Encounters at the Pinnacle of Dance
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes presents in the month of April a new cycle of performances with dance as its focus. In April we will be lucky to have three great dancers, recognized by critics and the public: Jose Maya, Juan de Juan and Karime Amaya.
Juan de Juan
Juan de Juan visits us for the first time in 2017 and will be with us at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes from the 1st until the 30th of April. An outstanding student of the master Antonio Canales, he is considered one of the most important dancers of recent years and his creativity and continuous search for new ideas and concepts has led him to artistic proposals of all kinds, always with flamenco at its core. A night of flamenco in Barcelona with him promises surprises and flamenco at the highest level.
Karime Amaya returns to Cordobes for the whole month. Tireless and well-deserved heir to the surname Amaya, Karime continues to take her shows to theaters around the world, and especially to her native Mexico. New York, Tokyo, Albuquerque, Quito, New Mexico, Madrid, Mont-de-Marsan are some of the cities that she has visited, with her own shows and collaborating with other artists such as Farruquito, Antonio Canales or Mario Maya, among others. She is also one of the protagonists of the documentary “Bajarí” of Eva Vila, that shows the flamenco world in Barcelona. Karime Amaya will act on the tables throughout the month of April, from the 1st to the 30th.
The heart and elegance of José Maya also returns to April from the 11st to the 27th. A prodigy born in a family of artists, he began his career on the stage at the Teatro Albéniz with only nine years old, sharing a poster with maestros such as Antonio Canales, Juan Ramírez and Enrique Morente. Considered one of the most important flamenco artists in the world, he has worked alongside international stars such as Marc Anthony, Björk and Beyoncé and has collaborated with the most important flamenco artists of recent years: Tomatito, Güito, Ketama, Estrella Morente, Belén Maya, the Farruco or Israel Galván, among many others.
Born in Madrid, she began to take her first steps in Mexico in theaters such as Bellas Artes and Coba Rubia, together with her father Tony Rey (guitarist) and her brother Antonio Rey, a renowned guitarist, soloist and music creator for big companies. For years she has worked as a dancer and singer with Manuela Carrasco, Los Farrucos, Poveda, El Pipa, Duquende, etc. And has performed in major festivals such as the Bienal de Flamenco and the Festival de Jerez. The singer from Madrid will perform in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes from the 1st to the 26th of April.
Accompanying them during the first half of the month Sara will dazzle us again with her art. A regular dancer in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes with an extensive and valuable career behind them. Sara will be with us from the 1st to the 10th of April.
Antonio “El Farru”
The Farruco family is the most important saga of gypsy flamenco dancers that exists and El Farru, one of the three brothers who are still active. Antonio Fernández Montoya, better known as “El Farru”, has directed and represented his own show as a soloist for the most prestigious tablaos and venues in the world, including the City Center in New York, for example. He has also performed alongside music stars such as Beyoncé, Björk, Marc Anthony and Paulina Rubio and shared a world tour with the sadly deceased Maestro Paco de Lucía. The Farru arrives to start the second part of the cycle of Encounters at the Dance Summit in May and will be with us from the 28th to 30 April.
David Cerreduela, son of the great guitarist “El Nani”, has played for the best known flamenco artists, has accompanied Enrique Morente for years and has been a guitarist for the National Ballet of Spain. His son, Israel Cerreduela, follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and in his early 20s he has worked with artists such as Enrique Morente, Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Guadiana and many others. Completing the trio of guitars we have the Tuto, a young guitarist with a trajectory that seems unstoppable. He started playing at the age of 14 and although he is very young, Tuto has worked with artists such as Sara Baras, La Farruca and El Farru, as well as singers like Montse Cortés, Duquende and Ginesa Ortega.
Juan Manzano “Coco” (April 1st to 30th). A native of San Roc, he is probably one of the most natural sounding voices for flamenco in Barcelona. Authentic, gipsy and with flamenco in his DNA, flamenco accompanies him wherever he goes. Add to this a prodigious voice, capable of a temperamental singing, rich with evocative memories and overflowing naturalness. He is an institution for flamenco in Barcelona and never ceases to amaze us year after year.
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo” (April 1st to 30th) Born in Barcelona, in the neighborhood of Bon Pastor, he grew up in a flamenco environment. He learnt the trade as a professional singer in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, working with great artists, names like Karime Amaya, Susi, Pastora Galván, Jesus Carmona, Angelita Montoya, Guadiana, Junco, Farru, Patricia Guerrero, José Maya, Alfonso Losa, Marcos Flowers, Olga Pericet or la Moneta. He learnt from great singers specialized in accompaniment to dance, like Manuel Tañé, Antonio Villar, Rubio de Pruna or Coco, polishing his talent.
Manuel de la Curra (April 1st to 27th) Born in Málaga in a family with great flamenco tradition, Manuel de la Curra has won numerous prizes for cante de saetas and performs regularly in international stages and prestigious tablaos in Spain.
Luis “El Granaíno” (From 1st to 8th April) Young singer from Barcelona, he has a powerful broken voice perfect for flamenco and is on his way to become a reality.
Juanjo de Nayeli (April 9th to 18th) Cantaor born in Tarragona but with Andalusian origins, has shared a stage with Farruco and other great artists such as Juan de Juan or Karime Amaya
José de la Miguela (From 18th to 27th April) Blonde gipsy from Barcelona, he has a versatile voice and sings with his heart, with an exceptional sound when he sings “seguiriyas”.