This page will give you an overview to the flamenco dancers and performers at Tablao Cordobés on Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
All our photos on this page were taken with permission of Tablao Flamenco Cordobés during our recent visit to one of their evening performances.
The founders and managers of Tablao Cordobés are Luis Pérez Adame and Irene Alba. Luis studied violin in the Conservatory of Madrid and Irene studied classic dance. Both loved flamenco and became brilliant performers of flamenco guitar and dancing, respectively.
Over time, they founded their own company and toured the world.
In 1970, Matías Colsada, a famous show businessman at the time, was so inspired by their performances he approached the couple with aim of them becoming managers for a new flamenco venue on Las Ramblas. As a result of this partnership the Tablao Cordobés was born.
|Sara Barrero at Tablao Cordobés.|
One important factor to consider when choosing a flamenco show is to find out if the management is, or were, flamenco performers themselves. If the answer is "yes" then you are on a good footing to know you will experience an authentic flamenco show.
Today, the flamenco tradition at Tablao Cordobés is kept by Maria Rosa Pérez, Luis Adame’s daughter, a flamenco dancer and lawyer.
Each show at Tablao Cordobés has around 15 artists. The tablao does not have a fixed cast. The aim of having different performers is to ensure the shows remain fresh and alive. Flamenco is all about improvisation, and this can occur more freely when the influences to that improvisation change.
The shows in Tablao Cordobés change almost every month. However, the presence of flamenco stars at the tablao is an important requirement at Tablao Cordobés.
As an example of the artistic level of this tablao the following list is some of the famous flamenco artists that have performed at Tablao Cordobés:
Jose Maya, Belén López, Karime Amaya, Pastora Galvan, El Junco, Susana Casas, La Tana, Maria Carmona, Amador Rojas, David and Israel Cerreduela, Manuel Tañé, Antonio Villar, Morenito de Illora, El Coco.
|Sara Barrero performing on stage. Flamenco is famous for expressing passion and strong emotion that can leave you feeling deeply moved.|
In Tablao Cordobés some of the top flamenco stars perform at the same time helping ensure you have a memorable experience at whatever performance you attend. Below we have provided some background information to some of the performers at Tablao Cordobés.
Amador was born in Seville in 1980. He didn’t attend any school but has achieved excellent skills by practising and training in the professional stages. He has received good critical reviews by the press and the audience. He joined the company of Salvador Tamora when he was 16 years old. Later he worked as a soloist until he joined the company of Eva La Yerbabuena and worked with Antonio Canales. He was awarded the Best New Artist Prize in 2008 in the Bienal of Seville. He has performed at famous flamenco venues around the world.
|Juan Jose Jaen known as "El Junco"|
Ivan is a flamenco male dancer born in Barcelona. He started dancing at the age of 5 years. He studied in the Theatre School and the Conservatory and learnt from some of the best artists. He has performed in important shows as Penélope, Somorrostro, Volver a empezar etc. He is one of the best contemporary dancers and won the award Mario Maya in the VIII Contest Young Values of Flamenco Dance.
Female flamenco dancers
Mercedes de Córdoba
Mercedes Ruiz Muñoz, known as Mercedes de Córdoba, was born in Córdoba in 1980. She has been dancing since she was four years old. She learnt from Ana María López and studied Spanish Dance and Dramatic Art in Cordoba and Ballet in the Conservatory of Seville. She has worked in the companies of Manuel Morao, Javier Barón, Antonio el Pipa, Eva la Yerbabuena and in the Andalusian Ballet of José Antonio. Her depurated style has been awarded many times.
|Susana Casas performing at Tablao Cordobés.|
She started dancing at the age of 8 years old. She learnt from José Galván. She has worked in the company of Mario Maya, the Ballet of Cristina Hoyos and the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia. She has received good reviews from the press and the audience.
