One week until El Llanto Se Mueve!

Our Mainstage festival show is one week from today! Have you bought your tickets to our April 20th Winspear show El Llanto Se Mueve – The Cry Moves yet?

Show tickets and information at this link

NOTE – Due to many active construction sites in the downtown area, as well as the start of preliminary work for the Southeast LRT line, please allow extra time for arrival and parking. To learn more about getting to the Winspear and specific traffic disruptions, please visit this link – https://www.winspearcentre.com/visit/directions/

Our flashmobbers were busy promoting flamenco and the festival last month. The festival flashmob popped up three times in March!

March 17th
Gabriela Mistral School
Gabriela Mistral Latin American School was founded on October 9, 1987 by a group of parents and teachers who sought to maintain and promote the Spanish language and culture among their children.
flashmob at Gabriela Mistral    flashmob at Gabriela Mistral

March 8, 9, 10th
Skirts Afire Festival
Edmonton’s only multidisciplinary arts festival featuring and elevating the work of women.

March 8
Dirt Buffet Cabaret #31 – Curated by Liam Cody – Mile Zero Dance
Dirt Buffet Cabaret is a multidisciplinary, diverse variety show that allows audiences to discover Edmonton’s most unique, challenging, and wide-ranging performances, curated by an array of artists who will share different niches within the Edmonton scene.

 

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.

Chateau Lacombe logo

Family Day Flashmob!

Our first 2018 flashmob appearance!  The festival flashmob popped up twice downtown on Monday, February 19th as part of Family Day events. These pop-ups included guitar, song, rhythmic clapping, and dance. Participants took on various roles throughout the afternoon. (scroll down for more pictures of the day’s events)

A big thank you to:

  • Festival favourite Stephanie Pedraza for creating and teaching this years flashmob tientos-tangos choregraphy and cante
  • Flashmob Coordinator Jen Dunford for her brilliant and extensive organizing of classes, rehearsals, and pop-up appearances
  • Carmen Locke, Jen Dunford, Jim Findlay, Jolene Yuen-Jung, and Julie Trohimchuk for their work leading our flashmob classes and rehearsals for new participants
  • all the flashmobbers that came out to participate in our Family Day events
  • Charles Washburn and Brian Kobylko for their camera work
  • City Centre Mall, the EAC, the City of Edmonton, and Sugar Swing, for allowing us to pop by

Stay tuned!  More flashmob appearances are in the works. Want to get involved? Sign up here

Lower level of City Centre Mall East

Inside City Hall

during the Swing and Skate event with the C Jam Big Band and Sugar Swing