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Published on Apr 6, 2010
Granada, with its enchanting gipsy quarters Albayzin and Sacromonte, has always been an important breeding ground for flamenco talent. Remarkably, the level of todays generation ascending can be called truly astonishing. As far as Cante is concerned singers such as Estrella Morente and Marina Heredia have swiftly found their ways to the top. And now in Baile Flamenco as well, a phenomenal talent is rising. The single most astounding female dancer of this new, young generation is called Patricia Guerrero.
Her dancing style can be described as gracious and elegant, with in addition a clear love for life and a remarkable emotionality. Truly special is the fact that someone so young already managed to develop a very own personal dancing style. An original style which combines many totally different influences. Patricia Guerrero is a remarkable young personality and above all a very talented flamenco dancer who faces a grand future without any doubt.
Patricia Guerrero stems from a true flamenco family from the Albayzin quarter, where her mother at present still teaches flamenco dance. She took several completion courses with Manolete, Juana Amaya and Eva La Yerbabuena, among others. Furthermore she also trained at the renowned Centro de Estudios Escenicas of Mario Maya. She gave her very first performance at the age of eight at the popular Peña de la Plateria in the very same Albayzin. She won a first important trophy in Ubrique, where she became a laureate at the local Concurso de Baile Flamenco. But it was last year that she won the most important trophy so far: Premio El Desplante at the international flamenco festival of La Union.
Since then, she has taken her place at the most important flamenco festivals in Span. This year, she could be seen at the Festival Caja Madrid and at the top-event Festival de Jerez. At both occasions she performed with her own company.
Patricia Guerrero is now coming up north for a first full worthy tour abroad. It is the perfect occasion to see one of Spains most promising female flamenco dancers at work.