Flamenco Evening: Seville Beauty
Choni – Soto – Kowal
18th Jan 2022 | 7 PM
Witrażowa Hall, 1 Purkyniego Str., Wrocław
Tickets: PLN 88 normal, PLN 66 reduced, available on e-mail order (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online at: biletyna.pl, kupbilecik.pl and tobilet.pl
At the Flamenco Evening in January, we will show the beauty of Seville's art – the only concert in Poland will be attended by an excellent dancer from Seville - Asunción Pérez "Choni". She will be accompanied by a flamenco singer Borja Soto from Seville, and Damian Kowaliński, a graduate of the Seville school, will play the guitar. Master dance, singing and guitar will take us for a moment to southern Spain and will not disappoint fans of flamenco puro.
Asunción Pérez "Choni" is a dancer, choreographer, educator and director of CHONI CÍA. FLAMEN. She was born in Seville and graduated from the Conservatory of Music and Dance in this city. She started her professional career as a soloist and as part of the artistic cast of dance groups, e.g. Mario Maya and Eva Yerbabuena.
In 2007, she decided to start her own company, successfully presenting her first performance "Tejidos al Tiempo" and receiving the Giraldillo "REVELACIÓN" award at the XV Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Sevilla 2008.
Since then, the CHONI CÍA group. FLAMENCA has in its repertoire shows such as "Dos en Compañía", "Retahíla", "Flamenco a tres", "El Huésped", "Flamenco Tratado", "Sombra de tu sombra", "Malgama 1.1" and "La Gloria de mi mare” - the latter awarded the ESCENARIOS DE SEVILLA AWARDS 2011 for the best theatrical performance, the best theater actor (Juanjo Macías) and the TEATRO ANDALUZ 2014 AWARDS for the best actor and best lighting. In addition, it was nominated for the MAX 2014 DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS AWARDS for the best dance show and the best dancer, and since its premiere at the Bienal de Arte Flamenco de Sevilla in 2010, it has consistently enjoyed great success among critics and audiences. Most recently, she has created shows: "Reencuentro" and "Compás de espera", the latter being her most personal, intimate and emotional work.
Choni's dance, the prototype of the Escuela Sevillana dance style, is characterized by elegance, femininity, grace, mastery of arms, hands and feet, as well as freedom and mastery in using bata de cola.
Borja Soto is currently the only Spanish flamenco singer living in Poland, originally from Seville. He has been performing in Poland since 2013 in various formations during such events as: Unfinished House / European Songs as part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 cycle, Jazz in Palaces - Moszna Castle, Duende Festival in Poznań, Polish Dance Platform, Folk Inspirations Łódź, Ethno Jazz Festival Wrocław, European Capital of Culture - inauguration 2016, Festival of Music in Bukowiec, International Folklore Festival in Zielona Góra, BRAVE Together, Festival Window to the World in Gdańsk. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Artistic director of the Flamenco Evenings concert series. Founder of the band Los Duendes, in which he writes lyrics and songs.
Damian Kowaliński is the first Polish flamenco guitarist who, in the academic year 2011/2012, received a scholarship for outstanding results in learning to play the guitar at the internationally recognized school Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren in Seville, where he took lessons from masters of this genre. Currently, he lives in Poland and regularly performs in Poland and abroad with the most outstanding artists. He regularly invites musicians and dancers from Spain, introducing the Polish audience to the art of flamenco in its authentic form. Damian Kowaliński is primarily an active musician, but also a composer and teacher of flamenco guitar.