HEADLINE: IF MUNOZ IS A TORNADO, ROMERO IS A BALMY BREEZE; A FRED ASTAIRE OF FLAMENCO, RELAXED AND ELEGANT EVEN IN THE MOST EMPHATIC OF MOMENTS * * * *
'...This is flamenco on fast-forward. The dazzlingly diverse dancers extend the format, expand the vocabulary, push the envelope.'
The Times, Allen Robertson - October 2002
HEADLINE: THEY LOVE THEIR ART, IT'S OBVIOUS, AND THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER, AND THEIR ENJOYMENT OF IT EMBRACES US
'...There were new and unexpected delights from the choreographer and soloist Fernando Romero. His dancing offered all the usual slippery turns and rapid footwork but there was a jazzy spontaneity to both his steps and their delivery which is truly revolutionary.'
The Telegraph, Louise Levene - October 2002
HEADLINE: TAKING LOSS AND LONGING INTO THE FUTURE
'...Gives full reign to the emotions behind flamenco: loss, longing, pain, and of course, sensuality.'
The Evening Standard, Judith Flanders - October 2002
HEADLINE: A GREAT SHOW!
'...A great idea of Peña’s, staged by director Jude Kelly, to envelope us initially with the mists of time swirling on the stage, depicting a past of great dancing, singing and music of profound character, masterly performed by all.'
Dance School International, Marina Keet - November 2002
HEADLINE: ANYONE WITH AN OUNCE OF FLAMENCO APPRECIATION IN THEIR VEINS SHOULD RUSH TO SEE IT
'...These virtuosos put the blatant narcissism of self-styled flamenco ‘sex-god’ Joaquín Cortés to shame.'
The List (Scots), Donald Hutera - November 2002
HEADLINE: SPECTACULAR SHOW WITH STAMP OF REAL PASSION
'...Then, from his guitar, Paco Peña himself allows his instrument to perform a mournful, heart-rendering duet with a singer. There is no sense of one accompanying the other – voice and guitar have equal billing. It is a concrete example of the way the individual elements of flamenco can be interchanged.'
The Evening News, Thom Dibdin - November 2002
HEADLINE: IT'S A THRILLING CLEBRATION OF FLAMENCO, PERFORMED BY SOME OF THE FINEST, MOST INTELLIGENT ARTISTS'
'The concept is both simple yet profound. Peña has fixed on four points in the evolution of flamenco and the show brings them together as if in a living photo-album'
The Herald (Scots), Mary Brennan - November 2002
HEADLINE: A REAL STEP BACK IN TIME
'The dancers and musicians capture the passion, aggression and humour of flamenco.'
Nottingham Evening News, Tara De Cozar - March 2004
HEADLINE: UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF FIRE AND PASSION
'The stunning performances... dazzled the audience with consumate skill and sheer personality.'
Heartland Evening Post, JE - May 2004