Daniel Ramos

Daniel Ramos was born in Madrid in 1994 and began his studies with three years of age. With 15 years he enters the Conservatorio de Danza Mariemma, finishing his studies with the final degree award and best national academic record.

Premio fundación Dávalos-Fletcher Ciudad de Castellón for the best interpreter.

Awarded in the certamen coreográfico de danza española y flamenco de la Comunidad de Madrid (outstanding dancer prize, second prize of choreography).

He has worked in companies such as Enclave Español, Carlos Vilán, Nuevo Ballet Español, Shōji Kojima, Manuel Liñán and Ballet Nacional de España, among others.

He has worked at the Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque (USA) and at Café de Chinitas and Las Carboneras, in Madrid.

Florencia Oz

Florencia O’Ryan Zúñiga (Santiago, Chile 1987) begins her studies at the Facultad de Danza de la Universidad de Chile and simultaneously participates actively in schools and events linked to the world of flamenco since she was 16 years old.

In 2007 she moved to Sevilla and continued her training linked to the Academia de Flamenco Manuel Betanzos where she studied under the tutelage of teachers such as Andrés Peña, Adela and Rafael Campallo.

In 2011 she was awarded in the XII Young Dance contest receiving an annual scholarship at the Christina Heeren Flamenco Art Foundation, which allows her to make contact with Milagros Mengíbar and Javier Barón, among other dance figures.

Between 2013 and 2016, she joined the cast of the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia. Under the direction of Rafaela Carrasco, she regularly performs with the dance team and eventually as a soloist in three important productions: “En la memoria del cante 1922”, ”Imágenes” (awarded with the Giraldillo to the best dance cast in the XVIII edition of the Biennial of Seville) and “Tierra Lorca, Cancionero popular“.

In 2015 she participates in various festivals and competitions receiving different awards, the most prominent being the first prize of dance for alegrías La Perla de Cádiz.

In 2018, she collaborates with the singer Encarna Anillo in her show “Las puertas de Gades” within the framework of the Jerez Festival.

In May of 2019 she presents her first recital at the Távora Theater in Seville within the third cycle Life in Flamenco.

In June 2019, she presented at the 28th Choreographic Contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco her original piece “Galerna“, which won the first choreography prize for solo. In addition, she won the first prize for the original music for dance and the Live Flamenco Award Carlota Santana New York to bring and produce her own choreography in that city.

She regularly teaches courses in various countries such as Ecuador, Russia, Poland, Israel, Germany, France and Chile.

Currently, she integrates the company of David Coria with the show “El encuentro” and “Anónimo”. In addition, she participates in the company of Rafaela Carrasco with the show “Nacida sombra” (awarded the critics prize in the XXII edition of the Jerez festival).

She also integrates the cast of “Lorca y la pasión. Un mar de sueños” by Marina Heredia, under the choreographic direction of Eva Yerbabuena, and as an active dancer in Madrid and Seville, especially.

Ines Rubio

TRAINING

She began her training in flamenco venues in the province of Tarragona, being her first teacher Jerez dancer Jaime Cala, until with 25 years she trained in Barcelona at the academy of La Tani. At 28 she settled in Seville, taking classes with great teachers like Eva la Yerbabuena, Juana Amaya, Farruquito, among others.

WORKS CARRIED OUT

She has worked in tablaos throughout Spain such as El Cordobés, Corral de la Moreria, Los Tarantos, tablao de Carmen Amaya, Casa Patas, Las Carboneras.

In 2012 she toured Japan with artists such as Enrique El Extremeño and Juan José Amador.

  • She was part of the cast of the first flamenco company of Tarragona with the show: Tarraconeando.
  • She has released several shows in the province of Tarragona sharing the stage with artists such as Marina Heredia, El Pele, Jesús Carmona, Antonio Canales, among others.

AWARDS AND HONOURS

First prize “Anilla la gitana” of Ronda

Semifinalist in the international singing contest of Las Minas.

