STUDIES: El Choro was born in Huelva and learnt flamenco with his father El Choro and the artists Javier Latorre, Antonio El Pipa, Javier Barón, Rafael Campallo, Israel Galván and Antonio Canales.
CAREER: He has performed in many flamenco groups and Andalusian theatres and has worked in the companies of Israel Galván, Eva la Yerbabuena (in the show “Eva”), Mercedes Ruiz and Rafael Campallo, performing in the Flamenco Festival of Monterrey in Mexico, the International House of Pholadelphia, The Danny Kaye Playhouse in New York and the Miami Festival.
In 2004 he performed in the Jerez Festival with Rafael and Adela Campallo and in the XIII Flameco Bienal in “Don Juan Flamenco” performing also in Israel.
Two years later he started his own company working in Portugal and the Netherlands. In 2008 he performed in “Leolé” with Leonor Leal in the Jerez Festival.
The following year he joined the company of Manuela Carrasco performing in the show “Suspiro Flamenco” in the Central Theatre of Seville and Japan.
AWARDS: He was awarded in the Youth Dance Contest of Huelva.
2015 he joined the company of Vicente Amigo, with whom he toured the United States. That same year he premiered his show “Notice, Bayle Gypsy” at the Festival de Jerez, in Israel, in Albuquerque, in the Bienal de Sevilla and Suma Flamenca in Madrid. In all of them it got a full house and a great public success.
In 2016 he won the Revelation Prize at Festival de Jerez.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Shows
Dear customer, esteemed friend, unknown flamenco fan,
The historic and romantic nature of flamenco as a popular creation that started to become known in the middle of the XIXth century, mentioned by romanticist writers visiting Spain in their narrations, have placed this musical genre in the circles of culture and literature, while at the same time the show business has transformed it into a product for mass consumption completely deformed. The harmful influence that massive tourism has brought to promoters, producers and artists is widely known, far from the necessary aesthetics and education to be considered a part of flamenco culture. The calculated premeditation they act with, justifying their actions claiming that the tourist “doesn’t know” or “doesn’t understand”, should be answered that they are the ones that are inadequate for flamenco.
Faced with this situation, the traveler and everyone interested in authentic popular culture has to confront the challenge of not letting anyone fool them. Unfortunately, the adequate source of knowledge is not advertising, not even the one offered by new technologies: We live in a society intoxicated with identical slogans.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes can give you some tips:
The management of a tablao, like a pharmacy, has to be in the hands of artists or experts, true flamenco fans at the very least. They are easy to find in Madrid and a bit harder in Barcelona.
The historic tablaos offer you a picture of their shared memories with the greatest masters of flamenco, some with a selected cast with the best performers.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is together with these historic tablaos whose owners were artists and have lived its deepest nature and, apart from a long list of masters part of flamenco history, are one of the very few that have kept updating their shows throughout the years, bringing to their stage top performers, flamenco legends and young talents discovered by them.
Another characteristic of our stage is that we manage to bring them together at the same time, creating unique shows with the highest level of quality, only found in our stage and in the most important flamenco festivals.
Dear customer, we don’t want to be the ones to tell you:
Ask the flamenco fans and experts: They will tell you what Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is.
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