Sara Barrero was born in Barcelona in 1979. She learnt from Ana Márquez, La Tani, La Chana and Antonio El Toleo. She started her career at the age of 16 working in important tablaos in Spain and Japan. She has participated in many national and international flamenco festivals such as Mont de Marsans, Flamenco Festival in Tokyo, Grec Festival in Barcelona, etc. She has taught in dance schools and has been awarded with the Carmen Amaya Prize in the Flamenco Festival Young Values in Hospitalet.
|Belén López performing at Tablao Cordobés.|
Ana Belén López Ruiz, known as Belén López was born in Tarragona in 1986. At the age of eleven, she studied in the Dance Conservatory of Madrid. She represented Spain in Inturfest, the International Tourism Fair in Russia a couple of times. She moved to Madrid in 1999 and entered the Dance Conservatory and also worked in many tablaos. She was the main dancer in the Arena di Verona and in the company La Corrala. She won the Mario Maya Award and the Best New Artist Award by Corral de la Pacheca. In 2005 she started her own company in which she has succeeded in many theatres.
Karime Amaya was born in Mexico in 1985. She is Carmen Amaya’s grand-niece and has the art of her family in her blood. She has worked in the most important tablaos of the world and with the most important artists such as: Juan de Juan, Mario Maya, Antonio El Pipa, the Farruco Family, Antonio Canales, Pastora Galván, Paloma Fantova, Farruquito, Israel Galván etc.
She has participated in many shows as Desde la Orilla, With Carmen Amaya in the Memory, Abolengo…etc.
She starred the documentary Bajarí by Eva Vila and has been in many national and international flamenco festivals.
This guitarist started his career at the age of 6 working with his brother Rafael Campallo and his sister Adela Campallo. He has played for many dancers as Pastora Galván, Antonio Canales, Merche Esmeralda etc.
He has composed concerts as Horizonte, Solera 87, Tiempo Pasado, Gala Andalucía. He participated in the Bienal of Seville in 2004 and 2006 and his talent has been awarded in several occasions.
|David Cerreduela performing on stage.|
Israel, David Cerreduela’s son, was born in Madrid. He has work with great artists such as Antonio Canales, Enrique Morente or Sara Baras. His style is fresh and delicate and is considered a promise in the flamenco world. He has played in many important theatres and collaborated in some records.
Maria Carmona was born in Madrid. She belongs to a family of flamenco artists. She is a soloist singer with an authentic and extraordinary voice. She has worked with important artists and has worked in the company of Rafael Amargo. She participated in the Flamenco Cycle of the XXI Century in Barcelona.
|Victoria Santiago Borja known as La Tana on stage at Tablao Flamenco Cordobés.|
Victoria Santiago Borja, La Tana, was born in Seville. She worked in the companies of Joaquín Cortés and Farruquito. She was praised by Paco de Lucía who loved her way of singing. She recorded her first record as a soloist in 2005 entitled Tú ven a mí, produced by Paco de Lucía. She has participated in many flamenco festivals.
|Antonio Villar - singing at Tablao Cordobés.|
Antonio Villar was born in Seville. He started singing in 1996 in the company of Farruco. Later, he worked in the tablao El Flamenco in Tokyo and worked in the companies of Cristina Hoyos, Joaquín Cortés, Manuela Carrasco, Farruquito and Tomatito. He has done important recording collaborations with Vicente Amigo and Niña Pastori.
Manuel Tañé was born in Cádiz in a flamenco family. He learnt from Luis Moneo, Enrique El Extremeño and Juan Parrilla. He started performing at the age of 16 and has worked in many tablaos, especially the tablao El Arena and Tablao Cordobés. He worked in the company of Antonio El Pipa touring the world. His career has been successful and many artists have praised his voice quality. He has participated in many national and international festivals.
El Coco was born in Badalona. He has shared stage with important artists such as Remedios Amaya, Montse Cortés, La Tana. He has performed around the world. He starred the documentary Bajari by Eva Vila along with Karime Amaya and other artists. He has performed in many flamenco festivals as La Villette, Summer Festival of Madrid and Alburquerque Festival.
How to book your tickets for the flamenco show at Tablao Cordobés.
The Tablao has a capacity of only 150 people. It is therefore recommended to book your tickets in advance to attend the show. Once you have ordered your tickets online bring the voucher print out with you on the night.
We trust this page has been of interest in learning more about the flamenco artists that perform at Tablao Cordobés. If you would like to learn more about the Tablao Cordobés flamenco show visit our page on the Las Ramblas famous flamenco show Tablao Cordobés where we go into more information about what makes for an authentic flamenco performance.