A look at our brilliant past

In honour of our cancelled performance this evening we are sharing some of our favourite moments from the mainstage performance at the Winspear for our past 3 festivals. All photos © Marc J Chalifoux Photography.

2019 – ‘Tierra Flamenca’ – Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company
Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer
Jonathan Reyes Jiménez – singer
Víctor Márquez “El Tomate” – guitarist


2018 – ‘El Llanto Se Mueve ‘The Cry Moves’ – Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company
Jairo Barrull – Dancer
Irene la Sentío – Dancer
José El Pechuguita – Singer
El Quini de Jerez – Singer
Ramón Amador – Guitarist
Pedro Sánchez – Guitarist


2017 – ‘Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear’
Carmen Ledesma – Dancer
Manuela Rios – Dancer
Ismael Fernández – Singer
Juan Villar Hijo – Singer
Socrates – Guitarist
Raúl Bernal – Flautist

Announcing our 2020 Festival Dates!

In this update

  • 2020 Festival dates!
  • Photos from our 2019 mainstage show
  • Festival Sponsor MarrMac Dance

2020 Festival

Save the date! Our 2020 festival will take place from March 12th – 15th. The mainstage show, featuring guest artists from Spain, takes place at the Winspear Centre on March 13th. Tickets will become available when we announce our artists later this year. Workshops with our guest artists will take place on March 14th and 15th.

Photos from our 2019 mainstage show – Tierra Flamenca

Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez
© Marc J Chalifoux Photography

Did you catch this year’s show featuring the Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company on April 12th at the Winspear? Photographer Marc J. Chalifoux captured some stunning images for us. Have a look over on our Flickr page of 2019 Festival Highlights

Festival Sponsor MarrMac Dance

We are so grateful for the continued support of MarrMac Dance. A vibrant force in the Edmonton dance scene since 1968, MarrMac offers a great line up of classes for all ages including Adult Tap, Ballet & Highland classes – all drop in! Click here for a look at their current studio offerings.

Hotel Sponsor Chateau Lacombe!

We are excited to announce we have partnered again with the Chateau Lacombe Hotel for our 2019 festival!

Are you travelling from out of town to see our mainstage show,  Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company in Tierra Flamenca at the Winspear on April 12th? Attending the weekend workshops with our guest artists? The Chateau Lacombe is offering Festival guests a special discounted room rate.

Located in downtown Edmonton,  the Chateau Lacombe offers spectacular panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and is home to Edmonton’s only rooftop revolving restaurant on the 24th floor, La Ronde. The hotel is within 10 min walking distance of the Winspear, with convenient routes to cross the river by bus or car for classes.

Room Rates Include Full Buffet Breakfast, Self-Parking for 1 Vehicle, & WIFI

Standard Room:

$129 Single/$139 Double

Concierge Room:

$159 (includes access to the Concierge Lounge)

Click here to book this special Festival rate online  (note that the default number of adult guests is 1 and you can manually change it if needed in the top menu after clicking on BOOK NOW)

Guest may also call the hotel directly and book under the Guestroom Block

Edmonton Flamenco Festival

Block Code : 20190412EDM

Direct Tel: 780 – 428 – 6611

Toll Free: 1 – 800 – 661 – 8801

**Please note that guests can only book rooms online that are blocked for this group. If you require pre/post dates or an upgraded/different room type, you will need to call in to the reservations department to book the room.**

Chateau Lacombe is the Exclusive Host Hotel of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival Performers.

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.