Flamenco Flashmob at Mile Zero Dance

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

Announcing our Festival Beginner Dance Class!

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.

Family Day Flashmob

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Our flamenco flashmob popped up downtown on Monday, February 20th as part of Family Day events at City Hall and at the library’s Enterprise Square location. This was our acoustic version, no guitar, just live dance, song, and rhythmic clapping.

Watch our video mashup of the Family Day performances below

(or click the link here)

Our artists arrive in less than 2 weeks!
Have you bought your tickets to “Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear” on March 10th? Direct from Seville, Spain, six internationally acclaimed performers bring the traditional style of flamenco puro to the stage. Tickets at this link.

Flamenco Festival news

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Flashmob – Our flamenco flashmob will pop up downtown on Monday, February 20th! As part of Family Day events at City Hall and at the library’s Enterprise Square location, our flashmobbers will be there to entertain the crowd and raise awareness about the March festival. This is our acoustic version, no guitar, just live dance, song, and rhythmic clapping.

Approximate times you might catch us:

1:30 – as part of outdoor activities at City Hall
2:30 – after the storytime activities at the Enterprise Square library location
3:15 – as part of indoor activities at City Hall

This year’s festival flashmob is a choreography por tangos created by Jane Ogilvie involving live flamenco dance, song, and guitar. A group of local flamencos spent the fall learning their parts and came together in November to perform the flashmob in the Winspear lobby before an ESO evening and on stage at our fall fundraiser performance “Flamenco at the AGA”. The group went on to teach the choreography, song, and guitar to a new group of flashmobbers in February. You can catch performances of the flashmob in various locations leading up to our March festival.

Our festival is less than 3 weeks away! Have you bought your tickets to “Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear” on March 10th?  Direct from Seville, Spain, six internationally acclaimed performers bring the traditional style of flamenco puro to the stage. Tickets at this link.

Guitar Classes – Are you a guitarist hoping to catch some guitar classes with our international guest Socrates Mastrodimos? Have some guitar experience but new to flamenco? Already been playing flamenco for a while and interested in a master class? We are in the process of organizing group and private classes based on student experience and interest.  Send us a reply and get in on the discussion.

Read more about Socrates at this link.

We leave you with a video of Socrates por alegrias (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5G1p0I30OE)

Flamenco Flashmob rehearsals round two

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Festival Flashmob dancers in 2016

We’ve had a great response to our flashmob classes this month with dancers from all levels joining in.

Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two more 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography. We are also offering times to practice the cante on these dates.

New Class dates – learn or review the choreography or cante: Feb. 10  and Feb. 12
Full Flashmob – review only: Feb. 17

If you’re interested in joining us please let us know at the link below so we know how many people to expect and we can keep you informed if the class time gets changed or cancelled.

All levels welcome. Some basic previous flamenco dance experience is required. Have you taken a session of flamenco before? If you’ve got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography por tangos, you’ll be able to follow along. More advanced? There’s a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography. Please note, if you’ve never taken any flamenco dance before, these classes are not for you!

Have some cante experience and want to practise your flamenco singing? Just want to join in with palmas? Come to the cante and compas practice.

Click here for more information.