FESTIVAL DE JEREZ

 

Run time: 13 mins

FESTIVAL

DE JEREZ

 

Run time: 13 mins

Program 2 | Sun April 24 | 12 PM PST

SPECIAL APPEARANCES                                                

Isamay Benavente, Director Festival de Jerez 
Arcángel, Singer 
Tania Goh, Spanish Dance Singapore 

TRANSLATOR / CONSULTANT

Estela Zatania, Spain

 

SPECIAL APPEARANCES                                                

Isamay Benavente
Director Festival de Jerez

Arcángel
Singer

Tania Goh
Spanish Dance Singapore

TRANSLATOR / CONSULTANT

Estela Zatania, Spain

 

FILMED AND EDITED BY

Felix Vazquez
BuenaSombra Films, Spain 

Filmed during the Festival de Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (2021)

PHOTOS BY

Felix Vazquez

Statue of Lola Flores in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

FILMED AND EDITED BY

Felix Vazquez
BuenaSombra Films, Spain 

Filmed during the
Festival de Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (2021)

PHOTOS BY

Felix Vazquez

Statue of Lola Flores in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

FESTIVAL DE JEREZ

The Festival de Jerez attracts thousands of flamenco aficionados and practitioners from all over the world.  In 2021, with COVID restrictions still in place, the organizers decided to produce their live annual event and move from its regular time slot in February-March to May.  As a result, the attendance was significantly smaller than usual but the commitment of the artists and enthusiasm of those who were able to attend remained strong.

Jerez de la Frontera is one of the most important flamenco zones of Spain.  Its Festival de Jerez, founded in 1995, and devoted to Spanish and flamenco dance, has been held annually since then, despite the Covid epidemic.  Oddly enough, Jerez is best-known for flamenco singing and guitar-playing, so the idea of staging a dance festival was originally seen as unusual.  And yet, the event has been extremely successful.  The program has always included world premieres and major stars as well as emerging or experimental artists.  Shows are staged at a variety of venues, including the historic Villamarta Theater, and the so-called “Off” program includes free shows at the flamenco clubs, and small recitals at other locations throughout the city. One of the most important elements of the Festival de Jerez is the varied offering of intensive masterclasses given by famous artists. Flamenco fans from all over the world book tickets for shows and sign up for the courses many months in advance of the Festival.   

The Festival de Jerez is from February 17 to March 5, 2022.

Programs, artists, dates, and prices subject to change.

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