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6 Flamenco Biennale Netherland.

With the slogan "The Cutting Edge of Flamenco", the 6th edition of the Flamenco Bienal of Netherlands was presented.
December 18, 2016

It is to take place January 13th to 29th in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Antwerp.

For the sixth time, the Bienal de Flamenco de los Países Bajos is presenting an international selection of flamenco artists.  The Bienal de Flamenco Netherland has championed the latest advances in flamenco since its creation in 2006, with major artists of the genre, as well as newcomers.  This edition of the festival will offer a wide range of contemporary flamenco, with shows based on tradition, modern dance, jazz, classical, baroque, Indian and other types of music.  For more than two weeks the festival will present the most diverse performances in over twenty venues in eight different cities.  Forty shows and concerts complemented with an extensive program of master-classes and workshops, conferences, films and documentaries and amateur shows by children and adults.  An ambitious and original program that includes two in-house productions, interpreted by a new generation of flamenco artists who look beyond the limits of flamenco.

Rocío Molina, standard-bearer of avant-garde women’s flamenco dance, accustomed to offering radically experimental performances, is always challenging herself, modernizing the flamenco tradition.  Her new show “Caído del Cielo”, commissioned by the Théâtre Chaillot of París, strips flamenco of all routine and limits.  Molina with be the “Dancer in Focus” of the current edition.  The young generation of flamenco dancers is represented by Manuel Liñán who, along with José Maldonado, changes roles in the show “Reversible”.

Isabel Bayón will present her show “Dju Dju” directed by Israel Galván, which she presented at the 2016 Bienal de Sevilla.  Bayón and two young dancers, Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca will take on “demons and obsessions from flamenco’s inner world”, in order to exorcise them.  Indian dancing, flamenco and modern dance will come together in Rebels Cross, the work of Dutch choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman for three dancers: Sooraj Subramaniam, Kamala Devam and Sara Cano.  In this Festival de la Creation 2017, Raghuraman and Cano seek news means of expression, based on each one’s different dance contexts, classical Indian dance and flamenco respectivamente.  Sara Cano will also present her own work, a short solo piece titled “A Palo Seco”, in which she unites Butoh dancing and flamenco with the help of a live flamenco singer and an audible landscape.

The Festival opens and closes with Fantasy for Violoncello and Flamenco, a joint production with the Bienal del Cello of Amsterdam, bringing together musicians from Spain, Iran, Turkey and Netherlands.  Singer Rocío Márquez, Austrian-Iranian violoncellist Kian Soltani, Dutch violoncellist Ella van Poucke, Turkish virtuoso Derya Türkan and multi-instrumentalist Effén López, strings from all over the world will dialogue brilliantly with flamenco.  Dancer Leonor Leal brings the spirit and rhythm of Southern Spain with unusual accents for this Creation del Festival 2017.

Rocío Márquez is the “Artist in Residence” for this edition, and she’s launching her new record with singer-author Niño de Elche. Baroque guitarist and lutist Enrike Solinís and Euskal Barrokensemble and the new singing talent, María José Pérez will interpret classic historical music.

Venues: Amsterdam/Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Bimhuis, Tolhuistuin, Podium Mozaïek, OBA, Lloydhotel /Rotterdam/De Doelen, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, LantarenVenster, Grounds, Codarts / Utrecht/ Schouwburg Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, Rasa, Instituto Cervantes/ The Hague/ Zuiderstrandtheater, Nieuwe Kerk, Korzo, De Nieuwe Regentes /Eindhoven Muziekgebouw Frits Philips/ Amersfoort / Theater De Lieve Vrouw/ Maastricht/ Theater aan ’t Vrijthof, AINSI/ Antwerp, De Roma.

