Flamenco 37

June 21st–29th, 2024

37th Festival Flamenco Alburquerque – June 21-29, 2024
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Rafael Estévez


Intermediate/Advanced Dance





The Workshop

In dance classes, choreography and technique will be taught. Workshop choreographies are set to various palos (song forms and rhythms). Choreographies are the original work of the artists/teachers, and students learn flamenco through the experience and unique abilities that these master artists/teachers bring to their work. Workshops consist of six (6) hours of instruction over the course of seven (7) days, June 22-28. Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance.

Workshops consist of six (6) hours of instruction over the course of seven (7) days, June 22-28. Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance; Rafael Estévez will not teach on June 24.
Schedules, artists, and pricing on all FFABQ 37 programming subject to change.
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Rafael Estévez

Rafael Estévez is an exceptional performer, prolific choreographer, and renowned director and creator of flamenco. Born in Huelva, he began to dance in a self-taught way at age three, later studying with Rafael el Negro, Carlos Robles, Manolo Marín, Javier Cruz, Antonio Canales, Eva la Yerbabuena and Guillermo Weickert. As a teenager, Estévez moved to Madrid to study at the Flamenco school Amor de Dios and train with artists such as Merche Esmeralda, Ciro, La China and Rosa Ochoa. Early in his career he danced in the companies of Merche Esmeralda, Cristóbal Reyes, Antonio Reyes, Manolete, and others. He has shared the stage with some of flamenco’s best artists such as Paco Toronjo, Milagros Menjíbar, La Tati, Manuel Soler, José Mercé, Juana Amaya, El Grilo, Niña de la Puebla, among others. He was the artistic director of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía from 2016-2018. In 2001, Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños formed an artistic tandem after discovering that they had much in common regarding artistic concepts and vision of dance. They began an arduous work together involving research and experimentation, combining tradition and innovation. Through this artistic and creative journey, they investigate movement, experimenting with contemporary dance forms, Spanish Dance, and flamenco, and create a language and concept of dance and choreography that is characteristically their own.
In 2019, Estévez and Paños were awarded the Premio Nacional de Danza in the modality of creation. Together they have choreographed, directed, and collaborated with artists such as Carlos Saura, Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, El Terremoto, Arcángel, Patricia Guerrero, Olga Pericet, Marco Flores, Manuel Liñán, Amador Rojas, Fuensanta la Moneta, Pastora Galván, Ana Morales, Concha Jareño, and Alfonso Losa, among others.

Rafael Estévez

See Rafael Estévez June 24 IN

Tríptico #2
[Meter los pies / Nondedéu / Silencios]

US Premiere at Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 37