Renowned as “one of the greatest flamenco dancers of this new century” (The New York Times), Farruquito makes his Segerstrom Center debut on Thursday, September 29 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with his latest show, Improvisao, an intimate dance program that showcases his incomparable talent for daring improvisation.
It is a celebration of flamenco performed in the most traditional manner where the dancer and the musicians return to flamenco’s visceral origins. Hailing from a flamenco family dynasty, the Spanish-born Farruquito is known for his passionate and precise dancing, and in Improvisao...
“It is a return to my roots and a sample of what I’ve learned in this profession. Singing, guitar and dance fused with total freedom to create a different show every day.”
Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya, Farruquito, is the son of flamenco singer Juan Fernández Flores, El Moreno, and flamenco dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano, La Farruca. The heir of a unique school founded by his grandfather Farruco, he has lived his whole life immersed in the most pure flamenco art.
He made his debut on the international scene at the age of five on Broadway in New York, with the show Pure Flamenco, sharing the stage with the most legendary figures of flamenco, among them, his family. At the age of eight, he presented his first seasonal show at the Sala Zambra in Madrid. At the age of 11, he appeared in the music video Camaron Nuestro and in Carlo Saura's film Flamenco the following year, face to face with the saga’s patriarch, El Farruco. That year he joined his family in the show Bodas de Gloria, participating in its artistic and choreographic conception.
|Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Farruquito Flamenco - Photo by Ana Iturbe|
|Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Farruquito Flamenco - Photo by Mon Huysmans|
Tickets for Farruquito’s Improvisao start at $39 and are on sale now at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.