“This was using a traditional dance form in a new and thought-provoking way, and we are immensely fortunate to be able to see such experimental work at the North Wall. Luz and Mannion are hugely accomplished dancers pushing at the boundaries, and it is exciting to witness the shift of an art form that has already extended its reach beyond the social into the theatrical sphere take a further step towards finding new ways of communicating meaning through dance.”
Sadler's Wells Sampled (2017)
"With its powerful footwork and vibrant music, Dotdotdot’s “I come to my body as a question” was another highlight."
Sadler's Wells Sampled (2017)
"...Also extremely impressive was dotdotdot dance’s I Come To My Body As A Question. Comprising three young female flamenco dancers, the company deconstruct and honour the traditions of their form. This piece offers a feminist re-imagining of the (historically rather misogynist) Cuban ‘Guajira’ style, pitting the insistent voice of flamenco singer Javier Rivera against the lilting rhythms of spoken word artist Toni Stuart. The dancers occupy a defiant middle ground – there’s a startling wit to the simultaneous snap of their fans and mesmeric articulacy in the solos, with fearsomely complex footwork matched by the proud and questioning swoop of the upper body..."
Interview, Dance Direct (2017)
"...How will you be part of this year’s Sampled at Sadler’s Wells?
We will be presenting a re-worked version of ‘I come to my Body as a Question’, one of the pieces we created for our Wild Card evening at the Lilian Baylis in May 2016. We can’t wait to work with Toni Stuart again who is the spoken word artist involved in this project..."
"...Magdalena, Yinka and Noemí really took the dance to a new level for me. They were so elegant and powerful, from their first number, where their movements were initially so gentle, it was difficult to notice the change in position, right up to the fantastically orchestrated final dance with the long dress and shoes – you really need to see it to appreciate it – the ladies were the epitome of Flamenco.
Overall, then despite my initial misgivings, dotdotdot dance proved to be a fantastic evening where the traditional mixed with the modern and a wonderful and talented team put together a really magical show."
"Dotdotdot’s interrogations are intelligent, refreshing and compelling to watch. When the group perform altogether and build towards a climax of stamping, clapping music and song, the dancers thrill through their obvious love and understanding of this form."
The Upcoming (2016)
"The show was thoroughly entertaining, illuminating and pioneering, effectively expressing the pure talent and dynamism of the company’s three founders, all of whom split their time between the UK and Spain. Although this particular performance is only in town for two nights, it is certain that dotdotdot dance will have many more enlightening projects in the pipeline. Keep an eye out for where they will appear next with another inventive and intense take on flamenco."
Oxford Dance Writers, The North Wall (2015)
'I was reminded of the conversational and expressive quality of this dance of embodied music; faces illuminated by changing moods, the delicacy of fingers razor sharp or fluttering in hesitation, living emotion visible in the twist and poise of torsos, their simple frocks becoming a vital extension of their personalities. They garnered a standing ovation from a rapturous public and we all enjoyed the intimacy of the whole company in spontaneous flamenco banter of dance and music, laughing and egging each other on.'
Buxton Fringe (2015)
'With rave reviews following last year’s performance, my expectations were high for dotdotdot’s return to Buxton with No Frills. Well, on a wet Monday evening, they certainly delivered. A sold out audience were transported from the Pavilion Arts Centre Studio to southern Spain. But forget about the castanets, fans and frills, as the name suggests this is flamenco stripped back to its core...The choreography is complex yet sharp both in the solos and group pieces. Every tap, clap and finger snap is precise but it’s the energy, power and intensity of the solos that are truly mesmerising.
Whether you’re already a fan of flamenco or not, dotdotdot’s performance will draw you in with its contemporary take on a classic form. Garnering a standing ovation last night, it’s clear that Buxton is still spellbound by No Frills.'
Buxton Fringe (2014)
‘You don’t have to be familiar with the conventions of flamenco (I’m not). You don’t have to understand Spanish (I don’t). This show transcends language, transcends tradition, transcends conscious thought. The artistry is top-notch, but No Frills is also visceral, instinctual and reaches out on a level that goes beyond mere appreciation, touching an audience to the depths.
I’m no dancer, but I’ve never seen anything like it. And neither will you.’
The Lost Theatre (2014)
‘Go see Dot Dot Dot….. It's a superior well thought-through production with better pace and audience engagement than I've seen for years.. even at Sadler's Wells...Now consider three young dancers, each demonstrably good in their own right, each with a different and complimentary forte (which can be expressed in terms of flamenco puro and therefore identified by aficionados and casual flamenco enthusiasts alike) who are able to get together and produce a spellbinding performance without props, flash fusion formats or clever ways to divert the audience’s attention from the quality of their work and you’ll start understanding their appeal.'
Buxton Fringe (2014)
‘One of the most thrilling, uplifting and inspiring shows I have ever seen. Three beautifully unique dancers and three amazingly talented musicians gave a performance jaw-dropping virtuosity and commitment. I can’t wait to see more of their work.’