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’.