When she was barely a kid, Alejandra Hernández felt the call of music and dance deep inside. Inevitably attracted to it, she started her studies at Los Cabales dance school.
In 1998 Alejandra decided to spread her wings and travel to the capital of Spain, with the aim of extending and developing her education. Once she was installed, she went straight to the prestigious dance school “Amor de Dios” where she was immediately accepted.
Amor de Dios is the name of an emblematic school of flamenco and Spanish dance. A non-academic and traditional institution which doesn’t award any degree but educate professionals for the scenarios and it also spreads the artistic specializations through the education of enthusiastic people of high qualification. These persons constitute the main social basis that support the different disciplines and spread them around the world alongside the artists and their shows.
Back with Alejandra, it didn’t take too long until the main tablaos of Madrid kept their eyes on her. Shortly after, we could see her dazzling the audience of the capital city in the most emblematic places such as Casa Patas, Café de Chinitas, El Corral de la Morería, Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Pacheca y el tablao Villa Rosa. A beautiful tablao with wooden counter and artistic coffered ceiling supported by columns on that ride lobed arches that recall to the Alhambra in Granada and a polychrome tiled walls, all Andalusian Arabic style, similar to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona. All its interior scenes painted on tiles are flamenco and bullfighting theme and were made by the best potters of Madrid Antonio Ruiz de Luna and Julian Santacruz, which by the way, the first was also the author creator of all ceramics that indicate names of all the streets of the downtown area of Madrid.
Later on, Alejandra Hernández achieved a remarkable renown among the audience and critics of Madrid. It was time to look higher: to the rest of Spain, to the world.
The first show she participated was “En Klave Flamenca”, alongside with Alfonso Losa, Manuel Liñán and Mara Martínez. The quality of the members and the beauty of the show development took them to very important places like “Festival Flamenco de Monterrey”, “Festival Flamenco de Argeles” and the “Festival Flamenco of Marseilles”, in France.
In 2011, after Marseilles Festival, Alejandra decided to live in Paris with the aim of developing new projects. It didn’t take too long until our dancer presented to “Flamenco in France” her new show entitled “Tablao”.
From then on, Alejandra’s career made a new progress and she went to tablaos of United States and France. She performed at “Tengo el Compás” show, organized by the prestigious dancer José Maya and presented at Sirball Center of the Performing Arts of New York, at the Cowell Theater of San Francisco and at Flamenco Festival of Albuquerque.
About this festival, Each June, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to Albuquerque. For seven days, the city is filled with the pulse of flamenco, and is transformed into a cultural epicentre for the art form. This tradition celebrates flamenco, the ancient form of artistic expression of the Spanish-Gypsy culture. The lure of flamenco is its ability to explore the full range of human emotion with an intense, vibrant quality that leaves audiences and students alike, captivated.
The purpose of this project is to preserve and promote flamenco’s artistry, history, and culture among both national and international communities. While the presentation aspect is primarily cultivated for those seeking an aesthetic experience, the educational piece aims to promote unique and culturally relevant learning experiences for artistic practitioners, theorists, and newcomers.
The educational aspect of the festival include a series of over 30 workshops and lectures that address multiple aspects of flamenco, such as the history and development of the art form, dance and rhythmic sound patterns. These classes are available and designed for students of all ages and backgrounds, creating a multi-generational, diverse atmosphere that promotes excellence, knowledge, and personal growth.
By producing Festival Flamenco for over 26 years, New Mexico is regarded as the center for flamenco in the United States, attracting over 5,500 students and patrons to this one-of-a-kind event, unparalleled in the quality of its scope and programming. Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque is the highest quality, most affordable option for flamenco aficionados and students to participate in as an exciting, visceral festival experience. s a number of festivals celebrating the arts occur annually, it is the precision, vigilance, and cultural relevance in the vision of Festival Flamenco that causes it to stand out against others.
After succeeding in America, Alejandra performed at “Festival Flamenco de Gorbio”, a three days flamenco festival located Gorbio, France, alongside Jesus Carmona, María Moreno, Carmen González and El Choro.
Already in 2014, still in Paris, our dancer presented her show entitled “Alma” at the emblematic Criques Romanes of the French capital, together with the dancer Jonathan Miro.
Currently, Alejandra keeps performing her show and, alternately, she performs in the best Spanish tablaos including, of course, Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona. where the most important flamenco stars of all generations have performed since 1970.
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