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The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival in 2022

Vancouver Flamenco Festival

Showcasing both music and dance, the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival celebrates the Spanish dance art with a series of performances each year.

In 2022 the festival runs from September 3rd until the 25th. To learn more visit the vancouverflamencofestival.org website or continue reading.

 

Vancouver’s Flamenco Festival

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival began back in the 1990s and continues to entertain audiences today. There are both free and ticketed performances as well as other types of events.

In 2022 the festival takes place on select dates between September 3rd and 25th. Along with a couple of days of free shows, there are four or so ticketed performances and some workshops open to the general public.

The main hub for the festival is Granville Island. In 2022 most of the ticketed shows take place at Waterfront Theatre while the free shows take place at Picnic Pavilion. The festival is produced by Flamenco Rosario which is a Vancouver-based dance company.

 


For tickets and full details about this year’s performances visit the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival website.


 

Admission for the Shows

For the shows that require tickets, the ones at Waterfront Theatre cost a little over $40 to attend. There is also a special performance at the Norman Rothstein Theatre that costs a around $70.

There is no registration needed for the free performances. You can just show up and enjoy them whenever you want and for as long as you’d like.

 

Flamenco Rosario Dance Performance
Flamenco Rosario in Vancouver

 

The 2022 Schedule

Below is the schedule for both the free and ticketed shows as well as Masterclass events in 2022.

 

Free Shows and Workshops

There are two days of free shows on the weekend of September 3rd and 4th in 2022 (which is also the Labour Day Long Weekend). They take place at Picnic Pavilion at 267 Old Bridge Walk on Granville Island. There is also a free Into to Flamenco workshop on September 19th.

The schedule of performances on the two days is below. (Note: Exact times and other details are subject to change.)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

  • 1:00 pm – Mozaico Flamenco
  • 2:00 pm – A J Simmons & Company
  • 3:00 pm – Bonnie Stewart
  • 4:00 pm – Jhoely Triana
  • 5:00 pm – Michelle Harding & Calle Verde

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

  • 1:00 pm – Mozaico Flamenco
  • 2:00 pm – Kara Wiebe
  • 3:00 pm – Michelle Harding and Calle Verde
  • 4:00 pm – Linda Hayes
  • 5:00 pm – Bonnie Stewart

Also on September 4th there are Free Taster Workshops where you can try flamenco dancing yourself between noon and 1:00 pm.

Monday, September 19th, 2022

  • 6:00 pm – a Free Intro to Flamenco workshop at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

 

Mozaico Flamenco Dance Performance
Mozaico Flamenco

 

Ticketed Shows

Also in 2022, the following four shows take place as ticketed events. Three of them are at the Waterfront Theatre at 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. The other is at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in west Vancouver.

 


For tickets and full details about this year’s performances visit the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival website.


 

Flamenco Masterclasses in 2022

In addition to the above performances, the festival also features a number of Masterclass sessions where professional flamenco dancers give serious flamenco dancing lessons. The Masterclass events in 2022 include the following:

  • September 17th & 18th – intermediate and advanced-level sessions with Mucha Muchacha at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • September 24th – contemporary/choreographic repertoire sessions with Albert Hernandez at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
  • September 24th – various types of sessions with Albert Hernandez and Henry Garf at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

The cost for the above sessions ranges between $50 and $225 per person. Member rates are also available.

 

Other Information

To learn more about the festival visit the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival website.

For information about another dance event, and to learn more about flamenco in general, see our article about Carnaval del Sol’s Flamenco, Tango and Wine Night. That event usually features performances by Flamenco Rosario as well as other dance companies including Mozaico Flamenco.

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