Every summer, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to Albuquerque. For eight days, the city is filled with the pulse of flamenco, and is transformed into a cultural epicenter for the art form. This tradition celebrates flamenco, the incredible art form that UNESCO declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The lure of flamenco is its ability to explore the full range of human emotion with an intense, vibrant quality that leaves audiences and students alike, captivated.
The purpose of this project is to preserve and promote flamenco's artistry, history, and culture among both national and international communities. While the presentation aspect is primarily cultivated for those seeking an aesthetic experience, the educational piece aims to promote unique and culturally relevant learning experiences for artistic practitioners, theorists, and newcomers.
The educational aspect of the festival include a series of over 30 workshops that address many aspects of flamenco, such as the history and development of the art form, dance, music, and the sounds and rhythms that are specific to flamenco. These classes are available and designed for students of all ages and backgrounds, creating a multi-generational, diverse atmosphere that promotes excellence, knowledge, and personal growth.
By producing Festival Flamenco for 35 years, the National Institute of Flamenco has been instrumental in building and growing an incredible community. New Mexico is regarded as the center for flamenco in the United States, and this one-of-a-kind event, unparalleled in the quality of its scope and programming, attracts thousands of students and patrons. Festival Flamenco Alburquerque is the highest quality, most affordable option for flamenco aficionados and students to participate in as an exciting, visceral festival experience. A number of festivals celebrating the arts occur annually; it is the precision, vigilance, and cultural relevance in the vision of Festival Flamenco that causes it to stand out against others.
Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35
- 1771 Bellamah Ave NW
- Albuquerque, NM 87104
- Recurring daily