Festival 2013 | October 30 – November 10, 2013 | Featuring Olga Pericet (Spain)

2013 PRESS RELEASE

Flamenco Rosario’s Artistic Director, Rosario Ancer, and Musical Director, Victor Kolstee, take great pride in announcing that Madrid, Spain’s renowned award-winning performer Olga Pericet along with national and local artists will grace Vancouver for the 24th year of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

The festival presents flamenco artists performing in a range of styles – from traditional to contemporary, and soloists to ensemble works. As a gathering place for the ever-growing local and national flamenco community, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival takes the audience from flamenco’s origins as a blend of cultures through to today’s continual evolution of music, song, and dance.

Hailing from Spain, it is with great pleasure that this year festival will welcome one of the most influential artists in contemporary Spanish dance, Olga Pericet, at the Vancouver Playhouse for a one-night presentation of her most recent work De Una Pieza. Translating traditional flamenco into radically modern dance iterations, Ms. Pericet and her cast will deliver a genuinely new performance flowing from previous creations re-encountered in the present moment. This fluid, dynamic and movemental approach to Flamenco derives from a conceptual play on the Chinese puzzle called Tangram.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30
Flamenco Rosario’s Lecture & Dance Demonstration
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 7pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
Forum with Spanish Flamenco scholar Estela Zatania “ A Half Century of Flamenco Evolution
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 11am
De Una Pieza by Olga Pericet Flamenco Dance Company
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 8pm

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
Dance flamenco workshops by Olga Pericet
 Centro Flamenco, 1-4pm
La Musica del Flamenco: a night dedicated to Guitar and Song. Hosted by Guitarist Victor Kolstee featuring Spanish singers José Angel Carmona & Miguel Lavi and guitarist Antonia Jiménez
Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club 7pm

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4
Migración/ Migration by Producciones EL DIA D (Mexico)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7
De Espana con Amor by Maria Osende Flamenco Company (Halifax)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
Alma Flamenca (Saskatoon) and local favorites
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
La Monarca by Flamenco Rosario
 Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10
El Duende y el Reloj, a performance for children by local performers
Waterfront Theatre,  1pm