First prize in the Concurso Nacional Villa de Guillena.

Inés Rubio Interview

 

«The tablao is my house»

 

«Something significant in my training was my first trip to Seville to train. Until that moment I did not have flamenco in the foreground in my life due to other people’s causes and, once I came to Seville and got more into the world of flamenco and saw that it was what I wanted, I fell madly in love and decided to leave everything, work and so on, to launch myself fully. It was a vacation from a job that I had at the time and that had nothing to do with flamenco. And I decided that I was going to throw myself in the pool with everything and go forward. One of the culprits was Farruquito, which was a before and after in this for me.

»At first, Farruquito and Sevila were the reasons for me wanting to do this. Another thing that also marked a before and after were the contests, preparing to introduce myself to the competitions, exploring more my body, my dance, my mind. That also marked a before and after. One of the people who has helped me most in my career is my husband, Ñoño, who has made me understand many things with his music, and with his words and advice. The truth is that I feel fortunate to have a person who has helped me so much. And also my father-in-law, Enrique “El Extremeño”, who any doubt I have had, I have always had the pleasure of being able to count on him and ask him to clarify myself. And that is a very great privilege.

»Well, tablao for me is the most important thing in my career. I dreamed of going to a tablao and, now that I am going to a tablao, I am still dreaming over it. It is a super beautiful feeling, a lot of learning, I do not stop learning, I do not stop wanting more and it is a feeling … It is where I feel more legal with myself, in the tablao it is where I am most sincere and where I can be free. The tablao I can say that it is my house, I love it and it is one of the places where I feel better ».

Antonio Santiago “Ñoño”

Born in Sevilla in 1986, son of singer Enrique El Extremeño. He takes his first steps on the guitar from his father’s hand, with whom begins in the first chords and rhythms. Starts studying the technique of guitar and chords. His father sings the

cantes and explain the ins and outs of each song. Born and raised in a cradle of artists.

Antonio begins to forge and develop himself as a guitarist while working at private parties and starting to collaborate on his father’s shows and on flamenco venues, accompanying him as a second guitar.

Later, at age 15, he wants to improve himself as a guitarist and begins another stage by entering the Fundación de Cristina Heeren where he studies his technique, accompaniment to singing and dancing, by artists such as Miguel Ángel Cortés, Eduardo Rebollar, Pedro Sierra , José de la Tomasa and Manuel Soler, among other.

The second year begins as a monitor at the Cristina Heeren Foundation, where he teaches at the initial guitar levels, replacing guitarists such as Manolo Franco and Miguel Ángel Cortés.

Later he starts a tour with the Junta de Andalucía, where he will perform at a private party for the president of Costa Rica and the first lady of that country, along with artists such as Sebastián Cruz, Gabriel de la Tomasa, among others.

In 2002, he made another tour representing Spain at the International Book Fair in Mexico D.F. chaired by Prince Philip.

At 18, he makes his first tour of Japan with artists such as Manuela Carrasco and Juana Amaya, and accompanies artists such as La Moneta, Pepe Torres, Daniel Navarro, Mara Martínez, Oscar de los Reyes, Rafael del Carmen among others. He tours in Japan annually until 2014, that ends with a great tour of the north and south of the country with the company of Farruquito, Alfonso Losa and Juan de Juan.

In 2008 he was awarded the first prize of the Utrera flamenco professorship in the solo guitar modality.

Later he is requested by the most important flamenco tablaos: in Seville, tablao Los Gallos and El Arenal; in Madrid, tablao Las Carboneras, El Corral de La Morería, Casa Patas, and Villa Rosa; in Barcelona, ​​Los Tarantos and El Cordobés, of which he has been assiduous in recent years. In them he has coincided with artists such as Karime Amaya, El Farru and Pastora Galván, among others.

Throughout his career he has accompanied singers like Juan José Amador, La Tana, José Valencia, Nano de Jerez, the Montoya family, Cañeta de Málaga, Joselito Méndez and Chiquetete.

