OPEN CALL for Flamenco Artists

Heads up there, Flamenc@s of Finland! Helsinki XXI Flamenco Festival is looking for surprising flamenco performances for the opening day of the Festival on February 2nd 2019.

We are challenging You to create an inspiring and thought-provoking site-specific flamenco performance in Helsinki! The Helsinki Flamenco Festival in 2019 is evolving around the theme of Dialogue. Therefore, we are appreciating proposals that are open to transdisciplinary and surprising collaborative choices. Our aim is to spread flamenco to unexpected places, which enables unique and hitherto unseen encounters and dialogues between the flamenco artists, urban spaces and the public.

In concrete terms we are looking for proposals from artist & groups of 1–3 people. Each of the performances will be presented in two different sites in Helsinki. Our understanding of site is very open, so please consider even the most unexpected places, where You would be inspired to create the piece! The wintery climate of Finland in February is of course shaping the possibilities and challenges of the day. Furthermore, all the artists will as well perform in the closing event of the day in the Lavaklubi of Kansallisteatteri.

Please send your proposal to festival[at]flamenco.fi by the 25th of May 2018. We are looking forward to your ideas and are happy to answer your questions via email. All applicants will be informed of the choices of the curating team by the end of June 2018.

With best wishes,

Tove, Marja, Henna-Elise and the Peña Flamenco de Helsinki