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Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 37

Overview

Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco, the University of New Mexico, PNC Bank and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, the oldest and largest flamenco festival outside of Spain, will take place from June 21-29. The Festival will include 20 performances, over 60 free and paid workshops, 13 internationally based performance companies, one New Mexican company, two world premiere shows and over 90 performers.

Now in its 37th year, Festival Flamenco Alburquerque (FFABQ) is regarded as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind, having hosted many of the world's most prominent flamenco artists. Ticket packages and workshop passes are now available at www.ffabq.org.

Expect an unforgettable performances from an incredible range of artists, including traditional interpreters: dancer Karime Amaya, grandniece of the legendary Carmen Amaya, with her world premiere Contrapunto; internationally renowned dancer Farruquito, with the U.S. premiere of Concierto Flamenco; singer “El Pele,” one of flamenco’s greatest living singers, who opened for David Bowie’s 1990 concerts in Barcelona and Madrid; the brilliantly talented Campallo family, with dancer Adela Campallo’s world premiere Fui Piedra and brothers dancer Rafael Campallo and guitarist Juan Campallo.

The Festival presents diverse interpretations of flamenco, including groundbreaking avant-garde and upcoming artists. Thrilling new performances from visionary artists such as Manuel Liñán, winner of the 2017 Spanish National Dance Prize, Estévez y Paños, winners of the 2019 Spanish National Dance Prize for Creation, Mercedes de Córdoba, and María Moreno push the boundaries of the art form. Rising stars such as Águeda Saavedra, winner of the 2022 Festival de Jerez Revelation Prize for best new artist, and Eduardo Guerrero, winner of the 2022 Lorca Prize for Best Male Dancer, bring visceral, evocative energy to the stage. Yinka Esi Graves performs in her critically acclaimed first solo work, The Disappearing Act.

All of the scheduled concerts will make their United States premiere during FFABQ37. Festival venues include the Journal Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and UNM's Rodey and Experimental Theatres, as well as late-night tablaos at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque located inside of Hotel Albuquerque.

Children and youth can join us during the 25th Annual Flamenco Kids Camp and the 5th Annual Festival Juvenil. Flamenco Kids Camp is a fun, immersive day camp introducing children ages 6-12 to the full range of flamenco arts and culture. Festival Juvenil is the youth component of Festival Flamenco Alburquerque and the premier national flamenco camp for experienced young flamenco dancers ages 10-15. Students take exclusive Festival Juvenil classes together as part of a cohort taught by Festival Flamenco Alburquerque guest artists.

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque truly has something for everyone, including the Flamenco in Your Neighborhood Series, featuring free classes and outdoor concerts produced in partnership with Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and the Wildflower Playhouse (Taos). The Exposición Flamenca Juvenil features an afternoon of free performances by Flamenco Kids Campers, Festival Juvenil dancers, and local and national student performance groups.

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