Pol Vaquero, Claudia Cruz and Begoña Arce
Pol Vaquero is a dancer of Cordoba and trained at the Royal Conservatory of that city. At the end of the 90’s Pol Vaquero became a soloist dancer of the National Ballet and participated in Vicente Amigo’s company touring countries such as Japan, Portugal, Israel and Spain. He has also participated in the company of Antonio Canales; in 2019 he has been the main dancer of the show ‘Torero’ on the 25th anniversary of its premiere in a show performed in Mexico. In 2007 Pol Vaquero premieres his own show, “Antojo”, in Barcelona and is part of the project “Jóvenes del Siglo XXI” by Tablao Flamenco Cordobes together with Amador Rojas, Rocío Molina and Mónica Fernández among others. In 2010 he premiered with the Cecilia Gómez company the show “Cayetana su Pasión” as choreographer and first dancer and between 2011 and 2019 he continued in various companies as well as his own with shows such as “Titanium” by Rojas and Rodríguez.
The Cordoba dancer will be accompanied by Claudia Cruz from Cadiz, a flamenco singer who started dancing at the age of five. At the age of ten he began dance classes with Charo Cruz and continued his training with great artists such as Juana Amaya, Israel Galván, Rafaela Carrasco, La Chana or Belén Maya among many others. She has also performed with artists such as Sara Baras, La Moneta, El Junco, Niña Pastori or Rancanpino. In 2012 he presents his own show at the Bicentennial of the Cortes de Cádiz and in 2013 he participates as a soloist in the Festival de Jerez with the show ‘Vivencias’ with Antonio El Pipa and in the show ‘En la Raíz del Flamenco’ with artists such as Farruquito, Remedios Amaya, Juan de Juan and Pastora Galván. Claudia Cruz has also travelled all over the world, including the United States, Japan and European countries. The Cadiz-born woman has just premiered her new project, entitled ‘Hilenco’, in which she pays a flamenco tribute to Michael Jackson.
The dance cast is completed by Begoña Arce, who was born in Cádiz, as well as Claudia Cruz. The bailaora began her studies at the age of eight with flamenco masters such as Israel Galván, Antonio Canales and Eva la Hierbabuena, among others. At the age of 12 she received the prize of the Atlantic Dance Festival and participated in “Los caminos del flamenco” by Charo Cruz. Begoña Arce has also represented Cadiz at the Berlin Flamenco Festival and has worked with Cristina Hoyos in Paris and Beijing with the show “Poema del Cante Jondo” as well as with Antonio El Pipa at the “New World Flamenco Festival” in Los Angeles. In 2014 he participates in the show of Adela Campallo and Rafael Campallo in the Bienal de Sevilla and Festival de Jerez in 2015 he is classified as finalist in the Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas. In addition, she also works as a choreographer, protagonist and director of her own shows such as “Mirando al Otro”, “Flamenco en el Tablao”, “Al Compás de la Palabra” and “Sonata para un Cuerpo”.
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.