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FLAMENCO FESTIVAL ATLANTIC. CANADA

FESTIVAL PROGRAM
FLAMENCO EXHIBITION.CONCERTS.WORKSHOPS.DEMONSTRATIONS.
September 7, 2008


HALIFAX, NS     SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 7

FLAMENCO IN CANADA. EXHIBITION
Saturday Sept. 27, 2008
FLAMENCO IN CANADA. Exhibition opening. 2pm. Free admission.

Pier 21, Canada’s Immigration Museum in partnership with the Flamenco Festival Atlantic presents Flamenco in Canada!
This exhibition celebrates the history and experience of Flamenco in Canada. Featuring stories and photographs submitted by Canadians from across the country, this exhibit provides a glimpse into the vibrant influence of Flamenco culture in Canada. Please join us for the opening celebration of Flamenco in Canada! as well as for the Fall for Flamenco Festival on September 27th from 2-4 pm at Pier 21’s Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery. The event will have activities and entertainment for all ages. Exhibition runs until November 4.
Where: Pier 21’s Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery (South End) www.pier21.ca


CONCERTS

Saturday Sept. 27, 2008
FLAMENCO CON FUSION. Festival opening concert. 8pm. Tickets $20/15
Do not be confused! Be CON FUSED!!! Flamenco Festival Atlantic in partnership with JazzEast proudly presents FLAMENCO CON FUSION, kick-off concert for the 2008 FALL FOR FLAMENCO festival. This first-of-its-kind musical event will feature an explosive, eclectic and electrifying evening with some of Nova Scotia’s most exciting world music acts. Experience the ever-fiery and passionate flamenco dance of Maria Osende and her troupe. Check out Con Brio, one of Halifax’s most promising new musical acts led by flamenco guitarist Daniel MacNeil playing a variety of flamenco and Middle Eastern influenced pieces and backed by strong percussive, violin, and bass elements….Next, swing with Gypsophilia - the nationally acclaimed gypsy jazz group freshly back in Halifax after riding the rails on a tour of Ontario and Quebec. Gypsophila has repeatedly enchanted and mesmerized its audiences with virtuosic and heartfelt performances of original, Hot Jazz and European gypsy music. Finally, dance your heart and feet away to Afro-Caribbean powerhouse Salsa Picante described by The Halifax Herald as Halifax’s number one party band….Get your tickets soon!
Where: North End Church, 5657 North St (corner Fuller Terrace), Halifax.
Tickets Online <http://www.ticketpro.ca>  by phone 1-888-311-9090


Tuesday, September 30, 2008
LOS FLAMENCOS. Concert. 7pm. Free.
Maral Perk (vocals) and Bob Sutherby (guitar) from Los Flamencos.
Deep and passionate songs by Maral Perk accompanied by the strong and precise guitar from Bob Sutherby, together paint a vivid portrait of the art of flamenco. This hour long performance will be enhanced by short commentaries on the various styles of flamenco.
Where: SPRING GARDEN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5381 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
Inquiries: (902) 490-5700 Website: <http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/index.php>

Followed by....

EL GUITARRAZO - FLAMENCO GUITAR NIGHT.
Concert. 9pm. $6 cover

Photo credit: Brian Lilley, artist: Joey Latta

 “The wail of the guitar begins. In the early morning, wine glasses shatter. The cry of the guitar begins, it is useless to silence it.” Federico Garcia Lorca
Flamenco Festival Atlantic brings “El Guitarrazo” to the Seahorse! Guitarism, a night with flamenco guitar masters of the Maritimes. Be witness to some of the best that will take the stage Tuesday night at the seahorse to unleash their talent, passion and skill on the guitar. The fingers will bleed as the strings vibrate, buzz and sing in a intense flurry of skill and emotion. Flamenco, known the world over to be one of the most challenging and complex musical forms for the instrument, is in town!!
 
The evening will feature renowned guitarist Bob Sutherby of El Viento Flamenco and Los Flamencos, also hosting the evening, up-and-coming young gun Daniel MacNeil of Con Brio and Maria Osende Flamenco Co., along with the beautiful madness and unpredictability of Joey Latta! We will also proudly showcase Halifax’s most promising upcoming guitar talents. Heavenly, heavy harmonies, blazing fiery solos, tapas, wine and song will be in store for you this night, so if you are a fan of the guitar and the extreme, reject the mundane and let tyour soul immerse in music!
Where: THE SEAHORSE TAVERN, 1665 Argyle St, Economy Shoe Shop lower level, Halifax (Downtown).
Tapas platters will be available.



