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Concert and Workshops by Alicia Carrasco and Jose Manuel Leon

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We are thrilled to host a concert and workshops by singer Alicia Carrasco and guitarist Jose Manuel Leon.

On Sunday 21st May they will present their project Mujer Klórica. Drawing on the history of Flamenco as a political art form, their songs explore themes of social justice, tolerance and the role of women in Flamenco. Musically they mix traditional flamenco forms with elements of jazz and experimental music.

Alicia and Jose have worked with artists such as Carmen Linares and Gerado Nuñez and are recognised as leading innovative flamenco artists in Spain. They will be joined by percussionist Ruven Rippik and the concert will also feature a number of solo pieces by Jose.

During the afternoon there will be workshops for guitarists and people wanting to learn and try flamenco cante, the rhythm and the meaning behind the words. Both workshops will focus on Alegrias. These will be very limited in numbers and can be booked through the links below.

Mujeres Klorica Flamenco Concert
Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane M20 6SX
Sunday 21st May
Doors 7:30
Concert begins at 8:00
Online ticket sales are now closed
Tickets £12 on the door

Alegrias Guitar Workshop with Jose Manuel Leon
Sunday 21st May
2:30 – 5:30
Now Fully Booked
Rogue Artist Studios
72 Chapeltown St, Manchester
Manchester M1 2WH
United Kingdom

Alegrias Cante Workshop with Alicia Carrasco
Sunday 21st May
2:30 – 5:30
Now Fully Booked
Rogue Artist Studios
72 Chapeltown St, Manchester
Manchester M1 2WH
United Kingdom

Any questions please email info@flamencomanchester.com

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Flamenco Dance Workshop with Araceli Garcia

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Sat 1st April 2017

11:00 – 12:00 technique : £10
12:15 – 13:15 buleria : £10
13:30 – 15:00 tientos : £25

Sun 2nd April 2017

11:00 – 12:00 technique : £10
12:15 – 13:15 buleria : £10
13:30 – 15:00 tientos : £25

(with guitar accompaniment)

Full day: £40
Full 2 days course: £70

Please note your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Flamenco Manchester is a voluntary, non-profit group. In order to
make events like this sustainable, we cannot offer refunds for places
no longer wanted. Should you be unable to attend the event, we will
endeavour to help find someone to purchase your place from you,
however this should not be relied upon. Thank you for your
support.

Please contact glenn@glennsharp.co.uk
for payment details and to reserve your place

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Flamenco workshops 4/5 Feb

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We are delighted to announce that the team from Granada will be returning to give dance, guitar and palmas workshops on Saturday 4th February and Sunday 5th February, after great feedback from their previous workshops.

The dance and palmas courses are with one of Granada’s leading artists, Paco Fernández. Paco works at world class level and brings a wealth of experience with him. He is a regular performer in the Granada tablaos (flamenco venues), including the leading tablao ‘El Templo de Flamenco’ and has toured Europe and Russia. He is also a patient and highly enthusiastic teacher who instils confidence in his students. We received excellent feedback from participants on his previous courses. There will be an opportunity to join with Alejandro and Manuel and learn how the baile fits with the cante and guitar.

Alongside these courses, we will be offering a guitar course, delivered by Manuel Cortes Heredia – a lifelong musician and expert accompanist, who is a regular in ‘El Templo de Flamenco’. Manuel has years of professional experience working with singers and dancers at the highest level and his teaching is patient and clear. We received excellent feedback from participants on his previous course. The focus of this February’s course is on how to accompany cante and baile – how to follow both the singer and the dancer and the interaction beween the two of them. There will be an opportunity to accompany Paco and Alejandro to put the class into practice.

Francesca and Eduardo Girone will again be translating for the classes. Francesca dances with the artists in Spain and they are both very knowledgeable about flamenco.

Course levels
Improvers dance, Tangos – minimum of 2 years’ experience and some knowledge of tangos needed
Intermediate dance, Jaleos – minimum of 4 years’ experience and some knowledge of bulerias needed
Improvers palmas – knowledge of flamenco compas needed, suitable for dancers or guitarists
Intermediate palmas – good knowledge of flamenco compas needed, this class will cover contratiempos, suitable for dancers or guitarists
Guitar, Jaleos – intermediate level with some knowledge of bulerias needed

Jaleos are a palo whose musical elements originate from the bulerias and solea. The dances for jaleos were very popular in the middle of the 19th century in the cafes cantantes and theatres. In many ways a jaleo is like a slow bulerias and it is thought that some originate from the Extremadura region. Here is a YouTube clip of Farruquito and Farru performing jaleos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQA3KT4S3s&feature=share

Course times
Saturday 4th Feb
Improvers palmas 12-1pm
Improvers dance, tangos 1-2pm
Intermediate palmas 2.30-3.30pm
Intermediate dance, jaleo 3.30-5.30pm
Sunday 5th Feb
Guitar, jaleo 10.30am -1.30pm
Improvers dance, tangos 2-3pm
Intermediate dance 3-5pm

Costs
Improvers Dance (2 hours over 2 days, singer and guitarist joining at end) £30
Intermediate Dance (4 hours over 2 days, singer and guitarist joining at end) £60
Guitar (3 hours, singer and dancer joining at end) £45
Palmas (rhythm and clapping) for dancers and guitarists £15

Locations
The dance and palmas workshops will be held at:
La Suerte Dance School, 3rd Floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DF

The guitar workshop will be held at:
Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2WH

We are sorry that we cannot issue any refunds for this course, except in the instance of cancellation by the artists. Please contact Sarah Chambers at sa.chambers@virgin.net for payment details, to confirm your place.

