WORKSHOPS – The 2016 festival fundraiser weekend featured workshops with our guest artists: flamenco guitar with Holly Blazina, and flamenco song and dance with Stephanie Pedraza.
PERFORMANCE – Flamenco at the AGA – November 26, 2016
Our 2nd annual fundraiser performance took place in the Art Gallery of Alberta’s lower level Ledcor Theatre. An evening of live flamenco featuring:
Francesca Canalizo – dancer – Calgary
Holly Blazina – guitarist – Calgary
Stephanie Pedraza – singer/dancer – Vancouver
Irena Dumicz – singer/dancer
Jane Ogilvie – dancer
Nyles Varughese – guitarist
Read more about the artists at this link
The following local dancers surprised the audience with our Festival Flashmob at the end of the show: Carmen Locke, Cat Moores, Mariam Djalili, Jolene Yuen-Jung, and Susan MacGregor.
Click on the image below for our Flickr photo gallery of the evening.
Patrons were invited to join us in the lobby at 7:30 for an informal lesson in clapping Flamenco rhythms.
Proceeds from this fundraising event went towards supporting the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in March 2017. A special thank you to Stephanie Pedraza who donated her artist fee for this performance to the Festival.
poster design – Jane Ogilvie – photo of Francesca Canalizo by Aloys Neil Mark Fleischmann from the Flamenco Borealis production Al-Andalusi
event photos – Bryce Stewart