“Desplante”, Newcomers and Excellency in September at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Jesús Carmona, Juan de Juan, Belén López, Karime Amaya and Sara Barrero back with “Con Carmen Amaya en la Memoria” and “Los Farruco & Los Amaya”
Three perspectives of Carmen and three great dancers
During the first week of September, two dancers awarded with the prestigious “Desplante” prize at the International Cante de las Minas Festival: Jesús Carmona (Winner in 2012) and Belén López, this year’s winner. Along with the 2013 Festival de Jerez Best Newcomer, Karime Amaya, they will be the main characters in the return of the acclaimed show “Con Carmen Amaya en la Memoria”.
“Con Carmen Amaya en la Memoria” was the show that Tablao Flamenco Cordobes presented to pay a tribute to the legendary dancer Carmen Amaya, in the 100th Anniversary of her birth, with the support of the Catalan Government, la Generalitat de Catalunya.
“Con Carmen Amaya en la Memoria” was presented in several national and international festivals: Festival Flamenco à la Vilette, Los Veranos de la Villa in Madrid, Flamenco On Fire Festival, Mercat de les Flors, at the Lope de Vega Theatre in Seville, the Docs Festival, the Grand Flamenco Festival of Barcelona, and many more, drawing the attention of the critics and the most traditional experts.
On the second week of September, Juan de Juan, awarded several times during his youth with the “Potaje Gitano de Utrera” and the “Gazpacho Andaluz de Morón de la Frontera”, takes Jesús Carmona’s place and, with Belén López, Karime Amaya and Sara Barrero, will continue to present the show every night at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in La Rambla.
On the second half of September, Juan de Juan shall leave his place to El Farru, heir to the most important saga in flamenco. He and Karime Amaya, representatives of the two most important family names in flamenco, will be the main characters of the show “Los Farruco & Los Amaya” that awarded Farru’s brother, Farruquito, the 2015 Best Dancer Critics Award. The show is a tribute to these two families and their special relationship with Tablao Flamenco Cordobes.
The Farruco family is the most important saga of flamenco dancers. El Farru, the second of the three brothers that are heirs to this saga, will be on Tablao Flamenco Cordobes’ stage from the 20th until the 30th of September. He has created and presented his own shows in the most important stages of the world, with New York’s City Center as an example. He has also performed with international music stars such as Mark Anthony, Beyoncé, Paulina Rubio or Björk and was on tour with the Maestro Paco de Lucía, who sadly passed away recently.
On the first week of September, the prestigious dancer and choreographer will be on this historical stage. This Catalan dancer is currently one of the top performers in the most important national and international flamenco festivals. He was first dancer of the Spanish National Ballet for 5 years and has collaborated with some of the best flamenco artists. His dance style, perfectly polished with hard work since he was a kid, allows him to use his virtuous technique to create his own aesthetic language. He has mastered the complex and rich subtleties of flamenco and is considered done of the most complete and acclaimed choreographers in the world.
Juan de Juan
The emblematic dancer Juan de Juan returns to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes on the 9th of September. Born in Seville, he has performed in some of the most important productions of flamenco, brought to the most iconic stages of Spain and most of the theatres and festivals around the world. He has performed at New York’s City Center, Paris’ Champs Elysées, Milano’s National Theatre, Costa Rica’s National Theatre, Mexico’s Fine Arts Theatre, Venezuela’s Teatro Teresa Carreño, Brasilia’s National Theatre, Polonia’s Opera Theatre, Tokio’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall or London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, among many others.
We will have the pleasure to welcome Karime Amaya, close relative of Carmen Amaya and a dancer with a solid international reputation. Her dance is full of power and character and her art has already charmed critics and audiences all over the globe. Cities like New York, Tokyo, Alburquerque, Quito, New Mexico, Madrid or Mont-de-Marsan, among others, have already been witness to her performances.
The dancer from Tarragona has recently been awarded with the most prestigious prize in flamenco: The “El Desplante” prize, bestowed by the International Cante de las Minas Contest 2016. She has represented Spain several times in different editions of the International Tourism Fair (Inturfest) since she was a child. Trained in classic dance, she can easily execute the most complex acrobatics without losing an inch of authenticity as a flamenco dancer.
Last but not least, this month we have the opportunity to have El Yiyo with us, one of the most talented young newcomers in flamenco dance. Born and raised in Badalona in a gipsy family who emigrated from Jaén, Miguel Fernández “El Yiyo” is complementing his passion for flamenco with his contemporary and classical formation. With this training and his athletic power, he can unleash all his character and creativity on a solid dance technique, resulting in an spectacular show with undeniable quality.
The best dance has to be matched by our equally talented singers, reputable flamenco artists and musicians such as Juan Manzano “Coco” and Antonio Campos “Bocaillo”, two powerful voices that will resonate strongly on the walls of our stage during the month of September.
Along with them, Joaquín Marín Flores, a singer from Jerez better known as “El Quini de Jerez”. He is a specialist in the “bulerías” style, a mastery that has lead him to perform with the Antonio Gades company stages and theatres all over the world.
We will be able to enjoy as well the voice of Manuel Tañé. Born and raised in Jerez as well, his gipsy style of singing has been defined by critics and experts as “wild”. Manuel proudly accepts this label, as his way of understanding flamenco has an ancient appeal, an atavistic nature that is now rarely heard.
As representatives of the flamenco female singers, we welcome this month to two of the best voices from Cádiz and Jerez: María del Mar Fernández and Sara Salado.
The glue that keeps the harmony and the performance together is the guitar, played masterfully by top performers this month:
David Cerreduela, son of the famous guitar player “El Nani”, has played for the most important flamenco artists and was Enrique Morente’s partner until he sadly passed away. His son, Israel Cerreduela, is keeping up with family tradition and is one of the most promising young talents, collaborating with some of the most important flamenco artists.
The third guitar on our trio will be Justo Fernández “Tuto”, a young talent from Barcelona that has collaborated with the most important companies and artists, such as Sara Baras or Farruquito.
Unforgettable dances and songs with compelling rythms that will captivate you.