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La Bienal is the biggest flamenco event worldwide. Every two years, Sevilla becomes the place to be for all flamenco fans -both professionals and aficionados. The main venues of the city welcome the Festival to host, for almost a month, the most expected premieres, the art of the most significant figures but also what the young artists have to say.

Since its birth in 1979, la Bienal celebrated 17 editions during more than three decades. During all this time, the Festival programmed all kinds of flamenco expressions, aesthetics, colors and perspectives on this timeless art form. A melting pot where the most traditional flamenco roots and the experimental, avant-garde expressions coexist in pure harmony.

: 2014 The 18th edition of la Bienal de Flamenco starts on September 12th and ends on October 5th, with 67 shows scheduled during 24 days, hosted by 8 different venues across the city, and features more than 500 artists around the Festival. Under the direction of Cristóbal Ortega, this 2014 edition serves...
: 2012 La Bienal celebrates its 17th edition between the 3th and the 30th September 2012 under the artistic direction of Rosalía Gómez, premiering a new headquarters: the Espacio Santa Clara. The former convent took center stage, hosting some cycles of the Programme and also an exhibition. The artist Guillermo Pérez Villalta...
: 2010 “Flamenco de viva voz” is the leitmotiv of la Bienal 16, last edition with Domingo González as Director, taking place from September 15th to October 9th 2010. Miguel Poveda opens the festival with a large scale show, specifically created for la Bienal and enjoyed by 6.000 flamenco fans at the...
: 2008 A free Opening Night at the Plaza de San Francisco paying homage to the figure of Manolo Sanlúcar opens la Bienal 16, celebrated from September the 10th to October the 11th 2008. With “Las músicas del flamenco” as claim, this edition focus on the musical language of the flamenco culture....
: 2006 After programming during July and August the cycle “+ jóvenes + flamencos” as a preview for its main event, la Bienal 14 is scheduled for September the 15th through October the 14th 2006. A full month of programme that offers 40 pieces with a total of 56 shows, 7 premieres...
: 2004 In 2004 la Bienal celebrates its first quarter of century. This is the theme that reflects a whole year of programme with a number of activities: ‘Navidad flamenca’, ‘Saeta’, ‘La Bienal solidaria’, ‘Más jóvenes, más flamencos’… The main event begins September the 2nd and ends October the 10th –one of...
: 2002 La Bienal 2002 begins September the 3rd and ends October the 6th and feature a contemporary poster created by Juan Suárez. Under the direction of Manuel Herrera, the event hosts 80 shows, 17 of them considered as premieres. The Patio de la Montería at the Real Alcázar joins the list for...
: 2000 La Bienal 11 tries to offer a sample as wide as possible of the reality of flamenco in the change of Century. Under the direction of Manuel Herrera, the festival goes from September the 5th to October the 7th 2000. During 32 days of programme la Bienal hosts 47 pieces...
: 1998 In 1998 la Bienal celebrates with ten editions, reaching the end of the Century as the most important flamenco event worldwide. This edition hosts shows that are considered to be authentic milestones in the recent history of this art. We’re talking about premieres like ‘Locura de brisa y trino’, created...
: 1996 In 1996 la Bienal keeps the intention of “discovering new ways in an art that is pure classicism”, as Director José Luis Ortiz Nuevo states. This is the commitment of an open-minded edition that earns such achievements as the first great concert of Dorantes, the ‘goodbyes’ of Pedro Bacán and...
: 1994 A trio of aces opens la Bienal VIII: Enrique Morente, Manolo Sanlúcar and Mario Maya premiere “Puerta del Príncipe”. The Teatro de la Maestranza hosts gems like the legendary Enrique Morente’s “A oscuras”, Esperanza Fernández and José Antonio Rodríguez’s “De la luna al viento” with Carmen Linares, Rafael Riqueni and...
: 1992 The celebration of the Expo ’92 and its huge cultural and leisure offer -present even in the minimal poster created by Carlos Ortega- reduce la Bienal VII to its minimum expression. Only eight shows are featured this year. “Tango”, from José Luis Ortiz Nuevo, José Antonio Rodríguez and the Ballet...
: 1990 The Bienal VI in 1990 is dedicated to toque and it’s the last edition focused on a single flamenco expression. Niño de Pura is the last artist that wins a Premio Giraldillo in this modality of awards. With an image created by Antonio Saura, the festival gathers most of the...
: 1988 The Fifth la Bienal is dedicated to baile and the goal is to last longer than its previous editions, starting September the 6th and ending October the 16th 1988, but the programme doesn’t schedule shows for each day. José Luis Ortiz Nuevo is in charge of the Direction again and...
: 1986 The IV Bienal dedicates its 23 days to explore the diverse styles and different geographies of the cante with top artists such like Camarón, José Menese, Naranjito de Triana, Fosforito, Chiquetete, El Lebrijano, Manuel Mairena or the Montoya family, with Lole y Manuel being in their artistic plenitude. Chocolate wins...
: 1984 The III Bienal goes from September the 11th to October the 12th 1984 adding new venues (Torre de Don Fadrique, Monasterio de San Jerónimo or Plaza del Lucero) to its traditional roster (Real Alcázar, Teatro Lope de Vega, Hotel Triana). Guitar is the protanist. The Giraldillo al Toque is unanimously...
: 1982 José Luis Ortiz Nuevo holds on to his cultural proposal with the celebration on 1982 of the II la Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, dedicated on this edition to baile and featuring a poster created by Francisco Moreno Galván. Mario Maya is the first winner of a Giraldillo on this...
: 1980 The Comission that organizes in 1979 the Congreso de Actividades Flamencas in Sevilla is the germ of what we nowadays know as la Bienal de Flamenco. Under the impulse of the Federación Provincial de Peñas, a board is created, integrated by the Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Inside its administration, José Luis...