The next 9 July will be presented in the Main Hall of the Royal Theater, for the first time, Sevillian bailaor Juan Fernández Montoya, Farruquito, great name of flamenco and heir to one of the lines with the most personality of this universal art, with the show Farruquito and friends, in which he will share the stage with artists such as Ketama, Antonio Canales and Pepe de Lucía, in which the bailaora will also be present Farruca, his mother, Y Juan, the Moreno, your son.
At this point of artistic maturity, the bailaor selects the most personal and identifying moments of his career, those who have built his personality and made him the figure we all know today. A biography forged in the Montoya tradition and enriched with the innovation and sensitivity of a man hungry for art, of desire, of technique and a unique way of expressing flamenco.
They will be with him great names who have accompanied him all his life and who have marked, somehow, your course. Hand in hand with Carmona, another of the great sagas of the flamenco world, debuted on Broadway with just 5 years. The paths of both families cross and run in parallel in an enriching coexistence that now, two generations after that show on the New York stage, will give a new shape to the mythical soleá of grandfather Farruco, accompanied by the music of Ketama.
Antonio Canales Y Pepe de Lucía, two great friends, They could not miss this evening at the Teatro Real either. the first, learning and dancing, depth in feet, find the way and shape the future. If young Montoya found in the teacher a source from which to learn, Canales recognized him as the great current figure and the future of dance, and he was not wrong, because the flamenco world admires and respects him like a great star. the second, Brotherhood, support for, voice and music.
In this artistic biography that Farruquito will write on stage at the Teatro Real, the presence of his mother is essential, Rosario Montoya, the Farruca, and his son, Juan, the Moreno, an extraordinary dancer only nine years old. Both make you remember where you come from and where you are going. Both with the unmistakable stamp of the Montoya: prodigious stomping and impeccable technique. The gesture, the waist and the rudeness of a saga that boasts the gypsy essence and the purest dance.
Farruquito, bailaor, choreographer, composer, award-winning and recognized artist, create with Farruquito and friends a space to share flamenco and give the viewer a little bit of everything they have experienced.
Flamenco Real has the main sponsorship of Grupo Ership and Herbert Smith Freehills and the collaboration of Grupo Index, Leaderland, the wineries of Juan Gil, Corporalia and Caballero Ventura Group.
THE SHOW, ACCORDING TO FARRUQUITO
In this meeting with my friends, with my family, I count all my concerns as a dancer and also as a musician. It is an original work in letter, music and choreography. The cante, Guitar, percussion, etc., they are not a simple accompaniment: all the musicians star in a con- certain, a musical dialogue between them, and of them with the dance.
With this show I reveal the most personal of me, I capture the traditional but I also show the most current of my flamenco. I relive the best moments of previous shows integrating new creations; yes, always keeping the essence.
I want to show improvisation as the origin of flamenco and enrich it with choreographic montage, both –improvisation and choreography– essential concepts in my learning as a child. I want to find the wonderful balance between the different periods of flamenco that I have been lucky enough to experience and enhance it with the essential influence of cante and guitar..
Home - Farruquito
Home – Farruca (Mother Farruquito)
Home – Juan "El Moreno" (Son Farruquito)
Guitar – Juan Campallo
Sing – Mari vizarraga
Sing – Maria Mix
Sing – The Chanito
Flute – Juan Parrilla
Low – Julian Heredia
Percussion – Paco Vega
Home – Antonio Canales
Sing – Pepe de Lucía
Ketama (Antonio Carmona Amaya, Juan José Carmona Amaya and José Miguel Carmona Child)
Sound – Gaspar Leal
Lighting – Oscar Gomez
Production and Manager – Daliris Gutiérrez
2.- Soleá por Bulerías
3.- To follow
7.- End of party
Juan Fernandez Montoya "Farruquito", was born in Seville in 1982. Son of the singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and the bailaora Rosario Montoya Manzano, "La Farruca". Heir to a unique school founded by Farruco, his grandfather, he has lived since he was a child immersed in the purest flamenco art. He made his debut on the international scene at the age of five on Broadway with the show Puro, sharing the bill with the most legendary figures of flamenco and with fifteen years, after his grandfather passed away, assumes responsibility for maintaining the heritage of purity and unmistakable style of his line. Bailaor, Choreographer and Musical Composer, He has produced and directed more than ten shows, touring with his company in the best theaters at a national and international level.. Among the many awards and recognitions, Farruquito has been awarded the Public Prize for the best dancer and the prestigious APDE Prize 2004 to the worthy trustee of the gypsy dance heritage.
