Hugo López has just won first prize at the Festival Internacional de Cante de las Minas. The bailaor, a regular flamenco artist at the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona, won the Desplante de Baile award at the event held at the Antiguo Mercado de la Unión.
Hugo López is a flamenco dancer born in 1989 in Córdoba. After beginning his training at the Professional Dance Conservatory of the same city and with his sister and dance teacher Encarna López, the dancer continued his studies at the Andalusian Dance Centre in Seville for two years. It is in these moments where he meets and expands his experience in flamenco dance with Ana María Bueno, Juanjo Linares or Trinidad Sevillano among others.
Since he was a child, Hugo López proved his worth in the world of flamenco and in 2003 he won the City of Cordoba Award. In 2006 he won first prize in the National Competition Villa de Mijas and at the age of 19 – with the company Nañi Paños and Rafael Estévez – he won the prize for the best show at the Festival de Jerez with the work “Flamenco XXI: Ópera, café y puro” (2008).
Ten years later, in 2018, Hugo López once again won a prize behind his back. On this occasion, the dancer from Cordoba won the Desplante de Baile prize at the Festival Internacional de Cante de las Minas. The award for best vocalist went to María José Ruiz Morales (known as María José Carrasco), who won the Lámpara Minera at the 58th edition of the festival.
The dancer from Cordoba won the Desplante prize at the Festival Internacional de Cante de las Minas