Joaquín Cortés

The flamenco dancer and choreographer Joaquín Cortés was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in October 1999, for his extraordinary contribution to the preservation and promotion of the folkloric and artistic heritage of the gypsy people but also for his commitment to the disadvantaged and for the promotion of the values of equality, tolerance and solidarity among peoples.

The famous Spanish dancer mixes classical ballet and contemporary dance in a style all his own. He travels the world and performs in prestigious venues such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Congress Palace in the Kremlin in Moscow, the Champs Elysée Theater in Paris and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Concerned about equality between peoples, the famous dancer constantly defends the community of which he is a native as well as the poorest people through his artistic activities.

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