Singapore Flamenco Festival 2015

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I attended Day 2 of the Singapore Flamenco Festival 2015 yesterday at CHIJMES. This annual event is organised by Flamenco Sin Fronteras, one of the country’s premier dance companies, and CHIJMES.

Saturday’s feria got off to a very late start due to the torrential rains of the afternoon which left the stage drenched, but once it did, was an evening of entertaining performances. The series featured not only quality Flamenco by Flamenco Sin Fronteras and Rose Borromeo Spanish Dance Company, but also Sevillanas, an Andalusian folk dance, by the very young dancers of Le Grand School of Dance, and Zambra Mora, a dance performed by the Romani people of Granada which is believed to have evolved from earlier Moorish dances, by Hsaio Min Dance Art.

It was my first time attending the festival, and I was impressed by both the technique on display and the incredible infrastructure and support that this dance form, one of my favorites, has in Singapore. I’m bummed that I will not be attending the Festival’s concluding cross-disciplinary production featuring Flamenco, Kathak, and contemporary dance, Journey of Time, tonight. If you do, report back here!