Events

FAF Anniversary Package:  SAVE 15% when you purchase tickets to the Opening Night Concert, Red Carpet Gala, and Official After-Party in one transaction.

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Purchase single or package tickets at the
Lobero Theatre Box Office:

33 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM
ONLINE:  lobero.com
PHONE:  1.805.963.0761 or 1.888.4LOBERO

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Thursday, September 26 / 6:00 pm
Lobero Theatre Esplanade

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Free to ticket holders to the Opening Night Concert

Join us on the Lobero Esplanade right before the Opening Night Concert for what is guaranteed to be our most exciting opening night reception yet.  Mingle with flamenco aficionados as you get ready to experience flamenco’s brightest stars from Spain and the U.S. This official kick-off of our 20th year will begin with wine tasting courtesy of the Santa Barbara Winery.

Thursday, September 26 / 7:30 pm
Lobero Theatre

OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

ANDRES VADIN PROJECT

Santa Barbara Debut of INFLUENCIAS
also featuring Manuel Gutiérrez, Diego Álvarez, Ioannis Goudelis, Yosmel Montejo

While we often think of flamenco in dance terms, it cannot exist without its heartbeat: the music. What better way to kick off this year’s festival than by celebrating this life force of flamenco!

After enjoying the Opening Night Reception, prepare to be thrilled by the Santa Barbara Debut of the Andres Vadin Project. The music concert features Los Angeles based composer and guitarist Andres Vadin, Manuel Gutierrez (vocals, dance), Yosmel Montejo (bass), Ioannis Goudelis (piano, accordion), and Diego Alvarez (percussion).   Andres Vadin’s talent spans many different genres while highlighting the flamenco guitar as a universal instrument with no boundaries — a breathtaking fusion of traditional and contemporary interpretations, often infused with Cuban, Arabic, and jazz influences.

Vadin has played for some of the most talented flamenco artists known today, including Antonio Carmona, José Antonio Rodríguez, and Maria Juncal.  He has also collaborated on Latin Grammy-nominated albums twice — in 2005 with Aceituna sin Hueso on the album Cuba Le Canta A Serrat and in 2017 with Oskar Cartaya on the album Bajo Mundo.  He has toured throughout the world performing with Concha Buika, Faramarz Aslani, Wadih Al Safi, Billy Cobhan and in festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury, Montreal International Jazz Music Festival, and at rock legend Steve Vai’s Big Mama Jama Jam-a-thon.

Tickets:  $45 / $35 / $19 Students and Seniors with ID / Plus Applicable Fees / All Seats Reserved / Doors Open at 7:00 PM

 

AN ACCESS TO THE ARTS SPECIAL EVENT
This event sponsored in part by the SB Bowl Foundation

Saturday, September 28
This event is part of the Red Carpet Gala at 7:30 pm

ALBERTO PIZANO
AWARD FOR THE ARTS

Presented to Luisa Triana

Dancer, Choreographer, Visual Artist

As part of the Red Carpet Gala and the premiere of FARO, we will open the show with a special awards presentation honoring flamenco icon Luisa Triana in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to the arts as a dancer, choreographer, and visual artist.

Luisa Triana’s career in flamenco spans an impressive seven decades and includes performances in prestigious theaters in Spain and around the world, including our very own Lobero Theatre in 1962 where she returns on September 28th as the recipient of the Alberto Pizano Award for the Arts.

Ms. Triana, born in Seville, Spain, began performing internationally with her famous father, flamenco dancer Antonio Triana, debuting at the young age of six years old in Buenos Aires alongside La Argentinita and Sabicas.  In the U.S. she performed in Hollywood films with great actors such as Gene Tierney, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charise, and John Wayne before establishing her own acclaimed Spanish dance company.   In addition to her celebrated dancing career, Ms. Triana is a master painter having studied with Will Foster, Nicolai Fechin, and Carlos Ruano Llopis.

The Flamenco Arts Festival is proud to welcome Ms. Triana back to Santa Barbara to receive this award for her many contributions to the arts.

 Luisa Triana joins previous recipients Cristina Hoyos (2003), Roberto Amaral (2004), Juan Talavera (2009), and David Asbell (2017).

Saturday, September 28 / 7:30 pm
Lobero Theatre

RED CARPET GALA

EDUARDO GUERRERO

U.S. Premiere of FARO
also featuring Manuel Soto, Anabel Rivera, and Javier Ibañez

Make a grand entrance on the red carpet along with other aficionados.  We plan to celebrate this 20-year milestone in style!  Arrive early to enjoy the no-host bar while the anticipation and excitement build for the thrilling premiere of FARO.

Like a shining beacon, Eduardo Guerrero will immediately draw you into FARO (‘Lighthouse’). Inspired by a journey across Spain to discover the magic and majesty of the country’s lighthouses, this tour-through-dance starts in the north, with travels to the Faro de Peñas in Asturias, with a final stop in Cádiz, where the lighthouse plays a significant role in Guerrero’s first childhood memories.

FARO is an exhilarating, exciting, unscripted performance that fills the air with electricity thanks to Guerrero’s mesmerizing moves infused with passionate music and the vibrant colors of his changing costumes. It’s at once intense, playful, and bold — razor-sharp with calculated precision that excites with a sense of spontaneity.

Tickets:  $100 / $65 / $35 / Plus Applicable Fees / Ticket Prices Include Award Presentation / All Seats Reserved / Doors Open at 7:00 PM

This event sponsored in part by the Tourist Office of Spain

Saturday, September 28 / 9:00 pm
Lobero Theatre Courtyard

LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999

The excitement continues until midnight in the beautiful Lobero Courtyard as we commemorate the founding of the Festival in 1999. The celebration will feature music, delicious paella and tapas by L.A. Chef Roger Balladares, giveaways, and a special toast to the FAF. Plus, get a chance to meet Compañía Eduardo Guerrero and Luisa Triana. An event not to miss! No host bar.

Limited Capacity – only 140 tickets available!  For planning purposes, tickets will only be sold online and in advance.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Tickets:  $20 online and in advance only / Plus Applicable Fees

Friday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28
Santa Barbara Dance Arts / 531 E. Cota

DANCE & MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Learn from the masters from Spain and the U.S. / Classes for everyone

Register early and save – early bird discount ends July 31.

Experience firsthand the joy that is flamenco with the Festival’s popular dance and music workshops conducted by master artists Eduardo Guerrero, Manuel Soto, Anabel Rivera, Javier Ibañez, Andres Vadin, and Diego Álvarez.

Part of the Festival’s Access to the Arts initiative, these classes provide accessible and affordable training for established professionals, students, and absolute beginners. From those just learning about the art form to practitioners developing their skills and talents — everyone will benefit by working and interacting with the masters from the U.S. and Spain and who are at the height of their artistic careers.

This year’s event will have something for everyone, including classes in dance, guitar, singing, and cajon (drum), as well as free introductory classes for children and adults.

AN ACCESS TO THE ARTS SPECIAL EVENT
This event sponsored in part by the SB Bowl Foundation

20th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT

We’re celebrating 20 years by offering all t-shirts at $19.99 to honor the year the Flamenco Arts Festival was founded.  T-shirts can be purchased online on the Shop page and at Festival events while supply lasts.

Price:  $19.99 (plus tax).  Shipping charges will be added for online orders.

Flamenco Arts Festival Sponsors

FLAMENCO ARTS FESTIVAL

P. O. Box 90217
Santa Barbara, CA  93190

1.805.967.4164
Send all inquiries to
info@flamencoarts.org

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