FARRUQUITO Direct from Spain! Lecture-Demonstration, Improvisation in Flamenco

FARRUQUITO Direct from Spain!

Lecture-Demonstration Improvisation in Flamenco
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 . 11AM
Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya
Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya
Principal People: 

Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
80 minutes

Born into one of Spain’s most celebrated family of Gypsy flamenco artists, Farruquito made his Broadway stage debut at age five alongside his grandfather, the legendary dancer Farruco. He starred in Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco at age eight, and was directing his own shows by fifteen. In the ensuing years this vibrant young artist has garnered worldwide recognition at the highest level as he continues to deepen his personal approach to flamenco, bringing his family's dance legacy firmly into the 21st century.

"With the power and purity of his technique and the magic of his brooding presence, Farruquito is nothing less than sensational. The speed of his stamped rhythms is complex and phenomenal, no less so his spins and interpolations." --The New York Times, Anna Kisselgoff

"Possessed, he tore movement from the air, shaped extraordinary phrases and paragraphs of dance and rhythm, banished everything predictable and polite from the staging. Farruquito revealed himself to be a master of rhythmic nuance, of steps and their emotional and dynamic causes, of dance as communicative truth and the reason for his identity." -- London Financial Times, 2/26/16


UMD Community outside of TDPS dance program: MUST RSVP to jbgraham@umd.edu
Flamenco students in the Washington Metro Area: $15 at door, MUST RSVP to jbgraham@umd.edu

Paid parking available in: Stadium garage and Lot 1.
See Farruquito’s performance Improvisao at GW Lisner Auditorium, March 8, 8pm:


Sponsored by the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Dorothy G. Madden Professorship in Dance. Organized by TDPS Dance Professor, Miriam Phillips, “La Miri.”