Cutting Edge Flamenco
FLAMENCO BIENNIAL NETHERLANDS
The acclaimed Dutch Flamenco Biennial is one of the world’s leading Flamenco Festivals and devotes itself to high class, adventurous and contemporary Flamenco. The Biennial festival presents the latest flamenco developments with creators who make up the international vanguard of flamenco. It features a colourful palette of all flamenco forms - dance, music, song – and shows flamenco in fresh, exciting alliances with jazz, contemporary dance and music, and in dialogue with other musical cultures that explore the boundaries of the genre. The Biennial also provides a spectacular and intimate stage for the ancient flamenco song, the cante jondo. Combining tradition with innovation, the festival offers a new and surprising view on flamenco.
The performances are complemented by an extensive programme of activities ranging from lectures by Spanish musicologists, to public master classes and workshops, flamenco movies, expositions and pre- and aftershows with local flamenco artists.
The first Flamenco Biennial in 2006 kicked off a resounding flamenco festival tradition in the Netherlands. Since then, the Netherlands offer, once every two years, an effervescent platform to the flamenco arts in Europe. The fifth anniversary edition will take place in January, 2015.
More info: www.flamencobiennale.nl
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KAMS-EFWMF Tour Grant supports international touring of Korean traditional performing arts groups. The grant is presented by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and co-organized by European Forum of Worldwide Music Festival (EFWMF) since 2010 under the auspices of the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The EFWMF‘s member-festivals can apply for this grant to present Korean performing arts groups, and the invited Korean performing arts groups will be supported for one round-trip international airfare and freight.
With KAMS-EFWMF Tour Grant, KAMS seeks that the high quality of Korean traditional performing arts are internationally acclaimed and build networks with their international counterparts for future collaborations and exchanges.