Spanish culture and flamenco flair return to San Jacinto College
05.12.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez
The 2014 Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival (HSFF) returns to San Jacinto College May 27 – May 31.
Now in its fourth year, HSFF continues its proud tradition of bringing Spanish culture and the art of flamenco music, song, and dance to the Houston area. This also marks the second year the festival has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented by local premier flamenco company and festival founders, Solero Flamenco, along with the Consulate General of Spain and San Jacinto College, this year’s festival promises a mix of traditional, iconic flamenco performances along with today’s modern flamenco music and choreography.
On Wednesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., HSFF will present the popular “Flamenco for Kids/Teens” day. Local elementary, junior high, and high school students are invited to these interactive performances and demonstrations featuring Solero Flamenco.
HSFF officially kicks off on Tuesday, May 27, with flamenco music, song, and dance workshops for adults and children throughout the week. On Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., Solero Flamenco, along with guest artists Timo Lozano and Marc Aurelio, will present “Mosaíco.” The festival concludes on Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m., with a featured performance by Jesús Montoya's flamenco company, Pureza Flamenca, presenting “Flamenco del Ayer y de Hoy.” Prior to Friday and Saturday’s performances, guests are invited to a free prelude lecture by Julio de Los Reyes, on the history and evolution of flamenco traditions. The lectures begin at 6 p.m. in room S15.143 in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center. Seating is limited.
The Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival is held at the San Jacinto College South Campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. All performances will be held in the Proscenium Theatre inside the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center. Workshops are free for San Jacinto College students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the workshop schedule, registration, and to purchase performance tickets, visit hsffestival.com.
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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.