Teatro Círculo & AARP present
INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO
Four free workshops in which participants will learn about the history of Flamenco and will have the opportunity to practice the basic movements of the dance.
Conducted by María de los Ángeles, Co-Artistic Director of Al Margen Flamenco. All classes will start at 6 PM.
September 20, September 27, October 4, October 18
ZOOM REGISTRATION REQUIRED
September 20, 2021 – EmBODYing Flamenco
In this one-hour Zoom session we will kick off the four-part series with a basic introduction to Flamenco. We will learn a bit about the history of the artform and focus on the movements of the hands and arms, as well positions of the body that are unique to Flamenco dance. This class will be great for anyone who is interested in learning more about the main elements of the dance and is great for all levels of mobility.
September 27, 2021 – Let’s make some sound!
In this one-hour Zoom session we will use our bodies as instruments. Percussive dance forms are an opportunity to be seen and heard as we create music through movement. We will learn about the footwork that demonstrates that the dancer is also a musician. We will decode the “palmas” and uncover the secret language that keeps the rhythm together. We will find new ways to make sounds with our whole body, and even encourage ourselves and others through vocalizations called Jaleos – OLE!
October 4, 2021 – How does the music move you?
In this one-hour Zoom session we will look at the relationship between the music (singing and guitar) and the dance. We will talk about some of the different palos, or styles of music – some more upbeat and some more somber and look at how the music creates the mood for the dance. We will understand some of the poetry of the song and allow our movement to be influenced by the sentiment of the verse as well as the nuance of the falsetas, or musical solos, of the guitar.