Tablao Flamenco Cordobes brings to Barcelona the essence of Granada, presenting Juan Andrés Maya and Alba Heredia, two leading figures in flamenco dance and excellent representatives of Granada’s flamenco school, characterized by their unruly power and charisma on the stage. They will be accompanied by a select cast of musicians that will keep up with their fierce pace.
Juan Andrés Maya
Justo Fernández “El Tuto”
Juan Manzano El Coco
Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”
Manuel de la Nina
Juan Andrés Heredia Maya
Born in the heart of the gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte (Granada), Juan Andrés descends from a family with a long tradition of flamenco: nephew of the famous dancers Mario Maya and Manolete, and the no less known guitarist Juan Maya Marote. He began to dance at the age of three in Cueva de la Rocío, and at the age of fourteen he traveled to Cairo with the company of Cachado and since then he continued to perform in different shows.
In 1992, during the celebration of the Universal Exhibition of Seville, he collaborated in a show with Miguel Bosé “Young Values of the XXI Century” that obtained a clamorous success. This same year he presented the work “Contrast” with which he toured different theatres throughout Spain. Three years later he participated with Carmen Linares on a tour of Jordan and Tunisia and in 1996 was claimed by SS. MM. the Kings of Spain to act in Carmen de los Chapiteles and also debuted in the theatre of La Alhambra with the show “Cautivo” alongside Manolete, La Hierbabuena and Beatriz Martín. He took part in “Amor Brujo”, in the starring role, performed in New York at the Lincoln Center and toured the Netherlands and Japan. In September of that same year he presented his new work “Roots” with the sponsorship of the Duchess of Alba.
Throughout his career he has participated in countless shows all over the planet, reaping hits from critics and audiences. He has been awarded as a flamenco revelation artist with Nacho Duato and has collaborated with artists such as Estrella Morente, Farruquito and Miguel Poveda at the Granada autumn festivals held in the city in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is currently on tour with his shows and courses at the International School of Flamenco Manolete de Granada.
Alba Heredia was born in Sacromonte, specifically in the cave “La Rocío”, baptized by the Duchess of Alba, takes her first steps as a dancer with only 4 years. Alba Heredia has the privilege of belonging to one of the most important dynasties of the flamenco world as the Maya, therefore Alba is the niece of the great masters such as Manolete, Mario Maya, Juan Maya Marote and her cousin Iván Vargas.
She began her journey from a very young age in the cave of his grandmother “La Rocío” and whenever her studies allow her to work in the famous Zambras of the Caves of the Sacromonte, leaving astonished to all the public that passes by those caves so emblematic.
In the year 1999 arrives the great surprise, she was presented by his uncle Juan Maya Marote in his own homage with only 4 years, celebrated in the Palace of Sports of Granada sharing thus this young and promising figure poster with artists of the size of Niña Pastori, José Mercé, El Guito, Mario Maya, Eva la Yerbabuena, Manolete, Juan Andrés Maya, KETAMA, Aurora Vargas and Pansequito among others.
After her presentation in the homage of her uncle begins the professional career of this young bailaora making numerous representations of the hand of Curro Albayzín in several congresses and festivals promoted by the City of Granada.
From the year 2000 to 2004 Alba learned from great teachers like her uncle Juan Andrés Maya, Iván Vargas, Belén Maya, Rafaela Carrasco, etc.
Throughout her career she has acted in the main scenarios and tablaos of the world. Currently Alba is juggling a life between Granada and Seville taking classes and working in the most prestigious tablaos of the zones, with international projects, Madrid and Japan again for the festival that will be made in memory to Paco de Lucia