We review the biography of one of the most beloved dancers in ALL FLAMENCO: Concha Jareño. Get to know her in a new post on our blog.
Dancer, choreographer and flamenco teacher. Concepción Jareño Pradenas, better known as Concha Jareño, was born in Madrid in 1977 and graduated in Spanish Dance. Her training includes such well-known figures as Yolanda Heredia, La China, Cristóbal Reyes, La Tati, Pedro Azorin, among others.
Since 2001, in addition to dancing, she teaches courses in Spain (Escuela Superior de Arte Flamenco Amor de Dios) and other countries such as the United States, Norway, Mexico, Taiwan, among others. Also in 2001, she danced with Belén Maya in Mujeres al Borde de una Bata de Cola by Yolanda Heredia. As a choreographer, she has worked on projects such as Herencia de jazz-flamenco with the dancer Gema Morado.
She has been a guest artist in the 50th anniversary of the Corral de la Morería; in ¿Quién dice no? by David Romero; in Sonatas by the Estévez-Paños Company and in Flamenco XXI: Café, Copa y Puro by the Dospormedio Company at the Malaga Biennial. With the show Otra Mirada del Flamenco by Rafaela Carrasco, she premiered at the Festival Madrid en Danza and also performed at the Festival de Jerez.
She has toured all over Spain with the companies of Rafaela Carrasco and Rafael de Córdoba. Her steps have reached South America with Bizet's Carmen. And, although flamenco is her trademark, she is an all-round dancer. She demonstrated this on the French tour of Imprevisibles, where, in addition to flamenco, she performs Indian, African and contemporary dance.
In 2008 she premiered the recital Simplemente Flamenco and the show Algo, which bridges the gap between the avant-garde and tradition, and whose performance won her the Revelation Award at the Festival de Jerez in 2009.
In 2010 he closed the cycle of his show "Algo" by presenting it at the prestigious Bienal de Sevilla at the Teatro Central.
In 2011 she premiered "Hecho a Mano" at the Corral del Carbón in Granada and in 2012 she participated as choreographer with Javier Latorre in the Chinese production "Quijote, al Compás de un Sueño", which premiered at the Teatro Coliseum de la Gran Vía in Madrid.
In 2013 he premiered El Baúl de los Flamencos, a work of his own conception and co-directed with Rafael Estévez. In March 2015 she premiered the production "El Baúl de los Flamencos" at the Festival de Jerez and continued with choreographic productions and teaching, for which she is internationally acclaimed. In June 2018, as part of the Flamenco Madrid festival, she premiered her "Recital Flamenco" where we find Concha Jareño with a clearly reached maturity.
Her career is marked by performance, but she is acclaimed for her teaching which has made her an international teacher, giving classes in Switzerland, Mexico, Israel, Holland, France, Venezuela, Germany, among other countries.
Concha Jareño's awards
2007 National Flamenco Art Awards of Cordoba "Matilde Coral" and "Mario Maya".
2007 Award for Best Soloist Choreography at the XVI Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid.
2009 Revelation Award at the Festival de Jerez for the show "Algo".