We are very excited to be holding this year’s Festival Fundraiser “Flamenco at MacEwan” in the brand new Betty Andrews Recital Hall – December 1st, 2017, the first major event in the new space. Our featured artists have been hard at work rehearsing. Stay tuned for details!
We took a tour a few weeks ago and were very impressed by the new building, Allard Hall, part of MacEwan University’s new fine arts centre. There are some incredible new spaces for the Arts community.
The building opens to the public today. Have a look with the Edmonton Journal http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/macewans-allard-hall-opens-doors-wednesday-afternoon
Join us in the Winspear lobby for Alberta Culture Days this Saturday September 30th where Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza will be giving a mini flamenco dance class from 12:10 – 12:40.
Stephanie will demonstrate some basics of flamenco dance including arm work, floreo or hand movement, rhythms and hand clapping as well as marking steps. Participants will have the chance to practice these learned elements in a short choreography. All levels and ages welcome. No experience necessary.
On Saturday, September 30th, the Winspear Centre’s main lobby will come alive with sound and colour, as they present a full day of performances and interactive workshops representing musical traditions from around the world. Performers will be presenting from Edmonton Opera, Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s guest teacher Stephanie Pedraza, Vohon Ukrainian Dance ensemble, Ballet Mexico Lindo, Sangea Academy, and more. (http://bit.ly/2yrfMd5)
photo Andy Koo
We are excited to announce our 2018 festival dates.
The next Edmonton Flamenco Festival will take place from April 18th – 22nd, 2018.
Save the date! The mainstage show with international artists is set for April 20th at the Winspear. Artists will be announced in the coming months.
Have you seen the photos from our 2017 mainstage show with international artists “Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear” ? Have a look at our flickr photo set here.
On March 9th, you can catch the Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s flashmob during the intermission at Mile Zero’s Dirt Buffet Cabaret – Edmonton’s experimental variety show!
Hosted and curated by award-winning performance artist, comedian, and stress-case Ben Gorodetsky, the evening features an exciting lineup of performers with a variety of backgrounds. This version of the flashmob includes live flamenco song, dance and guitar by local flamencos.
The Dirt Buffet Cabaret is on March 9, 2017 at 9pm.
Spazio Performativo: 10816-95 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.
Tickets are $10, but no one will be refused for lack of funds.
More information here
Information on our festival class for beginner dancers has been posted. This class, with one of our guest dancers, is for dancers with less than 2 years experience. Don’t miss this chance to experience a class with top notch Spanish artists!
Some basic previous flamenco dance experience is required. If you’ve never taken a flamenco class before, this class is not for you!
Thursday, March 9th: 6:00 – 7:00 at Marr Mac Dance
Information and Registration can be found at this link.