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Warm up this winter!


The Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Old Town School of Folk Music, Flamenco Arts Center, and City Winery announces the Chicago Flamenco Festival 2018.

As always, the Festival’s impressive line-up spans the world of music and dance and features some of art’s brightest rising stars as well as established and critically acclaimed artists. These distinctive events further the Instituto Cervantes’ dedication to bringing the finest of Spanish and Hispanic culture to Chicago.
 
Performances, symposiums, film screenings, dance and guitar workshops, family programs, and other events will be offered at the Instituto Cervantes and other venues all during the festival.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018  ♦  8:30 p.m.
12 Tiempos Flamenco Company presents

Puerto Rico Aflamencao
Old Town School of Folk Music  
4544 N Lincoln Ave. ♦  773.728.6000

Presented as part of the OTS Extended Play Series, "Puerto Rico Aflamencao" is a
work dedicated to the pain and suffering of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María. 12Tiempo Flamenco Company, whose mission is to present, preserve and honor Flamenco traditions and Spanish culture through dance and music with a fresh and unique twist, will perform well-known Puerto Rican songs set to flamenco rhythms.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS + INFO

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Thursday, February 15, 2018  ♦  7:30 p.m.
12 Tiempos Flamenco Company presents

Puerto Rico Aflamencao

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center  
4048 West Armitage Ave. ♦ 773-698-6004
USE PROMOTIONAL CODE aflamencao for $5 tickets

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS + INFO
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City Winery Wine School

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Thursday, February 15
7:00 p.m.


IBERIAN PENINSULA
Session 2
Wines of Central & Southern Spain

Join us as we travel to taste the wines of Central and Southern Spain: old vine garnachas of Madrid and Toledo; deep-flavored Bobal from Valencia; Sherry from Jereéz de la Frontera. Light cheese and charcuterie will be served.

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Friday, February 16 | 7:30 p.m.
FLAMENCO DANCE AND GUITAR WORKSHOPS
with the artists of 12Tiempos
at Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Ave.
Click here for registration and more info.

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2018 Chicago Flamenco Festival Kickoff Concert




Monday, February 19 7:30 p.m.
LAS GUITARRAS
de ESPAÑA

City Winery
1200 W. Randolph Street Chicago, Il 60607
312-733-9463
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Carlo Basile and Diego Alonso lead a cast of accomplished artists and composers performing all original works of Spanish guitar, Latin, & Jazz influenced music and dance. Joining the Spanish guitar duo will be Patricia Ortega (vocals) Chiara Mangiameli (flamenco dance/vocals), Colin Bunn (tres/ electric guitar), Greg Nergaard (bass), Kassandra Kocoshis (percussion), Javier Saume (drum kit), Victor Garcia (trumpet) and Ronnie Malley (oud, vocals).

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Clinard Dance presents
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2018 MASTER CLASSES
www.clinardance.org

ESTRELLA MORENA • Saturday, February 24
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Flamenco Level 1 (1-3 years of study)
12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. | Flamenco Level 2 (3 years and up of study)
Fee: $40 per class or $70 both levels

LA CHIMI • Sunday, March 11
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Flamenco Level 1 (1-3 years of study)
12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. | Flamenco Level 2 (3 years and up of study)
Fee: $40 per class or $70 both level


Classes will be held in Pilsen at 1839 South Carpenter Street
RSVP at info@clinardance.org.
Classes will fill up quick, so reserve your spot soon
and get a 10% discount.

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2018 Chicago Flamenco Festival
Instituto Cervantes Opening Night
Friday February 24 | 7:00 p.m.


Estrella Morena: AYER Y HOY


Estrella Morena: Dancer
Amparo Heredia, La Repompilla: Singer
José Manuel Alconchel: Guitar
Manolo de Córdoba: Palmas

Click here for tickets

Join us for the grand opening at the Instituto Cervantes, and enjoy Spanish hors d'oeuvres and wine, a special Tribute Performance by Flamenco Artist Estrella Morena, followed by a party with DJ Bumbac Jack.

