“One of the great flamenco dancers of this century... nothing less than sensational.”
- The New York Times
Farruquito presents Improvisao, a work of intimate, authentic and visceral flamenco dance. It is a show that transports the audience to a traditional and magical universe, which Farruquito calls “a return to my roots.”
From the legendary Los Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance, Farruquito, or Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya, is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. Son of the singer El Moreno and dancer La Farruca, he is the chief proponent of the unique dance style founded by his grandfather, the famed El Farruco.
At just 15 years old, Farruquito created his first show, Raíces Flamencas (Flamenco Roots). Since his debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London, he has performed with great success around the world. Following a performance at Flamenco Festival USA, The New York Times considered him "the best artist to set foot in the Big Apple in 2001.” He has also received numerous honors, including the prestigious APDE 2004 Award to the "worthy depositary of the Gypsy dance heritage.”