Festival Arte Flamenco de Mont-de-Marsan 2019 announced
The 31st edition of the most important flamenco festival outside Spain will feature artists such as Eva Yerbabuena, José Valencia, María Terremoto, Inés Bacán, Mercedes Ruiz and Joaquín Grilo
The headquarters of the Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco recently hosted the presentation of the 31st edition of the Festival Arte Flamenco of Mont-de-Marsan, which from its creation in 1989 has established itself as the biggest flamenco festival outside Spain’s borders. This city in France, the capital of the Landes department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, will become flamenca between July 2nd and July 6th, having as stages different venues in the city, such as the Espace François Mitterrand and the traditional Café Cantante. Its streets will also have fixed and portable stages featuring performances by leading artist of Spanish flamenco.
The presentation act was attended by Sandrine Rabassa, artistic director of the festival, Monique Dechambre, its representative for international relations, and Almudena Bocanegra, the manager of the Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales. They highlighted the festival’s commitment to pure flamenco and their interest in promoting it beyond Spain’s frontiers. A collaboration agreement was signed between the festival and y Extenda, an organization that promotes the participation of Spanish artists and companies in events outside Spain.
Mont-de-Marsan 2019 Program
TUESDAY, JULY 2ND | Espace François Mitterrand – 9:00 PM
Compañía Eva Yerbabuena– Carne y hueso (Baile)
WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD | Café Cantante – 8:00 PM
María Terremoto– La huella de mi sentío (Cante) – 8:00 PM
Compañía Mercedes Ruiz– Tauromagia. Coreografía para la obra de Manolo Sanlúcar (Baile) – 9:30 PM
THURSDAY JULY 4TH | Café Cantante – 8:00 PM
María Moreno– De la concepcíon (Baile) – 8:00 PM
José Valencia– Con Jerarquía (Cante) – 9:30 PM
FRIDAY JULY 5TH | Café Cantante – 8:00 PM
Antonio Rey & Diego del Morao– Estrellas de Jerez (Guitarra) – 8:00 PM
Compañía Joaquín Grilo – La calle de mis sueños (Baile) – 9:30 PM
SATURDAY JULY 6TH | Café Cantante – 8:00 PM
Inés Bacán– Recital (Cante) – 8:00 PM
Olga Pericet– Un cuerpo infinito (Baile) 9:30 PM
Flamenco on the streets
Mont-de-Marsan is not just about selling show tickets. The idea is to fill the city with flamenco and a party spirit, taking performances to the bars and restaurants in the historic downtown. There will be flamenco for children with their parents, led by José Galán and his company Flamenco Inclusivo. The very artists including in the program, plus others such as Laura Vital, María Cárdenas, Carmen Rasero, Lucía La Piñona, Ángeles Gabaldón and Alicia Gil, will teach master classes in their specialty. There also will be all sorts of parallel activities about the arte jondo, among which we can highlight a lecture about Carmen Amaya by the journalist and flamenco critic Manuel Martín Martín.