With Special Guests Juan Fernández & Antonio el Pola
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The Flamenco Express floating festival lands again in London with another cargo of the finest talent from deepest Spain.Joining “sizzling soloist” La Joaquina and guitar maestro Chris Clavo tonight are two of flamenco’s most elemental artists.
Juan Fernández – an internationally acclaimed dancer hugely sought-after by producers all over the world – and singer Antonio el Pola – a true custodian of the flamenco heritage.
Both deeply respected artists who have performed with the legends of flamenco.
The real thing.
Born in Cadíz in 1984 he began dancing flamenco & classical dance at the young age of 10 years old in the studios of Paco del Puerto and continued to study with Antonio el Pipa, Leonor Leal, Chiqui de Jerez & Fernando Galán. Moving to Seville his career developed dancing in flamenco festivals, peñas & touring with major artists such as Mercedes Ruiz & Vicente Soto Sordera.
Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages, performing with many legends of the art, such as La Chana, Paco de Lucía, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya and Juan Castor. A true custodian of the flamenco heritage.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express in 1996.
She has also worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. And collaborated with Merce Cunnigham and other contemporary choreographers.
Recent Collaborations ‘Spaces in Between’ 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist ‘Splinter In The Flesh’ with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.