Guest Artist Workshops

Each year Theatre Flamenco hosts an array of world class flamenco artists from Spain, making it possible for students to participate in special workshops by these artists right here in San Francisco. Flamenco dance, music and singing workshops have been taught by internationally acclaimed flamenco artists such as Juana la del Pipa, Pastora Galvan, El Farru, El Pirana, Jose Maya, Jesus Carmona, Adela Campallo, Jesus Corbacho, Pedro Sanchez, Carmen Ledesma, Andres Marin, La LupiÁfrica "Áfri" la de la Faraona,  Farruquito, Alfonso Losa, Ramon PorrinaManuela Rios, Cristina HallPepe Torres, Gema Moneo, Luis Moneo, El PerlaJose Valencia, Salvador Gutierrez and Daniel Suarez.

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Three Day Workshop with Sensational Dancer Ivan Vargas Heredia from Spain

October 26-28, 2018

Ivan Vargas

Ivan Vargas

Workshop Schedule:

Friday October 26 (Thank you for coming everyone!)

6:30 pm-8:00 pm Beg Technique and choreography 

8:00 pm-9:30 pm Interm/Advance Technique and Choreography 

Saturday October 27 (Thank you for coming everyone!)

11:00 am-12:30 pm All levels technique and Buleria 

ONE LAST DAY with Ivan!

Sunday October 28

11:00 am-12:30 pm Beg Technique and choreography  

12:30 pm-2:00 pm Interm/Advance Technique and choreography 

fees: $50 drop-in


Ivan was born in Sacromonte (Granada) in 1985, specifically in the cave "La Rocío" where he took his first steps with his family Los Maya. He belongs, then, to a dynasty of great dancers where we can find names like Manolete, Juan Andrés Maya, Mario Maya and, of course, accompanied by Juan Maya "Marote". He became a well-known artist since he was a very young child because he participated in numerous national television programs. He has participated in a large number of shows with his uncle Juan Andrés Maya, among which are: “Pasión”, “Cautivo” and “El flamenco de un marginado”, whose debut took place at the Teatro Apolo in Madrid. His participation in the Seville Biennial of 1992 was also important. Another brilliant contribution was made with the Fura dels Baus in Granada in a theatre play by Federico García Lorca, where he shared the stage with artists such as Javier Latorre, Eva la Yerbabuena, Beatriz Martín and again with his uncle Juan Andrés. He performed in the Veranos del Corral together with Fuensanta "La Moneta" in 2004 and later in 2013 and 2016 with great success.

He participated again in the show “Veranos del Corral del Carbón” and in the Festival of Autumn with the Musical “The Birth”, of Juan Andrés Maya. In the Summer of 2007, he performed in France, with his company, and in Lanzarote, Sardinia and Seville, as an image of the new perfume of Vittorio and Luchino "Hechizo". In 2009 he presented the show DE CASTA, where he achieved the difficult balance between spontaneity and control, and between modern and classic. We must highlight his interventions in tribute to his uncle Mario Maya, in the shows "Granada en cuerpo y alma", within the frame of the Flamenco Festivals and in which participated, among others, Enrique Morente, Juan Andrés Maya, Mariquilla or Marina Heredia and "Homage to Mario Maya", along with Juan Andrés Maya, Belén Maya, Diego Llori and Manuel Liñan.

Outside our borders, he has performed in Italy, France, London, Brazil, Tokyo, United States ... In the latter country he was with the group of Curro Albayzín on the occasion of the appointment of Antonio Banderas as ambassador of Andalusia. Important his participation in national and international festivals as Mont de Marsan, Albuquerque festival, festival of Nimes, Jueves de Cajasol de Sevilla and in 2015 he premiered a show with great success in the festival of Jerez. He is currently touring all over the world with his latest shows YO MISMO and SAVIA NUEVA, which are being very successful at the audience level and praised by the critics, undoubtedly one of the youngsters with the greatest projection currently.