Next Steps Flamenco Up Close Grilo

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Harbourfront Centre says
Music and dance serve as the essential threads that Joaquín Grilo uses to weave a cheerful and uninhibited performance, executed with great artistic and technical rigour. The result is a modern vision of flamenco with an absolute reverence for the purest essence of this art form. Guitar, cante (song), palmas (handclapping) and baile (dance) revolve around seguiriyas, soleá, bulerías — all as interpreted by Grilo. Live musicians are an integral component of this production and some of the very best within this genre. Together, they bring an unencumbered and spontaneous incursion into flamenco to the stage, with the main objective always being emotion.

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Direct from Spain, the internationally acclaimed Joaquín Grilo will be performing in Toronto for one night only.

Joaquín Grilo, dancer and choreographer, was born in the cradle of flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, in 1968. Joaquín is a powerful dancer who is considered one of today’s leading male proponents of the flamenco genre. While his singular and personal style has made him an innovator in flamenco, he is firmly connected to and grounded in traditional flamenco. Joaquín’s performances are intoxicating! His unbounded energy, unparalleled skill, and charm have turned his dance style into a personal trademark. To experience one of Joaquin’s performances is to be invited into a world where dance, guitar and song come together to exist in flamenco perfection. Flamenco does not get any better than this!

Joaquín started his flamenco training at the age of three. At the age of thirteen, as a member of a flamenco company in Jerez and already showing great promise, he toured extensively, becoming a principal dancer three years later. Joaquín has won numerous major Spanish flamenco awards, and in 1997 a nationwide poll selected him as Spain’s best flamenco dancer. After performing as a principal dancer with several flamenco companies and exhibiting an uncanny mastery, he formed his own company. Joaquín has collaborated with leading flamenco artists such as guitarist, Vicente Amigo, pianist, Dorantes and dancers Pastora Galván and Joaquín Cortes, to name a few. His most notable collaboration was with the great Paco de Lucia, touring as lead dancer for seven years!
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By: Harbourfront Centre