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Adela Silva Campallo.

Adela Silvia Campallo was born in Sevilla in 1977, specifically in the flamenco neighborhood of "Cerro del Aguila". She received her first training by Manolo Marin, in his academy, then she worked with José Galván, with him she shaped as dancer.
However she improved her art later with artists like Eva la Hierbabuena, Antonio Canales, Javier Barón, her brother Rafael Campallo, Adrián Galia and Manolete. She took part in a lot of shows until she obtained her place in the "Compañia Andaluza de Danza", and then she moved to the Manuela Carrasco Company. Now she is working with Andres Marin and she has a large experience of dancing in tablaos of Sevilla, Barcelona or Tokyo.

Adrian Galia

Adrian Galia. Adrian Jorge Caviglia Marcioni, also known as "Adrian Galia", born in Buenos Aires in 1965. From 1978 he lives in Spain, he attends classes in the famous dance school "Amor de Dios" http:www.amordedios.com, reserve of great dancers, trained by the masters like Ciro, Manolete, Isidro "El Mono" and "La China". He took part of the "Ballet Español de Madrid" when he was a teenager with artists like Luisa Aranda, Merche Esmeralda, José Antonio and Eduardo Serrano El Güito. In 1988, he was the first dancer of the old "Teatro de Danza Española" and of the "Ballet del Teatro Español de Rafael Aguilar". He also worked with Maya Plisetskaya, Julio Bocca, and creates his own "Compañía de Flamenco Adrián Galia". He performed a duet in Paris with Joaquin Cortes. In 1992 he won the first award of the "Certamen Internacional de Coreografía de Danza Española Y Flamenco de Madrid". In 1993 he obtained his place in the "Compañía de Cristina Hoyos", in 1996 he worked alone for the "Teatro de la Abadía", introducing the show "En Clave Flamenca". 1997 is the year when he begins with his project of creating an audiovisual encyclopedia, introducing the main styles of dancing "Paso a Paso los Palos Flamencos": an accessible didactic method combining the technique and the hands, arms and body movements. In 1999 he starts showing "Pensando Flamenco" in the "Teatro de Madrid". In 2001 he's in Japan, in the "Tablao el Flamenco" of Osaka. The same year he founded "Jaspain", first Flamenco choreographic center in Tokyo, Japan. In 2004 the "Fundacion Antonio Gades" called him to play "Don José" in the show "Carmen" with the "Compañía Antonio Gades".


Ana Parrilla

Ana Fernández Molina, also known as "Ana Parrilla", born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz). Her grandfather was Juan Fernandez Moreno, known as the "Tio Parrilla de Jerez", and her mother Bernarda Molina Vega born in Algeciras, her brothers Juan Parrilla "guitarrista", Manuel Fernandez Molina "Parrilla" and her sister Manuela. Her uncles were Gregorio Fernandes "Parrila", Juan Fernandez "Tio Juanichi Parrilla", Manuel Fernandez "El Sernita de Jerez" and Juana Fernandez "Tia Juana da de El Pipa".
Died in July 11. in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), victim of a long illness.

From her youth she exelled in festivals and "tablaos" in Malaga, Madrid and Cadiz. In 1970 she accompanied her brother to the "Trini de España", José Menese, Antonio Nuñez "Chocolate" in the "Tablao flamenco" in Cadiz.
In September 1971 she went to Mexico D.F. with Enrique Morente and her brother "Parrilla de Jerez" with a contact fpr three months and a half. She is back in Spain on December 20.

From March to July 1972 she performed with her brother Manuel, in Marbella in teh "tablao Fiesta". Then the brothers performed in the Lola Flores "tablao" in Puerto Banús, in September in the "Caripén" of Madrid until end of October. On November 1. she obtained a contract, also with her brother, for a tour in South Africa and Rhodesia until February 17.

In February 1974 she is again on tour with her brother for the ballet "Luisillo", a tour through Venice, Genoa and other Italian cities, they will be back in Spain at the end of March 1974.
In September 1978 she performed with her two brothers and nephew Manuel Parrilla in the "Congreso de actividades de flamenco" in Zamora, directed by Manuel Torre and the Tio Parrila, her father.

In 1979, she is in "La Venta del Gato" in Madrid. And in 1984, with her brother, Curro Malena and Chano Lobato, perform in the following cities: Kortrij and Muscrón (Belgium) and in Brussels in July.
In 1992 in the show Ana Parrilla "de Jerez a Cai", they performed during the EXPO 92 in the Andalusian pavilion but also outside the EXPO enclosure during 6 months until they close the EXPO in October. They obtained the prize of the best flamenco during teh EXPO 92,
They went all over Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

In 1984 she obtained the "Copa Jerez de la Catedra de Flamencologia y Estudios Folkloricos Andaluces".
Amoung her outstanding performances stands out her participation in the "III Cumbre Flamenca" of Madrid, in 1986, in the "Teatro Alcalá Palace" now named "Nuevo Teatro Alcala", accompanied by her brothers on the guitar and with the singing of Antonio de Malena.

