Flamenco Dance Show for one night only!

7pm Friday 9th March, hosted by Instituto Cervantes Mánchester and Espíritu Flamenco

‘Flamenco sin Fronteras’ is presented by Francesca Girone and Sarah Chambers. Tickets from Eventbrite or Instituto Cervantes

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

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Informal flamenco show, 20 October

Come along to an informal flamenco show with improvised performances by Antonio Heredia and Francesca Girone! They will be joined by invited students who have participated in the day’s workshops in Manchester. There will also be some sevillanas and fin de fiesta for anybody who would like to join in with a professional singer. Guitar accompaniment from Nick Wilkinson, Paul Gibson, Simon Blackmore and Lawrence Saddoo.

Antonio has been singing professionally since he was 14 years old. He has sung for world class dancers including Belén López, Antonio Canales, El Carpeta, El Torombo and El Choro, featuring in some of Spain’s leading flamenco festivals. He works in the popular tablaos and peñas in his native Granada between these events.

Francesca is a dancer and events organiser based in Mojacar – Almeria. She has worked with Sarah and other Manchester flamenco enthusiasts to bring two of her professional shows to Manchester, performing as well as coordinating. Both Antonio and Francesca are bringing the traditional flamenco ‘puro’, Antonio having been born into a respected gypsy flamenco family and Francesca having studied and performed with gitanos for many years in Andalucia.

Admission is £8 advance and £10 on the door and includes a drink

To book in advance, please contact Sarah Chambers at espiritu.flamenco@virginmedia.com by Wednesday 17 OctoberFacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

Live Flamenco from dotdotdot dance – Tablao Night

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Saturday 30th September at 8pm
Didsbury Baptist Church M20 6SX

Tickets £10 / £8 concession (students on dotdotdot workshops that day are entitled to concessions)

To book tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3047815
or contact sa.chambers3546@virginmedia com

This is a tablao style flamenco performance in Didsbury, Manchester. The three dancers are Magdalena Mannion, Yinka Esi Graves and Noemí Luz, co-founders of dotdotdot dance company. Between them they have performed in Spain’s most prestigious venues and tablaos, including Corral de la Morería, Café de Chinitas, Tablao Arenal and Peña Flamenca la Perla de Cadiz.

They are joined by award-winning guitarist and composer Liam Howarth who has been based in Spain since 2010, playing in emblematic places such as Los Tarantos, Barcelona and Peña Torres Macarena, Seville. Also performing is the flamenco singer Anna Colom, who although young has been singing for over 20 years, having studied with Chiqui de la Línea and Mayte Martín, and performed all over the world.

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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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Herencia Flamenca

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‘Herencia Flamenca’ – Granada flamenco artists return to Manchester with their new show!

We are proud to announce that on Friday 3rd February 2017, some of Granada’s leading flamenco artists will be returning to Manchester for a performance of ‘HERENCIA’ (‘Heritage’), a history of flamenco in the Sacromonte district of Granada. This will include songs that are part of Granada’s heritage – traditional forms of gypsy songs, passed on between generations of families in the Sacromonte district including the families of the artists themselves. This is pure, raw, passionate gypsy flamenco from the heart of Granada. Tickets from Sarah Chambers at sa.chambers@virgin.net
£12 Advance / £10 Advance concession / £15 Door / £12 Door concession

Venue: Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane, Didsbury M20 6SX (opposite Didsbury Village Metro Station)

Performance starts at 8pm

The artists:
Paco Fernandes – Baile (dance)
‘ El Principe Gitano’…one of Granada’s leading male flamenco dance artists and although still young in years he carries a wealth of experience at both national and international level. He combines a mix of technique and strength which he delivers in his own unique style.
Alejandro ‘ El Gambibas’ – Cantaor (singer)
Despite his young age he has a maturity and depth of voice that one can only describe as ‘el cante gitano puro’ (pure, deep gypsy song). Although he lives in Granada, he performs all over Spain and has been regularly contracted overseas in the last few years, especially in London and Brighton.
Manuel Cortes Heredia – Guitar
A popular Granada guitarist, he works regularly with some of Granada’s leading artists in several of the more prestigious Flamenco Tablaos (flamenco venues). His style reflects his maturity and calm persona. A lifelong musician and expert accompanist, he has years of professional experience working with singers and dancers at the highest level.
Francesca Girone ‘ La Gitana Inglesa’ – Baile (dance);
Born in Manchester, she has learnt her flamenco skills in Granada, Jerez and Almería. Aside from her regular flamenco performances in Spain where she resides, she is also a keen and successful Flamenco events organiser.FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter

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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David Morales In Concert on 23/03/2016

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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)

 

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