Flamenco Festival official statement
Flamenco Festival New York and On Tour, like any other large event whose celebration was about to happened these days, is affected by the global health alert situation. For this reason, our 20th edition won’t take place as planned.
We wish that each and every one of you, artists, technical and production teams and staff, are well and staying at home, taking all the precautions and suggestions recommended by the authorities and in calm despite the situation.
Flamenco Festival New York and On Tour, like any other large event whose celebration was about to happen these days, is affected by the global health alert situation. For this reason, our 20th edition won’t take place as planned.
We have followed the recommendations and restrictions of the authorities that protect public health and the safety of citizens in collaboration with all the venues that were going to host the event in New York and in the cities of Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Irvine, Sarasota and Chicago, as well as with the programmed companies and artists.
These necessary decisions leave us in a critical economic situation. So far, Flamenco Festival has spent more 55% of the expenses planned for this edition as it was supposed to start the same day that the restrictive measures began. Obviously, 100% of the box office collection has been returned, so there will be no income from the sale of tickets and there is considerable uncertainty about which of those expenses may be refundable. These are sad times because we cannot bring our art to the public, but also because the livelihood of the Flamenco Festival and projects like ours is in danger.
It’s our intention and illusion to bring Flamenco Festival to the United States again between October and November, we are already working on it. Nevertheless, we are aware of its great complexity. Not only due to the economic situation in which we find ourselves, but also due to the size of our festival, with 30 artistic companies programmed in 32 venues in 9 cities in the United States.
It took us 2 years to organize this festival, as most venues close their program well in advance. Although it’s a complicated puzzle, we are going to do everything in our power to put the pieces back together.
We really hope that at these hard times we can count on the commitment and responsibility of our goberments and institutions. Without them we won’t be able to reschedule Flamenco Festival next fall. As far as possible, we need your collaboration to alleviate the serious damage that this situation has caused us. We make ourselves available to the aforementioned institutions to initiate any type of conversation and agreement in this regard.
We want to thank all the affection and support that we have received these days. And, of course, the patience and understanding of both our artists and our public in the face of an unpredictable situation that, unfortunately, affects us all globally. Also, we want to show our love and solidarity with all the artists, companies, programmers and cultural agents who, like us, are being affected by this complicated situation.
With our hard work, the support of everyone involved and with the measures that we understand that public administrations must implement to protect the cultural sector we hope to be back in the States this fall with the largest platform for flamenco in the country. And to celebrate our twenty years of experience bringing the best of flamenco to New York.
If you need any information about the return of your ticket, please contact with the venue directly.
The most important platform for flamenco worldwide
Throughout its 20 years of history, Flamenco Festival has taken over almost the entire world, having presence in 101 cities, presenting 129 companies, 1.225 shows and an audience of over 1,600.000 people.
The largest flamenco platform in the international scene
Operating since 1996, Flamenco Festival is the main international flamenco promoter in the world. Its mission is to promote and spread the richness and variety of flamenco art, from traditional flamenco to the most avant-garde proposals.