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Historic Flamenco Festival Celebrates 27th Anniversary, June 8-14, 2014


main_image_FINAL_72dpiThe National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico proudly present Heritage Hotel’s 27th annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, June 8-14, 2014.

 This year’s festival holds special meaning for the Institute and the Encinias family, as they celebrate the resilience and support of the community, which surrounds them as they work diligently to recover from the devastating fire that destroyed the Institute’s home of 15 years on December 18th, 2013.

 “This year’s festival promises to be one of the most star-studded, riveting events of the year, but the fact that this festival will still be happening is nothing short of a miracle, as well as a testament to the vibrant force that flamenco has in this community. Festival Flamenco 27 is landmark event for flamenco, for the state, and for the Institute as we step into a new and exciting future after the fire. We are so grateful to the hundreds of people who have reached out to us during this tragic time. Out of this fire, the Institute is poised to enter into one of its most promising chapters. This year’s performers include an all-star lineup of Spanish flamenco superstars that represent a wide display of talent and styles ranging from traditional flamenco to cutting edge performances. These artists embody the essence of 27 years of Festival Flamenco International, ” says Eva Encinias Sandoval, Festival Flamenco Founder and Artistic Director.

 Performances will be held nightly at the University of New Mexico’s Rodey Theatre and at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ticket prices range from $30-$90, with ticket packages available for the general public and Gold and Premium New Mexico Passes available to residents. Festival Flamenco Internacional headliners include: Farruquito, La Lupi, and Alfonso Losa.

 Festival Flamenco also offers over 30 workshops in flamenco dance, song, guitar, cajón, and castanets. Students of all skill and experience levels are welcome, as workshops range in complexity from introductory levels to advanced technique and repertory. Aficionado classes are also available this year, with topics including costuming, history, and food & wine.

 Festival Flamenco Internacional workshops will be held at Carlisle Gym on the University of New Mexico campus. Registration will open on March 31st for more than 30 workshops, which offer students comprehensive flamenco-related study in dance, song, guitar, cajón, and ancillary courses such as costuming and history. There are a number of options for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Workshop prices range from $130-$300, with Early Bird incentives available.

 For more information about Festival Flamenco Internacional, June 8-14, 2014, or for workshop registration and a complete schedule of performances and workshops, visit the Festival Flamenco website at Festivalflamen.co.

National Hispanic Cultural Center tickets may be purchased at the box office by calling (505) 724-4771. UNM Rodey Theatre tickets may be purchased at the box office by calling (505) 925-5858.

Thank you to Heritage Hotel’s Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque sponsors and partners: The University of New Mexico, the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Spain Arts and Culture, Real Time Solutions, the New Mexico Rail Runner, the Alibi, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, and John Nichols.



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