Guest Performance / Dance

Israel Galván & Niño de Elche: “Mellizo Doble”

As part of Tanz im August
34th International Festival Berlin
presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Spanish dancer Israel Galván and musician Niño de Elche, two of flamenco’s biggest stars, meet again.

A dancer in a dark green dress with raised right hand stands in front of a microphone on stage. Mostly obscured behind it is a guitar player.

Mellizo Doble

© Cosimo Trimboli

  • 70 min

De Elche sings, Galván dances: with “Mellizo Doble” (which translates as “Twin Double”) the two virtuosos bring their energetic collaboration to a strippeddown stage. Their complex rhythms shapeshift from dynamic highs into mellow lows, scintillating the senses with new sounds and songs. Galván and de Elche craft a percussive physical concert that reinvents flamenco with passion and heart.


Israel Galván, Niño de Elche Creation & performance
Israel Galván Choreography & dance
Niño de Elche Music & vocals
Pedro León, Manu Prieto Sound design
Benito Jiménez, Ruben Camacho Lighting design
Pedro León Technical direction
Balbi Parra Stage management
Rosario Gallardo Management
Rial & Eshelman Distribution

Production: Israel Galván Company, in Collaboration with Teatro Conde Duque Madrid
Supported by: INAEM
With the friendly support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Organiser Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Tanz im August is a festival of HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by means of the Capital City Cultural Fund and by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.