IX Flamenco Biënnale | Part 2
November 25, 2023
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IX Flamenco Biënnale | Part 2

IX Flamenco Biënnale | Part 2 | december 23 en januari 24


Flamenco Biennale Netherlands

The Flamenco Biennale Netherlands is an international performing arts festival with one of Europe’s oldest art forms, flamenco, at its beating heart. Since 2006, it has been identifying the latest developments in the genre and offers a sample of contemporary flamenco art, with performances and concerts in which the tradition enters into exciting alliances and cross-fertilization with contemporary dance and music, jazz, classical, baroque and oriental music.


Flamenco Biënnale Nederland

De Flamenco Biënnale Nederland is een internationaal podiumkunstenfestival met als kloppend hart een van Europa’s oudste kunstvormen, de flamenco. Het signaleert sinds 2006 de nieuwste ontwikkelingen in het genre en biedt een staalkaart van hedendaagse flamencokunst, met voorstellingen en concerten waarin de traditie spannende allianties en kruisbestuivingen aangaat met eigentijdse dans en muziek, jazz, klassiek, barok en oosterse muziek.


Inseparable flamenco sisters

Fernanda, with her inspiring soleá, and Bernarda, known for her powerful bulería: the inseparable sisters are two of the greatest cantaoras in flamenco history, and representatives of the deepest, most ‘jondo’ gypsy singing.

This documentary travels from Utrera to Madrid (and tells how emotional it was for the family), from there to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York and the big stages of Paris. She shows why Fernanda and Bernarda can without a doubt be considered the Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday of Andalusia. Even the great flamenco singer Camarón knew that the sisters at a ‘juerga’, a flamenco jam session, were simply peerless.

Starring: Paco del Gastor, Israel Fernández, José Mercé, Pepe Habichuela, Esperanza Fernández, Curro Fernández, Rosario Montoya “La Farruca”, Tony Bryant, Miguel Peña “El Funi”, Inés Bacán, Manuel Martín Martín, Lola Baena, Inés Suárez Jiménez, Diego Muñoz Jiménez, José María Velazquez Gaztelu, María Terremoto, Rosalía Gómez, Carmen Escribano, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”

After its premiere in Spain, this film will have its European premiere during the Flamenco Biennale.


Cinematic Essay on the flamenco scene in Jerez de la Frontera

Siete Jereles is a magical seven-night journey through the streets and neighborhoods of southern Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera (Santiago, San Miguel, San Pedro), one of the oldest breeding grounds of flamenco. The film follows the many flamenco families (the Agujetas, Moneos, Zambos, Méndez, Sorderas, Mijítas, Periquines…) that the city has to offer. The characters, artists and horses, build a new image of flamenco that continually reinvents itself, with new rites and geographies. Siete Jereles documents the living flamenco myths that make Jerez Jerez. The film is like flamenco itself: nomadic and in constant motion.

With: Tía Juana la del Pipa (above), Angelita Gómez ‘La Macanita’, Dolores Agujetas, José de los Camarones, Tomasito, Diego Carrasco, MixtoLobo, Los Delinquentes, Banda Municipal de Jerez, David Lagos, Alfredo Lagos/Dani Llamas and many others.

Siete Jereles had its European premiere in February during Part 1 of the IX Flamenco Biennale, in front of two sold-out audiences in the Amsterdam Ketelhuis and in the presence of director Pedro G. Romero. The film can now be seen again during the festival, this time in the Slachtstraat film theater in Utrecht. // https://flamencobiennale.nl/program/siete-jereles-2/




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