In 1999, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory set forth on a journey that would become America’s most unique flamenco project-- combining the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of flamenco masterworks.
Yjastros begins its 20th year with a weekend performance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center November 9th – 10th, presenting a stunning display of the full range of emotional and choreographic possibilities in flamenco repertory. A thrilling artistic journey, Yjastros 33 presents works choreographed by master flamenco artists Adrián Santana, Águeda Saavedra, Irene “La Sentío,” and Sonia Olla.
These exceptional choreographies are made possible through our partnership with the University of New Mexico. With support from the University of New Mexico, visiting flamenco master artists from Spain have worked closely with Yjastros, the university’s flamenco company in-residence, since the 2012 inception of the Guest Artist in Residence Line.