Flamenco Si Newsletter August

Letter to our readers:

Hola Flamenco Followers! Welcome to our August edition of the Flamenco ¡Si! Newsletter. We took a brief summer hiatus and now We’re Back! And just in time!! There are some incredible events coming up next week with guest artists from Sevilla, as well as our Fall lineup of classes and workshops.

For Artists, this newsletter is here for your promotional needs, information and contacts.

For Flamenco Enthusiasts, this newsletter is here to inform, inspire, and educate about all things flamenco in New Orleans.  OLE!

UPCOMING EVENTS/PERFORMANCES

Noche Flamenca: Direct from Seville, Spain

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When: Friday, September 5 at 6:30PM (Doors open @ 6PM)
Where: Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave (Inside the New Orleans Healing Center)
$15 Advance / $20 at the door (Cash only)  For advance tickets:FLAMENCOSUR.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM
What: “Noche Flamenca: Direct from Sevilla, Spain” is an exciting evening of authentic flamenco music and dance. A talented cast of performers, including renowned New Orleans flamenco guitarist John Lawrence and professional flamenco dancer Eliza Llewellyn, are joined by special guests from Andalucia, the birthplace of the art form! The power and beauty of flamenco are expressed through guitar, soulful song, and dance which come together in search of the duende. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience pure flamenco in the Crescent City!

Velada Flamenca: Noche en Sevilla!
An evening enveloped in the essence of Andalucia, the Spanish birthplace of Flamenco!

When: Friday, September 5, 2014
What: Cocktails at 8pm, dinner & show to follow
Where: 3405 Royal Street (corner of Desire)

$75 per person / $135 per couple
**Limited seating available** Reservations required
To make your reservation, please send payments via Paypal to desiremarket@gmail.com
**For dietary restrictions contact desiremarket@gmail.com with name, & special requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, seafood-free).
Call or text Stacy Hoover for more info: 646-596-6496 stacy@timewilltellwatches.com

About the Evening:  Velada Flamenca offers an intimate dining experience featuring live performances by renowned New Orleans flamenco guitarist John Lawrence and professional dancer Eliza Llewellyn with special guest artists from Seville, Spain.
Enjoy a five-course Tapas Style dinner by Paul J Poggi, served with delectable wines in a spectacular Victorian home and garden adjacent to the majestic Mississippi River. Dinner will be accompanied by a passionate flamenco performance of song, dance and music.
Don’t miss this singular opportunity to enjoy authentic flamenco and delicious Sevillan-inspired cuisine in a truly unique setting.

Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca: 15th Anniversary Concert
@Trinity Church November 2, 2014 5pm

 

UPCOMING CLASSES/ WORKSHOPS

New Orleans School of Ballet,
717 Adams St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Soniquete por Bulerías with visiting artists from Spain

Tuesday, Sept 2, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept 3, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Price: $85/person
($5 discount if you participate in both workshopS)
Join us for the 2-day workshop by singer/dancer direct from Seville, Spain!
Learn to dance/play/sing/enjoy bulerías by understanding compás (rhythms) and cante. *It is for all levels & all flamencos, no matter you are dancer, singer, guitarist, percussionist or even just “aficionado” (fan) of flamenco!

Sevillanas and More

Wednesday, Sept 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
**Day 2 – TBD Thursday, sept 4 – 1.5 hrs
(We will have this class only IF there is a request to do more than 1 day with minimum of 8 people / location will be different from Sept 3 class)
Price: $55/person for Day 1 only
($5 discount if you participate in both workshop)

Dance Sevillanas “muy flamenca” with arte, aire, y soniquete
Using sevillanas, learn the basic movements necessary to dance flamenco. We’ll work on hands & arms coordination, compás, weight shifting of your body, etc.

CLASSES IN SESSION

New Orleans Dance Academy with  Micaela Paule
5956 Magazine Street  
Drop in: $15
Flamenco Dance and Choreography

Thursdays (on going)  7:30-9:00 Beginners to Advanced Beginners

Tuesdays (on going) 7:00-9:00  Intermediate Level (contact instructor first)

Choreography with live Guitarist

Dance Quarter : with Eliza Llewellyn

1719 Toledano St.

Drop in: $18

Flamenco Basics: Six Week Course

Tuesdays through September 27, 6pm – 7pm

Description: An introduction to the beautiful, passionate, and profound gitano-Andalusian art form known as Flamenco. Perfect for all level of beginners, even those trying it for the first time, this class will examine flamenco posture, arm, hand and body technique, stylization, footwork technique and introduce basic elements of flamenco compás (rhythms). Ideal for absolute beginner through advanced beginners (students with up to one year of study). Flamenco or character dance shoes are best for class, but other sturdy footwear will work (i.e. low, thick-heeled shoes or boots approx. 1.5 – 3in high) and comfy clothing to allow movement like stretch pants, a long, flared skirt and a form fitting top.

Go to http://www.dancequarter.com to register. Questions? E-mail Eliza at elizaflamenkita@gmail.com

Intermediate Flamenco Workshop

Saturdays: (August 23, September 13, September 27) 2:30-4:30pm

Description: This Intermediate Series is designed to focus intensively on flamenco technique through exercises and drills for braceo, zapateado, vueltas (turns) and improved posture, stylization and compás. Each workshop will include a technique power hour and introduce choreography that will be developed throughout the duration of the series.

** Please register for each workshop separately**

Students should have completed a minimum of 2 years of flamenco study. Questions about your level? Contact elizaflamenkita@gmail.com

For information about Eliza’s classes in New Orleans, please visit www.elizaflamenkita.com

FOR SALE

3/4 skirts M/L some solid in black and one white w/ black polka dots,

One  red/black polka dots

= $ 30 EACH
One pair castanets “professional” fiber-glass = $90

Please Contact Mirna Henriquez@ mirna.henriquez@cox.net