Yjastros: 20th Anniversary Season

8 pm Friday
2 pm & 8 pm Saturday

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents Yjastros: 20th Anniversary Season, celebrating peerless flamenco choreography and the two-decade artistic journey of this incredible company. This season, Yjastros reprises classic works by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias, A Nuestro Aire and Caravana de los Zincalí, and premieres new works from master artists and choreographers Mercedes Ruiz and La Popi. A unique artistic treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.

$32, $42, $52, $62 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, Fiesta Flamenca 32

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque presents Fiesta Flamenca, a star-studded gala evening of music and dance illustrating the range of dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry highlights the distinctive characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular showcase of today’s most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco 32, along with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance.

Featured artists and a different line-up each night! They are:

FRIDAY:
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company
Lucía Álvarez “La Piñona”
Jesùs Fernández
Belén López
Hugo López

SATURDAY:
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company
Monica Iglesias
Concha Jareño
Manuel Liñán
Olga Pericet

$50, $60, $80, $95

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque: Compañía Manuel Liñán, ¡VIVA!

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque presents Compañía Manuel Liñán in ¡VIVA!, a song to the freedom of movement, where the feminine essence is embraced through the masculine body, where gender roles, in a codified world like that of flamenco, are broken with joy and enjoyment, creating new terrains that, although unexplored, are not distant….

!VIVA! celebrates movement through the character of the female dancer. In a celebratory key, Liñán proposes the plurality of the dance, the different forms, and the singularity of each form. And he does it with six bailaores-bailarines, who are in charge of exploring and diving into this fascinating universe of the feminine, seen from the masculine, thus exposing these two identities which are both part of our own nature.

$40, $50, $70, $85

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque: Compañía Olga Pericet, La Espina

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque presents Compañía Olga Pericet in La Espina que Quiso Ser Flor o La Flor que Soñó la Bailaora. From award-winning dancer Olga Pericet, Espina encompasses a personal journey through dance that comes from memory, wounds, past kisses, and time, where the real and the oneiric melt in a single space-time: the interior. Espina’s language delves into the roots of the unknown; sows new things; creates a universe where feminine and masculine, humorous and dramatic fit in equal parts; and encounters human lights and shadows. A gallery of dramatic games where the woman always appears powerful, a miscellany of sculpted images, where space is traversed, between beauty and ugliness, joy and bitterness, seclusion and sensuality, youth and decrepitude, all framed in a future of rhythms that move in a palo flamenco and its opposite.

$40, $50, $70, $85

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Casa Flamenca presents Flamenco Without Borders, with Juani de la Isla

This event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at the earliest convenience. Please contact the NHCC box office at 505-724-4771 for more information.

7:30 pm

Internationally known Juani de la Isla is a master flamenco guitarist from the island of San Fernando near the port city of Cádiz, in southern Spain. He began his musical education studying with the great flamenco singer Rafael Romero, has been a student of the celebrated flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, and has also been trained in the gypsy flamenco style of Morón—a small pueblo in the heart of Andalucia’s flamenco country.

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National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC Present Yjastros 33

8 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm– Saturday
School performance at 10 am on Friday

Yjastros 33 is a flamenco epic, featuring world premiere choreographic masterpieces set on Yjastros, The American Flamenco Repertory Company by visiting Spanish artists during their residencies in the University of New Mexico’s Dance Program, with live accompaniment by a flamenco cantaor (singer), guitarrista (guitarist), and percusionista (percussionist).. It highlights both tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco, with work created by artists at the global forefront of the art form. The production exemplifies Yjastros’ identity as both a culturally authentic disseminator of Spanish/Andalusian flamenco and a uniquely American flamenco repertory company.
$20, $30, $40, $50 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors, & NHCC members

Thank you to our event sponsor, Home Instead Senior Care and to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Isabel Bayón Dju Dju

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 31 presents Compañía Isabel Bayón’s Dju Dju, an Israel Galván creation for Isabel Bayón.

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world along with her husband, guitarist Jesús Torres, and dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca. “Torres recites a litany of her superstitions; Bayón crosses herself, or shoos off bad spirits even as she’s willfully stomping on glass. The music veers from eerie lullabies to full church-organ portentousness…. Dju Dju works ultimately because it draws on qualities close to flamenco’s heart: wayward rhythms, unresolved dissonances, irrational passions, the summoning of hidden forces.” (Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian)

Born in Seville, Isabel Bayón has performed at numerous national and international festivals, and formed her own company in 2001, creating a series of award-winning shows. She is also a choreographer for the Spanish National Ballet and the Andalusian Dance Company, among others, and a teacher at the María de Ávila Higher Dance Conservatory in Madrid. She received the National Dance Award in 2013.
$40, $50, $70, $85

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company 32nd Season

Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, 2018

8 pm

Mystical and innovative, Yjastros 32 is a flamenco epic featuring world premiere choreographic masterpieces. This breathtaking season features new dances and music by Spanish flamenco master artists Jesús Carmona, Pedro Córdoba, Daniel Doña, and Adrián Santana, who intertwine the roots of flamenco dance with modern interpretations to create a visually exquisite tapestry of stunning and powerful choreography. Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.

Celebrating their 32nd season, the members of Yjastros come together after a year of profound individual growth. Within the past year, company members have honed their artistic expression both through the spontaneous, improvisational world of the tablao and through their own artistic projects. This season’s choreographies, simultaneously traditional and innovative, perfectly embody the company’s triumphant return to the stage.
$20, $30, $40, $50 w/ $5 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Abrepaso Flamenco & Alice Blumenfeld: Vacío/Void

8 pm Saturday,
2 pm Saturday & Sunday

Abrepaso seeks to create honest flamenco dance that provokes the audience to think, feel, question, and remember our shared humanity. The name Abrepaso comes from the Spanish phrase “abrir paso,” which can signify making or paving the way and breaking open space. The company aims to establish a contemporary approach to flamenco in the United States, breaking down boundaries and stereotypes through professional, quality performances and education. This flamenco performance explores the voids that thwart us from seeing our own interconnectedness to others and nature. Using environmentalist Rachel Carson’s work as a starting point, the flamenco movements and new music develop a dynamic approach to the figurative and literal voids we experience in our lives. Featuring Alice Blumenfeld, composer Lauren Valerie Coons, guitarist Misael Barraza, and singer Meagan Chandler.
$28, $34 w/ a $2 discount for NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Festival Flamenco Internacional: New Mexico True Closing Celebration

4 pm to 7 pm

Join us for the New Mexico True Closing Celebration for Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque 2017. The closing celebration for the festival’s 30th year, sponsored by the National Institute of Flamenco, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New Mexico Tourism Department, will feature an exciting and diverse showcase of national and international flamenco student groups. Festivities including live performances, a beer garden, food trucks, and activities for the kids will begin at 4 pm on the NHCC’s Plaza Mayor. Come celebrate with us!

*Dress your flamenco best! If you have flamenco attire or costumes, please come dressed to impress!

For updates, join our Facebook event HERE:
Free public event

Sponsored by:
New Mexico Tourism Department
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
National Institute of Flamenco
National Hispanic Cultural Center