Águeda Saavedra, Saray La Pitita and Bartolo
The dancer Águeda Saavedra was born in Malaga and began her studies at the age of 7 in the conservatory of this city. At the age of 15 she entered the Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and grew up with masters such as “Betty”, Cristina Visús, Rocío Espada or Currillo among others. The bailaora Águeda Saavedra has travelled with her flamenco art to countries all over the world such as the United States, England or Italy. In addition, she has also worked with great artists such as the Catalan dancer Jesús Carmona, with whom she has performed in places such as China and Dubai among others with the show IMPETUS. The artist has also just participated in the series ‘Arde Madrid’, a production by Paco León and which covers the life of Ava Gadner.
La malagueña will be accompanied by Saray La Pitita, a dancer born in Granada in 1988. The artist belongs to a saga of flamenco artists (she is the daughter of the guitarist José Fernández). At the age of 16 she began to train with artists such as Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya ‘Farruquito’ or Juana Amaya. At the age of 18 she began her professional career together with the company of the artist Joaquín Cortés, with whom she travelled all over the world. He has also worked with artists such as Farru, Josemi Carmona, Jorge Pardo and Rubén Dantas, among others.
Along with the dancers will be Manuel Jiménez ‘Bartolo’, a flamenco dancer born in Seville and trained with the renowned José Galván. During his extensive career he has set foot in tablaos all over Spain and has participated in festivals with an international name such as the Bienal de Sevilla, Cité de la Musique de París, Mont de Marsan or La Caracola de Lebrija. He has also participated in the 25th anniversary of Tablao Flamenco Cordobes and shared the stage with figures such as Israel Galván, Manuela Carrasco, Juana Amaya, Tomatito, Farruquito and Sara Baras.
The dancers will also be accompanied by the cantaora Loreto de Diego, an artist who has worked in important companies with artists such as Antonio Reyes, Antonio Márquez, Marcos Flores, Rafael Aguilar or classical dance figures such as Aída Gómez. She has also toured all over the international scene and in 2013 she produced and premiered the show “Me sabe a cante” at the Suma Flamenca.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Founded in 1970 by a family of artists (Luis Adame and Irene Alba), Tablao Flamenco Cordobes was characterized since its inception by the high 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.