José Manuel Martínez, “El Pelirrojo“, was born in Alicante in 1998 in a family of Flamenco tradition in which his second cousin the singer “La Susi” stands out. His beginnings with the guitar emerged at the age of 12 in a self-taught way. Later, at age 15, he began his professional career in flamenco, working with artists such as guitarist Juani de la Isla and singer Ana Reverte, as well as playing in large national and international stages such as the National Auditorium of Madrid, among others .
Madrid guitarist born in 1988, disciple of maestro Enrique Vargas. He began his professional career with 16 years, mainly for the different flamenco tablaos and colmaos, concert halls and theaters of the Madrid capital.
He works with them both in Spain and abroad, traveling to different countries such as Japan, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Turkey, Czech Republic, France or Nigeria.
He currently works on both his own projects and those of other artists, as well as being part of the different casts of the most important tablaos in Madrid such as Villa Rosa, Casa Patas, Las Carboneras, Torres Bermejas or Teatro Flamenco de Madrid.
Born in Madrid in 1989. He graduated in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at age 15. Later he joined the Ballet de Carmen Mota, a company followed by others such as Belén López; Flamenco Hoy, by Carlos Saura (directed by Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños); Flamencos En route, as a solo dancer and choreographer (sharing a poster at the Dusseldorf Opera with Mats Ek and Ana Laguna); Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía (directed by Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños); María Juncal, in “Flamenco nuevo”; Carlos Chamorro, in “Sed” and “Mujeres de Jacinto”; La Truco, in “Sentencia” (Festival de Jerez), among others.
He currently works in the different and prestigious tablaos of Madrid: Corral de la Morería, Casa Patas, Villa Rosa, Café de Chinitas, Las Carboneras, Torres Bermejas.
And Seville: El Arenal, Los Gallos. As in Los Tarantos, in Barcelona.
In 2013, he was awarded the second prize of choreography in the Dance and Performing Arts Contest of Alcobendas with his own choreography, “Catharsis”.
Combines this training with studies in different dance academies and courses with different artists until she makes her professional leap as a solo dancer and in companies traveling through countries like Morocco, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan and working with artists such as El Pele and Dorantes.
She focuses on the branch of dance as a soloist and begins her career with her own group in different performances, programs and festivales throughout Spain. In addition, she begins to enter to the programming of different tablaos such as Casa Patas, Villa Rosa and Las Carboneras in Madrid, as well as in other cities of the country.
Awarded with prizes such as the first Jóvenes Flamencos de Córdoba, first prize City of Córdoba, third prize La Perla de Cádiz, second prize Villa Rosa, participates in important flamenco competitions such as the Festival de La Unión de Murcia and the Concurso Nacional de Córdoba.
She has worked as a flamenco teacher in different countries, being Japan a regular country for her and in where she lives long periods.
She currently works as a dancer in different tablaos and lives in Madrid. She maintains her dance school in Córdoba and prepares her first show with her own company.
Jose Manuel Ramos “El Oruco“ (Seville, 1987) received his first lessons with the Sevillian bailaor “El Torombo” with whom he shared the stage in the flamenco season of the Diputación and the Coliseo Cubierto “El Palenque” in Seville, then passing to hands of Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya “Farruquito“. He has complemented his studies with artists such as La Farruca, La Faraona, Antonio Canales, Juan de Juan and, among his most important works, he emphasizes his participation in the show “The Gnomes of Flamenco”, by the company of Antonio Montoya ¨Farru¨, as well as his intervention in the different editions of the Biennial of Flamenco Art in Seville, the Mont de Marsans Festival, the Paris Biennial of Flamenco Art, the USA Festival and other national and international events dedicated to flamenco art besides artists such as Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, Rosario “La Tremendita”, Esperanza Fernández, Pastora Galván, Argentina and José Ángel Carmona, among others. He also highlights his leading role as a bailaor in shows such as “Flamenco de Raza”, by Cantaor Curro Fernández; ¨Rara Avis¨, by guitarist Eduardo Trassierra; ¨Alma Gitana¨, of the bailaora Juana Amaya, and ¨Diquela¨ and ¨Seis por Derecho¨, of his own authorship.
He currently produces his new show “Ladrón del Tiempo”, he participates in the shows of Rosario “La Tremendita”, Rocío Molina, Eduardo Trassierra, and continues presenting, along with his flamenco group, the works “Eco” and “Seis por Derecho” in different scenarios of Spain and the world.
As part of his teaching activity, he continues to develop an academic project, “FormArte Flamenco“, along with the dancer Karolina González “La Negra”, promoting the study of flamenco art from its structural bases, technic, rhythm and choreography, which has reached different academies in countries such as Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Greece, the United States and, more recently, Japan.
He often dances in tablaos like Las Carboneras, in Madrid.
Rocío Molina speaks of El Oruco as an instrument:
«Oruco is like an instrument that has everything, all textures and percussion, all harmonies, a complete instrument in a complete orchestra. Apart from the precision, the nuance, the strength and also the subtlety, he has above all an incredible intuition, surely because he is bailaor. He is a great musician and great dancer and he has an intuition that, of course, also allows him to have a lot of flexibility when it comes to accompanying either a bailaor, a female dancer or any musician. He is advancing the route or the speech that can make a bailaor because he knows the body, and the one who can do the guitar or the sing, because he knows them. It allows you that flexibility that also does not become a machine although it is also (he has a very firm and solid base), but when you want to attack he follows you, he attacks with you, he knows how to take you, you can make alterations of time that thanks to his intuition he picks it up right away.
»As a bailaor I define his image as a wild boar, I like him because he has that aggressiveness, that school, he has a strangeness of sweetness that is something that I find rare. He has a delicacy and sweetness in contrast to his image and his physique, which takes you away, it surprises you. You can also talk about the nuance and elegance, he is not only dedicated to the feet, he also has a body language and I like him a lot.
»And then, as the child also knows how to sing, he carries the lyrics very well, he knows how to listen very well to the song, he separates and finishes very well when he has to do it. He is very complete, El Oruco has it all, the truth is that he gives a base, in a meeting of musicians and dancers he can become a great pillar. He is like the patriarch of the ceremony. For me that’s El Oruco. That and so much more».
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 at the Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque (USA) and at Café de Chinitas and Las Carboneras, in Madrid.
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.
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 ».
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 ».
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.