He has accompanied the dance to artists such as Antonio Canales, Manuela Carrasco, Juan Juan, Jesús Carmona, Pepe Torres, Marco Flores, Juana Amaya, el Carpeta, Mercedes de Córdoba, Pedro Córdoba, Alfonso Losa and El Farru.

Companies in which he has worked: Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales, Jesús

Carmona, Farruquito, Juana Amaya or Pepe Torres.

He is currently participating in the show “Reencuentro” by Antonio Canales and Manuela Carrasco, premiered at the On Fire festival in Pamplona in 2016.

 

Antonio Santiago “Ñoño” Interview

 

«If I had to highlight something about my career, I would highlight the first time I accompanied Manuela Carrasco, that I was about 20 or 22 years old and it was in Japan. And, when I saw that goddess go out by soleá between boxes, the truth is that it was a sensation that I will never forget. Magical and apart from magical, the truth is that I was in awe of what I was seeing, I was freaking out of what I was living and I could hardly play that song. But it was an incredible feeling. And a privilege, too.

»For me, working on the tablao means a lot, to tell you the truth, because I think that the tablao is where we learn, we continue to learn every day by interacting with a partner, working with one or the other. And we develop above all our concerns, we try things. Today, training in tablao is indispensable, you have to always go there ».

José Carmona “Rapico”

Born in Palma de Mallorca, he believes in dancing as his best way of expressing himself. Since he was a baby, his grandmother made him sleep singing him por soleá, so his love of flamenco was born from the cradle. At three years old he steps on his first stage.

In 1993, when he was only four years old, he began his training at the hands of

Amapola in Palma de Mallorca. In 1996, at age 7, she trained in classical ballet, Spanish dance and flamenco with professors José Luis Ponce y Concha del Mar, making her first appearances on stage with the show “Bodas de sangre”.

His teachers have been artists of the caliber of Antonio Canales, Farruquito, José Maya or Alfonso Losa. He also trained with dancers Pedro Córdoba, David Paniagua, Nino de los Reyes, Antonio Reyes, Kélian Jiménez, Manuela Carrasco, or with maestro Manolete.

From 2001 to 2008 he moved to Granada to broaden his career and made his debut as part of the flamenco group of the Cueva de Los Tarantos and toured other tablaos, clubs and theaters in the province. In the tablao La Reina Mora he will be the first dancer with one of his great masters: Luis de Luis.

2018: Danced in Fest Flamenco Bozar Brussels.

2018: Bailaor soloist on tour with Las Minas Puerto Flamenco, presenting “Errante” at CBA in Madrid and Puerto Adriano in his hometown.

2016/17/18: Participates as a protagonist in the Flamenco Festival Corral de la Morería.

2016: Solo artist at the El Pozo Flamenco Festival in Madrid.

2016: Festival Flamencos y Mestizos in Sala Berlanga in Madrid, sharing the stage with La Negra.

His restless personality leads him to have behind him the assembly of several own shows:

2019: His latest creation has been “Rapikeando” premiered at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

2016: “Errante“, represented in the Flamenco Festival of Torrelodones and Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid within the Las Minas Flamenco Tour Festival. He appears in that show as a new figure of flamenco, sponsored by Carmen Linares and Juan Valderrama Jr.

2012: “Con nuestro soniquete”, premiered in the Parque de Mar.

2011: “Libre”, represented in Granada, Almería and Casa Blanca (Morocco).

2011: “Sueño de un bailaor”, premiered at the Auditorium of Palma de Mallorca.

2017: Collaborates with the singer Israel Fernández in the Young Flamenco Festival of the Conde Duque of Madrid, sharing the stage with José del Tomate and Nazaret Reyes.

2017: He is invited by Josemi Carmona to participate in the flamenco nights of the Hotel Destino with Mónica Fernández in Ibiza.

2017: Invited to participate in Tribute to Camarón de la Isla in Madrid.

