Annual Flamenco Festival

Experience a bit of Spanish culture in Washington, D.C. from February 29 to March 7 at the annual Flamenco Festival at the GW Lisner Auditorium. Performances range from traditional gypsy flamenco to contemporary and Spanish classical dance. The Flamenco Festival will also be presented at venues in New York, Miami and Boston.

The festival kicks off with Gala Flamenca on February 29, where three of flamenco's leading female dancers – Rafaela Carrasco, Olga Pericet and Carmen Cortés – will share the stage.

On March 2, Olga Pericet will combine different dance-styles, challenging technique and impressive athcleticism in her performance Rosa, Metal, Ceniza.

The following night, March 3, award-winning dancer, Manuela Carrasco, will show-case the essence of gypsy flamenco in her new show Suspiro Flamenco.

To round up the festivities, Rafaela Carrasco will perform the show Vamos al Tiroteo on March 7, together with four male dancers, a live band and two flamenco singers, to a selection of popular Spanish songs.

For more information, please visit www.spainculture.us or www.flamencofestival.org

Coming up in our next issue, look for more information on the Spanish Cultural Program for Spring/Summer 2012, including an interview with the Ambassador of Spain!

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