Angelita Vargas Vega

Angelita Vargas Vega, also known as "Angelita Vargas", born in Sevilla in 1946. She focused his artistic career almost exclusively in Sevilla, she made her debut at 13. in the Hotel Murillo and later in "Los Gallos".
She also learned to sing. At the very begining of her career she recorded some festive songs under the name of "Angelilla la Gitanilla". Matilde Coral choosed that name. In Madrid she worked for "Las Brujas" with the show "Flamenco Puro y Duro".
She took part in a lot of tablaos, festivals and flamenco bienales, in Great Britain, United States, Japan, Netherlands and Germany. She received a few awards the "Pastora Imperio" in 1980, the "Premio Nacional al baile de la Cátedra de Flamencología de Jerez de la Frontera" in 1986. She took part in the "I Giraldilla del Baile" (Sevilla) in 1982, and the "Premio Matilde Coral" in 1984 (Mairena de el Alcor). She is now teaching. She is maried with "El Biencasao" and she has a son, José.

El Güito

Eduardo Serrano Iglesias, also known as "El Güito", born in Madrid in 1942. With 14 he made his debut in the Ballet de Pilar Lopez (sister of La Argentinita), in the "Theater Palace" of London, his firends were Antonio Gades, Mario Maya, Curro Vélez and Alberto Portillo. At the begining his dance was othodox but ub the seventies he moved away of all the classical.
During the same period he formed a trio with Mario Maya and Carmen Mora, this relation lasts til 1975 with important hits. After that he performed in the Ballet Nacional of Spain.
We cannot list all his shows and galas. But we can say that he had travelled around the world a few times, sharing his art with important artists of the world stages.

La Argentinita

Encarnación López Júlvez, also known as "La Argentinita". Born in Buenos Aires in 1898 and died in New York, USA, in 1945 September 24. during a surgery operation. Daughter of artists, her father was guitarist and her mother from Aragon.
As many other great dancers she always sung, and the records that we have from her are popular themes, traditional in flamenco.
Her first big love was the bullfighter "Joselito" José Gómez Ortega, called Gallito (1895 May 8. in Gelves, Sevilla and 1920 May 16. in Sevilla in the bull square of Talavera de la Reina).
Her second big love was the bullfighter Ignacio Sánchez Mejías "Sevilla, June 6. 1891 - Madrid, AUgust 13. 1934), an intellectual bullfighter connected to the writers of the "Generacion del 27". The distinguished dancer and "tonadillera" will be its muse.
She was friend of the most brilliant poets of her time, like Federico García Lorca (Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, June 5. 1898  -  August 18. 1936 between Víznar and Alfacar) and Rafael Alberti (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, December 16 1902 - El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, October 28. 1999). Her last dance was for Indalecio Prieto Oviedo (April 30. 1883 - Ciudad e México, February 11. 1962). Daughter of Spanish persons and sister of Pilar López. Her family came back to SPain when she was six years old, moving to Madrid, she went at teh dance academy of "Manuel Fontesilla" and the "Julia Castelao". At eight years old the businessman Pardiñas gave her the artistic name of "La Argentinita".
With twelve years old she was dancing in the "Salone sde Atocha" and in "La Romea", then she performed in the "Teatro La Latina", "Príncipe Alfonso", "Teatro de la Comedia",  "La Princesa", "El Apolo", etc.
In 1920 she danced in Buenos Aires and in 1922 she is back in Madrid, she retired in 1929 to come back in the theaters "Alhambra" in Paris and "Scala" of Berlin.
She joined the artists and writers group of the Generacion del 27 and the poets advised her on topics and geve her ideas. She will direct her ballet "Las Called de Cadiz", sevillanas from the XVIII. Century.
She also created a personal version of "El Amor Brujo", with stars as "La Macarrona", "La Malena", Fernanda Antuñez, Rafael Ortega and Antonio de Triana.
In 1933, she presents his new show at the theater "Fallade de Cádiz" and then in the "Español" of Madrid, and then she carries on all over Spain. In 1934 she performed her show for the first time in the theater "Campos Eliseos" in Paris, the critics recognize her as a great artist of the international panorama dance.
In 1934 she offered only two performences in the theater "Poliorama" of Barcelona, and she came back to Madrid in 1935, year of her trip to America.
From 1941 to 1942 she changed twice of partner, first she replaces Antonio de Triana with Federico Rez, and bext year she replaced him with Italo Americano José Greco, hiring also the Mexican Manolo Vargas.
1943 is an important year, the most important businessman of the US, Sol Hurok, presents her in the Metropolitan House of New Cork. He was the agent of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Mstislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubinstein and many more and he noticed "La Argentinita".
She was buried in Madrid.

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