Seville, Mar 2 (EFE).- The bailaor, choreographer and producer Joaquín Cortés said this Thursday that he does not understand why he has never performed at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla and he understood that those responsible should be asked “why not They bring the world’s greatest exponent of flamenco”.
In a press conference at the Cartuja Center theater in Seville, where on March 17 he will present his show ‘Esencia’, Cortés has assured that, “without false modesty”, he deserves to be at the Seville festival, although “they will have their philosophy” to never having invited him.
He recalled that he has “traveled to corners of the world where Julio Iglesias had only arrived, and when he arrived they told me that he was the second Spaniard to perform there.”
For this reason, “now that the greatest exponents of flamenco, Camarón and Paco de Lucía, are not here”, he asked himself “why they don’t invite the world’s greatest exponent of flamenco”, especially in a city like Seville, which has defined as “one of the origins” of this art.
Seville, an “obligation”
Regarding his new show, Joaquín Cortés has said that he is “happy to be back on stage, that he missed them”, and “after taking flamenco all over the world, it is special to perform in Seville, which is part of the cradle of flamenco “.
“It had been many years since I came, and the public deserves to see shows from large, quality companies that go all over the world,” he explained, adding that “it was an obligation” to perform in the Andalusian capital.
In addition, he has asked for more public support for culture in Spain, “which does not have all that it should”, and maintains that in nearby countries “the support is much greater, and they love it when we export our culture.”
‘Esencia’ defines it as “a desire that led the boy who went to fight for his dreams, to overcome difficulties, to face criticism until he became an international figure”, and he does so on a stage in which he is accompanied by a cast of 30 artists. EFE