Joaquin Grilo presents Flamenco Alchemy
Leading Spanish flamenco dancer Joaquin Grilo will be appearing at the Megaron-Athens Concert Hall on 17 October. A long-time collaborator of de Lucia, the amazing flamenco performer choreographs and dances in a premier of work by Greek composer Christos Tzifakis, Flamenco Alchemy, as orchestrated by Michalis Travlos. Grilo is already known to Greek audiences through his appearances at the Herodeon and Lycabettus theatres with Paco de Lucia.
Born in Jerez de la Frontera, he began dancing with Fernando Belmonte and Paco del Rio. He soon earned a leading role in the ballet Albarizuela, appearing in France, England, Switzerland, Morocco, Israel and Japan. In 1986, he appeared at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and in 1987, he won first prize on the television competition, "Gente Joven." Following his victory, he danced at the palace in Seville for the King of Spain and the Queen of England. In 1989, he won first prize in a Spanish national dance competition in Cordova. In 1992, he worked with the top five dancers in Spain on a show called Zambra (Joaquin Cortez, Antonio Canales, Cristobal Reyes, Joaquin Ruiz and Adrian Gallia). Since then, he has worked regularly with Paco de Lucia, Joaquin Cortez and Vicente Amigo. In 2004, he became a choreographer for the National Ballet of Spain. In 2006, his show a Solas was named the best flamenco performance of the year.
Don't miss this leading Spanish flamenco dancer, Joaquin Grilo, at the Megaron-Athens Concert Hall.