Show is a mix of flamenco and contemporary dance

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FLAMENCO meets contemporary in a unique dance project which will be brought to life on stage tonight (Friday) and tomorrow.

Caythorpe-based Fiesta Flemenco has joined forces with the FreeSpirit Dance Company, in Lincoln, to put on an eclectic show at Lincoln Drill Hall, in Freeschool Lane.

Entitled Vida, it is a new dance theatre piece inspired by the Mexican festival el Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) and features both professional and amateur dancers.

Nikki Mclusky, of FreeSpirit Dance Company, said: “The two very different styles of dance lend themselves perfectly to the Day of the Dead festival, with the contemporary dancers representing the souls and the Flamenco dancers representing the living.”

Rehearsals have been under way since September, but with three different groups meeting in three different locations on different days of the week, bringing the final piece together has been a challenge.

Diane Pickard, of Fiesta Flamenco, said: “It’s like putting together an enormous jigsaw, and we didn’t really know if all the pieces were going to fit until the end.”

The show will take place at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow. Tickets, at £8 (£6) are on sale at the Lincoln Drill Hall box office on 01522 873894.

Additionally, contemporary and Flamenco workshops for anyone aged over 10 will run simultaneously tomorrow at 1pm and 2.30pm, with entry at £10. Admission to the workshop and show is £15. Info: www.fiestaflamenco.co.uk