Dance & Physical Music Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 17 Feb: Flamenco Festival, Dai Fujikura Portrait, Napoleon Disrobed

By | Published on Saturday 10 February 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Flamenco Festival | Sadler’s Wells | 14-25 Feb (pictured)
Anyone who knows me probably knows what an enormous weakness I have for anything and everything flamenco. Frankly, there’s no way to resist this smorgasbord (or should that be tapas board?) of flamenco treats. I am trying to pick a couple to talk about here but it’s just too much of a struggle to narrow it down. Why don’t you just put me out of my misery and head this way to look at all the events that are on, and choose one (or more) for yourself.

Dai Fujikura Portrait | Wigmore Hall | 17 Feb
Avex Classics present this concert of music by renowned composer Dai Fujikura, whose work ranges through opera, orchestral pieces, ensemble works, chamber music, and film scores. The show is set to feature several UK premières as well as a world premiere of a piece for solo piano, and musicians from around the world will perform, on a diverse range of instruments to include shamisen, toy piano, violin, saxophone, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. For details, see this page here.

Napoleon Disrobed | Arcola Theatre | 14 Feb-10 Mar
“What if Napoleon didn’t die in exile? What if he swapped identities with a lowly sailor and made it back to Paris? What then?” A moving and humorous re-imagining of His (former) Imperial Majesty’s twilight years, brought to you by the excellent Told By An Idiot in their trademark physically comical style. For more information and to book, see the venue website here.