Vargas claims his rightful place among the best male flamenco dancer.
Iván Vargas, only four years ago the young hopeful who won an important prize in La Unión,
presented an elegant show in this, his hometown…Vargas came to reclaim a well-deserved place among the
stars of flamenco dance at a time when female dancers dominate international stages…
Iván is dark and intense in tonás and siguiriyas, and his alegrías is among the best I’ve seen in a long time.
Iván Vargas was born into the legendary Maya family, the famous caves of Sacromonte, Spain in “La Rocio.” Vargas belongs to a dynasty of grand bailaores, which includes: Manolete, Mario Maya, Juan Andrés Maya, and the great guitarist Juan Maya. At a young age, Vargas began appearing in productions that aired on television such as “Quedate con la Copla,” by Andrés Caparrós” and “Lo que yo te cante,” presented by Marifé de Triana. He has participated in a large number of productions with his uncle, Juan Andrés Maya.
In 1998, Vargas traveled to Italy with Rocío Molina to participate in the Festival de Bologna. He also performed in Fura del Baus’, Muerte en Granada, where he shared the stage with artists such as Javier la Torre, Eva la Yerbabuena and, once again, his uncle, Juan Andrés Maya. In 1999, Iván paid homage to his uncle Juan Maya, sharing the stage with José Mercé and Niña Pastori, among others.
In 2003, Vargas worked with the network Flamenco Live in the video Furia Maya, which was broadcasted throughout the globe. He also appeared in Corral del Carbón as a soloist and in company with Fuensanta la Moneta and Conchi Maya.Vargas worked with Estrella Morente at the Festival de la Guitarra de Córdoba, as well as at the Pozuelo de Alarcón. In January of 2006, he participated in the Nimes Festival alongside great flamenco artists such as Farruquito and Diego Carrasco. In 2007, he then appeared in El Flamenco en los Museos, to celebrate El Dia de Andalucia. That same year, he also performed in Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, as well as in the Festival of Slovenia with Vero la India. Currently, Vargas is working alongside Juan Andrés Maya in Furia Maya as well as with Alba Heredia in De Casta.