World Music Institute & Flamenco Festival Inc. present
New York’s annual celebration of flamenco!


Feb 13-22

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Fri Feb 13, 8pm
Noche de Sevilla
ARCANGEL (vocals) & DORANTES (piano)
with dancer ROSARIO TOLEDO
NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC
$40, $50 (212) 352-3101 or

Sat Feb 14, 8 pm & Sun Feb 15, 7 pm
with guest vocalist TERREMOTO
“La Puerta Abierta” (The Open Door)
NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC
$40, $50 (212) 352-3101 or
Co-presented by Instituto Cervantes

Thurs Feb 19, 7:30 pm - Gala
Fri Feb 20, 8:00 pm
New York City Center, W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
$35, $45, $65, $80
Tickets: CityTix (212) 581-1212 or
Feb 19: Special $200 gala tickets include reception. Call (212) 545-7536 for details.

Sat Feb 21, 8:00 pm & Sun Feb 22, 3:00pm
New York City Center, W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
$35, $45, $65, $80
Tickets: CityTix (212) 581-1212 or

Thurs Feb 19 - Sun Feb 22, 1 1/2 hours before curtain
Special free pre-concert dance classes for City Center ticket holders only at mezzanine lobby at City Center. Tapas and Spanish wines available at concession stand.
Ticket info: (212) 545-7536

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New York’s annual flamenco celebration, now in its ninth year, features mesmerizing performances with renowned dancers and musicians direct from Andalusia, Spain. The festival, which is dedicated to the vitality of the flamenco arts of Andalusia - the birthplace of flamenco, features the award-winning vocal maestro Arcángel and virtuoso pianist Dorantes with dancer Rosario Toledo (Feb 13); dancer Isabel Bayón with guest vocalist Terremoto in the acclaimed show La Puerta Abierta (Feb 14, Feb 15); the compelling re-staging of Antonio Gades’ classic Carmen with the Antonio Gades Company (Feb 19, Feb 20); and the legendary flamenco Gypsy dynasty Los Farruco (Feb 21, 22).

Fri Feb 13 – Arcángel & Dorantes with dancer Rosario Toledo
This captivating concert of vocals, piano and dance features award-winning artists from the prestigious Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. Arcángel, a commanding and impassioned vocalist, belongs to the new generation of cante flamenco maestros. The recipient of many top honors, he has dazzled audiences with his performances and recordings. Dorantes, an extraordinary pianist from a famous flamenco family, is a prominent new name in flamenco piano who incorporates elements of jazz, classical and world music in his innovative works. This program marks Dorantes' first New York appearance. The artists are joined by Rosario Toledo, an explosive young dancer.

Sat Feb 14 & Sun Feb 15 - Isabel Bayón Company with guest vocalist Terremoto
Dancer/choreographer Isabel Bayón, one of the main representatives of the Sevilla school of flamenco, is known for her elegant and consummate performances. She has worked with many of the leading figures and ensembles in dance, including Israel Galván, Javier Barón, Mario Maya, Manolo Marin, Miguel Poveda, the National Ballet of Spain, and the Andalusian Dance Company. Her program, La puerta abierta (The Open Door) captures the essence and soul of flamenco and won the Giraldillo award for the best show at Seville’s Bienal de Flamenco 2006. Terremoto, son of the legendary Terremoto de Jerez and a major figure in cante flamenco, appears as special guest artist.

“great sensuality and virtuoso footwork.” ABC (Spain)

Thurs Feb 19 & Fri Feb 20 - Antonio Gades Company: Carmen
The acclaimed Antonio Gades Company, established to perform the great dancer/choreographer’s masterpieces, will present a powerful re-staging of Gades’ classic Carmen. The show, which began life as Carlos Saura’s award-winning film, is touring around the world in commemoration of its 25th anniversary. Carmen stars the earthy and sensuous Stella Arauzo, who appeared in many of Gades’ productions, and the formidable Adrian Galia, who has worked with many celebrated companies and artists, including the National Ballet of Spain, Cristina Hoyos, and Enrique Morente.

“drama of the highest order…heart-stopping” - The Times (U.K.)

Sat Feb 21 & Sun Feb 22 - Los Farruco
Los Farruco – the first family of flamenco dance – is a famous flamenco dynasty known for its electrifying performances of Spanish Gypsy art. Conceived and directed by Farruquito, grandson of the legendary patriarch El Farruco, this program features La Farruca, daughter of El Farruco, noted for her passionate dancing; her son, Farruco, a rising star in flamenco acknowledged for his remarkable footwork; La Faraona, dubbed “the mother of buleria” by her father El Farruco; Barullo, grandson of El Farruco, who maintains the elegance of traditional flamenco dance; two guitarists; and three singers.

“…raw flamenco, full of power, fire and unbridled masculinity.”Daily Telegraph (UK)

New York Flamenco Festival 2009 is sponsored in part by Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco and Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, INAEM. Additional support is provided by the Town Hall of Seville, the Bienal de Flamenco of Seville, the Tourism Board of Andalucía, the Tourism Office of Spain, Instituto Cervantes, the King Juan Carlos I Center of Spain, the Consulate General of Spain in New York, the WAKA Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts, a State agency.