Always a highlight of the Flamenco Festival, the annual Gala Flamenca is a showcase for the very best in flamenco. Welcoming back Manuel Liñan as director, this year’s line-up features “obsession made flesh” (Financial Times) Mercedes Ruiz, “flamenco in its richest current incarnation” (Dance Magazine) Eduardo Guerrero and Cĩa Eva Yerbabuena dancer María Moreno, joined on stage by singer Maria Terremoto – the youngest ever recipient of the Giraldillo award for new artist at the Seville Flamenco Biennial.
Specialized critic said that he is brutal, radical. He dances with fury and from the guts. Naked. An exorcism. But this Flamenco dancer never loses his elegance, the style that is his hallmark.
María Moreno was born in Cádiz in 1986. When she was eight years old, she began to train at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Cádiz, along with masters such as Javier Latorre, Rafaela Carrasco, Antonio Canales and Eva Yerbabuena among others.
María Terremoto was the youngest ever artist to lift the Giraldillo award for the Revelation at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. Following a career replete with glowing reviews, in which she has been labelled “The flagbearer for young cante singers”, she is now releasing her first album, La huella de mi sentío, in which she records the cantes that have been with her since childhood. An orthodox expression of cante that mainains coherence with the modern sounds of flamenco.