Antonio Vázquez is a flamenco dancer. Since 2018 he has been part of the cast of artists of El Palacio Andaluz. He started in this world by chance. Blessed chance. At the age of 6, his aunt took him and his brother to the academy where he learned to play the castanets. He didn’t want to go, but in the end he got hooked on flamenco and hasn’t been able to give it up.
In Morón de la Frontera (Seville), his hometown, he began his love affair with this art. She continued her training at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Seville and at the Higher Dance Conservatory of Malaga, as well as taking different courses with professional flamenco and dance artists.
For 15 years he toured the world as a professional dancer. He has toured different tablaos in Malaga, Madrid and Seville. He has also participated with several companies in international tours in Germany, France, England, China and Morocco. He won the first prize in the Concurso Andaluz de Jóvenes Flamencos, organised by the Federación Provincial de Sevilla de Entidades Flamencas, and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Festival Internacional “Cante de Minas” in La Unión (Murcia).
He has combined his training as a flamenco dancer with studies in Pedagogy and Nursing. But “his life is flamenco”. He is said to be an elegant dancer. He argues that each artist must create his or her own style and that a good professional has to master all the elements of dance. He works on it every day.
He has shared the stage with one of his references, Antonio ‘El Pipa’. Dream come true. He admires Antonio ‘El Bailarín’, Farruquito or Manuela Carrasco. She has not yet given up the possibility of joining the Ballet Nacional de España or the Ballet Flamenco de Andaluz. It has a long way to go.
Antonio Vázquez, an elegant flamenco dancer with his own style. Don’t let anyone tell you how to dance. You have to see it in the tablao. If you visit Seville, enjoy his art at El Palacio Andaluz.
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