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Las Minas Puerto Flamenco Dance

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When

Saturday 7 October, 7:30pm

Where

Concert Hall

Price

Stalls $99
Dress Circle $89

Group bookings available (10 or more). Please contact box office. 

Las Minas Puerto Flamenco is a jaw-dropping performance of flamenco like you’ve never seen before. A group of eleven performers, each masters of their specialty, come together for one hundred spellbinding minutes of music, dance and singing in celebration of the rich culture of flamenco.

An energetic mix of storytelling and expression sits at the core of this passionate performance. The show journeys through the history of Flamenco, exploring the influences of the various ports where the style evolved through interaction with music from across the world including the habaneras, Colombians, vidalitas, milongas and guajiras.

The stunning musical offering marries skilled vocals, guitar and percussion, punctuated with flamenco flutes, saxophone, clapping and the joyous knocking of dancing shoes over the stage. This sound spectacle engulfs the exquisite flamenco dancers as they move amongst the musicians, with all performers dressed in works from high fashion designer and costume visionary Francis Montesinos.

Winning Spain’s most prestigious flamenco award at the legendary Cante de las Minas Festival, La Minas Puerto Flamenco have taken their show global to packed venues, playing to universal critical acclaim. Now in Sydney for the first time, don’t miss the world’s most stunning flamenco show – a vivacious celebration of this cultural force.

 

The Performers

Dancers:

Yolanda Osuna

She holds a diploma in Spanish Dance from the Luis del Río Conservatory (Córdoba) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Pedagogy at the Higher Dance Conservatory of Málaga. She has also completed training with teachers such as Javier Latorre, Matilde Corral, Milagros Mengíbar, El Mimbre, Blanca del Rey, Rocío Molina, Pastora Galván, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales, La Farruca, Faraona and La Lupi, among others.

She won 2nd Prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión in 2007 and 2014.

Juan Fernandez

Juan began to dance Flamenco and Spanish Classical Ballet at the tender age of 10 in the school of Paco del Puerto and went on to study in Jerez de la Frontera with masters such as Antonio El Pipa, Leonor Leal, Chiqui de Jerez, Fernando Belmonte and Fernando Galan. He continued his studies in “Cibayi” dance school under the direction of Charo Cruz. He began to take on new styles such as Classical Ballet, Spanish Classical Dance and Modern Dance as a way of complementing his Flamenco training.

In 2011 he won First Prize in the “Concurso Nacional por Alegrías de la Perla de Cádiz” and Second Prize in the “Concurso Aniya la Gitana de Ronda”

In 2015 he was declared winner of the “Villa de Gullena” Competition which lead to him being billed alongside the singers “Argentina” and Vicente Soto “Sordera” in the “Festival de la Buleria” in Guillena.

Juan De Juan

Para perfeccionar su talento natural, estudió en el Real Conservatorio de Sevilla, al tiempo que tomaba clases con maestros de la talla de Ramón Barrús, Manolo Marín, Juan Amaya, Juan Ramírez, Ciro, Manolete y Antonio Canales. Este último, uno de los más grandes de la danza flamenca, fue quien lo encaminó en el terreno profesional. A los 16 años se incorporó a su compañía, allí inició su desarrollo en diferentes etapas y trabajos hasta convertirse en primer bailarín y artista invitado del Ballet Flamenco de Antonio Canales.

Guitarists:

Jose Tomas Jimenez

Since 2008, he has worked as a guitarist accompanying Flamenco singing and dancing in Flamenco clubs and festivals around the provinces and cities of Spain.

He has worked as a teacher of Flamenco Guitar at the Municipal Music School of Montoro (Córdoba) from 2010 to present day.

He has performed as a concert guitarist on numerous occasions.

He won the “Bordón Minero” Prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión in 2014.

Javier Ibanez

He soon moved with his family to Jerez de la Frontera, where set off on his career as a Flamenco guitarist. He started taking classes in Flamenco and classical guitar with the maestros Manuel Lozano “El Carbonero” and José Luis Balao in 1991.

The bailaor Cristóbal Fernández “El Jerezano” offered him the chance to attend his classes and that is where he started out as an accompanying guitarist for Flamenco dance and singing.

