7.30pm Saturday 16 October, Didsbury Baptist Church M20 6SX
A fantastic evening of traditional flamenco with national prize winning young artists from Spain. Dancer and artistic director Julio Ruiz brings this flamenco dance recital with two outstanding musicians – singer Cristo Heredia and guitarist David Caro. Already respected performers and teachers in their own right, mostly based in Madrid, Almeria and Sevilla respectively, they perform together regularly between tours and other engagements. This show brings energy and passion, great depth of feeling, musicianship and elegance, with a touch of humour.
On 29th October, from 6pm to 8pm, Instituto Cervantes Manchester will present a ‘Flamenco Interactivo’ workshop, where David Morales, Salvador Andradres and Esperanza León will explain how the sequences, rhythms and structures are measured in dance, guitar and singing. An interactive workshop where students are encouraged to participate. The price of this workshop is £25.
On 31st October, from 4pm to 6pm, Instituto Cervantes Manchester will have a ‘Guitarra Española’ workshop, where Salvador Andrades, a disciple from the school of Paco de Lucía, will explain the rhythm and sequences through different techniques, which can be applied to any type of instrument. The price of this workshop is £25.
This is a dance and music performance which has been created to highlight the fact that authentic, pure flamenco has a universal appeal and as such has won World Heritage status. The participating artists are from Jerez de La Frontera, Almería, England and Holland.
Al baile/dancers: Jairo Amaya, Francesca Girone Al cante/singer: Cristo Heredia Al toque/guitar: Carlos Van Tongeren
Flamenco dance, guitar and palmas (clapping/rhythm) workshops with Jairo Amaya and Cristo Heredia
Saturday 9th March 11.30-12.30 Beginner/improver dance (bulerias de Jerez) 11am-12 Guitar accompaniment for cante (bulerias de Jerez) 1-2pm Palmas 2-4pm Intermediate dance with cante (alegrias)
Sunday 10th March 11.30-12.30 Beginner/improver dance with cante (bulerias de Jerez) 11am-12 Cante (bulerias de Jerez) 1-2pm Palmas 2-4pm Intermediate dance with cante (alegrias) Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and further details.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGHifCvf-iI Jairo Amaya is an internationally acclaimed dancer and teacher based in Jerez. Starting his professional dance career at the age of 16, he initially toured as part of the dance company of Maria del Mar Moreno and then as a soloist and teacher across Europe, Israel and the USA. When in his native Jerez, Jairo works in all of the most popular tablaos and penas (flamenco venues) as well as teaching in his own studios.His style is distinctively Jerezano, combining strength and force with the ‘sonequette’ and musical quality that is famous in this ‘cradle of flamenco’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5i_yfIzbHc Cristo Heredia is from a flamenco family in Almeria, both his grandfather and father also being singers. A cantaor (flamenco singer) for dance from the age of 13, he formally debuted at the annual festival of Fondón de Almería with Tomatito at the age of 14 years. He has performed all over Spain and joined other world famous artists on tour, including Niño Josele, La Lupi and Juan de Juan. At the age of 19, Paco de Lucia requested his presence on the ‘Good Things’ tour. His recordings include ‘Almeraya’.
A wonderful opportunity to learn from an international Spanish Flamenco dancer who grew up in a gypsy community. Irene has worked with renowned artists Farruquito and Antonio Gades Company amongst others.
The workshop is aimed at Intermediate dancers with technique and choreography. There is a final Masterclass open to dancers and guitarists and Flamenco lovers of all levels. Guitarists are invited to attend the workshop where they can hone their observation skills and experience a new Flamenco performer and teacher.