Madrid´s Duende Comes Alive For Flamenco Festival
The 7th annual Madrid Flamenco Festival runs until the end of this week to May 27 with a vibrant and creative programme throughout the capital.
The festival aims to showcase and spread Spanish dance and flamenco, which consists of song, guitar, and dance, to people of all ages.
Flamenco Madrid, which this year honours legendary figures from the world of flamenco dance, is once again led by flamenco performer, choreographer, and producer Angel Rojas.
The programme is inclusive to all of flamenco´s many sub gentres and manifestations. It includes song, dance, and guitar sessions, documentary film, as well as fun activities for the entire family.
The festival’s epicentre is at the the Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural in Colon, and it will also take place at other leading flamenco venues such as Flamenco de Leones, Tablao de la Villa, and Corral de la Morera in addition to other exhibition spaces in Conde Duque, Espacio Abierto Quinta de los Molinos, Cineteca Madrid, and La Casa Encendida.
They will all take part in this festival, which aims to celebrate Madrid’s significance in the development of this Andalucian inspired artform, which UNESCO has recently designated as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Antonio Canales, Jess Carmona, La Lupi, Carmen Talegona, Marco Flores, Rafaela Carrasco, Guadalupe Torres, or the winners of the Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography Competition, José Molina, or Yu Hsien Hsueh from Taiwan and member of the Spanish National Ballet are just a few of the names that will be featured in the seventh edition.
The festival’s centerpiece will be a large concert on May 17 that will pay tribute to Paco de Luca and be led by Joan Albert Amargós.Additionally, Flamenco Capital, an offshoot of the festival, will make its debut this year as a parallel program that can be enjoyed at the flamenco houses, theaters, and halls run by Madrid en Vivo, the project’s architects.