Festival 2014 | October 28- November 11, 2014 | Featuring Joaquin Grilo (Spain)

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2014 PRESS RELEASE

Flamenco Rosario’s Artistic Director, Rosario Ancer, and Musical Director, Victor Kolstee, take great pride in announcing that Spain’s renowned award-winning flamenco legend Joaquin Grilo along with national and local artists will grace Vancouver for the 2014 edition of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival.

The festival (started in 1990) 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 Jerez de La Frontera, Spain, it is with great pleasure that this year’s festival welcomes one of the most influential artists in Spanish flamenco, Joaquin Grilo, performing at the Vancouver Playhouse for a one-night presentation of “Grilo in Concert” accompanied on stage by internationally acclaimed musicians; guitarist Juan Requena & singer Jose Valencia. Proclaimed Spain’s best flamenco dancer in 1997, Grilo approaches his work with unbounded energy and unparalleled skills, exhibiting an uncanny mastery of all flamenco styles.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 28
Free Flamenco Class for Beginners
Waterfront Theatre, 7pm

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29
Flamenco Schools Performance Series Featuring Centro Flamenco, Mozaico Flamenco, Los Gitanos, Flamenco Del Mar and Flamenco Rosario
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

THURSDAY OCTOBER 30
Y Entonces by Carmen Romero (Toronto) and Kasandra “La China (Vancouver)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31
Vuelo Directo by Caroline Planté (Montreal) and Madroño (Vancouver)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1
Flamenco Rosario: Forward and Back (Vancouver) by Flamenco Rosario
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2
Flamenco for Children, a performance for children featuring local performers
Waterfront Theatre, 1pm

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5
Understanding Flamenco, Lecture and demonstration by Flamenco Rosario
Vancouver Public Library, 7pm 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8
Grilo in Concert by Joaquin Grilo
Vancouver Playhouse, 8pm, $60 Adults /$55 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9
Dance Flamenco Workshops by Joaquin Grilo, Centro Flamenco, 1-4pm
La Musica del Flamenco: a night dedicated to Guitar and Song. Hosted by Guitarist Victor Kolstee featuring Spanish Singer José Valencia & Guitarist Miguel Requena
St James Hall, 7pm

MONDAY NOVEMBER 10
Dance Flamenco Workshops by Joaquin Grilo, Centro Flamenco, 6-10pm

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11
Dance Flamenco Workshops by Joaquin Grilo, Centro Flamenco, 6-10pm