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The Dutch Flamenco Biennial has programmed a “Catalonia Focus” in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull

Music.  Netherlands,  14/01/2015

As in the previous edition, the fifth edition of the Dutch Flamenco Biennial, to be held from 16th January to 3rd February, will have a section devoted to Catalonia. The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is collaborating for the second time in the billing of established artists and young hopefuls of Catalan flamenco in a festival that in just four editions has become a point of reference in northern Europe thanks to the quality and the multi-disciplinary nature of its shows. This year, from 18th to 30th January the “Catalonia Focus” will be bringing to cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam a troop of artists featuring musicians Juan Manuel Cañizares, Chano Domínguez and Renaud García-Fons, and dancers Sònia Sánchez and Ana Morales. This programme is complemented by the work of photographers Xavier Miserachs and Isabel Muñoz.




The Catalan presence at the 5th Flamenco Biennial will open with the Barcelona dancer Ana Morales, a young hopeful who will be dancing in the show Los invitados, by the Belén Maya company, being performed for the first time in the Netherlands. Morales will also be in Rotterdam and Amsterdam as solo dancer in the world premiere of Bagatelles, an experimental performance of electronic flamenco together with the sound artist Enrique Tomás.

Another premiere in Holland within the discipline of contemporary dance is the production Le Ça. El Ello by Sònia Sánchez. After her participation in the last edition of the Biennial, Sònia Sánchez is now returning to the Netherlands as the true star of a show with her own choreography that explores the human being’s instinct. During the performance the dancer will be accompanied by singer El Londro and guitarist David Soler. Among other festivals, Sònia Sánchez took part in the 2014 Düsseldorf Tanzmesse, which has established her on the most prestigious international stages.

Sònia Sánchez will also offer a special performance in the framework of the photography exhibition Dancing Light – Let it Move You, which opened on 13th December and can be visited until the beginning of March. The photography and dance show includes a series of snapshots by the renowned late Catalan photographer Xavier Miserachs, including the famous photograph of the deaf dancer Antoñita “La Singla”. The exhibition also features the work of the award-winning Isabel Muñoz.

Another of the highlights of this Flamenco Biennial is the concert billed for Friday, 23rd January by one of the most outstanding contemporary Flamenco guitarists, the Catalan Juan Manuel Cañizares, who will be welcoming a luxury guest, the Dutch mezzosoprano Christianne Stotijn. Cañizares will be accompanied by the rest of his quartet: Juan Carlos Gómez, Ángel Muñoz and Charo Espino, and by pianist Ed Spanjaard. In this world premiere at the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Cinc cançons negres by Xavier Montsalvatge will be performed, as well as other works by the composer Manuel de Falla.

Finally the IRL is also bringing to the Biennial the Franco-Catalan virtuoso double bassist Renaud García-Fons, who will be there as resident artist with his quartet. They will be presenting the show Línea del Sur on 29th January, a musical journey that fuses more classical jazz and flamenco with oriental and African melodies. Accompanied by the musician Derya Türkan, García-Fons is to offer another concert in Amsterdam, Silk Moon Duet, which will include original compositions with clear oriental and southern European influences. The Flamenco festival will also serve to present in the Netherlands the documentary Renaud García-Fons: Beyond the Double Bass, directed by Nicolás Dattilesi.

This is the second consecutive edition in which the Flamenco Biennial is organizing a programme focused on art from Catalonia in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull. Nevertheless, the Catalan presence at the festival dates back to the first edition in 2006, which programmed Catalan flamenco artists. Moreover, Catalonia’s participation is part of the project “Catalan Sounds World Music”, a commitment by the IRL to spread, promote and internationalize the vast amount of musical creation in Catalonia.

Juan Manuel Cañizares, Sònia Sánchez and Xavier Miserachs, among the artists billed

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The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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