Flamenco Festival New York 2017
Flamenco Festival 2017 brings to the New York Center and Joe's Pub the most groundbreaking and creative flamenco, featuring current stars and promising young talents
Artists such as Juana Amaya, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, Patricia Guerrero, Rocío Márquez or Sonia Olla will take us into Flamenco and Beyond - the leitmotiv of this edition - with their personal visions at New York City Center
This year, with Flamenco Eñe - a program created by the SGAE Foundation - Flamenco Festival also offers a glimpse of some of the most adventurous musical mixes in the flamenco scene, hosted by Joe's Pub in New York
Flamenco Festival 2017 will highlight the explosion of creativity in flamenco today, bringing its best ambassadors under the banner Flamenco and Beyond. From March 9th to 18th, the festival travels to New York, a city that has embraced it since 2001 and where the event has become the most important international flamenco festival in the world.
“Flamenco is now more alive than ever,” said Miguel Marín, founder and executive director of the Flamenco Festival. “There is an explosion of creativity these days that permeates the art form, and I’m very proud that this edition of Flamenco Festival will offer a glimpse of the work and creativity of this amazing generation of artists. They are keeping flamenco alive, respecting the tradition but also pushing forward, always changing and evolving".
From March 9th to 12th, flamenco will take over The Big Apple, landing at the New York City Center, the main stage for Flamenco Festival in New York and an international reference point for dance. Directed by flamenco dancer and choreographer Manuel Liñán, Gala Flamenca features five of the most exciting figures in flamenco today, underscoring the variety and creativity in contemporary flamenco. A singular show for audiences to enjoy the legendary gypsy dancing of Juana Amaya or the astonishing technique of dancer Jesús Carmona, discovering the new paths opened by flamenco dancer Patricia Guerrero, being surprised by the towering presence and fierce energy of Olga Pericet and hearing one of the most distinct voices in flamenco today, Rocío Márquez. In addition, on March 12th, over the same stage, Olga Pericet will express her personal approach to flamenco dance with Pisadas. In it, she creates a feminine universe that, starting from her mastery of classical flamenco and Spanish dance, breaks up the traditional.
Alongside the New York City Center, Joe's Pub will become a tablao, a Flamenco Festival stage. Flamenco and Beyond initiates here a series of new musical dialogues between flamenco and other genres with Flamenco Eñe, a program by which American audiences will get a glimpse of some of the most adventurous musical mixes in flamenco.
The first night, on March 10th, De Cerca (Close-up) will take us into the musical encounter between flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona and double-bass virtuoso Javier Colina. The flamenco piano of Alfonso Aroca departs on March 11th from the Orilla del Mundo (Shore of the World) for a trip in which he and his group travel from the port of Cádiz to Africa, the Americas and the Middle East before returning, filled with music, to his 'home shore' in Andalusia. To finish this series, on March 18th the musicians of the UHF flamenco jazz quartet will explore the boundaries of the genre with fun and imagination in Ultra High Flamenco. In addition, Joe's Pub receives on March 17th the artists Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández, featuring in Raudal a soulful performance that captures the emotion and passion of both traditional and innovative flamenco.
Flamenco Festival New York 2017 takes place from Thursday 9th to Saturday 18th March at New York City Center and Joe's Pub.
Flamenco Festival New York is presented in association with New York City Center and Joe's Pub, sponsored by INAEM Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música, Fundación SGAE, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Consulate General of Spain in New York and Tourism Office of Spain in New York.