Karime Amaya, Paloma Fantova and Yiyo Fernández
The dancer Karime Amaya is a member of the Amaya family and grand niece of “La Capitana” Carmen Amaya, the most famous dancer of all time. Karime Amaya debuted when she was only 9 years old and since then she has performed in festivals all over the world such as the Albuquerque International Festival in the USA, Quito Flamenco Festival, Mont-de-Marsan Flamenco Art Festival in France, Monterrey Flamenco Art Festival or Jerez Flamenco Festival, among others. On the other hand, Karime Amaya premiered her own show last November at the SAT Teatre de Barcelona: La Fuente.
Paloma Fantova is a dancer born in Cadiz who started dancing at a very early age. At the age of four she begins to feel flamenco in her body and at the age of eight she wins the TVE talent competition “Premios Veo Veo”. Paloma Fantova took part in Manuela Carrasco’s choreographies in Japan and toured theatres all over the world such as New York, Washington, Paris, London or Cairo. In 2011 he participated in Joaquín Cortés’ show “Calé” and in 2012 he alternates his presence in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes with the presentation of his own show “Sensibilidades”. Paloma Fantova has also participated in Tomatito’s works and in the show in homage to the great dancer Carmen Amaya, produced by Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, together with Karime Amaya and Pastora Galván.
Along with the bailaoras will be the young bailaor Yiyo Fernández. Born in Badalona, Catalonia, and son of gypsy parents from Jaén, El Yiyo complements his passion for flamenco with training in classical and contemporary dance. The young bailaor has already topped the bill at more than 20 national and international festivals and has shared the stage with artists of the stature of Mayte Martin, Duquende, Estrella Morente, Chicuela, Argentina, El Capullo de Jerez, Juan Ramón Caro, Pitingo and Miguel Poveda.
Accompanying the dance will be the Cádiz-born cantaora Fabiola Pérez ‘La Fabi’, who has just presented her new album ‘Fruto y Flores’ . The cantaora has worked in Cristina Hoyos’ company and has shared the stage with artists such as Farruquito, Antonio Canales, Farru, El Carpeta, La Faraona, Arcángel and Diego el Morao. He has also participated in the recording of albums with Enrique El Extremeño, Manuel Parrila and Antonio Rey.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes - Flamenco in Barcelona
Founded in 1970 by a family of artists (Luis Adame and Irene Alba), Tablao Flamenco Cordobes was characterized from its beginnings by the great quality of its artists (Camarón de la Isla, Farruco, Tomatito or Bambino are just some of the names that passed through the stage of La Rambla during these early years). Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has become a reference point for flamenco culture in Barcelona. Both artists and amateurs know the level of their tablas and nowadays it is one of the epicentres of flamenco. With the celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2010, the Fundación Tablao Flamenco Cordobés was created with the aim of revaluing the foundations of flamenco culture, something that demonstrates the continuous evolution of an artistic space that is already preparing its 50th anniversary for the year 2020.