

Compañía Aída Gómez
Friday 11 - Sunday 14 February

One of the world's most famous Spanish dancers, Aída Gómez comes to Sadler's Wells to present her production of the sensuous classic, Carmen.

Set to Bizet's classical score and with music especially composed by José Antonio Rodríguez, this Carmen is an infectiously energetic display of virtuoso dance starring Aída Gómez herself in the title role.

With her company of 18 performers, including flamenco dancers José Huertas and Primitivo Daza, she uses the richness of Spanish dance to full effect, creating a beautiful, stylised version of the emotional story.

"Aída Gómez gets under the skin of a fatal Carmen like few other performers" El País

The youngest ever director of the Ballet Nacional de España, Aída Gómez has won Spain's dancer of the year award several times.

Luz de Guía
Wednesday 16 February

Multiple Latin Grammy-winner and world-renowned flamenco guitarist Tomatito comes to Sadler's Wells for a special concert as part of the 2010 Flamenco Festival.

A celebrated gypsy flamenco guitarist, Tomatito has produced six solo albums. His music is a thrilling blend of traditional flamenco and jazz and he has worked with such greats as Paco de Lucía and legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla, and shared the stage with the likes of Elton John and Chick Corea.

For this unmissable appearance at Sadler's Wells, Tomatito will be accompanied by two singers, one percussion, a second guitar and gypsy dancer José Maya.

Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena
Cuando Yo Era
Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 February

Famed for her speed, power and dramatic footwork, Eva Yerbabuena, one of the world's finest flamenco dancers returns to London with Cuando Yo Era.

Accompanied by three dancers and her talented ensemble of musicians, she delivers an unforgettable tour de force performance in one of the most sophisticated and memorable productions of her career.

"This young woman is touched by greatness" The Times
"She has the kind of artistry that appears once in a generation, if at all" The Independent on Sunday