Flamenco from Spain
A dance prodigy from Barcelona, Jesús Carmona has shared the stage with Spain’s most legendary dancers. He was a principal dancer with the prestigious Ballet Nacional de España for three years before creating his own award-winning company. Jesús Carmona and his company of 11 dancers, musicians and vocalists will make their Portland debut with an emotionally charged program, Impetu’s (“bursting with energy”), starring the spellbinding and charismatic Carmona and featuring famed Spanish scores by Albéniz, Riqueni and Escudero.
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-Founded in 2009, Carmona founded the company after three years as a principal dancer for Ballet Nacional de España.
-Carmona has training in both flamenco and ballet
-The inspiration for the piece Impetu’s is Carmona’s own life and training
-This lively program features 5 live musicians: Daniel Jurado, Oscar Lake, Thomas Potiron, Luqui Losada and Juan Jose Amador
-Although Compañia Jesús Carmona has toured all over the world, this is their first performance in Portland