2016 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

2016 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Flamenco Rosario’s Artistic Director, Rosario Ancer, and Musical Director Victor Kolstee are proud to welcome you to the 26th edition of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

As one of few celebrated festival devoted to Flamenco Art outside of Spain, the VIFF has since its beginnings in 1990 grown to a mature understanding of Vancouver’s multicultural audiences by nurturing the form’s hybridized roots in Sephardic, Persian, Gypsy and Indian cultures and by striving to reflect and connect its diverse sociocultural identity through work narratives underlining flamenco’s universal message of humanistic tolerance.

Now a weeklong annual event, the festival lends its visibility throughout multiple venues and locales in Vancouver. With more than a quarter century of flamenco presence behind it, the festival brings the city into stronger light for younger generations of dancers all around the world, while tying new relationships with growing sister organizations across the nation through its eastern border, helping to forge a more integrated Canadian identity of flamenco.

Flamenco for Children

  • On Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 at 1 pm.
  • At Picnic Pavilion – Granville Island. Free.

Understanding Flamenco: Lecture and demonstration

  • On Tuesday, September 13 at 7 pm.
  • At Vancouver Public Library. Free.

Bajo La Influencia

  • By Toque Flamenco, Vancouver.
  • On Wednesday September 14 at 8 pm.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Tickets available soon.

We All Need To Say Goodbye / Adios 

  • By Rosanna Terracciano, Calgary.
  • On Thursday, September 15 at 8 pm.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Tickets available soon.

Contemporary Explorations of Flamenco:  Workshop

  • By Rosanna Terracciano, Calgary.
  • On Friday, September 16 at 6 pm.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Tickets available soon.

Templanza

  • By Mercedes Amaya Company, Mexico / Spain.
  • On Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17 at 8 pm.
  • Silent auction before show and during intermission.
  • At Vancouver Playhouse Theatre. Tickets available soon.

Introduction to Flamenco: Workshop

  • On Saturday, September 17 at 5 pm.
  • At Marcuse Studio – Scotiabank Dance Centre. Free.

La Musica del Flamenco

  • Hosted by guitarist Victor Kolstee, featuring cantaor Jose “Cachito” Diaz, Mexico, and guitarist Santiago Enciso, Mexico.
  • On Sunday, September 18 at 8 pm.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Tickets available soon.

Flamenco Dance Workshops (1)

  • With Nacho Blanco, Spain. Basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • On Sunday September 18, from 1 pm to 4 pm.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Registration available soon.

Flamenco Dance Workshops (2)

  • With Mercedes “La Winy” Amaya. Basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • On Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20.
  • At Centro Flamenco Studio. Registration available soon.
  • Performing arts
  • Vancouver
  • Sat, September 10 —
    Tue, September 20, 2016

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Venue

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Various venues in Vancouver

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26th Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

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Photo: Flamenco Rosario, Fast-Forward Rewind, 2015, by © Tim Matheson.

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