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ABQOff-Alejandro Granados *Tientos -Tangos* 7 day Workshop
June 10 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 12:00 pm
Tientos – Tangos
Technique and choreography
In this Class Sr. Alejandro Granados will be focusing on the palos of Tientos-Tangos
Focusing the attention on technique, baile interpretation and feeling of the palo.
Class: June 10-16 @ 11 am
Flamenco dancer and choreographer ALEJANDRO GRANADOS was born in Madrid in 1961 and
has enjoyed an illustrious career as an artist of first rank, particularly during his tenure as a
member of the Ballet Nacional de España. He is highly regarded both as a choreographer and a
performer and has worked with some of the finest flamenco artists in Spain and internationally,
among them La Familia Farruco, Compañia Andaluza de Danza, and Yoko Komatsubara. He has
performed in the highly acclaimed show “Noche Flamenca” in New York; in “Trilogía” with
dancers Andres Marín and Rafael Campallo, and in the production of “Los Quatro Elementos”
directed by Mario Maya. He has often been an invited artist at the prestigious Festival de Jerez.
He began dancing in Zaragoza where he received training from María de Avila, an honored
master of Spanish Dance. He later studied with Paco Fernández and Manolo Marin. In his early
career, he performed with Lola Greco – daughter of the legendary José Greco and a major figure
in the history of Spanish dance. He also partnered Carmen Cortés – considered to be one of the
most prestigious artists in the world of flamenco dance – in a production of “La Memoria del
Cobre” by Francisco Suárez. For several years he was choreographer and principal dancer for
the company of Japan’s premier flamenco artist Yoko Komatsubara.
Among his credits are his performances in many highly acclaimed flamenco dance productions:
“Yerma” directed by Nuria Espert; as choreographer for “Picasso Flamenco”; in “Flamenco
Sonidos Gitanos” directed by María Bermúdez, and “A Nuestro Aire.” For many years he
directed his own flamenco dance company, while still creating dances for and performing with
other flamenco artists of high renown, such as “Un dos, tres . . . . faaa” directed by Mario Maya
which premiered in the Festival of Jerez in 2004.
Alejandro Granados is an associate professor for the Centro Flamenco de Estudios Escenicos
formed by Mario Maya in Granada. In addition, he has performed as a soloist with the Ballet
Clásico de Zaragoza. For two years he performed with the Ballet Nacional de España where he
gained attention as a choreographer. He was also a soloist with the Ballet Español de Madrid
and has performed for three seasons in the Salzburg Festival under the direction of the noted
conductor Herbert Van Karajan.
Aejandro Grandaos is known for his charismatic performances which transmit, above all, his
respect for the solemnity and simplicity of flamenco movement, both on the stage and within
the daily life of Spanish culture. He is a flamenco artist at the pinnacle of that art form and is
considered a living example of the fusion between ‘purity’ and ‘modernity.’ Alejandro Granados
has earned a well-deserved reputation as a major figure in the ongoing history of flamenco.