From September 13 to 29, The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival will bring Vancouver stages to life with a thrilling line-up of local and international flamenco artists.
Venues including Vancouver Playhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Waterfront Theatre, St James Community Square, Vancouver Public Library will feature free workshops and ticketed performances throughout the festival.
The 2019 Festival proudly presents the Canadian premier of Spain’s Manuel Liñán Company in Baile De Autor. Manuel Liñán is influencing the renewal of both Spanish and flamenco dance. An accomplished performer and choreographer for other companies, BAILE DE AUTOR unites both of Manuel Liñán skill disiplines.
The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival also features many of the finest Canadian and International Flamenco artists, program highlights include:
- “La Musica del Flamenco” with Victor Kolstee and featuring Manuel Liñán Company Artists (Vancouver/Spain)
Venue The Hall at St James Community Square, Friday September 13, 8pm
- World Premiere “MAGNETIKAE – a personal journey” by La Otra Orilla (Montreal),
Venue: Waterfront Theatre Thursday September 26, 8PM
- Vancouver Premiere “NRITYA” by La Caramelita Flamenco Company (France),
Venue: Waterfront Theatre, Friday September 27, 8PM
- World Premiere “Nuevo II” by Flamenco Rosario & Guests (Vancouver/Spain),
Venue: Waterfront Theatre Saturday September 28, 8PM
As one of few festivals devoted to Flamenco Art in North America, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival has helped to develop an understanding of Vancouver’s multicultural audiences by nurturing the form’s hybridized roots in Sephardic, Persian, Gypsy and Indian cultures. Since its 1990 debut, local producers Flamenco Rosario have grown the Festival into a two week long annual event filling the city’s stages with the vibrant art form.
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival runs September 13th to 29th, line-up, information and tickets visit vancouverflamencofestival.org