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Our call for local Flamenco dance and music groups for the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2023 is open now!

The annual Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, produced by Flamenco Rosario, presents local, national, and international Flamenco dance and music performances.

We are inviting local flamenco dance artists and groups (from across BC) to apply to perform at our free outdoor event at the Picnic Pavilion stage on Granville Island.

Performance dates are 23rd & 24th September 2023, between the times of 1pm-6pm.

Each group will perform a 30–35-minute piece and will receive a $600 performance fee.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, and a short description of what you will present, approximate length, and number of performers. Please also submit a short (2-3 minute) excerpted video of a past work/performance. 

Things to note about the event before applying:
  • Soundcheck is only 15 minutes immediately before the performance.
  • The green room is close to the stage but not the same space. Quick changeovers or costume changes could prove difficult as the performance space is open-air.
  • No more than 4 dancers (musicians excepted) can be on the stage at any time due to stage size and set-up for safety reasons.

Send your application to:

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Deadline for applications:  July 14, 2023
Successful applicants will be notified by August 1, 2023

May 2023

Karen Lugo Masterclass

Level: Intermediate-Advanced 
May 24th, 12:15pm - 2:00pm 
At the Dance Centre 
$80 + GST regular registration 
Members 10% off 
Register here

April 2023 

Regeneration 2023

April 29, 8pm @ ANNEX Theatre


From a new generation of flamenco choreographers to a new generation of flamenco dancers...

Introducing four works: Simbiosis by Cristina HallLa Sombra by Albert HernandezDe Extremadura a Granada by Pilar Ogalla, Variaciones a Tempo by Sara Jimenez, Deconstrucción del 12 by Rosario Ancer

They are joined by singer Jafelin Helten, guitarist Peter Mole and percussionist Davide Sampaolo

This performance is supported by:

British Columbia Arts Council
City of Vancouver
Canada Council for the Arts
Province of British Columbia
Vancouver Civic Theatres

Dec 2022

Advanced workshop with visiting flamenco artist Deborah Dawson "La Carmelita"

December 3, 2—3:30pm
The Dance Centre
$60+GST register + pay

May 2022

2022 In-Studio Performance


Nanako Aramaki


Jafelin Helten

Peter Mole

Apr 2022
This year’s Regeneration show presents three solos choreographed by graduates of the Professional Training Program, Yurie Kaneko, Katia Flores and Deborah Dawson:

Yurie and Katia have developed their solos through one-on-one mentorships with Artistic Director Rosario Ancer. They use flamenco as a tool to explore their Japanese and Peruvian ancestry, connecting the dots between their culture, traditions and experiences in Canada, presenting “who I am” today as an individual and dancer. Deborah Dawson returns to Vancouver to share a sincere ode to the essence of flamenco. It is a minimalist and heartfelt production led by dancer Deborah “La Caramelita” and singer Alejandro Mendía.

photo James O’Mara

photo James O’Mara

Mar 2022

Flamenco Rosario presents a series of classes and workshops with visiting international flamenco artist Ricardo Rubio.