Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2017

  • September 9, 2017 - September 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Various locations

Saturday September 9 - Sunday, September 24, 2017

Various Locations, Vancouver

As one of few celebrated festival devoted to Flamenco Art outside of Spain, the VIFF has since its beginnings in 1990 grown to a mature understanding of Vancouver's multicultural audiences by nurturing the form's hybridized roots in Sephardic, Persian, Gypsy and Indian cultures and by striving to reflect and connect its diverse sociocultural identity through work narratives underlining flamenco's universal message of humanistic tolerance. Now a weeklong annual event, the festival lends its visibility throughout multiple venues and locales in Vancouver, from Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre to downtown's Playhouse Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre and Vancouver Public Library, and Lower Mainland's Centro Flamenco and Jazz Cellar. With soon a quarter century of flamenco presence behind it, the festival brings the city into stronger light for younger generations of dancers all around the world, while tying new relationships with growing sister organizations across the nation through its eastern border, helping to forge a more integrated Canadian identity of flamenco.

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Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2017