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Flamenco is a dance from Southern Spain, specifically Andalucia, Extremadura and Murcia, but although due to its beauty, energy and drama has conquered the world. For the last five years thanks to the efforts of Anita Loynaz, a talented “bailaora” and teacher the Panama Flamenco Festival has taken place in different parts of Panama City, this year it will be at La Plaza Theater, in Obarrio from Monday 23 to Sunday, July 29.
During the days of the festival there will be events like fashion shows, Spanish gastronomy, special performances by de Anita Loynaz, “cantaores”, guitarists and artistes from Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the United States. This will be a magnificent event full of talent, originality, music, passion and emotion on stage thanks to the dancers, singers and musicians who came especially for the festival.
The aim of this festival is to promote the Flamenco genre through dance, music and singing, while offering different activities to involve the public. The money collected in this event will benefit the Luces Panama Foundation, a non-profit organization that tries to improve the life of epilepsy sufferers and their families around the country.
Loynaz is a Flamenco “bailaora” that mergers the flamenco rhythms with XXI century genres. Although she is a dentist, she has dedicated the last 20 years to Flamenco and scenic arts. She has danced with people like “Farruquito y Familia”, “Diego el Cigala”, Alejandro Sanz, La Truco, Domingo Ortega and Gaitanes, among others. She is also the founder of the Anita Loynaz Academy.
The shows will take place from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 of July at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday 29 at 5:00 p.m. Entrance costs $30 for sale at Panatickets.
Flamenco Art takes over
Multiplaza Panama. It will be an afternoon where Flamenco takes over Multiplaza from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be Flamenco fashion talks, dance classes for all ages, wine tasting and show with the beautiful dancer of the Academia de Flamenco Anita Loynaz, with sale of Spanish tapas to benefit the Luces Panama Foundation. For more information visit www.ffpty.com.