28 Apr – 25 Aug | Gagosian | London
Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors, curated by Sir John Richardson examines the intersection of Picasso’s bullfighting imagery with his mythological and biographical compositions of the 1930s.
27 May 2017 – 18 Feb 2018 | Victoria & Albert Museum | London
This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition
8 Aug – 12 Aug | Sadler’s Wells | London
Flamenco lovers have the occasion to enjoy one of the greatest and multitalented contemporary artists at Sadler’s Wells. Paco Peña Company returns with Flamencura, an electrifying showcase of incredible flamenco talent, featuring three dancers and six musicians.
11 – 13 August 2017 | Church Hill Theatre & Studio | Edinburgh
Aracaladanza / Enrique Cabrera / A work for families. This show has been created by Aracaladanza, a multi award-winning dance theatre company from Madrid and led by choreographer Enrique Cabrera. Combining captivating digital animation and life-size puppets, mirrors and shadows, athletic choreography and hypnotic music, Vuelos gives full rein to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with flight – and the ingenious machines he devised to cross the sky and join the soaring birds.
12 – 13 August 2017 | Edinburgh Playhouse | Edinburgh
The show – a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine- brings together eight dancers in María Pagés Company’s fluid flamenco choreography. Seven musicians – featuring violin and cello alongside flamenco guitarists and singers – provide a live soundtrack of Bizet’s familiar opera tunes, the popular songs that inspired them, and gripping original flamenco.
23 Jun – 22 Aug | Lazarides | London
Wounded is Juan Miguel Palacios’ first solo London exhibition. Using a woman’s face as a base, the artist investigates the variety of hidden emotions beneath a happy face, to the fatigue and pain that is produced by day-to-day experiences, identifying these life experiences as ‘wounds’