Flamenco dancer Farruquito presents his new show, “Intimate Farruquito,” sharing the history of Flamenco dance with live dancers and music.
Heralded as “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century” by The New York Times, Farruquito shares his personal journey through traditional Flamenco of the past as well as new stylings that have shaped flamenco into what it is today. Farruquito began his Flamenco career at the young age of six, dancing in his grandfather’s Broadway show. His newest show, Intimate Farruquito, opens a window into the history of Flamenco dance, as well as songs that have most influenced his artistry. With a large cast of dancers, live musicians, and vocalists, Farruquito’s tangos, bulerías, and alegrías bring Flamenco to life.
About the artist
Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the son of flamenco singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano “La Farruca,” the eldest of 3 siblings Juan Antonio Fernández Montoya “El Farru,” Manuel Fernández Montoya “El Carpeta” and Alegría Fernández Montoya. Farruquito was immersed in the purest form of Flamenco founded by his grandfather, “El Farruco.”
His first international stage appearance was at the age of four, on Broadway in New York City alongside his grandfather in the hit show Flamenco Puro. At the age of 11, he was featured in the film Flamenco, produced by the legendary film director Carlos Saura, which launched Farruquito’s career and positioned him among the most elite Flamenco artists of the world. That same year, together with his family, he created and choreographed Bodas de Gloria. In 1992 he had the honor of sharing the stage with his grandfather, at the inauguration of the Paralympic Games of Barcelona.