José Manuel Álvarez (dancer & choreographer) https://flamencoprojects.com
He has worked with directors and choreographers such as Marco Flores, Olga Pericet, Juan Carlos Lérida, Guillermo Wieckert, Daniel Doña, Rubén Olmo, Javier Latorre and Pepa Gamboa. Choreographed Rosalía among other important artists.
Under the direction of Craig Rivel, he had a season with the musical "Flamen'ka Nueva" in Paris and London. He participated in shows by the Yoko Komatsubara company touring the main theaters in Japan. He has also collaborated with La Fura dels Baus, Antonio Canales, Las Migas, tap dancer Roxane Butterfly, the company Increpación Danza and tar master Hamid Khabbazi. He is part of the Marco Flores company in Laberíntica (2014) and Entrar al Juego (2016), and in the production Sin Permiso by Ana Morales that premiered at the Bienal de Sevilla 2018. He collaborates as a choreographic advisor with the singer Rosalía .
Since 2014 he has been exploring his facet as a creator, which has led him to present the small-format proposal Solo Con (Barcelona 2014), the choreographic piece D-Structures at the Theater de la Ville (Paris 2014, Ciutat Flamenco 2017), Ángulo muerto together with Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona” (Barcelona 2015) or Hostal Pascual (Barcelona 2016). In 2018 he created his company, with which he toured with the pieces Movimiento Collateral, Bailes Collaterales (L'Hospitalet 2019) and Cruces (Dusseldorf 2020).
He performs regularly at the Palau de la Música together with the Barcelona Guitar Trio and Pedro Javier González, and with the musical group Aurora. He also performed in different tablaos such as Villarrosa, Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Morería, El Cordobés, El tablao de Carmen… He was the artistic director of the late Flamenco Ramblas tablao in Barcelona.
In 2017 he opened his flamenco studio ¡La Capitana! in L'Hospitalet-Barcelona. He has been a visiting professor at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and conducts masterclasses all over the world.
In 2012 he won the Free Dance Award for siguiriya in the national contest La Perla de Cádiz.