Manuela Carrasco Flamenco Goddess

The 2014 Biennial will feature the majesty of her dancing

manuela_carrasco“Although art is not learned, you can be born with art. You may think, being 20 years old, that doing things faster and with more force is more beautiful. And no, it is just the opposite ” (Manuela Carrasco).

The dancer, director of her company and a leading figure of flamenco Manuela Carrasco, who we count as a fundamental support in the Flamenco XXI project with, will be showing up again at the Bienal de Flamenco this year. After inaugurating the “Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2012” with the show “Ebony Estate” together with the help of Pele, Pansequito, Juan Enrique Villar and “the Frontier”, this year we will enjoy her along with Miguel Poveda, who will be staring the show “Gypsy Morena” the most important event in flamenco. A truly magical night to remember that will set the “Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2014”.

Definitely an appointment not to be missed, in which the dancer Manuela Carrasco will demonstrate her majesty, maturity in dance, temperament and professionalism on the stage of the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. Her determination, her dizzying footwork impeccable sound of a flamenco aesthetics will make an image hard to forget. In her image, brave dance culture is reflected in each staging, courage and determination that have always been present throughout her career.

Manuela Carrasco had the teacher of the teachers, and that is having been born in Vega de Triana and be surrounded by great Flamenco as her father, the gypsy dancer José Carrasco “The Deaf” or her mother, Cipriana Salazar Heredia, related to the Camborios.

At the age of 11, she stepped on her first scenario, the club “La Garage” (Sevilla), and at 13 already embarked on projects out beyond the Spanish borders. It was in Madrid on tablao “The Canasteros” when she really started to gain fame by being baptized by Juan De Dios Ramírez Heredia as “The Goddess of flamenco”. Since then, important names in flamenco have shared the stage with Manuela Carrasco, participating in shows with Camarón, Lebrijano, Fernanda de Utrera and Antonio Canales.

Among the many shows that have shaped her career, we can stand out from the latest: Essences, Tronío, A sip of the sublime and Romalí gypsy dance. In 2014, she returned to the Teatro Lope de Vega ‘flamenco Sighs’. With these shows, among others, has taken flamenco from Sevilla to the rest of Spain, London, New York or France.

Of course, they wanted to count on her in the world of the cinema, so she participated in the film ‘Sevillanas’ (1992) and also in the film Flamenco (1994), both by Carlos Saura.

Offstage, he is a renowned flamenco with a fairly extensive list of awards. Among others, Ambassadors of peace award in 1976 in San Remo (Italy), an award that only have Paco de Lucia and Manolo Sanlucar. Also the National Dance Prize Pastora Imperio National Flamenco Art Contest of Córdoba (1974) or the National Dance Award 2007 in the category of interpretation.

As always, the next 24th of September in her appointment at the Teatro de la Maestranza, she will echo the best school, the courage and great skill to shape projects that have been spoiled in every single detail. Projects of courage and professionalism that has
deposited all her support and confidence as Flamenco XXI, where we have the privilege of having the Goddess of Dance, a benchmark in the world of flamenco and one of the most remarkable occurrences of the Biennial 2014.