Ticketed Performances

Our Mainstage performances are the core of the festival. Each of our guest artists has been hand-selected to bring something new and innovative to Flamenco in Vancouver. Each performance will be a night you will never forget.

** IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our Mainstage venues DO NOT accept tickets displayed on mobile phones. Only physical tickets accepted (e.g. Will Call & Physically Printed Tickets). Additionally, The Playhouse bars are now cashless. Only credit or debit cards are accepted.**

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JULY 19 AT 10AM PST. CHECK BACK FOR THE LINK.

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A Festival pass gets you tickets to every mainstage show for a discounted bundle price. In order to reserve your seats after purchasing your pass, please contact festival@vancouverflamencofestival.org for your special code!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019  | 8:00PM
LA MUSICA DEL FLAMENCO hosted by VICTOR KOLSTEE
(St James Hall- 3214 W 10th Avenue)

A musical evening featuring the renowned Manuel Liñán Company musicians, hosted by guitarist and Flamenco Rosario’s Musical Director Victor Kolstee.

Photo: Simon Chester

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 | 8:00PM
MANUEL LIÑÁN COMPANY (MADRID & GRANADA)
VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (600 Hamilton Street)

“Baile De Autor” by Manuel Liñán Company

BAILE DE AUTOR unites Manuel Liñán as choreographer and performer. After choreographing for other companies such as the Ballet Nacional de España, Nuevo Ballet Español, Rafaela Carrasco, Belen Maya; and having made his mark as a solo dancer, Manuel Liñan sets forth these two facets, which have defined his career, in a unified manner and performed by himself. Manuel presents a space in which the director, the author, creates different scenes during the work, breathing life to each element: light, sound, song, guitar, music, dance; a fantasy which creates connecting ties for the artist as choreographer and dancer. A director that dreams of a dancer dancing. One same person, resulting in a dancing fantasy divided into different choreographies, having nothing to do with one another, a show that lives in the mind of the artist and his creativity, A dream which he alone imagines and which we can all witness, an awakening and the VOID. “Baile de Autor” allows the audience to have a glimpse into the creative construction of an artistic work, exposing all the elements which support dance in theatre.

www.manuellinan.com

Photo: Marcus G Punto

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019  | 8:00PM
LA OTRA ORILLA (MONTREAL)
WATERFRONT THEATRE (1412 Cartwright Street)

“MAGNETIKAE” by La Otra Orilla

La Otra Orilla is working this year on her new opus, a creation for four performers: a dancer, a singer, a pianist and a percussionist. The premiere will take place during spring 2019. Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja bring together two diametrically opposed worlds: that of a language, flamenco, and that of the imagination, embodied by the ice floe. Creating a powerful sensorial universe, playing with the wealth of contrasts and dissonance born out of these two extremes, they place the concepts of exile and the other at the heart of this face-to-face performance. In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began ten years ago. A flamenco story on an ice floe—the senses collide in an original and poetic piece.

www.magnetikae.net

Photo: Lydia Palewak

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 | 8:00PM
LA CARAMELITA COMPANY (FRANCE)
WATERFRONT THEATRE (1412 Cartwright Street)

“NRITYA” by La Caramelita Flamenco Company

“NRITYA”, La Caramelita Flamenco Company’s new production, explores the personal journey of Deborah “La Caramelita” Dawson as a South Asian flamenco dancer that spans three continents to illustrate the identity, authenticity, and equality of dance. It explores the bonds between Flamenco and India in a uniquely choreographed mosaic of movements that blends the influences born out of an Indian heritage, a Malaysian parentage and a Spanish tutelage.

“Drawn to the wilder, gypsy style of flamenco, I have often wondered how and if my background dictates the way I move as a flamenco dancer? As a first generation Canadian, born to Malaysian parents of South Indian descent, it was a struggle to find my identity. I stumbled upon flamenco in my early teens and soon found out that flamenco has some of its roots in India. It is a popular theory that the Gypsies, who have greatly contributed to the creation and culture of flamenco, came from Northern India to Andalucía. The idea that I had come full circle, studying an art form that shared the same background as my family, fuelled me to move to Spain – the birthplace of flamenco.” – Deborah Dawson

Facebook – Deborah “La Caramelita”

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019  | 8:00PM
FLAMENCO ROSARIO (VANCOUVER)
WATERFRONT THEATRE (1412 Cartwright Street)

“Nuevo II” by Flamenco Rosario

In her ongoing exploration of the flamenco art form, Artistic Director/Choreographer Rosario Ancer, and Musical Director Victor Kolstee in collaboration with guest dancer/choreographer from Sevilla Gabriel Aragu, will be presenting a set of new choreographies. Ephemeral worlds, silences, stillness, fast paced, physical and emotional strength will be tested. Featuring the sensational guest Gabriel Aragu, he will be joined by Rosario Ancer, Victor Kolstee and Flamenco Rosario dancers: Yurie Kaneko, Megan Asher and Chien “Charo” Tsai.

www.flamencorosario.org

Photo: Tim Matheson