Thursday, October 2
CON BRIO. Flamenco-jazz. Concert. 9pm. $5 cover.
Canada’s first original flamenco/jazz ensemble with Daniel MacNeil guitar, Adam Fine bass, Nick Mac Lean guitar, Glenn Fraser and Jeff Chown percussion. Presented by JazzEast.
Where: STAYNERS WHARF Pub & Grill, 1781 Upper Water Street, Halifax Waterfront, (Downtown). Food available.



Saturday, October 4, 2008
COLOR Y RITMO.
J
oaquin Ruiz Flamenco Company with guest artist Inmaculada Ortega.
World-Premiere. Direct from Spain. Concert. 8pm

Breathtaking flamenco dance and music performance. Joaquin Ruiz and Inmaculada Ortega, two internationally acclaimed dancers with a distinguished career and a tremendous artistic scope, come together, to share their vision of flamenco in this mesmerizing show.   Inmaculada combines elegant feminity with a raw and elemental  flamenco style.  Joaquín, controlled and traditional in his dancing, but always setting trend with new tendencies. A powerful contrast, but a perfect match. Both dancers backed up by  award-winning composer and guitarist Arcadio Marin and the earth-splitting pain of flamenco's cante jondo (deep song) from Matias de Paula and David Vazquez . Monumental flamenco right here in Halifax.  One night only. Don’t miss it!

What critics have said about them: “A fantastic technique, unbelievable speed in his foot-tapping, tenth-of-a second spinning with incredible magic, Joaquín Ruiz is the best we have seen from Antonio Gades to Luisillo”...JERUSALEM POST
“Joaquin Ruiz is a name that everyone wants to know ... the most sensational performance of flamenco dance ever seen in Adelaide (Australia)”THE ADVERTISER
“Inmaculada Ortega, her defiant dance, harmonious and filled with magic, a complete on-stage luxury.” ABC, SPAIN
“Inmaculada Ortega perhaps a ballerina or a bullfighter in another life. She had the audience absolutely eating out of her hand!. Her incredible agility and style was matched point for point with flawless compas and engaging facial expression for each mood” BOSTON, MA WORLD MUSIC
Where: REBECCA COHN AUDITORIUM, Dalhousie Arts Centre 6101 University Ave. Halifax (South End)
TICKETS: Box office toll free: 1 800 874-1669 or online at <http://www.artscentre.dal.ca> $35/$25 (assigned seating, get your tickets early!)

Monday October 6
SOLO FLAMENCO GUITAR CONCERT WITH ARCADIO MARIN. 8pm. $15


Born in Montreal, Canada, from a Spanish family, Arcadio started his studies in classical guitar as a kid. When he was 16 years of age he already formed part of a cuadro flamenco at the tablao Chateau Madrid, beginning a professional career as a soloist and also playing for singers and dancers. At 21 he is hired by Maria Benitez Spanish Dance Company with whom he had the opportunity to work for a period of six years throughout all the American continent, together with internationally reputed flamencos such as Alejandro Granados, Luis Ortega, Jose Valle “Chuscales”. In the early 90’s he co-founds the dance company Noche Flamenca, based in New York City an formed by artists coming from Spain, which continues today with a successful and wide course not only in the United States but also in many other countries. In 1995 moves to Madrid, continuing his career together with important flamenco artists such as Belen Maya, Rafaela Carrasco, Joaquin Ruiz, Jose Antonio Galicia “El Gali”, Rafael Jimenez “Falo”, Manuel Liñan and many others. He has also collaborated in recordings for Luis Eduardo Aute and Radio Tarifa. In June 2002 one of his compositions is awarded with the first prize for the best original music at the XI Competition of Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography in Madrid.
Where: Potter Hall, Kenneth Rowe Management Bldg. 6100 University Ave. Halifax (South End)
Tickets sale starts September 8. More information coming shortly. Event presented by DAL GUITAR (Dalhousie Music Department)



FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS/DEMONSTRATIONS/LECTURES  
DANCE. GUITAR. CASTANETS. SINGING.

