Maria Osende Flamenco Co. (Atlantic Flamenco Productions Society) is a not-for-profit organization based in Nova Scotia devoted to the promotion of flamenco and Spanish culture. The intention is to bring a broader understanding of traditional and contemporary flamenco to our region. We produce artistic, cultural, and educational events enriching the community life of this city, province, and region.
Our vision is to be the standard of excellence in the production and presentation of flamenco in Eastern Canada and to become a part of Nova Scotia’s multicultural landscape.
The mandate of Atlantic Flamenco Productions is to foster the development of the flamenco arts in Nova Scotia and to educate and advance the public’s understanding and appreciation of this art form through the production of performing arts events.
What People Are Saying
"The Soul of Spain in the Heart of Atlantic Canada"
— Maria Osende Flamenco Co.
"When you see the words «dance» and «Halifax» together in the same sentence, you probably picture high-stepping Irish jiggers... What you don’t expect to come out of the Maritimes dance scene is some of the hottest, freshest flamenco this side of the Straight of Gibraltar. "
— The Ottawa Citizen
""With the Maria Osende Flamenco Co. art illuminates and ennobles a dark world....Maria Osende is spellbinding as she takes flamenco dance to a high art form..." "
— Elssa Bernard, the Halifax Chronicle Herald
"Arm twirl, feet stomp and a sudden crack of the drum drives a performance of athleticism, passion and poise. Flamenco dance is providing Nova Scotians with an alternative style of exercise that’s both energetic and cultural. "
— Optymz Magazine, July/August 2011