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"Love, jealousy, vengeance, nostalgia, desperation, death, God, the Mother - here tragic destiny takes over completely, and words start to lose their everyday shape, becoming in effect a river of song, a mere verbal fountainhead of the most inexpressible emotions. The flamenco sometimes can translate its form of improvised song into something that resembles a cry - a cry, it has been said, not beneath words but above them, when words are not enough. For the soul speaks out in the cante, uttering its darkest most uncontrollable emotions."

- Carlos Fuentes, "The Buried Mirror"

Flamenco Riot Festival

Flamenco Riot Festival brings some of the best flamenco artists to Instituto Cervantes, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy their performances!

Oct 16th Zorongo Flamenco: Raquel Heredia
Oct 17th De Los Reyes Flamenco
Oct 18th Alba Molina & Emilio Aragón

General admission $30 / Get your tickets here!
INCY Members $20 (You must purchase the tickets by phone)
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, New York 10017

Tertulia Flamenca, flamenco conversation/study group

Tuesday, October 17
6:30-8pm $30

Flamencos have you heard the news?! Raquel Heredia will be joining the special TERTULIA FLAMENCA next Tuesday at the The Center for Flamenco Arts at Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana.

Open to dancers, singers, guitarists and aficionados! Bring your shoes, instruments, material and question in this open and friendly community gathering.

Center for Flamenco Arts
4 west 43rd st. 8th floor

to register and more information
Nueva York Flamenco City at Terraza 7

You dont have to travel to Spain to experience flamenco. Ever since the Spanish bolero school dancer Fanny Elssler set foot on the New York stage in 1840 New York City has had a vibrant flamenco scene.

This show titled “Nueva York Flamenco City” is comprised of singer and flautist Alfonso Cid from Spain, German flamenco guitarist Andreas Arnold, Jamaican-American dancer Aliesha Bryan and Mexican percussionist Guillermo Barrón, evidence that artists of many different cultures have found a way to express themselves through Flamenco.

Alfonso is a well-known artist in the USA and abroad. Fresh from a tour of Spain with the New York Bojaira Jazz Flamenco Project, he has also toured Israel with the Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra, and has traveled all over the world with famous bachata artist Romeo Santos.

Supported by acclaimed guitarist Andreas Arnold who has released three albums of electric and acoustic music, flamenco dancer Aliesha Bryan, winner of the 2017 New York Flamenco Certamen competition and percussionist and composer Guillermo Barrón who has performed with many international artists as José Feliciano, Luisito Quintero, Charlie Sepúlveda, to name just a few. They will grace the stage at Terraza 7 with a mix of modern and traditional flamenco music and dance.


Alfonso Cid / Cantaor; Flute
Andreas Arnold / Guitar
Guillermo Barrón / Cajon
Aliesha Bryan / Bailaora.

“Nueva York Flamenco City” at Terraza 7 on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 9:30 pm.

$12 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.
Friday, October 20 at 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Terraza 7
4019 Gleane St, Elmhurst, New York 11373

Paco Peña: Esencias, The Music of Flamenco

In his only New York City appearance of the season, legendary Flamenco guitarist Paco Peña and special guests will highlight the power of the guitar alone to reveal the essence of this passionate art form.

Mr. Peña is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man. He combines rapid-fire flourishes with a colorist’s sense of shading; this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument. It should come as no surprise that readers of America’s Guitar Magazine judged Paco Peña Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year for five consecutive years.

—The New York Times

Paco Peña earned a Kennedy Center Gold Medal in the Arts for his lifelong commitment to the mastery and innovation of the art of Flamenco. Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in Fñamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

Born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba, Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960s he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination. Paco Peña is based in London, but still spends a significant part of the year in his native Andalucía. In 1997 he was proud to be named Oficial de la Cruz de la Orden Del Merito Civil, an honour bestowed by King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Named Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year 5 years in a row by Guitar Magazine, Paco has brought his flamenco around the world from The Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Free pre-concert talk, one hour before every performance with your ticket, led by Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music.

Sat, October 21, 2017
8:00 pm
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Buy tickets ($50)

Noche Flamenca presents Tres Sueños
When Muslims, Jews and Christians Dream Together
• Repertory Theater

October 26
7:00 p.m.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York

(718) 518-4455

One of the world’s leading Flamenco dance companies performs this powerful work featuring Spanish, Hebrew, Ladino, and Arabic songs from Andalusia, Spain spanning the 9th to the 15th centuries - a “golden age” of philosophy and culture where all three traditions influenced each other.

“New York is blessed in that one first-rate flamenco troupe, Noche Flamenca, keeps returning each year.”
– The New York Times

Andanza 2017 by Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company

$30 – $35

Join Andanza for an unforgettable experience of Flamenco dance and music. Andanza is a journey that crosses the boundaries of culture, religion, age, vocations, histories, and dreams. This show will sweep you into a world of intricate sounds and rhythms from Southern Spain.

Featuring Flamenco singer direct from Spain, Curro Cueto; music composition and accompaniment by Roberto Castellon; original choreography and artistic direction by Omayra Amaya, a critically acclaimed Flamenco dancer and choreographer.

