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Flamenco show on the Odeon Theater stage, on the occasion of the National Day of Spain

Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes of Bucharest will organize, in collaboration with the Odeon Theater of Bucharest, on Tuesday, October 8, at 19.00, at the Majestic Hall of the Theater, the flamenco music and dance show called “Fluye”, held by guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey and dancer Ana Morales.

This show, organized on the occasion of the National Day of Spain (celebrated on October 12), harmoniously combines flamenco songs such as bolero, fandango and soleá, with some of the most known Spanish classical music songs, such as Sevilla by Isaac Albéniz, Farruca by Manuel de Falla, or the Popular Songs of Federico García Lorca, among others.

Tickets can be purchased online at: www.teatrul-odeon.ro or from the Ticket Agency of the Odeon Theater of Bucharest (40-42 Calea Victoriei), from Monday to Sunday, between 11.30 and 19.00, excepting the break between 14.30 and 15.00.

Guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey and dancer Ana Morales combine their art and talent in a flamenco show of maximum accuracy and elegance. The recital is a tribute to a glorious period of the Spanish music, the second half of the 19th century, where exchanges and borrowing of knowledge between the classic and flamenco styles were absolutely normal.

 

José María Gallardo del Rey

 

Being an artist with outstanding background and knowledge in the guitar world, he is one of the most requested soloists by the orchestras around the world, being recognized at global level for his brilliant performances and impeccable technique. His training as a classical guitarist has been enriched by his intense connection with the flamenco genre. His extensive training in music allowed him to develop multiple facets, such as composer, artistic manager and consultant.

In 1990, he made the orchestration of the song “Concierto de Aranjuez”, which belongs to composer Joaquín Rodrigo, performed in Osaka (Japan) by Telemann Chamber Orchestra, with an exceptional soloist: Paco de Lucía. He collaborated with professionals like Plácido Domingo, Elina Garança and Teresa Berganza.

Being a prestigious composer, his works are performed at the most important music festivals and their choreography is made by famous names in the world of dancing, such as María Pagés, Víctor Ullate or Lola Greco. He held concerts in prestigious music institutions, such as Carnegie Hall, Tokio Opera, Konzerthaus in Viena and Paris Opera, among many others.

 

Ana Morales

 

She was born in Barcelona, and since she was a little girl, she starts to be interested in dancing, a passion that will turn Ana Morales in one of the flamenco dance landmarks of the moment. She is an artist with a vast knowledge and mastery of this language, in which she is permanently experiencing. She started her training at the Conservatory from her hometown, in classical dance and flamenco, a duality that allowed her to acquire a versatility which she implemented and developed without any limit in her creations.

Her steps were guided by maestros like Rafael Campallo, Alejandro Granados, Juana Amaya, Eva la Hierbabuena, Isabel Bayón and Andrés Marín, among others.

Her career was recognized through many awards, including the “Giraldillo” Trophy at the Seville Dancing Biennale (2019), the three distinctions granted at the Lorca Awards (2019) for the best choreography, female performance and flamenco show, the “Desplante” Award at the Cante de las Minas International Festival (2009), or the Free Dancing Award at the “La Perla de Cádiz” Flamenco National Contest (2004), to mention just a few of them.

 

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