Flamenco music and dance are riveting Spanish art forms that are the focus of a weeklong festival October 13- 20, 2019 in the Oak Cliff area and downtown Dallas. Spotlighting heart-pounding percussion lightning-fast footwork, and internationally renowned musicians, the Festival celebrates a sophisticated and intense art form.
Festival Headliner Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi” became the first and only foreign artist to win the highly regarded Spanish national prize, Concurso de las Minas de La Unión, in 2011. She also won an award in another primary contest, Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba. There she surprised flamenco critics and received great praise, “un desgarrador homenaje a los románticos de lo jondo” (a heart wrenching homage to the romantics of pure flamenco,) Alberto García Reyes, ABC.
The Festival includes performances at various venues, music-only performances, a dance and guitar workshop, an art show, an open platform for students and the public to try flamenco dance for the first time, a paella cook-out, and the outdoor showing of flamenco-themed cinema.
Dancer Lakshmi Basile and singer/guitarist Santiago Maya, the Festival’s artists in residence, will conduct dance and music workshops throughout the Dallas – Fort Worth area during their four-week residency, September 22 through October 27, 2019. Festival presenter Julia Alcántara and other artists will also be available for private performances.
Lakshmi Basile and Santiago Maya - Artists-In-Residency
Workshops, Private Dance Lessons, and Private Performances
September 22 through October 27, 2019
Contact: [email protected], 214-934-4480
Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.
Cameo appearance and master class by Adam del Monte
The Ervay Theater
1707 S. Ervay Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Tickets: $15 to $100
Daily Events – More details to be announced
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Opening Day - Paella y Pasion - local artists showcase and Paella Cook-off at Tyler and Polk Park.
Monday, October 14, 2019 - Welcome Dinner and reception at Cafe Madrid
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Pay what you can dance class for children and adults
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Movie Night - open-air screening of a flamenco film
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Bishop Arts Barrage - Multiple Bishop Arts restaurants host flamenco style acts with patrons and students making the rounds in costume.
Friday, October 18, 2019 - "Music Show" the amazing musicians of the OCFF show off their skills in a night of flamenco music with dancing at Poor David's Pub
For more information about the Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival, the artists-in-residence, the Ida y Vuelta Flamenco Dance Company, and the nonprofit organization, Flamenco Fever, contact:
Julia Alcantara, director
[email protected], 214-934-4480