6th Flamenco Biënnale Netherlands
13 – 29 January 2017

Amsterdam: MGIJ, Bimhuis, Podium Mozaïek, OBA, De Hallen, Frascati, Conservatorium A’dam, Tolhuistuin, Dansmakers, Chassé Studio, Lloyd Hotel | Rotterdam: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, LantarenVenster, De Doelen, Conservatorium Codarts, Grounds | Den Haag: Zuiderstrandtheater, De Nieuwe Kerk, De Nieuwe Regentes, Koninklijk Conservatorium | Utrecht: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg, RASA, Instituto Cervantes | Eindhoven: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips | Maastricht: Theater aan het Vrijthof, Ainsi | Amersfoort: De Lieve Vrouw | Antwerpen: De Roma



Fantasía para violonchelo y flamenco
co-production by Flamenco Biënnale / Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

13/01/2017 – 20:15 – De Doelen, Rotterdam

14/01/2017 – 20:15 – Muziekgebouw frits Philips, Eindhoven

29/01/2017 – 20:15 - Muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, Amsterdam

Fantasia para Violonchel y Flamenco


Tino van der Sman Quintet
CD Presentation Curioso Impertinente

14/01/2017 -20:30 / RASA, Utrecht

15/01/2017 -15:00 / Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

 Tino van der Sman


Luna Zegers Kwartet
CD Presentation Entre dos Mundos

14/01/2017 - 20:30h /RASA, Utrecht

15/01/2017 - 20:30h / Korzo, Den Haag


Luna Zegers



Compañía Sara Cano / Kalpana Raghurama
Double Bill: A palo seco / Rebels’ Cross

14/01/2017 – 20:30 – Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

15/01/2017 – Rasa, Utrecht

20/01/2017 – 20:30 – De Lieve Wrouw, Amersfoort

26/01/2017 – 20:30 – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht

28/01/2017 – Korzo Theater, Den Haag

Sara Cano


Óle Óle suitcase
Flamenchica Mundi

15/01/2017 13.00h / Grounds, Rotterdam

22/01/2017 12:00h / De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort

25/01/2017 14:30h / De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag

29/01/2017 13:00h / RASA, Utrecht

Ole Ole Koffer



Manuel Liñán / José Maldonado
Reversible (Dutch première)

15/01/2017 – 20:15 – Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

Manuel Liñán. Foto: MarcoGpunto


Fado flamenco
Casa Ibérica

18/01/2017 - 20:30h / De Doelen, Rotterdam

22/01/2017 - 16:00h / Theater De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort

27/01/2017 - 20:30h / De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag

Casa Ibérica


Orquesta Chekara: Flamenco Andalusí,  con María Ángeles Gabaldón

19/01/2017 - 20:15 / De Doelen, Rotterdam

20/01/2017 - 21:00 / Podium Mozaiek, Amsterdam

21/01/2017 - 20:30 / RASA, Utrecht

22/01/2017 - 15:00 / De Roma, Antwerpen

Orquesta Chekara


Tiempos Nuevos
feat.Ben van Gelder

20/01/2017 - 21:45 / Tivoli Vredenburg (Cloud Nights), Utrecht

26/01/2017 - 20:00 / De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag



El Amor Brujo
Enrike Solinís, Euskal Barrokensemble

20/01/2017 - 20:15 / De Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

22/01/2017 - 15:00 / Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht




Orilla del mundo
Alfonso Aroca quitet

20/01/2017 20:30 / Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

21/01/2017 20:30 / LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

22/01/2017 20:30 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Alfonso Aroca


Made in Rotterdam

20/01/2017 / De Doelen, Rotterdam



La guitarra de Pepe Habichuela.
Pepe Habichuela and Kiki Morente

21/01/2017 / Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Pepe Habichuela



La Compañía Parpadeo

21/01/2017 - 20:30 / Theather De LIeve Vrouw, Amersfoort


Compañía Flamenca Isabel Bayón
Dju dju  - Dutch premiere

21/01/2017 – 20:00 – Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Isabel Bayón - Dju-dju


Alfredo Lagos and Pepe Habichuela

22/01/2017 - 14:00h / Grounds, Rotterdam


Compañía de Rocío Molina
Caída del cielo

24/01/2017 – 20:00 – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht

28/01/2017 – 20:15 – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, Amsterdam

Rocío Molina - Caída del cielo


Rafael Riqueni

25/01/2017 - 20:30h / Bimhuis, Amsterdam

27/01/2017 - 20:30h / RASA, Utrecht

Rafael Riqueni



Rocío Márquez
Presents El Niño

26/01/2017 - 20:30h / Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Rocío Márquez


David Lagos, Mercedes Ruíz, Diego de la Margara
Made in Jerez

26/01/2017 – 20:00 – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

David Lagos, made in Jerez. Foto: Daniel M Pantinga



En Directo
José Valencia and Special guest Antonio Canales

27/01/2017 – 20:15 – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, Amsterdam





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