November 8th to 27th in Córdoba.
The prestigious Córdoba contest will take place from November 8th to 27th with 109 contestants in cante, 40 in dance and 18 in guitar.
The closing gala with the announcement of winners will be celebrated Saturday November 27th, and will include winners’ performances.
New in 2010
The contest rules have undergone a major overhaul that reflects changing values in flamenco.
There are now far fewer partial prizes in order to award the most complete artists. A diploma and 2000 euros will be awarded to each finalist in cante, dance and guitar to honor those who make it to the final round, while the winners in each category will each receive 12,000 euros.
Another change is in the date. Since the first edition it had always been in May, but this time it has been moved to November to enhance its importance and not compete with the many activities that take place in the spring.
Age limits have also been set for the first time in the contest’s history. Beginning with this edition, people wishing to compete must be between the ages of 18 and 50.
The Concurso Nactional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba has been held every three years since 1956 with the aim of preserving traditional flamenco in the spirit of the 1922 Granada contest.
A long list of noteworthy winners includes the names of Fosforito, Curro de Utrera, Fernanda y Bernarda de Utrera, José Menese, Paco Laberinto, Matilde Coral, Merche Esmeralda, Paco de Lucía, Merengue de Córdoba, Paquera de Jerez, Víctor Monge Serranito, El Lebrijano, Luis de Córdoba, Manolo Sanlúcar, Juan Habichuela, Mario Maya, Paco Cepero, El Pele, Paco Peña, José Mercé, Joaquín Grilo, José Antonio Rodríguez, Vicente Amigo, Javier Latorre, Paco Serrano, Antonio el Pipa and many others.
Judges for the present edition
The selection phase of the contest will take place from November 8th to 13th with free entrance, the semi-finals, from the 20th to the 23rd with tickets at 10 euros and the closing show with awards ceremony will take place on November 27th with tickets at 8 to 21 euros. The following activities are also scheduled:
All shows begin at 9:00pm
1. Compañía de Javier Latorre: El Duende y el Reloj.
2. Manolo Sanlúcar: La Voz del Color
3. José Mercé y el Pele.
4. Marco Flores. «De Flamencas» (World premiere)
Flamenco dialogues – AT THE POSADA DEL POTRO, CENTRO FLAMENCO FOSFORITO
Pilar López, Mario Maya, Chano Lobato, Fernando Terremoto y Bernarda de Utrera: Artistas en el recuerdo. Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco 2007-2010.
Arte Flamenco: Tradición e Innovación
El Flamenco, Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad
AT THE PEÑAS
Free entry to capacity.
Representative artists of the Concurso de Córdoba
Young people and flamenco associations
Carmen Amaya en Argentina: mujer y artista
Official catalogue of the XIX Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba and the CDs of the previous edition’s winners.
Posthumous CD de Fernando Terremoto
Carmen Amaya. La biografía