Flamenco Arts Festival 2016

Thurs., Sept. 28 / 7:00 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido

Opening Night Film Presentation
Flamenco Flamenco

Directed by Carlos Saura

Special appearance by Patricia Guerrero

Spain / Musical / No dialogue, just flamenco! / 97min / 2010

Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, Flamenco Flamenco is a musical journey through a dynamic and universal art form that reaches far beyond the borders of flamenco and Spanish culture. Beautifully photographed by famed Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalpyse Now), Flamenco Flamenco showcases 21 powerful and dazzling performances by some of the greatest flamenco masters and young artists living today, including this year’s guest artist Patricia Guerrero.

Before the film, Cristina Venegas, Associate Professor UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies, will give a brief talk on the film and its director, Carlos Saura. After the film, Ms. Guerrero will make an appearance to talk about working with Carlos Saura and her show to be performed at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Tickets: $12.50 / $10.50 children 12 and under / Ticket prices include theatre fee / All seats reserved.

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Sat., Sept. 30 / 7:30 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido

GALA PERFORMANCE

Patricia Guerrero
U.S. Premiere of Upclose
with Juan José Amador and Paco Iglesias

The Flamenco Arts Festival presents a captivating offering from featured award-winning artist Patricia Guerrero in the U.S. Premiere of Upclose. Ms. Guerrero has achieved tremendous success with her signature style, and has developed an intimate show that pays tribute to the three elements of flamenco: guitar, song, and dance. Ms. Guerrero is stunning on stage and her choreography is unique and compelling. The Lobero Theatre is the perfect setting for a show that will be traditional in concept, but contemporary in its approach.

Tickets: $107 / $72 / $52 / Ticket prices include award presentation and theatre fee / All seats reserved.  

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Sat., Sept. 30 / 7:30 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido

Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts

Presented to

DAVID ASBELL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LOBERO THEATRE

As part of the gala performance, Mr. Asbell will receive this award during a special on-stage presentation in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to the arts through leadership. This award, formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, has been renamed in honor of Alberto Pizano, co-founder and President of the Festival from 1999 – 2015.

Since its inception in 1999, David Asbell has been a major influence and friend of the Flamenco Arts Festival. He has freely and consistently offered professional advice and guidance on several topics that have added immeasurably to the success of the Festival over the last 18 years. The FAF Board is truly grateful for his leadership and presents this award in appreciation to his commitment to the arts.

Tickets: The award presentation is included in the gala performance ticket price.

David Asbell joins previous recipients Cristina Hoyos (2003), Roberto Amaral (2004) and Juan Talavera (2009)

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Sat., Sept. 30 / 9:30 PM – 1:00 AM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido

After Party Celebration with DJ Real

The excitement continues in the beautiful Lobero Courtyard with the Festival’s official celebration to honor David Asbell and our visiting guest artists from Spain. Share your enthusiasm with fellow aficionados and enjoy music by DJ Real and complimentary dessert. No host bar.

Tickets: $14.50 general admission / Ticket price includes theatre fee / There are only 200 tickets available for this event.

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Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 / Santa Barbara Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota

DANCE AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Learn from the masters / Something for everyone / Register early and save

Since its inception, the Festival has provided training in flamenco for established professionals, students, and aficionados. As part of the Festival’s Access to the Arts initiative, this annual opportunity provides accessible and affordable training to those who are interested in developing their skills and talents by working and interacting with Spanish artists who are at the height of their artistic careers. This year’s event includes classes in dance, guitar, singing and cajon (drum), including introductory classes for children and adults. Something for everyone!

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Exclusive T-Shirt Design by Yaiza Pinillos

FAF is proud to unveil the 2017 t-shirt!  

The FAF was introduced to flamenco costume designer, Yaiza Pinillos, when Manuel Liñán and his company performed for the Festival at the Granada Theatre in 2014. Ms. Pinillos was the costume designer for Liñán’s production of Nomada. FAF President Vibiana was so amazed by the beauty and originality of the costumes she decided to display one of the costumes at the pre-concert talk. Soon after, Vibiana commissioned Ms. Pinillos to create an exclusive t-shirt design for FAF 2017.

T-shirts may be purchased online and at all Festival events while supply lasts.  Only 300 shirts are available.

Price: $28, plus tax and other applicable fees

COMING SOON! YAIZA PINILLOS BIO