Farruco and Amaya, flamenco show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona
Tablao Cordobes Flamenco Barcelona presented, on the occasion of the closure of its 45th anniversary cycle “The Aristocracy of Flamenco” which counted on the presence of the acclaimed Farruquito, who invited to share the experience the flamenco Barcelona dancers Karime Amaya, Belén López and Sara Barrero.
Farruquito was born into the family of the flamenco Barcelona singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and the dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano “La Farruca”. He is considered one of the most important dancers of flamenco Barcelona world and his grandfather, Farruco, created a unique school for flamenco Barcelona. Farruquito has absorbed and developed this school since he was a kid and he has spent all his life surrounded by the purest flamenco Barcelona. Currently he is considered the heir of his grandfather as head of the school.
The Aristocracy of Flamenco is an artistic umbrella that collect, in Barcelona, a variety of aesthetical proposals with the excellence as a common connexion, within the standards that we understand as tradition and purity.
Two distinguished family names, Farruco and Amaya, accompanied by the young talents of the moment create contrast and motivation, the beauty of flamenco Barcelona.
The extraordinary universality of flamenco Barcelona allows to reunite in the same show Sevilla and Barcelona. The acclaimed flamenco dancers Farruquito and Karime alongside Belén López and Sara Barrero, two Catalan dancers who have already earned the best recognition.
The combination of young artists alongside the renowned ones creates and exceptional competition to get the “duende”.
The aim of this show is to pay tribute to one of the best ever flamenco Barcelona dancers: Carmen Amaya. She was born in the emigrant and gipsy district Somorrostro, in Barcelona. She was the daughter of the artists La Farona i El Chino and she was able to bring her art from the taverns to the very same White House of Roosevelt.
Iconoclastic, self-taught, breaker of moulds… her dancing is, as we say, a metaphor of the rebellion, with electrifying rhythm and aesthetic, she was ahead of her time in every aspect, including the costume design.
From the academic point of view, Carmen Amaya was too complex to be represented with only one model and therefore our show offers three versions of her varied aesthetical profile.
The three versions of Carmen are in charge of Karime Amaya, Belén López and Sara Barrero, three renowned and young dancers who absorb from that source of history. The three of them are accompanied by the acclaimed Farruquito and they all welcome the audience at Palau de la Musica and perform the new cycle “The Aristocracy of Flamenco”.