Flamenco Festival 2016 in Irvine, CA
Flamenco Festival 2016 presents Spain’s finest dancers and singers on its thirteenth anniversary for a celebration of Flamenco that is stirringly authentic while challenging the conventions of the form.
One of the year’s biggest dance events in New York City—The New York Times
Flamenco Festival will kick off in New York, and continues through the U.S. with passion, drama and lighting footwork in a three-week celebration of Flamenco.
- On Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm
- On Sunday, February 28 at 3 pm.
- At Irvine Barclay Theatre.
Farruquito presents Improvisao, a work of intimate, authentic and visceral flamenco. It is a show that transports the audience to a traditional and magical universe, which Farruquito calls “a return to my roots.” From the legendary Los Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance, Farruquito, or Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya, is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. Son of the singer El Moreno and dancer La Farruca, he is the chief proponent of the unique dance style founded by his grandfather, the famed El Farruco. At just 15 years old, Farruquito created his first show, Raíces Flamencas (Flamenco Roots).