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Directed by Manuel Gutierrez
Produced by Deborah Lawlor
Starring Manuel Gutierrez, Jose Cortes, Andres Vadin, Diego Alvarez "El Negro", Joel Nuñez
Flamenco dancer and sought out choreographer, Manuel Gutierrez, will be accompanied by LA’s best musicians for an exciting and one of a kind Flamenco show. Manuel is considered to be a charismatic and passionate performer that over-delivers at every show.
For this new show, he will be performing with flamenco singer Jose Cortes, guitarist Andres Vadin, Grammy winner Diego Alvarez “El Negro” on percusión, and Joel Nuñez on Sax and Piano.
About the Artistic Director:
Manuel Gutierrez Cabello was born in Montpellier, France after his parents had migrated to South of France from Cordoba, Spain. From a young age he had shown a talent for dance, winning his first flamenco award at only 8 years old. He began to develop his unique style under the direction of Lita Peiro, José Galván and later with Joaquin Grilo and Javier Latorre.
By age twenty, Gutierrez began producing works and dancing across Europe with legendary artists including Duquende, Chicuelo, Juan Carmona and Chispa Negra. He also began to collaborate with top French choreographers Redha, Marjorie Ascione, and Gerome Zerbie. In 2008, Manuel was invited to choreograph the production “Flamenco Flamen’ka” which sold out the Lyric Theatre in London and and ran for five years in Great Britain and France. Guiterrez’s fame as a choreographer and producer was growing. The Telegraph in London called his work “Fiery.” Danse Magazine nicknamed him, “The Young Flamenco Prince.” Figarro Newspaper raved “The dance is strong, voluptuous, and spectacular… a profound type of Flamenco and incredibly explosive.”
Manuel was invited to teach at the top studios in Europe including L’Opéra de Paris. During this period, he worked on television and stage productions as choreographer/dancer, such as “Romancero Gitano,” “El Emigrante” and many others. Since 2011, Manuel has contributed his time as Artistic Director for Global Gift Foundation for the charitable initiative “The Global Gift Gala” which works alongside actress, producer and philanthropist Eva Longoria as Honorary Chair in benefit of Eva Longoria Foundation, Ricky Martin Foundation, Global Gift Foundation and many more. Manuel continues to work alongside Longoria and has produced charitable events in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Cannes, Mexico and Dubai.
Manuel concurrently has continued to dance and choreograph around the world with artists like Louis Winsberg, Souad Massi and San Francisco-based dance company “Caminos Flamencos.” In 2012, he helped create the production “Juncal Street” with Fanny Ara and his choreography was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Manuel is establishing himself as a very prolific performer and choreographer throughout the U.S., having created his first U.S production, “KOMPAZ”, performing with the LA Opera and continuing his collaborations with musicians of different genres in his quest to define himself as an explorer of dance in general and flamenco in particular. More at www.manuelgutierrez.net