Opening Chicago Artists
ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL SPANISH DANCE THEATER
Friday, Feb. 23, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
$35 general admission

Limited space! • Dress to impress!

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Estrella Morena: AYER Y HOY
Saturday, February 24 | 7:00 p.m.

Estrella Morena: Dancer
Amparo Heredia, La Repompilla: Singer
José Manuel Alconchel: Guitar
Manolo de Córdoba: Palmas

Click here for tickets

Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
chicago.cervantes.es | 312.335-1996

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Film Screening
GURUMBE: Afro-Andalusian Memories

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m.
Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio St.
$5 general admission; FREE students and members of Instituto Cervantes
Tickets at https://gurumbr.bpt.me

Director: M. Angel Rosale. Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016
Documentary/History, Music, 72 min, Spanish with English subtitles.

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Nelida Tirado:
CALLEJÓN UN, 2, 3


Friday, March 2 | 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 | 7:00 p.m.


**March 2: Click here for tickets

**March 3: Click here for tickets


Nelida Tirado - Dancer
Pedro Cortes - Guitar 
José Moreno - Percussion  
José Cortes Fernández - Singer

with Opening Chicago Artists
Friday, March 2: KANTUZ
Saturday, March 3: Old Town School Flamenco Faculty
7:00 p.m.
@ Instituto Cervantes
31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60654
$25 general admission

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Film Screening
TOCAORAS

Director: Alicia Cifredo. Spain, 2014. 109 min. Spanish.
Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.
$5 general admission; FREE students and members of Instituto Cervantes
Tickets at https://bpt.me/3323165

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LA CHIMI Returns to Chicago
for TWO shows!


Friday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 | 7:00 p.m


**March 9: Click here for tickets


**March 10: Click here for tickets

Lakshmi Basile, La Chimi Dancer and Artistic Director
Alejandro El Gambimbas Singer
Jose Manuel Alconchel Guitar
Bruno Serrano
Singer and percussion

@ Instituto Cervantes
31 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654
$25 general admission

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Sunday, March 11, 2018  ♦  7:00 p.m.
FlamencoEñe: Rycardo Moreno
“A Galeano”


Presented in Association with Fundación SGAE and Instituto Cervantes
4545 N Lincoln Ave. · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
Click here for tickets + info

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Film Screening
MÁS ALLÁ DEL FLAMENCO

Director: Javier Vila. Documentary. Spain, 2013,
62 min, Spanish with English subtitles.
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.
$5 general admission; FREE students and members of Instituto Cervantes
Tickets at https://masalladelflamenco.bpt.me

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La Banda Morisca

LAS HUELLAS DE LA MEMORIA
Saturday, March 17



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José Mari Cala - Voix
José Cabral - Strings
Juan Miguel Cabral - bass
Antonio Torres - Winds
Andrés Tomás Rodriguez - Drums
Belén Lucena
Juan Tomás de la Molía
7:00 p.m.
@ Instituto Cervantes
31 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654
$20 general admission: $15 Students and IC members

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FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT at the Instituto
Pepe Habichuela & Kiki Morente
Wednesday, March 21


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with Opening Chicago Artist Andrea Salcedo
WEDNESDAY, March 25
7:00 p.m.
@ Instituto Cervantes
31 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654
$35 general admission

Join us for the 2018 Festival's closing night celebration. After a special performance by Guitar master Pepe Habichulea and singer José Enrique "Kiki" Morente, enjoy Spanish hors d'oeuvres and wine
at the post-festival party with
DJ Bumbac Jack.

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FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT at Old Town School
Barrio Flamenco with
Patricia Ortega and Friends

Friday, March 23 | 8:30 p.m.

Click here for tickets

This dynamic group fuses Latin songs and rhythms into traditional Flamenco, featuring the lighter side of the art form—Rumba Flamencas, Tangos, Bulerías, and Sevillanas.
8:00 p.m.
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N Lincoln Avenue
773.728.6000



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