BUY TICKETS FOR ONLINE SHOWS. Jerez Flamenco Festival is back in-person this year! From 17th February to 5th March, the small Andalucian town of Jerez de la Frontera will be filled with flamenco artists, teachers, students and aficionados.  Every festival offers a full schedule of amazing shows. We have some great online Flamenco Shows to recommend, streamed directly from the theatre in Jerez!

If you will not be travelling to Jerez this year, there are some great shows that will be streamed online, direct from the theatres!  We particularly recommend María Moreno (More (No) More) and Ana Morales (En la cuerda floja (On the Tightrope).  Maria Moreno was a guest artist, along with Rafael Campallo at the Atlantic Flamenco Festival in 2009.

To watch these shows, individual show tickets, or a festival pass are available for purchase through our affiliate Third Row On Demand.

Maria Moreno – More (No) More, Tuesday 22nd February at 8pm AST and on demand

Creating an amalgam of images that support the hagiographical triptych of a woman who sculpts her personality by taking a step away from her origin but without renouncing it, María Moreno not only explores her limits, wandering between tradition and contemporaneity, but also finds the strength to break away from her own taboos and fears, rethinking the world around her and her place in it.

Dance is transformed here in a battle of extreme opposites—disguise against nudity, refuge against liberation, extroversion against timidity—of an artist who finds in her feet the wings to fly and her anchor to return to the earth.

Flamenco dancer María Moreno (Cádiz, 1986) has shared her artistic essence on the stages of such prestigious theaters as London’s Sadler’s Wells, the Paris Villette, the Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theater and the Russkaya Pesnya in Russia, and the Baelo Claudia Roman Theater.  She’s also graced the Suma Flamenca Festival in Madrid and the Itálica Dance Festival in Seville.

María, always a whirlwind of creation, won the Best Newcomer Award at the 2017 Festival de Jerez with the production Alas del recuerdo. Next, De la Concepción in 2018 won her the Giraldillo Award for Best Newcomer at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. In 2020, she premiered More(No)More with which she won her second Giraldillo, this time for Magical Moment at the XXI Biennial for the beginning of her soleá. Also at this edition of the biennial, she worked with Antonio Canales and Rafael Riqueni on the event’s inaugural performance. Yo bailo, a book with photographer Susana Girón in which María writes the texts, was born in 2020. It is an extension of her eponymously named show created a year earlier. 

María has been nominated on three occasions for the Max Prize for Performing Arts, twice for De la Concepción (Best Female Performer and Best Stage Direction) and once for More(no)More (Best Costume Design).

En la Cuerda Floja (On the Tightrope), Wednesday 23rd February at 8pm AST

Ana Morales is a powerhouse of contemporary flamenco dance.  Her elegance, the narrative nature of her work, and sleek staging have garnered Morales an onslaught of national awards including four Lorca Prizes and a Giraldillo Prize for Best Dancer at the Seville Flamenco Biennial. In 2022 she returns to the Festival de Jerez with her production “On the Tightrope.”

The relationship that we have with our moods makes us wonder whether stability is a utopia or something tangible. If it is long lasting or temporary; if we like or reject it; but, at the same time, we understand that imbalance is something necessary to survival.

What happens to our bodies and our minds when we look for order and when we feel comfortable in chaos?

 

“On the Tightrope”

We’ll test ourselves…

Decide, accompany, traverse, live in the moment and recognize it.

Balance…

Invent, try to accomplish something and not achieve it. Imbalance…

And generate more energy to

Achieve it…

That’s where everything begins.

Dancer Ana Morales (Barcelona, 1982) is one of the most lauded representatives of the contemporary generation of artists who are revolutionizing flamenco. “Intensity, elegance, sensuality,” is how she is described by Didier Deschamps, director of the Thêátre Chaillot in París.

Trained in contemporary dance and flamenco, her creations are characterized by the search for a choreographic discourse that reflects the current moment. She has created seven productions that have received awards at a slew of festivals and that have been lauded by critics and the public alike. Sin permiso. Canciones para el silencio, directed by Guillermo Weickert and co-produced by the Seville Flamenco Biennial, the Festival de Jerez, and the Flamenco Festival and Tanzhaus Dusseldorf, won the prestigious Dance Giraldillo and three Lorca Prizes in addition to being included in the El Cultural list of Best Flamenco Shows of the Year. The production premiered at the 2018 Festival de Jerez and has been performed at the Théâtre Bernadette Laffont in Nîmes, the Baelo Claudia Roman Theater (Cádiz), the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Thonon les Bains (Switzerland), and in Posthof-Zeitkultur am Hafen (Austria).

Morales’ other productions include: Una mirada lenta (2017), premiered at the Teatro Central de Sevilla; Los pasos perdidos (2016), premiered at the first edition of Septiembre es Flamenco (Seville); Bagatelas (2015), produced by the Biennale de Flamenco in the Netherlands and premiered at the Teatro Muziekgebouw aan’t ij (Amsterdam); Reciclarte (2012), premiered at the Bienal de Sevilla; and De Sandalia a Tacón (2010), premiered at the Teatro de Bogotá International Festival. On the Tightrope (2020) premiered at the XXI Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. 

Morales has been a member of the Javier Latorre Company and the Andrés Marín Company, and she performed as a soloist in the production Flamenco Hoy and in the film Iberia, both directed by Carlos Saura. She was a soloist with the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía in the shows La memoria del cante 1922 and Imágenes (winner of the Best Show Giraldillo at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, 2014).