2017/2016: Collaborates as a guest artist of Belén López in the Corral de la Morería and Casa Patas (2015).

2017: Participate in the flashmob created by the Farruco brothers in Puerta del Sol in Madrid to promote “Tr3s Flamenco”.

2017: Collaborates with Pablo Rubén Maldonado in the show “Flamenco en el BackStage” with the singer Ismael de la Rosa, “Bolita”.

2016: He participates with his dance in the tour to present the album of guitarist Amós Lora in Conde Duque.

2015: In the Tablao Casa Patas he dances for the guitar master Tomatito.

2014: He is part of the company of Tito Losada and travels to Japan. He will visit 18 different cities as a solo artist.

2013: He visits the festival of Marseille (France) forming part of the cast of artists with Gabriel de la Tomasa, Nino de los Reyes, Olga Llorente, “El Trini¨, etc.

He shares stage in the city of Helsinki (Finland) with guitarist Antonio Rey.

Visits Hungary as part of Gerardo Núñez’s company, collaborating with artists such as Carmen Cortés and Kélian Jiménez.

2012: Travels Mexico and Germany with the Promesa Flamenca company, visiting the Teatro Degollado.

Visits the tablao Palacio del Flamenco in Barcelona and together with Karime Amaya is part of the group.

2009: Shares poster with Montse Cortés, José Maya, Pepe Luis Carmona, Pepe Habichuela.

Collaborates with Pitingo in the White Night in the city of Córdoba.

Throughout his professional career he has worked for the more important tablaos of Madrid, such as El Corral de la Morería, Villa Rosa, Cardamom, Casa Patas, Corral de la Pacheca, Los Porches and Candela, in which in 2013 they awarded him the prize to the best bailaor together with the dancer Paloma Fantova. And Tablao Las Carboneras.

In 2018 he danced in the tablaos El Cordobés and Los Tarantos de Barcelona.

Antonio Moreno Fernández, “Polito”

Born in Seville, from the Montoya saga, Farruco‘s grandson and Farruquito‘s cousin. Antonio Moreno Fernández, “Polito”, started his flamenco dance classes with only 7 years with the acclaimed dancer Farruquito. Polito debuted with 9 years on stage in New York with his grandfather Farruco, his uncle the cantaor El Moreno and his cousin Farruquito, continuing to tour the rest of the USA.

A multifaceted artist, he has also danced in the companies of Joaquín Cortés (since he was 8 years old, inauguration of the 1999 athletics world championship in Seville, tour of the USA and Olympic Stadium in Seville in 1999), Manuela Carrasco (Seville Biennial of 2004, with only 11 years old), Antonio Canales (“Trianero, in 2016) and Tomatito (2017). He has also had the fortune to be dancer to singers Beyoncé, Madonna and Marc Anthony, as well as Antonio Carmona and Estrella Morente, among others.

Currently, he is part of the Farruquito company in the shows “Alma Vieja” and “Farruquito y Familia“, in the stages since 2000.

In 2007 he starred with José Coronado in the television series ‘Masala’, produced by Tele 5. He has also participated in the series “Mar de plástico” in 2016, produced by Atresmedia; and in the films “Amigos”, by Marcos Cabota and Borja Manso, of 2011; “Lola”, directed by Miguel Hermoso in 2007; and “Gitano”, directed by Manuel Palacios in 2000. He has a leading role in the last video clip and documentary of the singer “Rosalía“.

He has performed in important tablaos such as El Carmen, in Barcelona, or Cardamomo and Las Carboneras, in Madrid.

Belén de la Quintana

Born in 1983, in Madrid, in a family of artists. She trained in classical ballet, Bolera school, Spanish and flamenco in the academy of her parents, Santiago de la Quintana and María José Benítez. She complements her training taking classes with teachers such as Isabel Santonja, Merche Esmeralda, “La Tati”, Ciro, Domingo Ortega, Carmela Greco, Beatriz Martín, etc.

