Fundraiser Weekend 2016

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:

Special guests
Francesca Canalizo – dancer – Calgary
Holly Blazina – guitarist – Calgary
Stephanie Pedraza – singer/dancer – Vancouver

Edmonton performers
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