Remembering our past festival workshops

In honour of our cancelled workshops this weekend, we are sharing some of our favourite moments in the studio from our past 3 festivals. All classes except the private guitar and cante classes in 2017, were held at the studios of our Festival sponsor MarrMac Dance. We are so grateful to them for their support! Since the beginning of our Festival, they have been sponsoring us for free studio time during the workshops.

2019 – workshops were held with
Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer

We were so excited with our classes, we forgot to take pictures! Here are some from the Calgary crew.

2018 – workshops were held with
Jairo Barrull – Dancer
Irene la Sentío – Dancer
José El Pechuguita – Singer
El Quini de Jerez – Singer
Ramón Amador – Guitarist
Pedro Sánchez – Guitarist

2017 – workshops were held with
Carmen Ledesma – Dancer
Manuela Rios – Dancer
Juan Villar Hijo – Singer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Socrates – Guitarist

Sponsors! MarrMac Dance and ACMT

We are thrilled that Marr Mac Dance has sponsored us for some studio time for our workshop classes again this year. Ever supportive of flamenco in the city, this year marks their 50th anniversary.

Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts offers an alternative studio atmosphere that trains dancers from 3 years to pre-professional level. They offer both recreational and competitive programs in a variety of disciplines in keeping with their philosophy to provide a supportive atmosphere in which to encourage students of all abilities

To celebrate this milestone year, they are having a gala at the studio. A formal catered event with drinks, performances, a walk down memory lane, and more! Our Festival Flashmob plans to pop up sometime during the evening. Hope to see you there! More information and tickets

Festival supporter the Alberta College of Massage Therapy offered free massages to our guest artists yesterday so they would be relaxed and ready for the show.

Touring Edmonton with our guest artists

We’ve been busy showing our artists around the city and giving interviews.

Global tv Edmonton hosted our Artistic Director Jane Ogilvie for an interview on Wednesday morning – you can watch it here

CTV Edmonton hosted Artistic Director Jane Ogilvie and guest artists Jairo Barrull and Irene la Sentio for two interviews on Wednesday afternoon – have a look here and here

While we were busy with interviews, the musicians took off on an epic walk through the river valley. From the downtown core all the way to Hawrelak park. What a perfect way to experience our city! We took everyone on a tour of West Edmonton Mall Thursday to make sure they got the full experience.

The show is tonight! Come kick off Spring with us at 8pm at the Winspear.

Show tickets and information at this link


Flamenco Festival in the media

Thanks to Roger Levesque at the Edmonton Journal for a fantastic interview with our guest artist Jairo Barrull – have a read at this link

Global tv Edmonton hosted our Artistic Director, Jane Ogilvie, for an interview on Saturday morning – you can watch it here

Artists are arriving on Tuesday! Jairo has repeatedly told us over the years that he loves snow, and it looks like the weather has been listening.  A taste of snow on Tuesday and then Wednesday Spring like weather at last (crossing fingers!)

Come kick off Spring with us on April 20th at the Winspear.

Show tickets and information at this link


Workshop Early-Bird Deadline tonight!

A quick reminder that our Early-Bird deadline for workshop registration is tonight at midnight.  Workshop information can be found at this link.

Our Mainstage festival show is in 2 weeks! Have you bought your tickets to our April 20th Winspear show El Llanto Se Mueve – The Cry Moves yet? Tickets and information at this link.

Check out our new promo video below.

Coming in from out of town? Festival partner the Chateau Lacombe offers Festival guests a special discounted room rate between April 20th and 23rd. Click here for information.

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