In 2000 she began her professional life with the company of Las mil y una noches, dirigida por la familia Losada, with choreography by Antonio Canales and Rafael Estévez. With the show that gave the company its name, she works in renowned festivals and theaters around the world.

Later she moved to Seville to be part of the productions of the Andalusian Dance Center “El café de chinitas” and “El sombrero de tres picos”, directed by José Antonio and represented at important festivals.

Later she works in companies like Rafael Amargo con “Tiempo muerto”; in “Contrastes”, together with Juan Ogalla, Manoli Ríos or Pedro Córdoba; in theaters such as Cirque d’Hivern of Paris, together with Duquende and Chicuelo, and at the Festival of Argelès-sur-Mer with Vicente Amigo.

She participates as a soloist with Daniel Navarro in the opera of “Los Machado” in the Gran de Teatro de Córdoba and in the production of “El mundo por la ventana” by the dance-theater company Bailarinas por los tejados.

From 2004 to the present she combines her performances in companies with her daily work in the best and most important tablaos such as Casa Patas, Las Carboneras, Villa Rosa, Corral de la Morería and Café de Chinitas, in Madrid; El Carmen, Los Tarantos and Cordobés, in Barcelona; and El Flamenco, in Tokyo.

In 2007, she received the prize for the best choreography, along with Guadalupe Torres, for “A miedos, colores” in the choreography contest for Spanish Dance and Flamenco in Madrid.

Later she is part of the company of Pedro Córdoba in the show “Del 2000 y pico” premiered at the Pequeño Gran Vía in Madrid as part of the Original Festival program in 2013.

Juañarito

The cantaor Juan Carrasco Rodríguez was born on June 7, 1994 in Jerez de la Frontera. Resides currently in Madrid. This young musician belongs to one of the best valued sagas of flamenco singers in the world. Son of Juañares and Chelo Pantoja, nephew of Manuel Sordera, Terremoto, José Mercé and Gómez de Jerez.

He debuted with 16 years of age at the Tablao Las Carboneras in Madrid, also passing through Casa Patas and El Candela. At his young age, he has known all the tablaos in Madrid.

Welcomed by the company of Antonio Gades at age 18, he has toured the world presenting his works in various countries.

In May 2014, he came in second place in a contest of new talents in Alcobendas (Madrid).

In 2015 he appeared on a popular television program called “La Voz” on Tele 5. It was an achievement for him to be fourth in the semifinal, taking into account the competition around him.

In 2017 he worked on a show called “¡Oh Cuba!”, bringing the poetry of Federico García Lorca to flamenco singing. It was a play starring the actress Loles León.

He has developed his career as a solo artist and has perfected himself in flamenco and in musical styles within the Latin genre.

He has collaborated on albums by artists of the stature of Isabel Pantoja.

He has participated in television and radio programs, among them he appeared in the last episode of the first season of “Arde Madrid”, an original television series by Movistar + created by Paco León and Anna R. Costa.

Antonio Sánchez

Antonio Sánchez was born in Madrid in 1984. From his career it can be noted that he started in the world of guitar at an early age with his uncles Paco de Lucía and Ramón de Algeciras, and his cousin Jose María Bandera. From there, he continued studying with Juan Manuel Cañizares.

He began to work in Madrid in some of the most important tablaos as well as in the ballet of Antonio Márquez. He also worked at the tablao in Tokyo (Japan) with Domingo Ortega for six months.

Later, he spent eight months at the Tablao Cordobés, in Barcelona, ​​where he was able to meet and work with some of the best first-rate flamenco artists in dance, singing or guitar.

As a guitarist he has performed in many shows and was the second guitar of the septeto de Paco de Lucía, with whom he toured the world on tour for four years until the death of the maestro in february 2014.

 

Interview

 

“The first part of my life with the guitar has been at the flamenco school Amor de Dios in Madrid, which was where I started playing, basically. To play and feel myself guitarist.