Sun, November 12, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place
New York City, New York 10003
Yinka Esi Graves + Shamar Wayne Watt
Curated by Nora Chipaumire
November 30 – December 2 at 8:00 pm
Studio H at Gibney Dance 280 Broadway

DoublePlus presents three weeks of shared evenings for which established artist-curators each choose a pair of emerging artists and mentor them through the creative, production and audience development processes.
From Curator Nora Chipaumire:
“I am very excited about Yinka Esi Graves, a mature, serious thinker and flamenco artist. Shamar Watt is a strong physical performer with a nascent choreographic practice. These artists are both asking questions about the value of human life through different performance forms. What I care about most is how their aesthetics come through. Carrying the history and burden of blackness are relevant topics of discussion. But how do time, space and energy capture these issues? With little to no evolution in contemporary politics and economies of race, the body must become a weaponized agent of aesthetics for the artist. Graves’ and Watt’s performative explorations manifest the body as a site for these urgent concerns.”

Yinka Esi Graves is a Flamenco dancer. Her dance journey has taken her from ballet and afro-cuban dancing to studying Flamenco in Spain in the world renouned school Amor de Dios with artists such as La Lupi, Manuel Reyes and Pepa Molina. Graves’ work explores the links between flamenco and other forms of expression. In 2014 she co-founded dotdotdot dance alongside two other flamenco dancers. In 2016 the company was invited to curate and perform at the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells, for which Graves choreographed ‘I come to my body as a question’ a collaboration with spoken word artist Toni Stuart. This piece was performed in SAMPLED 2017 at Sadler’s Wells and The Lowry (UK). In 2015 Graves began working with former principal Alvin Ailey dancer Asha Thomas on CLAY, which will be part of Dance Umbrella’s ‘Out of the System’ program in 2017 (UK). Graves was featured in the documentary film: ‘Gurumbé: Canciones de tu Memoria Negra’ (2016) the first Spanish film to highlight the influence its African population had on Spanish culture particularly Flamenco. She has been performing alongside the film in its Spanish tour. Graves is currently developing a new piece with contemporary African dancer choreographer Mbulelo Ndabeni.

Flamenco Festival at City Center

Mar 2 - 11, 2018
Tickets start at $35
On-sale at noon: Members Aug 28; general public Sep 5

A celebration of flamenco’s global allure, this exhilarating festival brings Spain’s finest dancers and musicians together, challenging the conventions of form while remaining stirringly authentic.

Antonio Najarro, Director
MAR 2 – 4
Ballet Nacional de España appears at City Center for the first time in nearly 20 years. The sheer size of the company and its hybrid form that draws from traditional flamenco and classical ballet, make for a unique performance experience. Suite Sevilla, created by the company’s director, Antonio Najarro, infuses classic Spanish dance with bold trends in both music and choreography. Heightened by Rafael Riqueni’s score, the confluence of dancers and instruments evokes a primal longing for the traditions of Southern Spain.

MAR 9 – 10
Flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena presents Carne y Hueso (Flesh and Bone), a striking piece that serves as a prologue to the 20th anniversary of her company. Joined by five dancers and a cadre of musicians, Yerbabuena delivers an unforgettable tour de force performance as one of the most expressive figures dancing today. Her generous intimacy with the audience and technical dominance of the art form has widened the choreographic possibilities of flamenco.

MAR 11
Jesús Carmona—a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution—is a former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España. The flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves that make him a dynamo of a dancer translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company. For the festival, Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona performs its emotionally charged Impetus, an irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers.
Leadership Support for Dance at City Center is provided by

Regular Performances in the City

At Alegrias en la Nacional
239 W. 14th Street (up the stairs)
between 7th & 8th Avenue

Alegrias La Nacional
239 West 14th St.

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American Bolero Dance Company's Tablao Flamenco
41-01 Broadway at 41st Street, 2nd Floor, Astoria
(R Train to Steinway stop), Tickets and info: 718 392-8888 or 917-288-7996

For infomation about their upcoming performances, see

A juerga every Tuesday at Socarrat Nolita
284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012 ·
(212) 219-0101

A juerga every Wednesday at Cafe Andalusia
Jared Newman on guitar
Klaus Jekeli- cante

Practice your Sevillanas and bulerias while dining on tapas.
7pm - 10pm. 533 Ninth Ave at 40th St.
Donation: $10

Every Friday Saint Mazie
345 Grand St Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-4807

11PM to 1AM, 3 sets

Flamenco @ Socarrat Every Sunday
Featuring the Arte y Compas Cuadro

- La Conja- dancer/singer
- Pedro Cortes- guitarist
- David Castellano- singer

Shows at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30

Socarrat Paella and Wine Bar
259 West 19th St. between 7th and 8th

Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias on Saturday nights

Shows at 9PM and 11PM

El Meson Asturias
40-12 83rd St., Elmhurst, NY 11373
#7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th)
For reservations: 718-446-9154


Espiritu Gitano

Barbara Martinez