The flamenco dancer from Gran Canaria Maria Juncal, descendant of a dance legend in the Canary Islands, Trini Borrrull, stars this Saturday at the Cuyás Theater ‘Life is a romance’, his last show premiered just a few months ago.
In the artist’s opinion, “life is a romance, the songbook of a walker who does not always advance, but never stops walking and that includes the song of awakening and love, the first goodbye, the loneliness, the yesterday, fear, heaven and woman … “. Some thoughts that inspire this show with which the choreographer also aspires to captivate the public of her native island.
Juncal, who has presented the show directed by Miguel Ángel Rojas together with the general director of Culture of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Francisco Bravo de Laguna, and the artistic director of the venue, Gonzalo Ubani, will be accompanied on the stage of the Cuyás Óscar Lago ( guitar), Juan Triviño, Jonatan Reyes and Jesús Corbacho (singing) and Javier Teruel (percussion).
Due to the situation that was being experienced on the island of Gran Canaria by Covid-19 until last week, the function will take place this Saturday at 7.30 p.m., and not at 8.30 p.m., as was initially planned.
Precisely, by lowering the alert level from 3 to 2, it has been possible to increase the capacity of the Cuyás, with which in the last hours new tickets have gone on sale that are available, from only 20 euros, both on the web www.teatrocuyas.com as well as at the box office of the venue, on Viera y Clavijo street in the capital of Gran Canaria.
From the Canary Islands to the world
Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Juncal is highly regarded in the current context of flamenco dance. She began studies of Spanish dance in her homeland at the hands of one of her great aunts, Trini Borrull, and then continued her training in Madrid, with teachers such as Ciro, Merche Esmeralda, Guito, Manolete, La Tati or Cristóbal Reyes, among others. .
Among his previous productions, with which he has toured around the world, ‘Destemplao’, ‘Tercera Llamada’, ‘Chimera’, ‘El encierro de Anne Frank’ (Best of the Best Award), ‘Flamenco al Natural’ or ‘Fantasía Flamenco ‘.
In addition, her dedication has made her worthy of the Antonio Gades de Córdoba National Dance Award, the Flamenco Dance Award of Cante de las Minas (Desplante Trophy), the First Prize of Choreography of the Albéniz Theater or the Honorable Mention of the Gran Teatro de Havana.
Currently, he collaborates in Cuba with the community project ‘A compás flamenco’, for which he has received the Excellence Award for Art in recognition of his support for the development of culture in underprivileged neighborhoods of Havana, as well as with the CONFE Foundation for people with disabilities, while teaching international flamenco courses, as well as at the emblematic Amor de Dios school in Madrid.