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Three Flamenco Unmissable Events in 2016

Seville and Jerez de la Frontera are the two big flamenco capitals and you can breathe on the streets of these singular cities the genuine character of this unique art. Flamenco, which refers to song, dance and guitar is well known to be one of the national art forms in Spain, and mostly celebrated in the southern region of Andalucia. Fascinating, exotic and seductive, flamenco rhythms have also a place on the catwalk. It’s not by random that flamenco was recognized in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Celebrating International Flamenco Festival in Jerez

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From the end of February to the beginning of March every year, Jerez de la Frontera welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world who visit to celebrate the city’s flamenco heritage, tagged Festival de Jerez 2016 and to also take classes, attend spectacles, or perform in them. The Jerez flamenco Festival de Jerez has turned out to be one of the world’s most celebrated events. The 2016 Flamenco de Jerez, which is scheduled to take place from February 19 to March 5, features concerts, exhibitions and communal dance classes and performances each day across the city. The festival hosts the most popular flamenco artists from different parts of the world to give a wide range of concerts, dance classes and performances across the city.

There are several venues for the internationally renowned flamenco festival but the Teatro Villamarta stands out as the best and, indeed, there is no other place to enjoy the best flamenco events and performances in the city than here, as it offers nightly performances of top flamenco artists and young dancers from different countries of the world. Other incredible venues to enjoy several impressive concerts include the Plaza Romero Martinez, the Palacio de Villavicencio and Bodega Los Apostoles. It is a perfect time to enjoy a variety of master flamenco courses including song, dance and guitar shows with some of flamenco’s most popular professionals.

Flamenco was recognized in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Do you want to experience authentic flamenco? You should make sure your trip to Jerez de la Frontera coincides with the celebration of the Festival de Jerez. As a matter of fact, the most unique experience of the international flamenco festivals is best found in the streets, as plenty of dancers regardless of their backgrounds dressed in heavy black skirts move from one class to another. On every street corner, you will hear the echoes of foot stamping accompanied by rhythmic hand clapping and the familiar soulful crooning of a cante – all these add to that unique flamenco atmosphere. It is also a period to find locals and plenty of visitors drinking fino at any of the tabancos.. This impressive festival is most celebrated among enthusiasts of the dance. Classes are available for everyone including novices and experts in several styles of singing and dancing.

Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, 09/09-10/02

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Bienal de Flamenco, Seville 2016 is the biggest flamenco event in the world celebrated every two years in Seville, Spain. Thousands of people visit the magnificent city of Seville to experience this popular event. Bringing together the best flamenco artists and dancers from around the world, the Bienal was first celebrated in 1980 and has been widely celebrated by locals and visitors alike for more than 30 years. The event, which last for 20 – 30 days every two years, is hosted in several centers around Seville, including theatres and other smaller establishments. This year, from September 9th to October 2nd the most popular flamenco event features great talents and performances from the most respected dance, guitar and singing artists the world all over. Bienal de flamenco has something on offer for everyone including shows dedicated to kid’s entertainment.

Flamenco on the catwalk: SIMOF 2016

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SIMOF 2016 is the international exhibition of flamenco fashion held in Seville annually. This event is aimed at bringing together some of the world’s best flamenco fashion designers and also promoting the flamenco fashion sector. The event, slated for 4th – 7th February 2016, will take place at Fairgrounds Exhibition and Congress in Seville. World class fashion designers and others related to the sector including a variety of small, medium and large companies, most of the Andalusian Community, showcase some of their top notch collection of flamenco designs.

It is one of the world’s largest meeting point models, fashion designers and professional entrepreneurs in the world of craft and fashion to publicize their news. Come see models as they take to the catwalk wearing impressive and exotic collection of designs by the best fashion designers. Imagine an exhibition of hundreds of flamenco dresses on the catwalk for an impressive display of the dresses and accessories. Do not miss out on SIMOF 2016, one more major reason to visit Seville.

If you wish to attend any of the events Paladar y Tomar lifestyle management department will handle all details (Contact us here).

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