Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company presents Gitano
27 May 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm|
Chelmsford City Theatres|
Jairo Barrull explains that the Gypsy art form “is a specific way of feeling and expressing oneself on stage. It doesn’t differentiate between traditional or contemporary dance forms; it is simply about the freedom of expression as a flamenco artist that I am”.
Jairo Barrull Fernández (1983, Seville), started to dance under the direction of his father when he was 7 years old and he started his professional dance career when he was 13. In 1997 he danced in front of the Pope John Paul II in the Paul VI Auditorium, The Vatican, Rome, in the show ‘Un Gitano de Ley’, for the beatification of Ceferino Jiménez Malla ‘El Pele’. At 16 he had already worked with some of the greatest flamenco icons in the world such as ‘El Chocolate’, ‘Angelita Vargas’, ‘Farruquito’, ‘Concha Vargas’ and ‘Arcangel’. He has collaborated in numerous flamenco shows including ‘Incognito’ by Francis Brunn which premiered at the Opera Theatre of Frankfurt, ‘La Sinfonía Flamenca’ at the National Orchestra of Lyons Auditorium, ‘Magia de Maestros’ at theBerliner Philharmonie and ‘Al-Andalus’ that toured North America and Argentina in the Theatre Avenida.
Gema Moneo, at just 24 years old, has already toured the world and participated in several prestigious flamenco festivals such as La Bienal de Sevilla, The Festival de Jerez and the Flamenco Festival of London. In 2010 she joined Farruquito’s company and danced in two of his shows ‘El Baile Flamenco’ and ‘Sonerías’. More recently in 2014 Gema joined Joaquín Cortés’ company and later that year performed in the show ‘Con Carmen Amaya en la memoria’ in Barcelona alongside Pastora Galvan and Karime Amaya.