In November Tablao Flamenco Cordobes will have an international cast headed by the bailaora Belén López, Juan Andrés Maya and Sara Barrero. From the 11th to the 30th of November the historic tablao of Las Ramblas in Barcelona brings together in one stage some of the most important representatives of flamenco dance. The cast will also be formed by the bailaora Sara Barrero and the guitarists David Cerreduela and Tuto Fernández among others.
Belén López is a bailaora born in Tarragona who, at the age of five, danced during the Diada de Sant Jordi in a tribute to the inauguration of a street in Barcelona dedicated to the bailaora Carmen Amaya in the presence of Mayor Pasqual Maragall. Two years later she won the television contest “Bravo Bravísimo” and at the age of nine she acted to represent Spain at the Inturfest International Tourism Fair in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the age of eleven he began his studies at the Conservatory of Dance in Madrid, a career that he finished four years later. At the age of 17 she obtained the National Flamenco Prize “Mario Maya” and in 2005 she was awarded the Prize for Best New Artist by the Corral de la Pacheca. In January 2005 she debuted with her own company at the Metropol Theatre in Tarragona presenting the show ‘Atrapados por el arte’. One year later, she resumed the play at the Teatro de Madrid. In February 2006 she performed at the Festival de Jerez as part of the cycle “Los novísimos” and in April of the same year at “La Biennale danza e Italia” in Pessaro (Italy). He has also performed in the Czech Republic, Germany and Japan, among other places in the world, as well as in festivals and theatres such as Suma Flamenca, Teatro Albéniz and Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid or Gran Teatro de Córdoba. In 2016 it won the Desplante 2016 Prize, the most important flamenco dance award in the world.
Juan Andrés Maya
Juan Andrés Maya is a bailaor (flamenco dancer) born in the heart of the gypsy quarter of Sacromonte in Granada. Juan Andrés Heredia Maya was born on January 6, 1972 in the heart of the gypsy quarter of Sacromonte, Granada. With an extensive artistic background in his family (he is nephew of the famous dancers Mario Maya, Manolete and Juan Maya Marote) he began dancing at the age of three in the Cueva de la Rocío, a place owned by his parents and very popular in Granada. After starting dancing in Granada and later in Madrid, at the age of 18 he choreographed his first work “Pasión”. His success in Granada allowed him to take his show to several theatres in Madrid. He also performed with Miguel Bosé at Expo92 in Seville in the show “Jóvenes Valores del Siglo XXI”. Three years later, he participated with Carmen Linares in a tour around Jordan and Tunisia. Since those early years Juan Andrés Maya has performed in major theaters and festivals around the world such as New York, Jordan, Tokyo and Holland among others. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Estrella Morente, Farruquito and Miguel Poveda.
Sara Barrero, a regular dancer in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, began her career at the age of 16. She has danced in numerous national and international festivals such as the flamenco festivals of Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Nimes in France or the US Flamenco Festival among many others and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Belén Maya, Fernando Terremoto or Eva La Yerbabuena. It should be noted that in the Festival Jóvenes Valores of the city of L’Hospitalet, rising as the first prize Carmen Amaya.
Juan Andrés Maya
Justo Fernández “El Tuto”
Son of the famous guitarist “El Nani”, he has played for the most famous flamenco artists, he has been guitarist of the National Ballet of Spain and has also collaborated in numerous albums. He is currently working with Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona. At 14 he began his professional career accompanying no less than Lola Flores and Merche Esmeralda. Later he joined the company of Antonio Canales in the works of Torero or Gitano.
Young guitarist born in Barcelona in the bosom of a family of flamenco artists, he began his career at the age of 14. He has played for outstanding figures such as Montse Cortés or Farruquito and his career seems unstoppable.
Amparo Heredia, “The Repomp.”
Amparo Heredia, La Repompa, is a singer born in Málaga and daughter of the mythical Rafaela “La Repompa” and the guitarist Luis Heredia. She is also the niece of La Repompa de Málaga, the singer who gave her name to the “tangos” de Málaga. Amparo began singing at the age of 16 in Miami with Juan de Alba. On her return she began to sing in Madrid and to be requested by great dancers. She works with the company of La Lupi and with the dancer Juan Andrés Maya, with whom she travels almost all over Spain with the shows Furia Maya, La Pasión, Tres Homenajes and Salvajes. On the 50th anniversary of Cristian Dior he performed in the gardens of Versailles with Manuel Lombo. In 2015 he won the prizes for seguiriya and tangos at the Festival de Las Minas de La Unión and the following year he won the first prize in the Mirando a la Torre de Alhaurín Competition in Malaga.
Luis de La Fefa
Luis Fernández is a flamenco singer born in Barcelona in 1990. From an early age he began to feel flamenco and at the age of 4 he began to sing tangos with his uncle Juaneke. At the age of 14 he began to sing professionally and from the age of 18 to work in flamenco tablaos.
José de la Miguela
José de la Miguela is a Catalan cantaor who has collaborated with leading figures in flamenco, such as Antonio Canales, in addition to having worked in the main venues in Barcelona and Catalonia, including the Tablao Cordobes, Los Tarantos, the Sala Apolo, the Casino de Lloret, the Palacio del Flamenco and the Tablao de Carmen.
Rafael Jiménez “Chispas”.
Self-taught, he has worked with great artists such as Ramón el Portugués, Guadiana, Enrique del Melchor, Antonio Carmona, Alain Pérez, Caramelo, Juan Ramírez, Jorge Pardo, Víctor Mendoza, José el Francés and many others from the world of flamenco, jazz and Latin music, as well as collaborating with Giovani Hidalgo on some of his recordings. He has performed in major theatres and flamenco festivals around the world, and as a teacher, has taught, among others, at Berklee Music of Boston and Berklee Valencia. His way of playing is defined by his precision, virtuosity, sensitivity and musical intelligence. He turns a theme into a work of art.