Flamenco dancers Jairo Barrull and Irene ‘La Sentio’ are joined by a full cast of award winning gypsy musicians from Andalucía to evoke the pure essence of flamenco’s soul: el llanto.
Jairo Barrull has been performing professionally since he was seven years old. He comes from one of the most charismatic gypsy flamenco families in Andalucía ‘Los Negros de Ronda’ also known as The Del Gastor family. Jairo has performed all over the world including a performance at the Vatican for the Pope John Paul II when he was just 13 years old and in sell-out shows at the Alte Oper of Frankfurt and at the Berliner Philharmonie where the German press repeatedly declared him ‘The Hope of Dance’. In 2009 he formed his own flamenco company which has presented flamenco shows ‘Barrull’ and ‘Dos Ramas’ in some of the most prestigious flamenco festivals in the world.
Jairo said “El Llanto is the root, the beginning of everything flamenco. El Llanto is purity, beauty, sadness and suffering. It is the mixture of cultures, identities and it is history. It is the voice of our ancestors, ‘The Untouchables’ caste that came from India centuries ago”.
|Sat 7 May||7:30pm|
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