In 2018 with our show ‘Carmen’, we had the privilege of participating; in many prestigious festivals such as ‘Ghent Festival of Flanders’, who is a member of the European Association of Festival. (The president of Ghent Festival, Governor Jan Briers, is also the president of said association).
Furthermore, Festivals who have been interested in programming our Flamenco Ballets have received €20,000 from the ACE grant. Also with thanks to ACE, we have been able to return for a third consecutive year to Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Romania) and dance again at the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival (Norway). This year we have also premiered our shows in Georgia and Canada.
Thanks to ICEX Next, we have visited numerous International Fairs such as: ISPA, APAP, SXSW, Tallinn Music Week, World Opera Forum, Classical Next, Sibiu Performing Arts Market, Tanzmesse, FiraB!, European Jazz Conference, China Shanghai Performing Arts Fair, Mercartes, CINARS and Mundial Montreal.
Also, our pianist and friend Andrés Barrios, won the highest prize ‘El Filón’ at the ‘Concurso International del Cante de las Minas 2018’ (The most prestigious flamenco competition held in Spain). Lastly, it was the year of ‘La Bienal de Sevilla’, in which we showcased our performances and also meet with many prestigious flamenco festivals thanks to Extenda.