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December workshops

We have some great workshops coming up in December. John Walsh will be here for the weekend 10th/11th December he will be giving the following two workshops. We will also have Yinka Esi Graves here in December who will also be doing loads of amazing classes.

Saturday 10 December, Guitar Workshop with John Walsh
2:00 to 5:30pm
A close look at technique and composition with Paco de Lucia’s Rio de Miel
Buleria in A Minor
£30
Limited places. please email info@flamencomanchester.com to reserve a place

Sunday 11 December, Guitar Workshop with John Walsh
10:30 – 5:00pm
Siguriyas for dance
With special guest Yinka Esi Graves
£50
Limited places, Please book using this link.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717181

Sunday 11th December, Dance Workshop with Yinka Esi Graves
2:00 – 5:00pm

‘Relationship between guitar and dancer’

The idea is to join forces with John’s guitar students and work together around dance structure, palmas and accompanying as a dancer. This is really focussed on a cuadro flamenco set up for more advanced students. We will continue with Siguiryas.

These workshops to take place at; Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2WH

Yinka will also be doing the following workshops in Manchester.

Wednesdays: 7th, 14th, 21st of December
Beginners 6:30- 7:30: Tangos
Technique foot work/ body work: 7:30-8:30
Intermediate/ Advanced 8:30- 9:30: Siguirya

Classes will take place at:
The Dance House
10 Oxford Road
Manchester
M15Q

The pricing is as follows:

– 1 class: £10 per class (£30 for 3 weeks)
– 2 classes: £9 per class (£54 for 3 weeks)
– 3 classes: £25 (£75 for 3 weeks)
– drop in: £12

To book your place and pay the reduced full course price please contact Yinka at comeflamencowithme@gmail.com.

 

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Live Flamenco – Direct from Granada

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Saturday 1st October, 8pm

This is pure, raw, passionate gypsy flamenco from the heart of the Sacromonte District of Granada.  These are some of Granada’s leading artists and regular performers in the Granada tablaos, particularly the famous ‘El Templo de Flamenco’.

Dancer – Paco Fernández, Singer – Alejandro ‘ El Gambibas’, Guitar – Manuel Cortes Heredia
Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane, Didsbury  M20 6SX  (opposite the Didsbury Village metro station)
Please contact sa.chambers@virgin.net for tickets.
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El baile y el cante – bulerias workshop with Natalia Garcia-Huidobro

El cante y el baile

We are excited to announce a dance workshop with Natalia Garcia-Huidobro and Ulises Diaz. Natalia García-Huidobro will help dancers at intermediate level to explore and understand the relationship between the dance (el baile) and the song (el cante), with a focus on bulerias. You will review and then build on the choreography taught in the class and then learn how to listen and adapt the dance to fit into the song. Natalia will be joined by Ulises Díaz singer and percussionist!

The workshop is on Sunday 19th June, 1pm to 4pm at La Suerte Dance School, 3rd Floor, 60 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DF.

We have an early bird price of £40 for those who book and pay before Sunday 5th June. After this the price will be £45.

Please contact info@flamencomanchester.com for payment details and to reserve your place.

 Terms & conditions

Please note your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Flamenco Manchester is a voluntary, non-profit group. In order to make events like this sustainable and to ensure we are able to cover our costs, we sadly cannot offer refunds for places no longer wanted. Should you be unable to attend the event, we will endeavour to help find someone to purchase your place from you, however this should not be relied upon. Thank you for your support.

 

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David Morales In Concert on 23/03/2016

This should be great !

Born in La Línea de la Concepción (Cadiz, Spain), dancer and coreographer David Morales started his artistic career at the early age of 6 years old. He has taken part in most of the main Flamenco festivals of the late 70´s, sharing the stage with big flamenco artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Fosforito, Paco Cepero and Chiquetete.

Although that early starting career, his artistic path was planned for a long term. This way, he has gained a very respectable career through three decades, including several stages of Flamenco and with the advantage that he’s still a thirty something talented man.

Instituto Cervantes in Manchester is very proud to introduce this incredible young artist with a company of a female dancer (bailaora), a guitarist and a singer (cantaor).

Tickets: £10 (general) / £8 (with concessions)

Bookings: cenman@cervantes.es / 0161 661 42

Instituto Cervantes
326-330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade
M3 4FN Mánchester Lancashire
(REINO UNIDO)

 

http://manchester.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha105145_44_2.htm

More information: prenman@cervantes.es

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