NAME: Antonio Fernández Montoya, El Farru
PLACE OF BIRTH: Seville
FAMILY: Los Farruco
CAREER: He made his internationally debut at the age of two in Berlin and participated in his first film Bodas de Gloria at the age of six under the direction of the grandfather Farruco.
In 1998, at the age of 10, he created his own company Los gnomos del flamenco and participated in many festivals in Spain and the world (Colonia, Kiev…).
In January 2001, he joined the play Incógnito with Francis Brunn’s. The same year, he participated in the show by his brother Farruquito and Family, in New York, touring in the USA. In October of the same year, he toured as a soloist in Mexico with Antonio Canales.
Antonio El Farru, despite his short age has always had a preferential place in all the shows created by his brother such as Raíces Flamencas, La Len Varó, Por Derecho or Alma Vieja. In all of them, he has stood out as a great and strong dancer.
In 2005, he starred the film El Triunfo, by the Catalan director Mireia Ros, winner of the Biznaga de Plata for best soundtrack in the Spanish Cinema Festival of Malaga in 2006, with Ángela Molina and Juan Diego, among others.
In February of 2006, he released a show as a soloist named Farruco, touring the best theatres in the world such as the City Center of New York.
In 2007, he created his last show Al Natural being the author of the music, lyrics and choreography and sharing stage with his cousin Barullo and the dancer José Maya and touring the world succeeding in important media newspapers such as The New York Times. With his show, he collaborated in the tours of important artists such as Beyoncé, Björk, Marc Anthony and Paulina Rubio.
In 2008/2009, he toured the most important theatres of the world with his show Los Farruco, directed by himself.
Apart from being a dancer, he has also collaborated as the author of several records and in many shows by Tomatito, El Barrio, etc. He has also participated in the last show by Farruquito called Puro, where he was the author of the music and lyrics. He also toured the world with Paco De Lucía.
FESTIVALS: USA Festival
AWARDS: Best Male Dancer of the year 2010.