»The second part was the step that Paco de Lucía gave me and took place when I went to work with him.

»And in the tablao I feel like at home. Because there’s a lot of love on stage, there’s a lot of quality and it’s like being at home. You feel very grateful and very accomplished».

Marco Flores

Born in Arcos de la Frontera, 1981. Is a dancer and choreographer of flamenco and Spanish dance. Among the various awards received, he stands out as winner of the Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco, en 2007 of Córdoba. Throughout his career he has worked with artists like Olga Pericet, Sara Baras, Rafaela Carrasco, Mercedes Ruiz, Manuel Liñán or Daniel Doña. Since 2010, he runs his own dance company, Cia Marco Flores, with three productions: “DeFlamencas,” “Tránsito” and “Laberíntica”.

During his childhood, he developed a deep relationship with flamenco that led him to become interested in dance since his teens. His early years learning were self-taught, although he supplemented his training with Antonio Canales and Javier Latorre, taking some of his intensive courses.

At 18 he began working in tablaos, allowing him to consolidate his learning. In 2000 he began a period of two years in which he worked for different companies: first for Sara Baras and then with Rafaela Carrasco. During this period, he also worked as a guest artist in the company of Miguel Ángel Berna and in Mercedes Ruiz’s.

From 2003, he began his career as co-director and co-producer of his own shows with Manuel Liñán ( “Dos en Compañía”), Manuel and Olga Pericet ( “En sus trece”, “En clave”) or Olga and Daniel Doña ( “Chanta la mui”, “Complot”, “Recital”). For more than six years they presented their joint projects.

In 2010 he creates his own company. Cia Marco Flores unveils his first show, “DeFlamencas” that year in the Gran Teatro de Córdoba. “DeFlamencas” gets the prize of the critics at the Festival de Jerez 2012.

It is also in 2012 when the company presents its second production, “Transit” at the Canal Theatre of Madrid, during the Festival Suma Flamenca. With “Transit” they turned both Spain and Europe (Germany, Sweden, etc).

His next big production was called “Laberíntica” and was premiered at the Teatro Cervantes, as part of the Biennial of Flamenco Art in Málaga. “Laberíntica” was also presented in March 2014 at the Villamarta Theatre during the Jerez Festival 2014. “Laberíntica” has also been presented at major international festivals such as the Kuopio Dance Festival in Finland.

In 2015, the company premiered the show “Paso a Dos”, starring Marco himself and prestigious dancer Olga Pericet, winner of the Ojo Crítico Award 2014 and 2015 Max Award for best leading dancer.

In 2015 he choreographed the Ballet Nacional de España in its production called “Alento y Zaguán.” In 2016, he premiered his production “Enter the Game” at the XX Festival de Jerez, where he has guest artists such as Carmela Greco and Alejandro Granados. This show was touring the United States in 2017, going through festivals such as the Albuquerque Flamenco Festival.

That same year, the company premiered its show “Alternate Phase” at the Teatros del Canal de Madrid. This production will be spinning during 2018 and 2019, passing through important places such as the Madrid International Festival in Dance or the Festival de Jerez.

In 2018, he premiered his first piece for unconventional spaces: “Extract open”. The piece has been selected to rotate within the festival network ACieloAbierto. In addition, recently the first single by Flores was also premiered, “Extrema”, appearing in different theaters and festivals in Asia and Europe.

In 2019, Marco Flores received the Critical Eye Dance Award, from Radio Nacional de España.

Currently, Marco travels around the world with his company, presenting his shows. He also continues to choreograph and collaborate with different artists and companies. In 2016 he has choreographed for the Daniel Doña Company, and also for the National Ballet of Spain in his production called “Alento y zaguán”. He has also recently choreographed in the last shows of Olga Pericet, Jose Manuel Álvarez, Conservatiorio Profesional Fortea, among others. Throughout his career he has performed several times in various tablaos, including Las Caboneras.