Philadelphia Flamenco Festival 2014

Via Pasión y Arte Flamenco

Goal

To celebrate the contributions of Flamenco dance by producing a two-week festival including an educational symposium and performances by groundbreaking Flamenco artists

To celebrate the contributions of Flamenco, the all-female dance company Pasion y Arte seeks to expand its festival in 2014, partnering with Drexel University for a two-week event featuring open workshops, an educational symposium, film screenings and eight performances. Preceded by a one-month residency with innovative Spanish Flamenco artist Rosario Toledo, the festival will showcase her work as well as showcasing Flamenco Nuevo: The Galvan Legacy featuring performances by Pastora Galvan and Flamenco giant Israel Galvan. Through the festival, Pasion y Arte seeks to celebrate contemporary pioneers, explore a unique vision of Flamenco that merges traditional and modern aesthetics and engage new communities in the city’s cultural landscape.

Pasión y Arte is an all-female flamenco dance company that treasures the traditions of classical flamenco while also seeking to expand the art form in new and modern ways. Pasion y Arte and its Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca present new and commissioned works that draw upon mastery and respect for flamenco dance, cante and palos while experimentally incorporating elements of other dance forms, music genres, multimedia and narrative storytelling. In this manner, Pasion y Arte investigates the trajectory of modernization and change in 21st century flamenco, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of women.

Project Team

Pasión y Arte Flamenco

Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original Flamenco works. Pasión y Arte embraces elements of modern and traditional dances, multimedia, theater, and a progressive cultivation of feminist ideas in its expression of modern Flamenco. Pasión y Arte also comprises a conservancy, extensive community engagements, and an active schedule of university residencies and national touring.