It happens every other year on 6 stages in Seville and is in its 14th incarnation, the Bienal de Flamenco. If you're planning a trip to Spain this fall, you must go to the Bienal.
This year's focus is dedicated to the dance and takes place from September 13 to October 15, 2006.
Training, world-class performance, new music & compilation releases as well as dance DVDs are features of the festival. The choreography of dancer María Pagés will be in the first volume of the DVD collection.
Photo exhibit by photographer & flamenco guitarist Gilles Larrain, "Flamenco: Landscape of the Soul" will be on view at Pabellón Hassan II of Isla de la Cartuja. This brilliant series was taken on assignment for Geo magazine in 1983.
Here are a few images from this series:
More information on the Bienal can be found at Flamenco-World.
Domingo González, director of Bienal de Sevilla, explains, “We’re going to shine the spotlight on the generation of bailaores who are at a more restless creative moment, developing their own style on stage”
Full schedule and ticket information available online at Bienal de Flamenco.