Acclaimed flamenco guitarist, composer and producer Paco Peña returns to Sadler’s Wells with his company this April to present the world premiere of Solera.
This latest production reunites Paco Peña and his long-term collaborator and friend, theatre director Jude Kelly, for an exploration of artistic wisdom and the fearlessness of youth in search for new expression.
The solera process in Andalucía, Southern Spain, has forever produced fine wines thanks to a system that stacks oak barrels in layers. Young wine enters the highest barrels and, in time, nurtured by the master bodeguero, flows down the barrel tiers to the bottom – the solera barrels, containing wines of a refined quality that only age can achieve.
Weaving this history into the show, Peña presents the tradition of Flamenco – handed down from one generation to the next and constantly striving to multiply its own means of expression.
Solera features both young and mature performers, showcasing the essential nature of age to turn raw artistic talent into a refined art form.
Music is integral to this piece – the dancers are evolving at the rhythm of a mix of flamenco sounds, feet, percussions, guitar and singing, while guitarist Dani de Morón joins the troupe in a first collaboration with Paco.
Paco Peña Solera runs from Wednesday 20 April 2022 until Sunday 24 April 2022 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Tickets are on sale here.