who we are
Flamenco Festival, started its mission in 2001 in New York City, and it is now the largest platform for Flamenco in the international cultural scene. Founded by Miguel Marín, the Festival has reached an audience of more than 1,6 million people and has presented more than 140 companies in 1250 performances.
It has showcased the leading names of today, from world renowned artists and icons of traditional Flamenco, to the most innovative, emerging young stars of dance and music in this genre, such as Sara Baras, María Pagés, Carmen Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Estrella Morente, Vicente Amigo, Miguel Poveda, Manuela Carrasco, Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, Manuel Liñán, Olga Pericet, Rocío Márquez, María Terremoto, Jesús Carmona or Rosalía, as well as geniuses that are not anymore among us, such as the great masters Paco de Lucía or Enrique Morente.
Flamenco Festival brought some of the finest flamenco creations to theaters in 112 cities around the globe, contributing to flamenco been a regular ingredient of the seasons of the most prestigious theaters of the world, such as London Sadler´s Wells (which host this annual festival since 2014), Carnegie Hall or NY City Center in New York, Arsht Center in Miami, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Boston Opera House, Sydney Opera House, National Performing Arts Center in Beijing, Stanislavski Theater in Moscow, Bunkamura in Tokyo, or Esplanade in Singapore, among many others.
In 2012 Flamenco Festival created the residency program ‘In Progress’ presenting 19 projects in New York, Miami and London. It is now expanding to other cities in Spain with the pioneer ‘glo-cal’ creative labs hosted in 2022 in Torrox (Malaga). This program has the purpose of expanding the creative horizons of flamenco through experimentation and self-enquiry, understanding the arts as a tool for individual and social transformation.
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.
The month of February has become the 'jondo' month in New York
The lively music and passionate choreography just might leave you shouting olé!
- Time Out NYC
One of New York's City's most important events
A classy platform for three distinctly talented vocalists
- The Times
Rarely have I witnessed a prolonged standing ovation midway through a show but it happened here
- Dance Tabs
This was flamenco puro in its most fabulous form, dominated – as it should be – by the voice
- Dance Tabs
Sadler's Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco
- The Independent
One of the year's biggest dance events in New York City
- The New York Times