Dancer and choreographer. Granada 1984.
Fuensanta “La Moneta” is the case of an artist with an early vocation. His desire for flamenco dancing wakes him up in childhood. Such is her dedication to the dance and her innate conditions, that being still a girl, she is disputed by the most famous zambras of Sacromonte and tablaos from Granada. At this stage it is required to perform in galas organized by radio and TV channels. obtaining some important awards.
La Moneta combines his studies, with work in the zambras and tablaos to pay for his dance training in courses with the best teachers: Javier Latorre, Mario Maya, Carmen Cortes, Juan Andres Maya, Juana Amaya, Matilde Coral, Israel Galván and others.
When she danced for the first time in Madrid – at the age of 16 – in the Sala Suristan, how many fans and critics saw her, they came to the conclusion that they were contemplating someone who had all the qualities to be a flamenco dance figure. On the occasion of... +
...this performance, the flamenco magazine Alma 100, interviewed her and took her on the cover, calling her the most outstanding bailaora born in the eighties.
Since then Fuensanta la Moneta has danced in the most prestigious Peñas Flamencas, in countless flamenco festivals and in theaters of European, Asian and American countries.
He was part of the Javier Latorre Company in the flamenco ballets “Triana, in the name of the Rose” and “Rinconete y Cortadillo”. In the flamenco show “Tribute to Fosforito” in the National Contest of Córdoba and in the movie “Por qué se rub los patitas” by the director Álvaro Begines.
– 2006. “What brings the air”, flamenco suite premiered in Los Veranos del Corral.
– 2007. “Between the moon and the men”, work of Teatro Danza Flamenco, directed by Hansel Cereza. Premiered at the Málaga Biennial in Flamenco.
– 2009. “Estévez & La Moneta”, flamenco experience with dancer and choreographer Rafael Estévez. Premiered in the Veranos del Corral.
– 2010 “Extremo Jondo”, premiered at the International Music and Dance Festival of Granada.
– 2010. “Bailar, vivir”, flamenco suite premiered at the Flamenco Biennial of Seville.
– 2012. “Very Special”, premiered at the Isabel the Catholic Theater for the Corpus Christi Festivities.
– 2012. “La Moneta, step by step” premiered at the Flamenco Biennial of Seville.
– 2013. “DUENDE”, premiered at the Teatro del Generalife and for the Lorca and Granada program, premieres with the dancer and choreographer Manuel Liñán.
– 2015. “Divino Amor Humano”, about poems by Santa Teresa, premiered at Los Encuentros Flamencos de Granada.
– 2013. Invokes the experience of the Choreographic Laboratory of Flamenco Urbano Entidade with which it premieres the following works:
– 2015. “Honores a Morente” at the Generalife Theater in Granada and “Reflexiones”, premiered at the Isabel la Católica Theater in Granada.
– 2016. “I was a rock”, premiered at the Festival de Jerez, with the Choreographic Laboratory of Urban Flamenco.
In 2008 he collaborated with the great percussionist Trilok Gurtu in his closing performance of the Etnosur festival in Alcalá la Real.
In 2011 he collaborated with the composer Mauricio Sotelo in the premiere of the work “Death without end” composition on the poem by José Gorostiza, presented in reduced version in the Muziekgebouw of Amsterdam for the Flamenco Biennale of Holland, and in full version in the Theater Real de Madrid for the Flamenco Suma. He also collaborated in the world premiere of the work “Luz sobre lienzo” by maestro Sotelo, in the Auditorium 400 of the Reina Sofía National Art Center, for the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Constitution of Cádiz “La Pepa”, together with the violinist Patricia Kopastchinkaja and percussionist Agustín Diassera.
He collaborates in the album “Circulo Primitivo” by the group of Fausto Taranto Rock.
Collaborate again with Fausto Taranto on the album “El reflejo del espanto”
He collaborates with the Der Zauber Orchestra of Stuttgart, Germany.
– In 2003 he won the “El Desplante” Prize of the National Dance Competition of the Cante de las Minas Festival of La Unión.
– In 2008 he was awarded the First Award “Young Artist” of the Flamenco Festival of Torrelodones. Madrid
– In 2010 the Association of Specialized Journalists in flamenco of Spain awarded her the “Flamenco Prize Today, for the Best Dancer of 2009″.
– In 2011, the Peña Flamenca El Taranto de Almería, awarded the El Taranto Prize for the best Flamenco show of the year in Almeria. Being the first time given to a bailaora.
Fuensanta La Moneta treasures among his artistic virtues, a deep expressive drama, an exact mastery of the “compás”, a huge variety of records, an extensive knowledge of singing and an innate talent that allows him to do his dance -even the most difficult-, with the ease of which an ancestral art breathes and although his approaches are very current his dance seems as old as the flamenco that circulates through his veins.