GALA continues a beloved staple of each season with the 17th international Fuego Flamenco Festival, bringing leading flamenco artists from Spain and the United States to Washington audiences. Renowned for presenting stellar artists in an intimate tablao setting, the festival will run from
November 5 through November 14, 2021 at the GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, one block from the Columbia Heights metro station on the Green/Yellow lines. Parking is available behind the theater at the Giant Food garage for a rate of $4 with validation at GALA.
Fuego Flamenco XVII is an exploration of traditional flamenco and its breadth and diversity through
contemporary expressions. This year’s program includes the return of Salvador, an autobiographical piece by Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company that traces DC-beloved choreographer and dancer Edwin Aparicio’s journey from war-torn El Salvador to his discovery of flamenco in the United States, featuring special guest artists from The Washington Ballet and Spain; and De paso by Sara Pérez Dance Company, presented in collaboration with Madrid’s Fundación Flamenco Casa Patas and performed by Sara Pérez and Rubén Puertas, second place winner of Madrid’s prestigious Certamen of Dance competition.
The festival program also includes Flamenco en familia, presenting free interactive demonstrations of
various aspects of flamenco for children and families, led by Flamenco artists Sara Jerez and Ricardo Marlow; and Student Matinee performances of Los colores del flamenco, also led by Sara and Ricardo, on November 3 and 4 at 10:30 am. For more information about the student matinees, email email@example.com.
Fuego Flamenco XVII is on stage at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW. Single tickets are $48 Thursday through Sunday; Senior Citizen (65+), Student, and Military tickets are $35; Noche de GALA tickets are $55 per person and Group (10+) are $35. A Discount Festival Ticket is $82, which includes a ticket for one performance of each of the two companies. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 202-234-7174 or visit www.galatheatre.org