He graduated from the University of Cádiz in the speciality of Musical Education Teacher and holds a diploma in Flamenco Guitar from the Rafael Orozco Music Conservatory of Córdoba.

He has also travelled to a long list of cities that include: Lyon, Venice, Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Shanghai, Manila and Monterrey (Mexico).

Singers:

Gema Caballero

Her talent soon led her to appear with the young Granada artists of her generation such as Estrella Morente and Marina Heredia. During her professional career, she has been a member of dance companies and has been called up by artists such as Mario Maya, Belén Maya, Rocío Molina, Rafaela Carrasco, Manuel Liñán, Concha Jareño, Antonio Márquez and Domingo Ortega, among others.

Bernardo Miranda

His talent was passed on to him and at the age of 8 years he started singing, performing on stage at the age of 12. When he was 18, he started singing professionally and won several awards at Flamenco festivals.

Manu Soto

He was born to a family of artists from the quarter of Santiago, related to the Flamenco world: José Mercé (uncle and godfather), Manuel Soto “El Sordera de Jerez” and Vicente Soto, among others.

His professional career began at the age of 10 as a Flamenco dancer at the Manuela Carpio Dance Academy, with which he performed at different Flamenco clubs and events over a period of 5 years.

Since 2008, he has toured internationally and performed in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka; and in countries such as Italy, USA, Mexico and Canada, among others.

Percussion:

Lolo Planton

He started out at the age of 10 years at the La Burlería Flamenco tablao in Córdoba, owned by a prestigious family in the world of Flamenco, the Plantón family.

When the tour was over, he was asked to accompany major Flamenco artists, such as Los Cherooke, Montse Cortés, El Pele, Canelita, Raimundo Amador, Diego el Morao, Maria Toledo,

Parrita and El Farru, among others. He has worked with them at the most prestigious national and international theatres in cities such as: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Paris, Toulouse, London and Geneva.

He currently plays with the band of Vicente Amigo. He is one of the leading percussionists in the Flamenco world and accompanies soloist guitarists, dancers, singers and groups.

Flamenco Flute:

Oscar De Manuel

Musical director, a multi-talented artist who specialises in the Flamenco flute.

Through his own experience, he has discovered art, music and Flamenco as a way of expressing a feeling.

He won the “Filón” Prize for Best Flamenco Instrumentalist of the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de La Unión in 2012.

Flamenco Saxophone:

Sergio De Lope

Flautist and saxophonist flamenco. Diploma in music teaching and flamencologia awarded degree. Sergio has been selected as a pop musician Mediterranean by the MEDINEA project organized by Berklee College of Music and Aix Festival in Provence 2016.

2nd prize International Festival of Flamenco Instrumentalist of the Union 2016. He has worked with different guitarrist flamenco players like José Antonio Rodríguez, Dani de Morón, Juan Requena, Javier Conde, Eduardo Trassierra, David Caro, José Tomás Jiménez y Alberto López between many other. He has also played with singers like Estrella Morente, Antonio Reyes, Jesús Méndez, Juan José Amador, Antonio Campos, Juanito Villar hijo, Juan Pinilla, Antonio Villar, María Vizárraga, “El Mati”. He has also had the chance to share his music with dancers like Javier Latorre, Farruquito, Daniel Navarro, Pedro Córdoba, Úrsula López, Patricia Guerrero, Belén de la Quintana.

Artistic Director:

Angel Rojas

He made his professional debut at the age of 16 in the Maestro Luisillo’s Company of the Ballet Teatro Español de Rafael Aguilar and the Ballet Español de Madrid under the artistic direction of José Granero. In 1993, he co-starred alongside Antonio Canales in the emblematic work “Torero”.
In 1994, he joined the Company of José Antonio Ruiz.

At the same time, he created his own label under the name of Ángel Rojas Project, with which he developed his own creations. In 2013, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Gala Flamenca for the Flamenco Festival London and USA.

In 2015, he was appointed artistic director of the Flamenco Festival of Madrid by the Madrid City Hall.

In 2016, at the Flamenco Biennial of Seville, he was artistic director of the “Trianero” show for the Company of Antonio Canales, as well as the production “Las Minas Puerto Flamenco” of the Las Minas Flamenco Tour Company.

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