Described as a “charging bull” and noted in 2003 as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Farruquito has earned the hype as heir to one of the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasties in Spain. His grandfather was the dancer El Farruco, his mother La Farruca, and his father was the singer El Moreno. Together, the family boasts a bloodline saturated in tradition and passion for the dance. Joined onstage by his band, Farruquito celebrates and honors the origins of flamenco while keeping the art form very much alive through his intimate performances.
Flamenco as we know it today can be traced back to the late 18th century, and is known throughout the world as a dance that pairs unbridled passion with intricate skill. Joining cante (singing), toque (guitar), baile (dance), jaleo (vocalizations), palmas (hand clapping), and pitos (snapping), the performance offers a conduit from the soul of flamenco directly to the audience. “He taps his heart to the pulse and interacts more subtly with two singers, letting their voices coax him into physical response, so that when he finally breaks into snare-drum stamps and rattles, both music and dance seem to have emerged from the same source.” (The Guardian)
His first international stage appearance was at the age of four, on Broadway alongside his grandfather in the hit show Flamenco Puro. When Farruquito was 15, El Farruco, the then patriarch of the flamenco dynasty passed, and Farruquito became the heir of the Farruco flamenco lineage. Since then, he’s created multiple hit shows which not only distinguished his mastery as a dancer, but also gave him the opportunity to showcase the traditions of his prodigious flamenco line. As the principal inheritor of the greatest Gypsy flamenco bloodline, Farruquito has made it his life’s mission to share the purest form of flamenco on stages all around the world while further broadening his influence by collaborating with the most paramount film directors, conductors and artists of our time.