Tuesday, September 30
BEGINNER FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP. 7pm. Free
Description: 1 hour introductory dance workshop. No pre-knowledge or partner required. All ages.Coiling wrists and stamping feet to the fascinating rhythms of gipsy music make flamenco dance fascinating. Come learn the basics of this great Spanish dance form in this 60-minute initiation workshop by Maria Osende from Madrid, flamenco dance school in the North End. No experience, partner or special outfit required. Check out:  www.flamencoschool.ca
Where: KESHEN GOODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (Clayton Park)
Inquiries: (902) 490-5738 Website: <http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/index.php>
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October 3-7
DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH GUEST ARTISTS JOAQUIN RUIZ AND INMACULADA ORTEGA
FRIDAY OCT 3 THROUGH TUESDAY OCT 7
What an opportunity for flamenco dance students!
We bring the heart of flamenco right here to town for you! Enjoy intensive workshops with both Joaquin and Inmaculada.
BEGINNER LEVEL (with at least 1 year of training once a week or similar)
Fandangos de Huelva with Inmaculada Ortega (3h/ $58) Fr. 5.45, Sa. 10am, Su. 11am
Marcajes with Joaquin Ruiz (2h/ $38) Mo. & Tu. 6.45pm
Sevillanas Cruzadas with Inmaculada Ortega (1h/ $25/19)(must know sevillanas) Sunday 1pm
Bulerias con Cante with Inmaculada Ortega (3h/65) Fr. 7pm, Sat. 11am, Sunday 12am

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Solea (5h/$95) Fr. 6pm, Sat. 10am, Sunday 11am, Mo+ Tu. 6pm
Marcajes with Joaquin Ruiz (2h/ $38) Mo. & Tu. 6.45pm
Sevillanas Cruzadas (1h/$25/18)(must know sevillanas) Sunday 1pm
Bulerias con Cante with Inmaculada Ortega (3h/65) Fr. 7pm, Sat. 11am, Sunday 12am

CASTANETS
with Joaquin Ruiz (must bring castanets, know the basic sounds. We can order castanets for you if you like)
Fr, Mo, We. 8pm.(3h/$58)


PACKAGES 2 workshops = 5% discount, 3 workshops and more= 10% discount
Drop in fee: $26
Where: THE STUDIO, 2540 Agricola St. Halifax (North End)
FEES, DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: please email workshops@flamencofestival.ca <workshops@flamencofestival.ca> or call (902) 492 8878. Pre-registration starts September 6. Details coming shortly via email/website.

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Sunday, October 5
FLAMENCO DANCE AND GUITAR DEMONSTRATION
WITH GUEST ARTISTS FROM SPAIN. 2.30pm. Free.

Discover the beauty and passion of flamenco culture with celebrated guest artists from , 1.5 hours.
For the first time in Halifax, world renowned Spanish flamenco dancers Joaquin Ruiz and Inmaculada Ortega are coming to Halifax for Color y Ritmo, an evening of flamenco dance and music at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Saturday, October 4. Get a demonstration of flamenco dance by Joaquin Ruiz to the live guitar music of Arcadio Marin.
Where: ALDERNEY GATE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth (Ferry Terminal)
TICKETS: Free admission, information (902) 490-5745


Friday October 3 & Sunday October 5
FLAMENCO GUITAR WORKSHOPS with ARCADIO MARIN
Another great opportunity for flamenco guitarists of all levels. Auditors welcome.
BEGINNER LEVEL (Must have beginner experience with flamenco guitar. Must have a nylon string guitar.)
Fr 6-7.30pm & Su. 10.30-11.45am ($55)
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (Must have moderate experience with flamenco guitar )
Fr 5-6.30pm & Su. 12.00- 1.15pm ($55)
AUDITORS: ($8/workshop)
DROP IN FEE: $37/Friday. $32/Sunday
Where: DALHOUISE ARTS CENTRE, Room 401, Music Department, 6101 University Ave. Halifax (South End)
FEES, DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: please email workshops@flamencofestival.ca <workshops@flamencofestival.ca> or call (902) 492 8878. Pre-registration starts September 6. Details coming shortly via email/website.


Monday October 6
FLAMENCO GUITAR DEMONSTRATION/LECTURE WITH GUEST ARTIST ARCADIO MARIN. 12pm. Free
Our guest flamenco guitarist Arcadio Marin will demonstrate and talk about flamenco guitar and flamenco guitar techniques. Followed by questions an answers. Event presented by Dal Guitar (Dalhousie Music Department)
Where: DALHOUISE ARTS CENTRE, Room 401, Music Department, 6101 University Ave. Halifax (South End)


October 3-5
FLAMENCO SINGING WORKSHOPS with MATIAS DE PAULA and DAVID VAZQUEZ
Pour falmenco singing workshops will be tailor-made according to the needs and level of the participants. All levels, from absolute beginners to advanced. For inquires please email us at workshops@flamencofestival.ca <workshops@flamencofestival.ca> or call (902) 492 8878. Pre-registration starts September 6. Fee: $25/hour for group classes. Private lessons also possible. Do not miss this chance. Contact us!


FOR UPDATES AND DETAILS PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.flamencofestival.ca