It’s our vision to excel in the production and presentation of flamenco by creating artistic, cultural and educational events that enhance the life of our city, region, and now the world.
Atlantic Flamenco (full legal name is Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society) is a charitable organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 2007 and also known as “Maria Osende Flamenco Co.“
Our mandate is to promote and disseminate dance, flamenco and Spanish culture in the Atlantic region. We produce artistic, cultural and educational events enriching the community life of this city, province, and region. Our main activities are:
- Artistic creation: productions, tours and performances of works and shows by our company in residence: Maria Osende Flamenco Co.
- To workshops and masterclasses in frame of our activities and in partnership with the Flamenco Dance School Maria Osende
- Community engagement: we offer free activities to our local and now global community of flamenco aficionados and dancers round the world. We partner with local organizations, participating in various events year-round.
- Artistic Support and dissemination: to present and encourage our local artist through our Flamenco Nights Performance Series (currently on hold due to the pandemic)
- Professional development: we offer professional development opportunities to dancers through workshops and masterclasses (online and in-person)
Previous major productions include:
- The Atlantic Flamenco Festival (2008-2019)
- The Fuse Festival a free cross-cultural dance festival (2017, 2019) on Canada Day in partnership with the municipality.
ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
IN THE MEDIA
About the Society
Founder and Artistic Director: Maria Osende
Our board of directors, a dedicated group of community leaders and flamenco lovers, supports our vision every step of the way.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Robin Muller
Vice-Chair: Elizabeth Haggart
Treasurer: Janine Wallace
Secretary: Nathalie Frank
Emma Flynn, Kyoko Ohashi, Mona Liu, Wendy Rogers
We want to hear from you! Interested in one of our shows, our flamenco nights, or just want to learn more about Maria Osende Co.? Send Contact us!