Remembering our past festival workshops

In honour of our cancelled workshops this weekend, we are sharing some of our favourite moments in the studio from our past 3 festivals. All classes except the private guitar and cante classes in 2017, were held at the studios of our Festival sponsor MarrMac Dance. We are so grateful to them for their support! Since the beginning of our Festival, they have been sponsoring us for free studio time during the workshops.

2019 – workshops were held with
Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer

We were so excited with our classes, we forgot to take pictures! Here are some from the Calgary crew.


2018 – workshops were held with
Jairo Barrull – Dancer
Irene la Sentío – Dancer
José El Pechuguita – Singer
El Quini de Jerez – Singer
Ramón Amador – Guitarist
Pedro Sánchez – Guitarist


2017 – workshops were held with
Carmen Ledesma – Dancer
Manuela Rios – Dancer
Juan Villar Hijo – Singer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Socrates – Guitarist

A look at our brilliant past

In honour of our cancelled performance this evening we are sharing some of our favourite moments from the mainstage performance at the Winspear for our past 3 festivals. All photos © Marc J Chalifoux Photography.

2019 – ‘Tierra Flamenca’ – Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company
Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer
Jonathan Reyes Jiménez – singer
Víctor Márquez “El Tomate” – guitarist


2018 – ‘El Llanto Se Mueve ‘The Cry Moves’ – Jairo Barrull Flamenco Company
Jairo Barrull – Dancer
Irene la Sentío – Dancer
José El Pechuguita – Singer
El Quini de Jerez – Singer
Ramón Amador – Guitarist
Pedro Sánchez – Guitarist


2017 – ‘Tablao Sevilla, Flamenco at the Winspear’
Carmen Ledesma – Dancer
Manuela Rios – Dancer
Ismael Fernández – Singer
Juan Villar Hijo – Singer
Socrates – Guitarist
Raúl Bernal – Flautist

Festival Cancelled!

We regret to announce the cancellation of our 2020 festival. Please see the media advisory below for more information.

Thank you so much to everyone that has supported us!

MEDIA ADVISORY
March 10, 2020
CANCELLED: Edmonton Flamenco Festival Amid COVID 19 Complications

The 4th annual Edmonton Flamenco Festival regretfully has cancelled their performance this Friday, March 13th at the Winspear Centre as well as all workshops to be held as part of the festival.

Every year the Edmonton Flamenco Festival brings the world’s best of Flamenco dance and music to a Winspear audience followed by workshops in song, dance and guitar for the community. This year, it intended to bring Flamenco star El Oruco José Manuel Ramos and four other internationally celebrated artists, however, international travel and medical insurance issues in the wake of the COVID-19 virus, is forcing the cancellation of the festival in its entirety.

“This is a heartbreaking turn of events,” says Jane Ogilvie, the artistic director of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival. “We have been working for a solid year to bring this calibre of talent to an audience that has just continued to grow every year. We’ve exhausted all options but today we have been forced to cancel the show and workshops. This global event outside our control has been emotionally and financially devastating for our festival. Our performers are equally sad to not be able to perform in Edmonton this week. We want to thank all our supporters of our festival over the past four years. ”

The Winspear box office will be processing full refunds back to all ticket holders through the original methods of payment. The Winspear Box Office will be doing outbound calls to all patrons to let them know of the cancellation and to begin processing refunds. If patrons have any questions or concerns, please call the box office at 780 428-1414.

Workshop registrants will be issued full refunds this week through original methods of payment. The Festival will be contacting everyone by email to let them know of the cancellation. If workshop registrants have any questions or concerns, please contact the festival at workshops@edmontonflamencofestival.com

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival has been an annual event committed to raising awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Flamenco for the greater Edmonton community.

For more information head to www.edmontonflamencofestival.com
We’d also like to acknowledge and thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton for their support this year.

Media Contact:
Catherine Bangel
Bangel PR
www.bangelpr.ca
p: 780-263-1358 e: catherine@bangelpr.ca

Artists arrive in one week!

Do you have your tickets yet?
Mainstage show – one night only – March 13!

Direct from Spain
El Oruco and Guests in “Sevilla en Blanco y Negro”
March 13, 2020 – 8pm
at the Winspear Centre

Tickets $60 – available through the Winspear Box Office
Online click here
By Phone: 780-428-1414
Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081


Remember how much fun we had in class singing with Ismael Fernández last year? Check out the class video that just arrived in our inbox! What a gift to have him back in Edmonton.

Our weekend cante and compás classes are now full. Just a few spots left in the baile classes. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from our guest artists!

Are you new to flamenco and wanting to test the waters? Our introductory level dance with Karolina González ‘La Negra’ is for you. Guitar classes are being organized by indication of interest (info at workshop link below).

Workshop Information and Registration can be found at this link.


Coming in from out of town? Festival partner the Chateau Lacombe offers Festival guests a special discounted room rate. Click here for information.

Chateau Lacombe logo

Chateau Lacombe is the Exclusive Host Hotel of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival Performers.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.


Our 2020 festival is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.

3 weeks until the Festival!

‘El Oruco’

Mainstage show – one night only!
Do you have your tickets yet?

Direct from Spain
El Oruco and Guests in “Sevilla en Blanco y Negro”
March 13, 2020 – 8pm
at the Winspear Centre

Tickets $60 – available through the Winspear Box Office
Online click here
By Phone: 780-428-1414
Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081


2019 program page 6 – 7

Advertise in our program for the mainstage show March 13, 2020 at the Winspear!

Engage with our audience while they are enthralled by a captivating performance by international flamenco artists in the world-class theatre that is the Winspear Centre.

Important Deadlines:

Feb 28th – Deadline for all supplied program content (ads/ text/images/sponsor logos)
February 29th – Deadline for payment

More information and a look at our 2019 program can be found at this link.


Workshops have begun filling up. Are you new to flamenco and wanting to test the waters? Our introductory level dance with Karolina González ‘La Negra’ or song with José ‘El Pechuguita’ is for you. Guitar classes are being organized by indication of interest (info at workshop link below).

Workshop Information and Registration can be found at this link.


Coming in from out of town? Festival partner the Chateau Lacombe offers Festival guests a special discounted room rate. Click here for information.

Chateau Lacombe logo


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.