To mark her 20th anniversary, ground-breaking Spanish choreographer and flamenco star Sol Picó celebrates with the one-night only, UK premiere of One-Hit Wonders.
This outstanding solo show from the winner of 2016’s Spanish National Dance Award is built with fragments of Sol Picó’s most iconic works, D.V. A (Dudoso valor
artístico) (1999); Bésame el cactus (2000); Paella Mixta (2004); El Llac de les Mosques (2009) and Memòries d’una puça (2012).
The show is presented as a celebration of the everyday life of an artist, of the common places all artists travel through.
The celebration of the fear of failure.
The celebration of your father’s desired recognition.
The celebration of our little deaths.
The celebration of the greatest hits.
The celebration of unfulfilled desires.
The celebration of the found happiness.
The celebration of what you cannot see.
The celebration of abandoning your comfort zone.
The celebration of the shared passion.
This show is accompanied by actor, fakir and machinist Joan Manrique.
“One-Hit Wonders is presented in an absurd and very funny manner… Succeeds in making the audience wish they had had the chance to have seen more of Sol Picó’s work over the years and sets a high standard for the remainder of the ¡Viva! Festival.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“There is a lot of sharp humour here, and I imagine it hits home even more effectively in her native tongue… Picó the dancer has supreme control en pointe (more solid and unwavering than many a prima ballerina). A flamenco dance performed en pointe is a quite breath-taking accomplishment and, as the cliché goes, worth the entrance money in itself.” – British Theatre Guide
“This rousingly beautiful finale to a performance that is at once touching, funny and thought-provoking is a testament to Picó’s sublime talent… I defy anyone who sees it to disagree with me when I say that while Sol Picó may be many things, she is anything but a One-Hit Wonder.” – The State of the Arts