The Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Arte y Vida Chicago, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Old Town School of Folk Music, Flamenco Arts Center, TusSoni2, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Imagen Marketing Consultants announces the Chicago Flamenco Festival 2015. The Festival’s opening reception is on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and the final performance will take place on March 7th.
The Festival’s impressive line-up spans the worlds of music and dance and features some of the art’s brightest rising stars as well as established, critically acclaimed artists. These distinctive events further the Instituto Cervantes’ dedication to bringing the finest of Spanish and Hispanic culture to Chicago.
Festival attendees will find something to suit all tastes in the full range of Flamenco arts explored in the performances. Click on the links below to learn more about each artist, as well as ticketing information.
- Friday, February 6, 2015. 7:30 pm – Opening Night with Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi”-Luna Flamenca Dance Company / The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
- Saturday, February 7, 2015. 7:30 pm – “La Chimi” – Luna Flamenca Dance Company / Patricia “La Tiranta” and David Chiriboga
- Monday, February 9, 2015. 6 pm. Film screening: Tokio Jondo
- Monday, February 9, 2015. 6 pm. Film screening: Manuel
- Thursday, February 12, 2015. 6 pm. Film Screening: Triana pura y pura
- Friday, February 13, 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 14, 7:30 pm
- Sunday, February 15, 3 pm. Sònia Sánchez – Le Ça (The Id)
- Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20, 2015. 7:30 pm – Paloma Gómez And Raquel Gómez “Of Women And Poems” / Chiara Mangiameli
- Saturday, February 21, 2015. 7:30 pm – La Shica / Las guitarras de España
- Monday, February 23, 2015. 8 pm – Auxi Fernández, Aire Flamenco
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015. 8:30 pm – Gypsy influence
- Friday, February 27, 2015. 7:30 pm -Yolanda Osuna “Tres Puntales” Old Town School Faculty: Maya Tatiana and Mehran Jalili
- Saturday, February 28, 2015. 7:30 pm – Yolanda Osuna “Tres Puntales” / Clinard Dance Theatre
- Friday, March 6, 2015. 7:30 pm – Carmen La Talegona “Talegoneando” / Las Compañeras, Featuring Melody Vasquez
- Saturday, March 7, 2015. 7:30 pm – Chicago Flamenco Festival 2015 Closing Night with Carmen La Talegona “Talegoneando” / Soul Y Duende
- Monday, March 2, 2015. 6 pm. Film Screening: Sobre las olas
Instituto Cervantes is an institution founded by Spain in 1991 to teach and promote the language and culture of Spain as well as the coofficial languages of Spain and the Hispanic-speaking countries. The Instituto Cervantes is present in almost over 70 cities from 40 countries spread out in the five continents.
The Instituto is the organization of reference around the world for the teaching training of Spanish as a second language, with more than 11,000 enrollments a year. In almost 10,000 Spanish Courses and seminars, that are held in Spain and in the countries where there are Cervantes centres, the teachers update their linguistic knowledge and teaching techniques. Furthermore, the Institute counts with the Centro de Formación de Profesores en Alcalá de Henares (Training Centre for Teachers) in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), birth city of Miguel de Cervantes.
The work of the Instituto Cervantes is guided by representatives of the scholarly, cultural and literary communities of Spain and Hispanic America. In Chicago, the Institute collaborates with museums, galleries, theaters, publishers, and other cultural institutions from Illinois, as well as institutions from Spain and Latin America.