Netherland’s Flamenco Biënnale 2021 is now underway
The eight edition of the Netherland’s biennial flamenco festival will take place between January 22nd and February 7th, 2021, featuring artists such as Mayte Martín, Daniel García Diego and Rocío Molina, among others
Flamenco continues to make inroads in the international scene, and it looks like 2021 is starting to shed some light on the map of festivals of this art genre. The eight edition of the Biënnale Flamenco NL 2021 will take place in the Netherlands between January 22nd and February 7th, 2021. After many turns and some uncertainty, the organizers have come up with a festival combining live and streamed performances.
«We will bring a very special festival for the eight edition of Holland’s Flamenco Biënnale. Besides our small and exclusive live performances, many of our shows will be available on the Internet. We will feature high quality streaming, created to maximize your online experience. Wherever you are in the world, this year’s special edition will be accessible to everyone», explained this event’s official website.
The first part of the festival will take place in Amsterdam and Utrech on the given dates. On the other hand, the organizers are preparing a continuation of this event in November 2021, when more of the country’s cities are expected to take part. The festival will continue with a program of parallel activities such as the screening of audiovisual content, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and flamenco activities for children.
«The Flamenco Biënale has become renowned for being an adventurous and prestigious festival showcasing avant-garde flamenco. Through its own innovative creations, it has revealed itself as the most progressive festival in the international flamenco circuit»
«The Netherland’s Flamenco Biennial is a unique cultural event which, after seven editions, has become a leading and innovative celebration of flamenco, gathering the foremost artists of this art genre in the Netherlands every two years. This Flamenco Biennial is the biggest flamenco festival in Europe outside of Spain. In this event, the ancient flamenco art is presented in its full form and dazzling versatility, with performances of contemporary dance, recitals of cante and exciting musical alliances which transcend the boundaries of this genre. The Flamenco Biënale has become renowned for being an adventurous and prestigious festival showcasing avant-garde flamenco. Through its own innovative creations, it has revealed itself as the most progressive festival in the international flamenco circuit», stated the organization sources.
Program of the Flamenco Biënnale NL 2021
The program features five main shows, starting with Barcelona’s Mayte Martín on January 22nd with En Illo Tempore, joined by Patricia Guerrero as invited guest. This is a world premiere of traditional cante uniting Spain and South America.
January 24th will feature two performances uniting jazz and flamenco, courtesy of the composer and bass player Pablo Martín Caminero, who in the first part will bring traditional arrangements of flamenco guitar joined by the piano of Daniel García Diego, and in the second part will perform joined by the drums of Michael Olivera and the bass of El Negrón.
January 29th will feature a double session with the Dutch quartet Bernard van Rossum, joined by Karen Lugo in baile. The fin de fiesta will be on February 6th with Málaga’s Rocío Molina, who will perform Al Fondo Riela with the guitarists Eduardo Trasierra and Yerai Cortés.
You can see all the information about Flamenco Biënnale NL 2021 on its official website.