BET mailing list

Submit your email

BET on Twitter

Loading feed...

Charity number: 1077161

Company number: 3724349

Blue Elephant Theatre Privacy policy.

We use cookies for Google Analytics, but these can be disabled via your browser configuration.


Ham & Passion

by DeNada Dance Theatre

Wednesday 14 October 2015 - Thursday 15 October 2015

DeNada Dance Theatre present a gender-bending evening of seductive and provocative dance choreographed by Carlos Pons Guerra. Three short narrative works form this kitschy and filmic bill of contemporary dance with a very Spanish flavour- a true feast of meaty dance soaked in a salsa of passion.

From a dingy cabaret in Civil War Barcelona, where a drag artiste murders her fascist lover backstage, passing through a lustful duel of seduction between two machos, and ending with a divine apparition in a kitchen of 1950's Seville, Ham & Passion is an exhilarating, hilarious journey through the history and culture of modern Spain that promises to subvert the senses.

Performed by an international cast of dancers, to a soundtrack of Latin vintage classics and Manuel de Falla's El Amor Brujo, with stunning period costume and set by Ryan Dawson Laight and a perfect mix of dance, jamón and drama, these three explosive period pieces will excite adult audiences of all backgrounds.

Recommended age: 14+ due to partial nudity and suggestive imagery.

Photo: Joe Armitage


Extreme passion and florid sexuality run amok in a triple bill of transgressive Spanish dance

The Stage ****

Exploring the heady subjects of sex, gender, religion, and politics, but all with a cheeky sense of humor that is impossible to resist.

Gay Star News

This is intoxicating stuff. DeNada Dance Theatre’s smart meditations on sexual identity and machismo could teach larger ensembles a thing or two.

The Observer

Carlos Pons Guerra

Supported by

  • Arts Council England
  • DanceXchange
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Spin
  • Theatre in the Mill
  • The Northern School of Contemporary Dance
  • Yorkshire Dance