||Thurs., Sept. 28 / 7:00 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido
Opening Night Film Presentation
||Sat., Sept. 30 / 7:30 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido
Sat., Sept. 30 / 7:30 PM / Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido
Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts
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)
||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.
||Dates and times vary / Santa Barbara Dance Arts, 531 E. Cota
DANCE AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS
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!
Workshop schedule and ticket information coming soon.
AN ACCESS TO THE ARTS SPECIAL EVENT
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