Acuérdate Cuando Entonces
(Remember Back Then)
Compañía Guadalupe Torres
Saturday, December 12
Available for streaming through December 18th.
A personal memory of flamenco.
This show arises from this idea of homage in which, through the different styles of flamenco, the importance of those “roots” of that “flamenco of yesterday” is highlighted. This continues to be a great source of inspiration for the new generations, reminding us how the past is important for the flamenco scene today. It’s a tribute to the cante (song) and the importance of those echoes of purity in flamenco and the legacy of great artists such as: Niña de los Peines, Manuel Torre, Mairena, Caracol, La Paquera, Terremoto, Fernanda, and many others.
Guadalupe Torres trained in Spanish dance and flamenco at the Royal Conservatory for Professional Dance, in Madrid. Her teachers included renowned greats such as Esther Escudero, Beatriz Martin, Ricardo Franco, Aurora Bosch, Jose Antonio Ruiz, Eva Yerbabuena, Javier Latorre, Israel Galvan and Antonio Gades.
In 2002 she moved to Seville to begin working for the Compañía Andaluza de Danza (Andalusian Dance Company) under Jose Antonio and performed in shows including “Encuentros”, “Cosas de Payos”, “El Perro Andaluz”, “La Leyenda” and “Bodas de Sangre”, all of which toured extensively in theatres and festivals worldwide. Later she would go on to form part of other dance companies, including those of Maria Pages and Ruben Olmo.
She has been the guest artist for singers like Miguel Poveda and Montse Cortes, guitarist Pepe Habichuela and the “bailaor” (flamenco dancer) Güito. She has performed as a solo artist in flamenco festivals such as La Silla de Oro, Suma Flamenca, Tío Luis el de la Juliana (Madrid), Larachí Flamenca (Seville and Paris) and el Corral del Carbon (Granada). She appears in the show “Flamenco Hoy” by Carlos Saura. In 2009 she first performed “Momentos” together with David Coria and Jonatan Miro, which they took to the festival Veranos de la Villa in Madrid. In 2011 she showcased her first solo project “De los Rincones” (From the Corners) with special guest Marco Flores, during the season “La otra mirada del Flamenco” in Madrid’s Teatro Pradillo.
She currently is working in shows including “Tauro” by Manuel Linan, “Flamencas en la sombra” by Montse Cortes, and “De Flamencas” by Marco Flores’ dance company (which won the best show award at the Jerez festival in 2012). She is also touring with her second solo show “Acuerdate cuando entonces…” (Remember Back Then) which she opened in Madrid in 2013 and took to the Esch Flamenco Festival in Luxemburg (2013), the Helsinki Flamenco Festival (2014) and the Cajasol season of dance in Seville as well the Flamenco Viene del Sur festival (2014).
She has worked in important “tablaos” (flamenco venues) including “Casa Patas”, “Las Carboneras”, “Corral de la Morería” o “Villa Rosa” in Madrid, “El Arenal” in Seville, “Tablao de Carmen” y “El Cordobés” in Barcelona and “Tablao el Flamenco” in Tokio. She has given both courses and classes in Spain and around the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Italy and Japan.
2007 Best Choreography for “A miedos, colores” at the Madrid contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco. · 2010 Best Solo Choreography for “De los Rincones” at the Madrid contest of Spanish Dance and Flamenco, finalist at the contest Cante de las Minas de La Unión.
Direction, Choreography, Dancer
JUAÑARES & ISMAEL EL BOLA
Belen de la Quintana
Recorded in the 21st Festival de Jerez
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