Phoenix Festival de España 2015

PFdE_Logo_2015_250March 21 & 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12-6pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12-8pm

Phoenix Center for the Arts and Flamenco Por La Vida are proud to present the second annual Phoenix Festival de España, a celebration of Spanish Arts and Culture, March 21 & 22, 2015.

Phoenix Festival de España will take place in the heart of the Downtown Phoenix art scene at Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N 3rd Street) and will feature Flamenco workshops for youth and adults, delicious Spanish food, culinary demonstrations, presentations on Spanish culture, live performances, and more!

Dance and music groups from throughout the Valley will perform in 30-minute intervals throughout the day on the festival’s outdoor stage. Local and nationally-acclaimed Spanish historians, scholars, and curators will present lectures and workshops with a Spanish flavor. The Festival will also feature art exhibits, costumes, jewelry, and a beer and wine garden. Admission is FREE for the whole family.

In addition to the fantastic dance and music performances outside all weekend long, Sunday’s festivities will include a screening of the documentary “Flamenco Flamenco” by Carlos Saura at 2pm in the Phoenix Center for the Arts Third Street Theater. Festivalgoers are encouraged to stay into the night for a very special closing flamenco performance, “Luz De Dia,” also taking place in the Third Street Theater at 6pm.

“Luz De Dia” features internationally acclaimed guitarist, Misael Barraza Diaz, with special guest from Madrid, international flamenco star, Nino De Los Reyes. Ensemble includes Macarena Giraldez, Olivia Rojas, Jason Martinez, Mele Martinez, and Angelina Ramirez. Tickets are required for entry to both “Flamenco Flamenco” ($10) and “Luz De Dia” ($15). Those wishing to attend both events, can purchase a combo ticket for $20.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 Performance Schedule

12:30 – 12:45pm Los Flamencos – ACEAZ Sponsored Opening Ceremonies
1:15 – 1:30pm 5th Row Dance Studios Flamenco Students
1:30 – 2:00pm Sevillanas FERIA!
2:15 – 2:30pm Crystal Botello Spanish Classical Guitar
2:30 – 3:00pm Sevillanas FERIA!
3:15 – 3:30pm Monte Parrault and Friends! Rumba Flamenca
3:30 – 4:00pm Sevillanas FERIA!
4:15 – 4:30pm Los Flamencos de PHX JUERGA!
4:30 – 5:00pm Sevillanas FERIA!
5:00 – 5:15pm TBA
5:30 – 6:00pm Julia Chacon and Students

Saturday Workshop Schedule (Workshops take place in Room 301)
• 12:30-1:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 1:45-pm-2:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 3:30-4:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 4:45-5:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida

Saturday Museo and Short Video Documentatie and Lecture Demos
• 1:00 FOOD  DEMO with Natural Chef Felicia Ruiz
Sharing her most requested tapa, Garbonzos con Espinacas a la Andaluza (Spicy Chickpeas with Spinach)
• 2:45 VIDEO National Parks
• 4:00 LECTURE Unmasking the Mystery of Flamenco Lecture by Julia Chacon
Dancer Julia Chacon explains and demonstrates the rhythmic communication and traditional melodic structure that allows for intuitive improvisation in flamenco. With Monte Perrault and Olivia Rojas. American-born dancer Julia Chacón was soloist with el Cuadro de José Galván (Seville, Spain), Maria Benitez’ Teatro Flamenco (USA) and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana (USA, Colombia). She directs Inspiración Flamenca and has choreographed internationally. Dance Magazine described her as “… in-your-face duende…” Visit www.juliachacon.com for more info.

Saturday Food Vendors
• Otro Cafe – PAELLA
• PAZ Cantina – Churros y Chocolate
• Jobot – Summer Soup
• Kicks Yogurt

 


 

Sunday, March 21, 2015 Performance Schedule

12:15 – 12:45pm Los Flamencos De PHX
1:15 – 1:30pm Flamenco Del Sol – Herlinda Lopez
1:30 – 2:00pm Sevillanas
2:00 – 3:30pm FLAMENCO FLAMENCO Screening (3rd Street Theater)
2:15 – 2:30pm 5th Row Dance Studios Flamenco Students
2:30 – 3:00pm Sevillanas
3:00 – 3:15pm Crystal Botello Spanish Classical Guitar
3:30 – 3:45pm Monte Parrault and Friends – Rumba Flamenca
4:00 – 4:15pm Barbara y Las Flamencista
4:15 – 4:30pm El Tachu y Adriana Hohl
4:30 – 5:00pm Lolita Zuniga
5:00 – 5:15pm Liliana De Leon
5:30 – 6:00pm Theater Doors Open
6:00 – 8:00pm LUZ DE DIA Performance

Sunday Workshop Schedule (Workshops take place in Room 301)
• 12:30-1:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 1:45-pm-2:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 3:30-4:00pm FREE Kids flamenco dance class with Flamenco Por La Vida
• 4:45-5:45pm FREE Intro to Flamenco 13-adult with Flamenco Por La Vida

Sunday Museo and Short Video Documentatie and Lecture Demos:
• 1:00pm VIDEO Castilla-León
• 2:50pm VIDEO National Parks
• 4:05 VIDEO Madrid

Sunday Food Vendors
• Crescent Cocina 10 – Tinga Chips
• Paz Cantina – Churros y Chocolate
• ACEAZ – Paella
• Kicks Yogurt
• Paletas Betty

Additional sponsors include Otro Café, Crescent Ballroom, Jobot, Monica Robles Art + Design, Northwestern Mutual, PAZ, Arizona Commission on the Arts, ACEAZ, and the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department.