Flamenco Festival New York 2020

Flamenco Festival New York 2020

For 20 years, Flamenco Festival has been promoting the dialogue between Flamenco, Jazz and music from different origins. The most renowned venues of New York City continue to host this annual event featuring some of today’s most important Flamenco artists.

Due to increased concerns regarding COVID-19, this activity has been canceled.

Chicuelo & Mezquida: Never two without three

  • On Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Buy tickets. At Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019.
  • On Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Buy tickets. At Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019.
  • On Saturday, April 4 at 7 pm. Buy tickets. At On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Award-winning musicians Juan “Chicuelo” and Marco Mezquida, along with percussionist Paco de Mode, perform their own brand of Flamenco-jazz in an passionate concert that brings the music of the Mediterranean Basin to life. “Chicuelo” is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and acclaimed Flamenco guitarists today, and pianist Mezquida has catapulted to the top tier of European jazz musicians as a four-time winner of Musician of the Year by the Association of Jazz in Cataluña.

Jonatan Miró, Miguel Heredia & Hugo López: Tablao Queer

  • On Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.

Flamenco appears as a timeless art form set in its various forms –for example, the elaborate bata de cola dress for women and tight black pants for men– yet its traditions are based on innovation. In this revelatory program, Jonatan Miró, Miguel Heredia and Hugo López, who have been touring as part of Compañía Manuel Liñán, stomp out Flamenco stereotypes and explore gender identities while breaking with codes and regulations. This intimate dance performance, with live musical accompaniment, takes us back to a Spanish tablao. Similar to cabaret spaces, these clubs sprang up in the 1960s throughout Spain, replacing the cafes cantantes.

Flamenco Eñe – Santiago Lara: La guitarra en el tiempo

  • On Friday, April 3 at 7 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.

Award-winning virtuoso guitarist and composer Santiago Lara from Jerez is respected as one of the most important names in the new generation of Spanish guitarists. His program, La Guitarra en el Tiempo (The Guitar in Time), is a tribute to the masters of Flamenco guitar. This concert shows the evolution of the Flamenco guitar and features Lara’s interpretations of songs of such influential artists as Ramón Montoya, Sabicas, Niño Ricardo, Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlúcar, Moraíto, and Vicente Amigo. For this program, he will be accompanied with percussion and dance.

Manuel Liñán Company: ¡Viva!

  • On Friday, April 3 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At New York City Center, 131 W 55th St (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10019.

According to The Arts Desk (UK), “This is the kind of flamenco everyone should see.” A generous and seductive performer of dizzying power, Manuel Liñán has long been praised for the showmanship and sincerity with which he breaks the rules of Flamenco. ¡Viva! features male dancers clad in traditionally female costumes, exposing the many identity expressions alive within every human body.

¡Viva! is a song to the freedom of movement, where the feminine is embraced from the masculine body as its own, where gender roles, in a codified world like Flamenco, are broken with joy and enjoyment, creating new terrains that, although unexplored, are not distant.

María Moreno: Wings of memories

  • On Friday, April 3 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Award-winning María Moreno pays homage to the great Flamenco dancers that she has performed with the world over, and celebrates the personal experiences that have shaped her life and artistry. Moreno is the recipient of the New Artist Award for Alas de Recuerdo at the esteemed Festival Flamenco de Jerez, the Giraldillo Award for New Artist at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, and was twice-honored with the First National Dance Award for Bajo de Guia and Alegrías.

Gala de Andalucía

  • On Saturday, April 4 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, April 5 at 3 pm. Buy tickets.
  • Featuring Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero, María Moreno, María Terremoto, and special guest artist La Chana.
  • At New York City Center, 131 W 55th St (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10019.

Gala Flamenca has long been the centerpiece of Flamenco Festival, bringing together exceptional dancers and singers in an evening that demonstrates the range and vibrancy of Flamenco. The Stage (UK) describes it as “a fistful of Spain’s greatest dancers colluding in a foot-stomping, shawl-swirling, castanet-clicking party.” In honor of Flamenco Festival’s 20th Anniversary, this year’s very special Gala presentation features Eduardo Guerrero, known for his “marvelously eccentric solos” (The New York Times); María Moreno, whose astonishing dance pays tribute to the traditional style of Cádiz; Mercedes Ruiz, lauded for her “commanding truth and virtuosity” (Financial Times); and rising singer Maria Terremoto, the youngest artist ever to receive the Giraldillo Award for New Artist at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. These remarkable artists are joined on stage by a cadre of musicians and a special guest artist: La Chana, a 1960s-80s legend who vanished from the public eye at the height of her career.

Flamenco Eñe – Kiki Morente: Albayzín

  • On Saturday, April 4 at 9:30 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.

Vocalist Kiki Morente, from a renowned musical family, performs songs from his first solo album, Albayzín, an homage in many ways to his father, Enrique Morente. The name Albayzín refers to the historic Gypsy neighborhood of Granada, the Morente family’s home. In this intensely personal musical exploration, Morente shows his work to be steeped in classical tradition, but also full of bold contemporary innovation –much like the city of Granada itself.

Los Voluble: Flamenco is not a crime

  • On Saturday, April 4 at 11:30 pm. Buy tickets.
  • At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.
  • Flamenco Festival Closing Party.

Inspired by the “free party is not a crime” movement, Los Voluble –the duo formed by Pedro and Benito Jimenez– re-contextualizes Flamenco directly within the recent history of dance music, blending in references from footwork, grime, gqom, dub, reggaeton and more. Flamenco and electronica intersect with cultural critique and political video remix.

  • Performing arts
  • New York
  • Fri, March 13 —
    Sun, April 05, 2020

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Various venues, New York City

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Flamenco Festival New York 2020

Credits

Organized by Flamenco Festival with the support of INAEM, the Regional Government of Andalusia, the New York Tourist Office, the Consulate of Spain in New York, the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C. and its SPAIN arts & culture program, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the Instituto Cervantes New York, the SGAE Foundation, Almazaras de la Subbética, AECID, AIE, the Tourist Board of Granada, Institut d’Estudis Baleárics and Institut Ramón Llull. Photo: María Pagés Company, courtesy of Flamenco Festival

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