Luz & Mannion Dance company | "using a traditional dance form in a new and thought-provoking way"
Rich, rhythmical flamenco meets live electronic music in this innovative, multi-disciplinary production. Noemí Luz & Magdalena Mannion will premiere Blue Ghost in the UK this spring. Get your tickets here!
Luz & Mannion draw our attention to the unexpected beauty and rhythm harboured in the insect world in a visual, dynamic and electric flamenco show. Inspired by the Blue Ghost Firefly & the importance of insect conservation this is a nostalgic celebration that reminds us of our interconnectedness, embraces our need for transformation & shows us that even the smallest creatures have an important part to play.
Alongside theatre performances Luz & Mannion will be presenting Blue Ghost Sensory Experiences for SEN Schools and Groups as well as collaborating with a variety of schools and organization on outreach activities.
Luz & Mannion will develop Re Red in residency at the Centro Coreográfico de María Pagés at the Teatro Josep Carreras, Fuenlabrada, Madrid. There will be an open dress rehearsal & Q&A on the 22nd July 2022.
This project takes various forms: a stage work, a site specific piece for library spaces and a dance film short as well as an integrated outreach program. Re Red is a re-reading and re-interpretation of fairy tales and an investigation into the role they play in the collective experience of women. Magdalena and Noemí delve ever deeper beneath the surface of these iconic stories and into a fairytale forest imbued with symbolism.
Re Red is a collaboration with sound designer José Tomé.
Noemí Luz & Magdalena Mannion have contributed two dance capsules to the online gestural dictionary Buzón de Baile curated by Spanish National TV RTVE & Radio 3. This digital dance project is produced by Mosquera de la Vega & Rigo Pex and invites choreographers of different dance styles from all over Spain to create dance "capsules" inspired by different words.
Learn about the Bata de Cola (Train Skirt) & some fundamental techniques in our new Video Tutorial Series as part of our online educational platform. The series also includes an exclusive interview with the flamenco bailaora & maestra Yolanda Heredia about her unique dance journey & her special connection with the skirt.
Find out more about this series & our Education & Creative Development Programme on the ECDP Page
Watch Luz & Mannion this month on BBC iPlayer in Dancing Nation, an online festival created by Sadler's Wells for BBC Arts. It is a three-part celebration of world-class dance featuring new works and audience favourites from big-name artists and breakthrough talent.