Announcing the artist line up for our April festival!

The 3rd annual Edmonton Flamenco Festival presents

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Tierra Flamenca
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company
April 12, 2019 – 8pm at the Winspear Centre

Tickets go on sale February 14th at 10am – Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We will email the ticket link once information is available.

Direct from Spain, world-renowned flamenco artists, dancer and choreographer Sonia Olla and singer Ismael Fernández perform with their company in a fiery evening of traditional Spanish flamenco song, dance, and guitar.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality”, Sonia Olla was born and raised in Barcelona when she earned a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the esteemed “Instituto de Teatro y Danza” in Barcelona.

Described by The Washington Post as the “most charismatic performer” and a “connection to the Gypsy source”, Ismael Fernández was born in Seville. Of Gypsy descent, he grew up performing in flamenco festivals throughout the world with his internationally renowned family, “La Familia Fernández”.

Partners on and off the stage, Sonia and Ismael have also worked with pop icon Madonna in preparation for her “Rebel Heart Tour” (2015-2016) and Ricky Martin for his recent Las Vegas Show (2017).

Ismael was a featured artist at the first Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017. We are thrilled to have him back, this time with his wife and their guests, featuring:

Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer
Jonathan Reyes Jiménez – singer
Víctor Márquez “El Tomate” – guitarist

Workshops with our guest artists are planned for April 13st and 14th. Information coming soon.

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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