El Salto

“In the search for answers, I have been understanding in a deeper way every day, in what type of society we live and what we can do to improve it, since some simpler or everyday attitudes are perhaps those that need a change.I wanted to stage this personal growth with the thought that art opens the soul to a place of understanding, and with the hope of moving or opening the eyes of the viewer who is more reluctant to  the theme that the show suggests.” –  Jesús Carmona


Artistic Direction and Choreography: Jesús Carmona 

Stage Direction and Dramaturgy: Ferrán Carvajal and  

Jesús Carmona 

Original Music and Arrangements: Juan Requena, Manu  

Masaedo and Sabio Janiak 

Sound Space: Sage Janiak Lighting 

Design: David Pérez 

Costume Design: Rosa García Andújar 

Set Design: Carmen Martínez and David Pérez  

Gender Advisory: Nerea Galán


Dance: Jesús Carmona, Rubén Puertas, Borja Cortés,  

Joan Fenollar, Daniel Arencibia, José Viñasy Juan Bravo 

Flamenco Voice: José Valencia Guitar:  

Juan Requena Percussion: Manu Masaedo 

Light Tech: Alvaro Estrada Sound Tech:  

Fali Pipio Stagehand: Mario Fernández 

Stage Manager and Tech Coordinator: Lola Alonso 

Production and Tour Manager: Marta Otazu 

Photo: Tomas Muruaga



Jesús Carmona was born in Badalona in 1985 and began his dance training at the age of 7. 

Graduated in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Barcelona Theater and Dance Institute (Institut del Teatre) in 2003., he expanded his artistic training with such masters as Antonio Canales, Manolete, Güito, Mª Magdalena and Eva Yerbabuena, among other leading dance figures Spanish and Flamenco. 

In 2006 he joined the National Ballet of Spain, reaching the category of First Dancer and participated as a guest artist in later years. His restlessness and his desire to show his most personal side and make his way into the arts in a broader way, led him to leave the National Ballet of Spain and embarks on a new adventure creating his own company. 

Among the works with his company we find the shows “Cuna Negra y Blanca” (2012) “7 Balcones” (2013)  

“Impetu’s” (2015) “Equilibrio” (2017 “Amatør” (2018) “El Salto” (2020) and “Baile de Bestias” (2021) 

Prix Benois de la Danse 2021 Premio Nacional de Danza 2020  

Premio Ojo Crítico RTVE 2019 

2 Latin UK Awards 2018 as Best Performer and as Best Internatonal Dance Show


Stage Director and Playwright Multidisciplinar artist , he works as director, choreographer, dancer and actor. 

Carvajal played, directed choreographied “Goldberg” de J.S. Bach and “Vesalii Icones” by Peter Maxwell Davies, both presentes at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. He has choreographied operas as: “Der fligende Holländer” from Wagner,directed by Àlex Rigola; “Anna Bolena” from Donizetti, directed por Rafael Duran and exhibited at Gran Teatre del Liceu; “Simon Boccanegra” from Verdi, directed by José Luís Gómez and also  exhibited at Gran Teatre del Liceu, le Grand Theatre du Gèneve and Teatro Real in Madrid; “El President” from Thomas Bernhard,directed by Carme Portaceli, and performed at Teatre Nacional de  

Catalunya and“Tragèdia” directed by Àlex Rigola and performed at Teatre Grec en Barcelona. 

He has also choreographied theatre productions as “Santa Juana de los mataderos”,“Cancionero de Palacio”,and “Julio Cesar”, all of them directed by Àlex Rigola and exhibited internationally. As audiovisual director Carvajal has created “Píndoles Isocr”


Música Originaly Arreglos 

At the age of 19 he moved to Madrid, where he began to work with the ballet company of  

Rafael Aguilar, Domingo Ortega, Alejandro Granados, Mariano Cruceta, Belén Maya,  

Yolanda Heredia, Belén Fernández, Jose Maya, La Chunga, Tomas de Madrid, Diego El  

Cigala, Guadiana and second guitar with maestro Víctor Monge”Serranito”, etc. 

In 1998, together with Domingo Patricio, he produced the album “Mi Carmen Flamenca” for  

María Serrano’s company, in which artists such as Juan Manuel Cañizares, Carles Benavent, El Cigala, Guadiana, El Piraña, etc. collaborated, making two years of tours of Europe. 

In 2000 he joined Andalusian Dance Company as Musical Director, where he composes  

the music for the shows “ENCUENTROS” and “La Leyenda”. Guitarist of the show “TRILOGÍA” by Andrés Marín, Rafael Campallo and Alejandro Granados. He then accompanies dancers such as Hiniesta Cortés, Isabel Bayón, Pastora Galván, Rafaela Carrasco, Joaquín Grilo, Manuela Carrasco, Farruquito, La Moneta, El Farru, Rocío Molina, Daniel Navarro, El Carpeta, La Farruca, etc. and singers such as José Valencia, Duquende, Potito, David Lagos, El Londro, José Ángel Carmona, Rafael de Utrera, La Tana, Arcángel, Remedios Amaya, La Fabi, Juan José Amador, Pedro el Granaino, etc. 

He has collaborated with Farruquito in the film “Flamenco Flamenco” by Carlos Saura, 

produced the records of José Valencia, José Ángel Carmona, Jesús Corbacho and 

Manuel Parrilla. 

He is awarded the Giraldillo for the best accompaniment guitar at the Bienal 2012 in 

Sevilla and recently made his first album entitled “Arroyo de la Miel” with which he begins his solo career.


Original Music and Arrangements 

Composer, producer, multi instrumentalist, band man, educator, cell resonance therapist and alchemist of sound based in London. Sabio was associated with music and art from his earliest childhood. In 2005 he obtained his Postgraduate Degree in Classical Percussion and in 2008 he studied music production at the Center for Contemporary Music in  London (United Kingdom) 

He has more than 20 years of experience as a composer and as a multi-instrumentalist. Given his experience working with famous artists around the world, he has developed a unique ability, being able to play more than 100 instruments. This peculiar ability allows him to be a very flexible musician, producer and composer. 

Some artists and organizations that Sabio has worked with: 

Since 2008, Sabio has worked primarily as an accompanist, composer and performer collaborating with dancers, artists, choreographers and dance companies in the UK and abroad. Some of the collaborations include: Hagit Yakira Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, The Place, Royal School of Ballet, Trinity Laban, School of Machines, Roehampton  

Uni, RAD, Richard Alston Dance Company, New Adventures, Central St Martins College of Art and Design , London College of Fashion, International School of Costume Design and Fashion in Warsaw, LCP Dance Theater, YLE.-Finnish Broadcasting Company, SYD-Shoreditch Youth Dance, Deborah Galloway (Needlefoot), Victor Fung, Nuno Silva,  

STDM, Arts Odyssey , Dance Digital, Alchemy Project, Darren Ellis Dance – Arts Trust


Roger Waters (UK), Peyote for President (toured many European countries alongside Massive Attack, Ojos de Brujo, Manu Chao, Ozomatli), Laxula (UK), Alejandro Toledo and Magic Tombulinos (UK), Michael Feinstein (United States), Esma Redzepova  

(Macedonia), Step 13 (UK), Adam and Lukasz Sztaba (Poland), Clint Holmes (US), Don Counrox (US), Zoe Tyler (UK), Gary Guthman (US), Boris Sihon (Israel)

Festivals / events: Glastonbury, Sadlers Wells, Paradise Gardens, Isle of Wight, GDIF, Queen’s Elizabeth Hall,Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Boom Festival, Woodstock, Round House, Islington Academy, Shepherd’s Bush Empirecon