Ricardo López of Madrid returns to Portland

April 23, 2013, 7:30 pm, the Star Theater

Tuesday, April 23
7:30pm  (doors open at 7:00)

Star Theater  13 NW 6th Ave., Portland, OR

He's giving workshops too!  Workshop participants may purchase up to 4 discounted tickets at $20 each.  For more information about workshops, .

Ricardo López of Madrid, Spain has been dancing professionally since the age of 17 and performs across the globe as a principal dancer for the world renown Compañia Rafaela Carrasco. Ricardo has performed throughout Spain, North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America with many of Spain’s most celebrated artists, including Antonio Canales, María Pagés, Rafaela Carrasco, Rafael Amargo, Rafael Aguilar, Manuel Liñan, Marcos Flores, Angel Rojas, Carlos Rodriguez, Rocio Molina, Olga Pericet, Concha Jareño, and Daniel Doña. He has danced in the finest tablaos in Madrid such as Casa Patas, El Corral de la Pacheca, El Corral de la Moreria, and Café Chinitas. and in prestigious festivals throughout Europe and abroad including the Festival de Jerez, Madrid en Danza, USA Flamenco Festival, and the New World Flamenco Festival.

In 1997 Ricardo joined Rafael Aguilar’s company performing as a company dancer and as a soloist. In 2002 he began dancing with Rafael Amargo where he shared the stage with artists such as Montse Cortéz and Rafaela Carrasco. He then went on to dance with the Compañia María Pagés in 2003.

In 2002 he began dancing as a soloist for the Nuevo Ballet Español of Madrid. In March 2004 he danced in the prestigious Festival de Jerez in Romeo y Julieta. In 2006 he toured in the USA Flamenco Festival dancing in Flamenco Directo. In addition to choreographing and directing for the company, he assumed the role as first dancer for Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez.

Ricardo choreographed for the Madrid based company Macadanza with Concha Jareño and Gemma Morado for the 2008 production, Jazz Flamenco. In 2009 he shared the stage with Lola Greco, Alejandro Granados and Amador Rojas in Miguel Narros’s production of Fedra to the music of Enrique Morente and choreography of Javier Latorre performing in such important theatre festivals such as the International Festivals of Merida, Almagro, and Peralada in Spain and Napoli Danza and the 2009 Biennial of Venice, Italy.

Ricardo is currently a soloist with Compañia Rafaela Carrasco which he has been with since 2004 performing in such productions as La Música del Cuerpo and Una Mirada al Flamenco sharing the stage with Manuel Liñan, Marco Flores, and Olga Pericet.  In August 2006 he danced with Carrasco in the New World Flamenco Festival and again in 2007 in the USA Flamenco Festival. He joined her in in 2007 in Del Amor y Otras Cosas in Madrid, and In 2008 he performed in the Bienal de Sevilla with Carrasco in Vamos al Tiroteo along with Pedro Cordoba, Jose Maldonado, and David Coria. He performed with Carrasco at the 2010 London Flamenco Festival as well as the 2010 Festival de Jerez, and in 2011 he performed at the 2011 Bienal de Buenos Aires.  Recently he performed at the IX London Flamenco Festival and the Flamenco Festival de Nimes in France.  In February he returns to the USA Flamenco Festival,  with Carrasco where they will perform in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Miami.  And, he just performed with Rafaela Carrasco at the 2013 Festival de Jerez.

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