Award-winning dancers/choreographers Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana join a host of talented musicians to explore flamenco traditions from the far-reaching corners of Spain and Andalusia. As Memoria Antigua (Ancient Memory) immerses audiences in song, colour, and movement, it revives flamenco styles that have fallen into disuse, including the seguiriya de Frijones from Jerez and the Trilla and the Zángano of Puente Genil.
Friday, October 2 at 8:30 pm – Tickets starting at $50 – 10% off for members!
Aga Khan Museum and World Music Report are giving away a pair of tickets for this performance. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Master Classes in Flamenco Dance with Abel Harana
Saturday, October 3, 11–12:30 pm / Focus: Seguiriyas
Master Classes in Flamenco Dance with Patricia Ibáñez
Saturday, October 3, 12:30-2pm / Focus: Bambera con mantón
Address of workshops: Esmeralda Enrique’s Academy of Spanish Dance
401 Richmond Street West, Suite B104
Cost: $60/class per person / Take both classes for $100
Questions? Contact Esmeralda Enrique at 416.595.5753
Focus on Flamenco: EviscerArt
Saturday, October 3 at 8 pm – Tickets starting at $45 – 10% off for members!
EviscerArt premiered at the 2014 Chicago Flamenco Festival to two sold-out audiences and standing ovations. Presented by the talented trio of Vanesa Aibar (dance), Eduardo Pacheco (guitar), and Cristian de Moret (piano & vocals), the production unites traditional flamenco with jazz idioms. The evening culminates with a performance of El Silencio, whose extraordinary choreography was honoured at the XXI Flamenco Choreography Competition of Madrid.
In partnership with Small World
The Enchanted Flamenco Fan: A Workshop with Vanesa Aibar
Friday, October 3, 6-7:30pm
Address of workshop: Compania Carmen Romero School of Flamenco,
228 Merton Street (Near Davisville)
$50.00/person (Cash only) / $20 fans (for sale at studio)
Contact Carmen Romero at 416.899.0987
Focus on Flamenco: Morente (Documentary)
Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm – Tickets starting at $20 – 10% off for members!
This moving documentary captures the life and legacy of flamenco singer Enrique Morente, whose music was deeply influenced by the art of Pablo Picasso. Nominated for Best Film of 2011 by the Spanish Film Academy, Morente includes performances of songs from the beloved singer’s final album, Pablo de Málaga. It also includes extensive interviews with Morente, who died just days after filming finished in 2010.
Arts and culture journalist Justine Bayod Espoz will introduce Morente and lead a Q&A session following the screening.