Karen had started Arabic dance when she was only three, dancing “in big fiestas, a part of the feast, at weddings.” She studied jazz dance and, at 18, began flamenco – her great love. Hugely influenced by time spent in Andalusia, she has “a passion for flamenco that is unexplainable – it’s in my gut. My body speaks to me.”


Live Show Dates

Information and ticket details for Karen's live shows can be found below.

ZIK’R The Peacock, London Jun 2016 Finished
ZIK’R Gordes South of France June 2015 Finished
ZIK’R Edinburgh Fringe Festival Aug 2015 Finished
ZIK’R Vamos Festival, Sage Gateshead June 2015 Finished
ZIK’R La Linea, Leicester Square Theatre April 2015 Finished
ZIK’R Sufi Sutra, tour of India and Bangladesh Feb 2015 Finished
ZIK’R Union Chapel Nov 2014 Finished
ZIK’R Lilian Baylis Dance Studio June 2014 Finished
ZIK’R Jodphur, World Sufi Spirit Festival Feb 2014 Finished
ZIK’R Jodphur, World Sufi Spirit Festival Feb 2014 Finished
SANGRÉ Riverside Studios June 2012 Finished
CABARET FLAMEN’KA La Cigale Paris Sept-Oct 2010 Finished
FLAMENCO FLAMEN’KA Lyric Theatre Shaftsbury Ave Sept-Nov 2008 Finished
FLAMEN’KA Theatre Pierre Cardin 16-20th May 2006 Finished

ZIK’R at the Peacock Theatre, London

The mystical path of Flamenco from India to Seville.
June 2016

East meets West in ZIK'R, the sensational new flamenco show created by and starring Karen Ruimy and Killing Joke bassist Youth.

ZIK'R traces flamenco’s journey from India to Spain. The original music fuses elements of Indian, Moroccan and flamenco to create an atmospheric and exuberant score performed live. With a company of 13 dancers and musicians, this unique fusion of eastern and western influences harnesses the wild intensity of flamenco mixed with a splash of the exotic.

Killing Joke bassist Youth has also produced for bands including The Verve, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Crowded House and is working on new material with Pete Murphy and Echo and the Bunnymen. Moroccan born Ruimyis a flamenco dancer and singer who has performed all over the world with acclaimed shows at the Folies Bergère in Paris and London’s Lyric Theatre.

Following sold out UK performances last year, ZIK'R now returns reworked and newly expanded. Set alight by spectacular and passionate flamenco, ZIK'R is at the Peacock Theatre for five performances only.

UK and International Bookings David Shepherd @ Neil O’Brien Entertainment | Tel: 07920 107 054