Flamenco Workshops with Jairo Amaya and Cristo Heredia

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 espiritu.flamenco@virginmedia.com 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’.

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Manchester Workshop with Irene Alonso “La Pasionaria”

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.

Booking Contact
Email: allieherrmann@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +447971 455827

Flamenco Workshop
Saturday 1st December : 11am -12pm Technique
12pm – 2pm Choreography
Sunday 2nd December: 11am – 12pm Technique
12pm – 2pm Choreogaphy

Flamenco Masterclass
Sunday 2nd December: 3pm – 4.30pm

Prices
For Dancers:
Masterclass only £40
Workshop only £90
Workshop+Masterclass £110

For Guitarists:
Masterclass only £40
Workshop only £40
Workshop+Masterclass £60

For all levels:
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Introduction to Flamenco Guitar

This short practical course will study flamenco guitar for beginners and will introduce the rhythms of flamenco and common techniques.
Basic knowledge of guitar playing required.

This popular course has been previously held at Instituto Cervantes, LIPA and Salford University.  £100 per student (for all 4 classes)

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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

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Flamenco cante and workshops, from Granada

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October

Antonio Heredia Heredia and Francesca Girone will be giving cante (flamenco song), dance and palmas (flamenco clapping) workshops in Manchester city centre.  They will also be joining Sarah Chambers to host an informal flamenco show in Didsbury on Saturday 20th October at 8pm.  This weekend is a rare chance to learn and enjoy flamenco song at its highest level, from a professional gitano singer.

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.

Provisional bookings for workshops and the show will be held until 30 September.  Bookings are confirmed on payment and an ‘early bird’ discount is available until 30 September.  Bookings are via Sarah, espiritu.flamenco@virginmedia.com

Saturday 20 Oct
12-1.30 Beginner dance, tangos  – Francesca
12.30-2pm Cante (flamenco song), tientos – Antonio
2-3pm Palmas (flamenco clapping) – Antonio
3-5pm Intermediate dance, tientos – Francesca and Antonio
8pm Informal show / peña  – hosted by Sarah, Antonio and Francesca

Sunday 21 Oct
12-1.30 Beginner dance, tangos  – Francesca
12.30-2pm Cante (flamenco song), tientos – Antonio
2-3pm Palmas (flamenco clapping) – Antonio
3-5pm Intermediate dance, tientos – Francesca and Antonio

Classes accompanied by Paul Gibson

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dotdotdot Flamenco Dance and Guitar Workshops

Saturday September 30th, 2017

Dance students will learn technique, some choreography as well as an introduction to flamenco singing. All of these courses include a short break and the last hour will consist of a ‘Join the Dots’ session where all of the groups join together and learn how the dance, guitar and singing connect.

The workshops will cover Tangos and Bulerías for both dancers and guitarists.  The palos will be explained and material will then be put into practice in the ‘Join the Dots’ session where guitarists and dancers join with the fantastic singer Anna Colom! It’s a brilliant and unique opportunity to experience live singing, asking any questions you might have and also to learn essential skills for your own performances. This material is great for fin de fiesta and also for finishing a solo dance.

Learn a little more about dotdotdot guitarist Liam Howarth! He will be teaching another brilliant workshop on how to accompany dance.  https://www.dotdotdotdance.com/single-post/2017/08/12/QA-with-Liam-Howarth-our-dot-guitarist

12:30 – 16:30 Level 1 Dance (Beginners)

12:30 – 16:30 Level 2 Dance (Intermediate)

12:30 – 16:30 Guitar Masterclass (Intermediate)

To book your place fill in this enrollment form.

Studio Address: Studio 25, 25 Church St, Manchester M4 1PE

dotdotdot will perform a ‘dotdotdot dance Tablao Night’ the same evening.

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Concert and Workshops by Alicia Carrasco and Jose Manuel Leon

concert

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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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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