Fundraiser weekend

A heartfelt thank you to our performers, volunteers, and patrons for making our fundraiser show “Flamenco at MacEwan” such a success on Friday night at MacEwan University’s Betty Andrews Recital Hall.

In case you missed it – our 2018 flashmob choreography, created by festival favourite Stephanie Pedraza, was presented at the show by local performers – Carmen Locke, Jen Dunford, Jim Findlay, Jolene Yuen-Jung, Julie Trohimchuk, and Susan MacGregor. Stay tuned! We’ll be offering opportunities to learn the flashmob and join in the fun in the new year.

We had a great afternoon of workshops with guest dancer Tracy Cumberbatch on Saturday.  The Introductory class learned a section of choreography por tangos while the Intermediate and Advanced classes focused on working with manton (shawl). We walked away inspired, some of us with new-found shoulder muscles and a desire to practise and make those shawls fly.

Thanks to all who filled out our survey and congratulations to our door prize winner Sonya Witzman! We’ll be in contact about your 2 free tickets to our April 20th performance “El Llanto Se Mueve” with the Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company at the Winspear.

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Flamenco at MacEwan Friday night!

Our 3rd annual fundraiser performance Flamenco at MacEwan is tomorrow night!  December 1st at 8:00pm (doors at 7:15).  Online ticket sales end at midnight tonight. This event always sells out, make sure you get your tickets before they are gone.

Info and tickets at this link: Flamenco at MacEwan

Have you seen a flamenco dancer perform with a bata de cola (long skirt with a train)? How about with a mantón (shawl)? Abaníco (fan)? The movement and technique of each is an artform all its own. Guest artist Tracy Cumberbatch will be showcasing her extensive abilities with all of these accessories at the show. Tracy recently spent two years honing her skills at the Fundación Cristina Heeren in their intensive Flamenco Dance Training Program in Seville Spain. Here she is performing in the Winspear lobby as part of our festival promotion on November 11th.

 

Flamenco at MacEwan preview

Our 3rd annual fundraiser performance Flamenco at MacEwan is coming up next week – December 1st at 8:00pm !  This event always sells out, make sure you get your tickets before they are gone.

Info and tickets at this link: Flamenco at MacEwan

We had preview of the performance in the Winspear lobby on November 11th. Guest performers Tracy Cumberbatch, David Matyas, Irena Dumicz, Julie Trohimchuk, Jolene Yuen-Jung, Carmen Locke, Susan MacGregor, Jen Dunford, Jim Findlay and Jane Ogilvie put on a stunning show to promote our Festival to patrons of the ESO before the symphony.

Flamenco Fundraiser Events – Dec 1 – 2, 2017

We are excited to announce that our guest performer Tracy Cumberbatch is offering one day of flamenco dance workshops on December 2nd as part of our fundraiser weekend.

One day workshops in flamenco dance – with Tracy Cumberbatch – Dec 2nd
Classes offered for all levels. Beg/Int students will have a chance to work with manton and Int/Adv students will have the chance to work with manton and bata. Some previous flamenco dance experience is required for the Intro level. Click here for more information and to register.

You can catch Tracy’s wonderful work with manton (shawl), bata (long skirt), and abanico (fan),  at our fundraiser performance Flamenco at MacEwan on December 1st in MacEwan University’s brand new Betty Andrews Recital Hall. Tickets are selling fast, don’t miss out on a fantastic evening!

Proceeds from this fundraising weekend go towards supporting the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2018.

Flamenco before the ESO – Nov 11

Are you an Edmonton Symphony Orchestra fan yet?

We’ll be in the lobby at the Winspear Centre on November 11th when the ESO presents – The Glorious Sound of Hollywood. Experience music from the golden age of Hollywood, including such classic films as Seahawk, The Wizard of Oz, Schindler’s List, and The Sound of Music.

Catch a 30 min live flamenco performance in the lobby before the concert!

Wondering about our flamenco festival?
Our Artistic Director Jane Ogilvie, Flashmob Coordinator Jen Dunford, and festival volunteers will be at our information table before the symphony and at intermission. Stop by and say hello.

Want to catch a glimpse of our December fundraiser performers?
Beginning at 7:15 you can catch a 30 min live flamenco performance in the lobby before the ESO concert. Including 3 of our featured soloists Tracy Cumberbatch, David Matyas, and Irena Dumicz with a few pieces from the upcoming show as well as local flamencos: Julie Trohimchuk, Jolene Yuen-Jung, Carmen Locke, Jen Dunford, Susan MacGregor, and Jim Findlay showcasing a group piece learned at Stephanie Pedraza and Tosh Hayashi’s September workshops.

Tickets are selling fast for our December 1st fundraiser “Flamenco at MacEwan”. Don’t miss your chance to see some incredible Alberta talent. Proceeds go towards supporting our April 2018 festival.