Karime Amaya, Miguel El Rubio and Belén López
The epicentre of flamenco culture is once again located in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes during the month of September. The historic Las Ramblas tablao, set up by a family of artists in 1970, hosts the show ‘ Encounter at the Pinnacle of Dance’ in September, which will feature an internationally renowned cast of dancers such as Karime Amaya, Miguel El Rubio and Belén López and the cantaoras María del Mar Fernández and La Fabi, among others.
The dancer Karime Amaya is a member of the Amaya family and grandniece of “La Capitana” Carmen Amaya, the most famous dancer of all times. Karime Amaya made her debut at the age of 9 and since then has performed at festivals around 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 and Jerez Flamenco Festival, among others.
Belén López is an artist born in Tarragona who began her studies at the age of eleven at the Madrid Dance Conservatory. With a mother from Cordoba and a father from Seville, she began her artistic career at a very young age and at the age of five she danced during the Diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) at the opening of a street in Barcelona dedicated to Carmen Amaya. At the age of 17 she won the National Flamenco Award and in 2005 she made his debut with his own company. During the following years she performed with internationally renowned artists such as Antonio Canales and Jesús Carmona and toured theatres and festivals all over the world.
Miguel El Rubio made his debut at the age of 5 in the show’Los Gnomos del Flamenco’ by Antonio Fernández’Farru’. At the age of 8 he participated in the ‘Triana Pura’ at the Seville Biennial, one of the most important flamenco festivals in the world. Throughout her career he has danced with artists such as Pastora Galván, Ricardo Miño, Farruco, Remedios Amaya and Rocío Molina among others. Miguel El Rubio has also performed in festivals and theatres in France, Belgium, Greece, Morocco, Japan and Norway, among others.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona
Founded in 1970 by a family of artists (Luis Adame and Irene Alba), Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has been known since its inception for the high quality of its artists (Camarón de la Isla, Farruco, Tomatito and Bambino are just a few of the names that came to the stage of La Rambla during these early years). Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has become a benchmark for flamenco culture in Barcelona. Both artists and amateurs know the level of its boards and today it is one of the epicenters 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 2020.