Born in Seville in 1963, Rosario Montoya, daughter of the legendary dancer Farruco. He went on stage for the first time with 13 years, with Camarón de la Isla himself singing in a performance in Camas; and Sabicas played for his dance through bulerías in Los Angeles. After starring in shows like ‘Andalucía flamenca’, 'Persecution', ‘Pure flamenco’, ‘Lover’ and ‘Wedding of glory’, and share a scene with figures of the stature of El Güito, Angelita Vargas placeholder image, Manuela Carrasco and Antonio Canales, clothe the first show of Farruquito, 'Flamencas Roots'. Already with ‘Farruquito and family’, dazzles critics in the United States and, more recently, with such successful shows as ‘Gitanas’ or ‘From Farruca to Faraona’.
Juan "El Moreno" (Home)
Son of Farruquito, despite his young age, already has a long history of collaborations with his father, and together for the first time they make their debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid with the show "Farruquito y Amigos".
Juan Campallo (Guitar)
Born in Seville in 1983. In a family of flamenco artists, began to play on stage with just 12 years accompanying his brothers, dancers Rafael and Adela Campallo. With them he works on stages all over the world, from Tokyo to New York, in theaters and festivals such as the Bienal de Flamenco, the Jerez Festival, the one of Mont de Marsans, the one from Monterrey, or Santa Barbara in California, among others. In 2006 joins the companies of Antonio Canales and Javier Barón, with whom he continues to work today. In 2007 wins the prestigious "Bordón Minero" award from the Festival de la Unión.
Mari vizarraga (Sing)
Sevillian singer, gypsy woman from the Polígono Sur neighborhood, of The Three Thousand Homes, an inexhaustible pool of authentic flamenco artists with duende. Descendant of a family of artists, Juana la del Revuelo made her known professionally twenty-five years ago, and since then he has been by the side of the greatest: Joaquin Cortes, Juana Amaya, Torombo or Farruco.
Maria Mix (Sing)
Great-granddaughter of El Mezcle and descendant of María Vargas. Diploma in Musical Teaching. He has shared the bill with artists such as José Mercé, Pansequito, Juana la del Revuelo, Miguel Poveda, Gerardo Nunez, Esperanza Fernández, and many others. Winner of countless national flamenco and saetas competitions. Winner of the award of the low-Andalusian songs at the International Festival of the Mines of the Union 2013.
The Chanito (Sing)
His first steps on stage were taken with Manuel Fernández Montoya El Carpeta in Gitanas, a show headed by Rosario Montoya La Farruca, whom you consider a teacher. Since then he has been part of the El Carpeta company. With this artist he has sung in Flamenco show and in A baile. He has also accompanied Raimundo Amador as a guest artist on Jazz Flamenco Nights and has been part of the cast of Manuela Carrasco and Farruquito.
Juan Parrilla (Flute)
Born in Jerez de la Frontera. He studied flute at the conservatory and later in Madrid. It comes from one of the great flamenco families, The Jerez Grill, and stands out as one of the greatest exponents of the new flamenco. He is one of the composers most required by great figures such as Aída Gómez, Antonio Canales, Joaquin Cortes, Rafael Amargo and Farruquito.
Julian Heredia (Low)
Granada, bass player, versatile and self-taught, with its gypsy roots from flamenco, but with a wide musical journey in different styles. He works and records with Enrique Morente on several albums, also simultaneously playing with almost all artists, most renowned Spanish guitarists and musicians in the flamenco field, jazz and flamenco fusion, such as José el Francés, David de maria, El Farru, Farruquito, Jerome Maya, Antonio Canales, Jorge Pardo, Remedios Amaya, Diego del Morao, Montse Cortés, Estrella Morente, with the Ketama group, Pepe Habichuela, Reuben Dantas, Raimundo Amateur, Ray Gómez, Child Josele, Tomatito, and a long etc.
Paco Vega (Percussion)
Born in Seville into a flamenco family, receiving his first lessons from his father, the bailaor Paco Vega. He has been creating his own language of flamenco percussion, which has led him to accompany such significant artists from the flamenco scene such as: Farruquito, the Lebrijano, Richard Bona, Antonio Molina "el Choro" or María Pagés.
Photograph: Javier del Real