International flamenco festival set to mark 30 years

In this May 19, 2017 photos, flamenco dancer Emi Grimm performs during a show at Tablao Flamenco in Albuquerque, N.M. An annual flamenco festival organized by the world-renowned National Institute of Flamenco is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Albuquerque. On some nights, the artists will finish the evening at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, a new venue at a hotel in the city's Old Town where dancers and musician give spontaneous performances. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dancers from across the U.S. and Spain will converge on New Mexico for the 30th anniversary of a preeminent international flamenco festival.

The gathering organized by the world-renowned National Institute of Flamenco will be held June 10th through the 17th in Albuquerque.

Flamenco is a form of Spanish dance and folk music that developed from Romani music and dance more than two centuries ago.

Festival Flamenco Internacional De Alburquerque will feature well-known flamenco dancers, along with workshops, history lectures and events for children.