The Jerez Festival organizes additional free meetings for all ages

From February 21st to March 7th the Jerez Flamenco Festival is held in Jerez de la Frontera. In this edition, composed of 45 dancing, singing and guitar performances, there are also additional activities outside the traditional stages and courses.

With the aim of making the festival an experience shared by the entire city and which can reach anyone, an additional programme has been organised with book presentations, audiovisual exhibitions and educational meetings related to flamenco; most of which are free of charge. Francisco Camas, the municipal head of Culture, states that the festival “goes beyond the stages”. Under this premise, it is the first time that the event offers grants for teenage dancers and that the educational area is extended to those over 65.

Below is the list of activities:

Event Category Description Date and Place Organized by:
Pedagogical program “Ariadna (al hilo del mito)” We learn flamenco Analysis of the festival’s opening presentation Ariadna, al hilo del mito in collaboration with Aula de Flamenco Institutes. It includes attendance to the general rehearsal of the show. Classrooms and Villamarta Theatre Villamarta Theatre and CEP professors
Bailando un tesoro We learn flamenco Guided workshop of the book X published by the Spanish National Ballet, where the Spanish dance is discovered by its characteristics and heritage. It includes attendance to the general rehearsal of Invocación, the premiere show of the Spanish National Ballet that closes the festival. March 4th, 5th and 6th Spanish National Ballet for 5th and 6th grade primary school children from Jerez
Singing with the body We learn flamenco Photographic workshop that deals with the emotions of the human being through flamenco in a didactic and therapeutic way in its different forms. Participants over 65 years old will be able to express their creativity through theatre, group and expression activities. Photographs will be taken with the expressions of flamenco artists, which will then be printed and displayed in a photocall. February 19th, 20th, 25th and 27th.
Villamarta Theatre
Monto cultura
History of flamenco dance We learn flamenco Audiovisual tour through the flamenco milestones. Its origins, dances, tablaos, festivals and great figures.
Given by Juan Vergillos, doctor and National Flamencology Prize winner. Professor of the Master’s Degree in Flamenco at the University of Cádiz.
March 2nd to 6th (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm).
San Juan Square 1.
Andalusian Flamenco Documentation Centre
Dream of a flamenco party Exhibitions Exhibition of drawings and paintings by Patricio Hidalgo, in which a journey through the flamenco legacy of Jerez is made. The exhibition is made up of three sections: a series of drawings, the result of the graphic study carried out on each artist; a large-format work that depicts an idyllic flamenco festival; and, finally, different video creations in which the forms take on movement in dialogue with selected sound registers. February 22nd to March 9th.
Place: Sala Tragaluz ( Juan Sánchez Street, 12)
La Voz del Sur
¡Poderío! Exhibitions An exhibition of costumes and photographs of exclusive and personal designs of clothes worn for the occasion by some of the most outstanding flamenco artists. 
List of artists: Sara Baras, Juana la del Pipa, Luisa Villar, Marina Heredia, Ana González, Mercedes de Córdoba, Olga Pericet, Pilar Ogalla, Ana Salazar, Rosario Toledo, Mauí de Utrera, Esperanza Fernández, Anabel Rivera, María Terremoto, María Moreno.
February 18th to March 15th.
Place: Santo Domingo Cloisters
Cajasol Foundation
Flamenco feeling Exhibitions Exhibition of paintings by Lydia Gordillo. February 20th to March 7th.
Lugar: Sala ArteaDiario
Diario de Jerez
Book Angelita Gómez: la niña y el prodigio Presentations Presentation of the book written by Santiago Moreno, with biographical details of Angelita Gómez. It covers the professional and personal career of the dancer with photographs by Juan Salido. February 21st at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Canal Sur Flamenco Radio Presentations Presentation of the new programming of Canal Sur Flamenco Radio. February 25th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Castillo del Cante de Ojén Flamenco Festival Presentations Presentation of the Castillo del Cante de Ojén Flamenco Festival February 26th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Book Bailar Presentations Presentation of the book Bailar, written by Leonor Leal and illustrated by Raúl Nieto Guridi. This illustrated book transmits the passion for dance to readers of all ages and brings out movement and reflection, sound and silence. February 28th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Flamenco Divino, anuario de flamenco y de la cultura española Presentations Presentation of Flamenco Divino, anuario de flamenco y de la cultura española by Susanne Zellinger, Central European flamenco journalist and creator of the blog Flamenco-Divino, the most visited flamenco portal in german language. Date: March 3rd at 1:00 pm
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Buleria and Caló Flamenco Party Presentations March 4th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Book Dando el cante: el Festival de Jerez en un Periquete Presentations Presentation of the book Dando el cante: el Festival de Jerez en un Periquete by Pedro Carabante. March 5th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
Disc El cante de Manuel Fernández El Gordo Presentations Presentation of the disc El cante de Manuel Fernández El Gordo. March 5th at 1:00 pm.
Place: Consejo Regulador del Vino.
El Sombrero Presentations Conference on flamenco dances in the years of the creation of the ballet Le Tricorne. By Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños. March 6th at 11:30 am.
Location: To be confirmed.
SGAE Foundation

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