Junco (From 3 to 15 May)
Juan José Jaén Arroyo, known artistically as Junco, is a bailaor born in Cadiz and who would begin his training in flamenco dance in the Soleá Dance Group of Vicente Marrero and the School of the Peña Enrique el Mellizo. Between 1996 and 2005 he was part of Cristina Hoyos’ company as a solo dancer, performing the shows Caminos Andaluces, Arsa y Toma, Al Compás de Tiempo, Tierra Dentro, Tiempo y Compás and Yerma. This last show was performed by the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, also directed by the teacher Cristina Hoyos, in which he entered as a soloist dancer and choreographer. In 2007, at the Jerez Flamenco Festival, he presented his show Junquerías together with artists of the stature of David Palomar, David Lagos, Ramón Amador and Susana Casas as guest dancer. In 2009 she presented the show Por un Sueño together with the bailaora Susana Casas, after being a guest artist in different shows and companies, she presented her latest show Mirando al Pasado in Seville, a tribute to the Sevillian school, where she has the presence of the bailaoras Susana Casas and the teacher Loli Flores.
Rosario Toledo (From 3 to 16 May)
Rosario Toledo, dancer and choreographer, has managed to position herself at the top of flamenco dance through her creativity and art to convey to the viewer the essence of what surrounds us. Rosario Toledo took a degree in Spanish Dance at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Sevilla and began her professional career with her teacher Charo Cruz. Her first show was “Por Ley de Vida” and, shortly afterwards, she joined the company of Manuela Carrasco and Antonio El Pipa. After his first steps he begins a professional career that has led him to work with artists of the stature of Miguel Poveda, Arcángel, Antonio Canales, Israel Galván or Mario Maya. Among his productions, presented throughout the international territory, are “El aire de Cádiz”, “Del primer paso”, “Paso para dos”, “Hay fuego en tus ojos”, “Vengo”, “ADN” or “El Pulso” among others.
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.
Ricardo Fernández, “El Tete”, is a young bailaor born in 2000 in the bosom of a gypsy family (he is the younger brother of the bailaor Miguel Fernández “El Yiyo”), despite his youth he has earned a place in the field of flamenco dancing. The strength and elegance of Ricardo Fernández’s dance is taking him to the top. “El Tete” shows great artistic maturity in his performances, in which he has always been surrounded by great flamenco artists. In recent years “El Tete” has already performed as a resident in flamenco halls and festivals. Among the references and influences that Ricardo Fernández has grown up with are Joaquín Cortés, José Maya, Farruquito and his brother “El Yiyo”.
Manuel de la Nina
El Quini de Jerez
Jose Luís Medina
Son of the famous guitarist “El Nani”, 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.
Oscar Lago, a native of Cadiz, began as a guitarist at the age of 10 with masters Rafael Abujas, Rafael Porras and Andrés Martínez. He has also studied with maestro Gerardo Núñez and with guitarists and musicians such as Ralph Towner, Manolo Perfumo or Norwegian Ole Andre Farstad. Oscar Lago has performed at major flamenco festivals around the world, such as the Bienal de Málaga, the Festival Flamenco de Jerez or the Bienal de Sevilla.
José Luis Medina
José Luis Medina is a guitarist born in Cordoba who starts playing for Eva Rojano’s dance academy. He takes lessons from great guitar masters such as Niño de Pura, Eduardo Rebollar, José Luis Postigo, Miguel Ángel Cortés and Pedro Sierra. He has performed at major festivals and flamenco events such as the Noche Blanca del Flamenco de Córdoba and has also premiered his own show at the Festival Flamenco de Chateauneuf (France).
David Palomar is a cantaor of recognized prestige and illustrious representative of the cantes of Cadiz. He began his career as vocalist, author and producer of the group “Levantito”. As a cantaor he took his first steps with Javier Barón’s company, premiering “Solo por arte” at the Bienal de Sevilla. He joins Cristina Hoyos’ company and accompanies great artists such as Farruquito, Jairo Barrul, Mercedes Ruiz, Rosario Toledo, Junco, Daniel Navarro and José Maya. In 2015 it forms part of the XXXVº Anniversary in the stages of Javier Ruibal sharing stage with Martirio, Miguel Ríos, Juan Echanove, Gabino Diego or Kiko Veneno, among others. His first solo performances begin in 2007, premiering his own show “Cádiz”, produced by the Andalusian Agency for the Development of Flamenco, sharing the stage with Mariana Cornejo and Carmen de la Jara. In 2008 he published his first album “Trimilenaria”, to which the specialised website deflamenco.com awards the prize for the best debut album. And only two years later he presents his second album “La Viña: Cantón independiente. In 2012 he releases his third album, presented during the celebrations of the Bicentennial of the Spanish Constitution celebrated in Cadiz at the Gran Teatro Falla. A tribute album to the life and work of the brilliant Chavela Vargas entitled “La Dama del Poncho Rojo” (The Lady of the Red Poncho). Among the awards she has received are the Andalusian Flag, Camarón de la Isla Award, Gaditano of the Year or the “El Público” award from Canal Sur.
Miriam Migueles Vallejo was born in 1981 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. At the age of 9 she began to study flamenco dance with Ana Márquez combining courses with Matilde Coral, el Mimbre, Belén Maya, Eva la Yerbabuena or Javier Latorre among others. She has worked since she was 13 years old in peñas, festivals and tablaos in Barcelona. At the age of 14 she began to combine her career as a bailaora (flamenco dancer) with that of a cantaora (flamenco singer), sharing the bill at different festivals with Funi, Andorrano, Juana la del Pipa, Chano Lobato, Juana la Revuelo or Carmen Linares… She has worked in companies such as “Mujeres” by Marcos Flores and has won different prizes in singing and dance competitions. When she was 21 years old, she stopped dedicating herself to dance and gave herself over to singing, specializing in “patrás” singing.
Quini de Jerez
Throughout his career he has worked with many important artists, such as Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, Fernando Terremoto, Elu de Jerez or Merchora Ortega, among others. At the age of 20, mature as a cantaor, he decides to venture into cante and leave behind his time as a palmero. In El Lagar de Parrilla, one of the most emblematic places in Jerez begins as a cantaor and begins his performances in peñas, contests and festivals, winning first prize in the Contest of Cantes for Bulería de Jerez a year later. After his success he joined the company of Antonio Gades, touring the world after tour: USA, France, London, California, Morocco or Brazil have been some of his destinations.
Manuel de la Nina
He made his debut in 2001 at the age of 8 at the Bienal de Sevilla at the Teatro López de Vega. At the beginning of his career as a soloist he performed in different venues in Jerez such as Peña Pepe Alconchel, Peña de la Bulería , Peña Tío José de Paula or Peña el Pescaero. In 2017 he released an album called Pasaje together with colleagues such as Rafael del Zambo, Enrique Remache and Fernando del Morao, with the special participation of Diego del Morao and Manuel Parrilla. He also performed in great theatres such as the Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, the Gran Teatro de Málaga and the Teatro Fibes in Seville.