69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
“Dear Flamenco patrons,
Due to unfortunate circumstances, Jerez Flamenco performance as part of the 1st Flamenco Festival Australia show touring OZ in July is postponed indefinitely at this time. This is a huge blow to me Elena Lorenzo Varga and, of course, the artists. I am determined to bring to Australia a spectacular show in 2023.
Thanks to those who have supported this event – you will be notified shortly and tickets will be refunded.
Thanks to the artists for their patience and commitment. Andres, Manuel, Paco and Londro for understanding, and we will see you soon Australia.”
Elena Lorenzo Varga
Elena Lorenzo Varga presents
direct from Spain, launching the 1st Flamenco Festival touring Australia in July 2022
Flamenco – intangible heritage of humanity – UNESCO November 2010
Jerez Flamenco will showcase four incredibly talented artists from Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucía, all renowned exponents of traditional pure Flamenco from its birthplace. They are some of the most respected and recognised artists of today.
This 90-minute performance of pure masculine energy evokes the spirit of long warm afternoons by the Alcázar, Feria del Caballo (Andalusian horses), church bells tolling in the gypsy suburbs of Santiago, San Miguel and The Plazuela, the finest Jerez sherry and families gathering in the neighbourhood for a street fiesta.
Song and dance is a natural rhythm to a Flamenco way of life.
A show true to its roots yet contemporary in its form, Jerez Flamenco is the real deal.
The two singers are both from highly respected and famous families with a long history in Flamenco. The passionate, earthy voices of El Londro and Manuel Malena dance over virtuosic guitar melodies and pulsing crescendos of Paco Lara’s guitar, while intricate dynamic rhythms are the driving force for staccato heels, whipping turns, elegance and the powerful dance of Andres Peña.
Wild and joyous, tempered and dark like its four strong artists, Jerez Flamenco has spontaneous improvisation in abundance whilst delving into the very nature of the art form of Flamenco.
Andres Peña Morón
Flamenco dancer/Artistic Director
Jerez Flamenco is led by the charismatic dancer Andres Peña Morón, who has toured extensively with companies such as La Chunga, Eva Yerbabuena and formed his own company touring Russia, London and California. Andres was awarded: • Best young dancer 2000 • Best performance and critically acclaimed shows ‘Órdago a lo Grande 2014’ and ‘De Sepia y Oro’ with his wife Pilar Ogalla. Andres has performed with Miguel Poveda in ‘Sin Fronteras’ and many Peñas and Festivals around Spain and is loved around the world for his incredible passion for sharing his knowledge of Flamenco through masterclasses.
Miguel Soto ‘El Londro’
Miguel Soto Peña’El Londro’ turned professional at 12 years of age performing in Festivals and debuted as a soloist in 1992. He is respected around the world as a versatile singer. Winner in the 3rd contest of Flamenco youth ‘La Trilla’ in 2010 launched his career appearing in all the important Peñas and festivals. Miguel has toured extensively worldwide with Sara Baras company, Antonio Canales and Miguel Poveda as well as many more top line artists. Miguel has recorded with Chicuelo and Santiago Lara to name a few.
Listen to his 2010 solo album release ‘Luna de Enero’:
Manuel de la Malena
Manuel Moreno Malena Carrasco has won multiple awards as a singer over the years including the prestigious Premio Festival Antonio Mairena at the age of 12. Other awards include Premio Jerez Barriada Torre Soto and Premio Palma de Plata de Algeciras. Manuel has appeared in all the Peñas and Fiestas of the Buleria Jerez with artists such as Rancapino, Camarón, Jose de la Tomasa, Juan Moneo el Torta. Performing extensively with touring companies of La Tati, Manolete, Rafael Aguilar, …… with a soul stirring voice Manuel de la Malena appeared in the Flamenco documentary ‘La tierra es la vida’.
Flamenco guitarist/Musical Director
The fabulous, charismatic and incredible guitarist Francisco Lara Puerto known as Paco Lara started playing around Spain at 9 years of age and debuted on television at 16 accompanying El Beni de Cadiz. At 20 years old he released an album with his brother Jose, ‘Donde se Para el Tiempo’. Paco is a skilled soloist and has accompanied some of the most famous dancers and singers in Spain including Mercedes Ruiz, Juan Moneo ‘El Torta’, and recorded with La Macanita and Los Deliquentes to name a few. Paco performed in concert and as a judge in the 2018 Jerez international guitar contest and festival. Well known to Byron Theatre audiences, Paco has recently been touring Australia promoting his album ‘The Andalusian Guitar’.
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6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
7.30pm – Theatre doors open
8.00pm – Jerez Flamenco
9.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)