Festival 2013


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’s festival welcomes one of the most influential artists in contemporary Spanish dance, Olga Pericet, performing 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.

Festival highlights include:

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

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1
• La Triana (Vancouver)
The Chai Lounge, 8pm, Free

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2
• Forum with Spanish Flamenco scholar Estela Zatania
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 11am, Free
• De Una Pieza by Olga Pericet Flamenco Dance Company (Madrid, Spain)
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 8pm, $60 Adults / $55 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
• Dance Flamenco Workshops with Olga Pericet, Centro Flamenco, 1-4pm, please call: 604.737.1273
• 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, $15 (reservations at 604.738.1959 or www.cellarjazz.com)

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5
• Identidad/Identity by INTERflamenca Ricardo Rubio (Mexico)
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, noon, Free
• Identidad/Identity by INTERflamenca Ricardo Rubio (Mexico)
The Chai Lounge, 8pm, Free

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6
• Migración/ Migration by Marién Luévano (Mexico)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm, $35 Adults /$30 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7
• Identidad/Identity by INTERflamenca Ricardo Rubio (Mexico)
The Dance Centre, noon, Free
• De Espana con Amor by Maria Osende Flamenco Company (Halifax)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm, $35 Adults /$30 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
• Identidad/Identity by INTERflamenca Ricardo Rubio
Granville Island, Public Market Courtyard, 2pm, Free
• Kari Alba & Alma Flamenca (Saskatoon) and local favourites
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm, $35 Adults /$30 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
• La Monarca by Flamenco Rosario (Vancouver)
Waterfront Theatre, 8pm, $35 Adults /$30 Students, Seniors and RAFAS Members

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10
• El Duende y el Reloj, a performance for children featuring local performers, 1pm, Free for children, Adults by donations