AMFlamenco Dance Company
Director-Choregrapher: Adriana Maresma Fois
Musical Director: Juan Antonio Gómez
Cante-Singer: Rocío Soto
Bailaores-Dancers: José Moro, Adriana Maresma Fois
Enter the world of AMFlamenco Dance Company, and feel yourself swept away into a world of poetry and movement that finds its expression through life’s inspirations. The artistry of the dancers and musicians in this unique company will transport you to an unforgettable experience of storytelling through song and dance. Flamenco moves to a timeless and distinct rhythm, with one heartbeat shared by all. Each performer creates their poetry from their life experiences – both joy and endured hardships. As time passes,we are connected like links on a chain, intertwined into a new poetry to share.
AMFlamenco was founded in 2009, in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
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One of the things I enjoyed about the show was the powerful emotional connection Adriana and José so beautifully conveyed. It felt like they were dancing because it was their only way to communicate to one another…as if the audience didn’t exist.
Juan Antonio Gómez was born in Cadiz, Spain, in one of the oldest flamenco barrios, neighborhoods, of southern Spain. He began studying the flamenco guitar at nine years of age, and performed in his first international tour at age eleven with the group, Gaditano Raiz, in France. Juan has played for some of Spain’s more recognized cantaores, singers, such as Enrique El Extremeño, Segundo Falcon, Mariana Cornejo, Capullo de Jerez, and Enrique Morente, among others. Juan has been participated numerous times in the renowned Festival de Jerez, known for being the “cuna” or cradle of flamenco in Spain. He has performed with artists such as Joaquin Grilo, Maria Jose Franco, Javier Baron, Antonio El Pipa and Montse Cortes. From 2001-present, Juan has been first guitarist and composer for the company, Flamencos En-route, based in Switzerland, performing in theatres throughout Europe.
“…Juan Gomez sabe coordinar la dinamica y la expression de su arte con tension y fuerza.”
— Ursula Pellaton, Der Landbote Newspaper, Switzerland
José Moro, son of art, was born in Venice, in 1981. When he was six years old, he started to study classical ballet with his mother Iride Sauri. After a year, he worked for 3 years at the theatre “La Fenice”, Venice, acting as a mime performer in the play “Dibouk” of Maurice Bejart, among other shows. At the age of ten, he played the lead role in the movie “Noel de Verre”, a Franco-Swiss co-production. When he was 11 years old, he participated in different shows at “La Scala” in Milan. When he was 14, he took his first steps in the art of flamenco and moved to Jerez de la Frontera, España, where he grew professionally with Chiqui de Jerez and Fernando Belmonte. He studied for many periods with J. La Torre, D. Ortega and the Farrucos. View his complete CV here.
Rocío Soto began singing flamenco as a little girl, growing up in the flamenco neighnorhood of Santiago, in Jerez de la Frontera. She began her career singing in the State Fairs and local Peñas (flamenco bars) and Tablaos and quickly became recognized for her talent, and presence on the stage. Rocío´s big break was when she went to Madrid to work with internationally famous dancer and guitarist, Carmen Cortés and Geraldo Nuñez. From there, she was offered numerous tours to Japan, and United States with Jose Galvez and Porcell Flamenco Company. Most recently, Rocío has been working with the Swiss dance company, Flamencos Enroute, touring throughout Europe.
Vicente Griego “El Cartucho” from Dixon/Embudo, New Mexico has devoted his life to the study of cante flamenco, the art of flamenco singing. In 1992, Vicente began touring the US, Canada and Latin America, with the Jose Greco II Flamenco Dance Company, where he was mentored by Caño Roto singer, Alfonso “Veneno” of Madrid, Spain. Vicente remains a pupil of acclaimed guitarist, Chuscales and continues to accompany internationally renouned companies such as; Yjastros, Juan Siddi Flamenco Company, Carola Zertuche’s Teatro Flamenco, Martinez’ Pueblo Viejo, Fanny Ara, Jesus Montoya y Pureza Flamenca and Encuentro, to name a few.
“Vicente Griego “El Cartucho” is striking for his deep, sonorous wails that seem to come from a cavern, someplace deep within his soul…”
— Anna Poplawska, Chicago Artist’s News