Jairo Barrull – Flamenco Dancer
Jairo Barrull Fernández is a gypsy flamenco dancer. He is son of the legendary flamenco dancer Ramón Barrull and great nephew of Diego del Gastor. He made his first public appearance at ‘El Gazpacho Andaluz de Moron’ when he was just 8 years old. He performed for the Pope John Paul II in the Vatican when he was 13 for the celebration of the beatification of Ceferino Jiménez Malla ‘El Pele’ and has performed at highly prestigious theatres all over the world including ‘Dansens Hus’, Stockholm and the ‘Theatre Avenida’, Argentina. Jairo has performed with many great flamenco artists including his father Ramón Barrull, El Chocolate, Juana Amaya, Angelita Vargas, Concha Vargas, Farruquito, Carmen Cortes and Arcángel.
Jairo has collabrated in countless flamenco shows including the diverse flamenco production ‘Incognito’ by world famous juggler Francis Brunn, which premiered at the Alte Oper of Frankfurt. He has performed Sinfonia Flamenca at the ‘Orchestre National de Lyon Auditorium and Magia de Maestros at the Berliner Philharmonie, where the press repeatedly named him ‘The Hope of Dance’. He appeared in the RTVE news report ‘Un Gitano en los altares’ and in the internationally screened flamenco documentary ‘Around Flamenco -The Streets of New York’. In 2010 Jairo presented his new flamenco show ‘Dos Ramas’ with guest artist Angelita Vargas in France at the XXII Festival Flamenco Mont de Marsan and participated in the 2010 USA tour of Festival Flamenco Gitano.
In 2012 Jairo premiered his new show ‘Barrull’ across Europe which debuted at the Cajasol Jueves Flamencos in Seville and the following year at the Festival Flamenco de Banyuls Sur Mer. Jairo closed the 50th edition of El Gazpacho Andaluz de Morón de 2013 and toured his show ‘Dos Ramas’ with Manuela Vargas around Europe, which was featured at the Festival Flamenco International de Marseille. More recently Jairo danced in the III Festival Flamenco of Japan and was one of the protagonists in the flamenco show ‘El Baile de la Frontera’ which debuted at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2014. Jairo is currently touring two new shows ‘El Llanto Se Mueve’ which was featured in the ‘Los Jueves Flamenco de Cajasols de Sevilla’ in the spring of 2016 and ‘Gitano’ which premiered in the Teatro Oriente in Morón de la Frontera as part of the program of activities for the 50th anniversary of the Festival Flamenco Gazpacho Andaluz.
Jairo Barrull press reviews:
‘He has a keen sense of play, above all in the vivid way he crosses his feet rapidly’
The New York Times
‘An artist so remarkably accomplished and even elegant at every moment’
Los Angeles Times
‘Jairo Barrull is the show’s take-no-prisoners young firebrand’
The Boston Globe