Antonio Fernández Montoya, El Farru, carries in his blood the essence of a lineage that has trodden the flamenco parties, tablaos, theatres and festivals all over the world for decades. The bailaor from Seville, brother of the bailaor Farruquito and grandson of Antonio Montoya Flores, El Farruco, one of the great figures of 20th century flamenco and who in the 70s already danced in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, returns to Barcelona after his Christmas show at the Teatro Tívoli. The bailaor from Seville will be accompanied by the bailaores El Tete and Paloma Fantova and the cantaores Davinia Jaén, Manuel Tañé, Juan Manzano El Coco and Antonio Fernández and the guitar players El Tati and David Cerreduela.
On this occasion Farru returns to the essence and intimacy of the tablaos, once again stepping into the historic venue of La Rambla in Barcelona: Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. The iconic setting of La Rambla is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is preparing star programmes throughout the year that will include events and shows that will soon be unveiled.
Between February 16th and 27th (except on the 23rd, when it will leave Barcelona to perform at the Jerez International Flamenco Festival) flamenco enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Farru’s dancing in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes alongside the dancers Paloma Fantova and El Tete (younger brother of the dancer El Yiyo and one of the up-and-coming stars of Catalan flamenco) and the singer Davinia Jaén, among others. This is one of the few tablaos in Spain where flamenco fans can enjoy programmes and artists of international standing in such an intimate space so close to the stage.
Farru is a dancer who has already filled festivals and theatres in Spain, New York, Japan, Mexico and Russia and has shared the stage with artists of the stature of Farruquito, Antonio Canales, Tomatito and El Barrio and has collaborated on the tours of non-flamenco artists such as Beyoncé, Marc Antonhy, Paulina Rubio and Björk.