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Saturday 29 - Thursday 3 August 2017

Clarisa di Salvo 2017 Australian Workshop Tour

Brisbane Flamenco Dance, Theory, and Palmas/Compás Workshops

The Flamenco Studio is proud to present another great series of intensive workshops with

Clarisa di Salvo. Clarisa is an inspiration to watch both on stage and in class! Her teaching is warm,

nurturing and generous.

 

These workshops will help students to develop their style, technique and interpretation of Flamenco dance,

palmas and compás. Accompanied by Clarisa's husband Jose Ismael Sierra with both guitar and song,

this is an ideal opportunity to add to your understanding and knowledge of the three corners of flamenco

- song, guitar and dance.

In her performance Clarisa brings art and emotion to her dance. Her style is unique and gorgeous - strong, feminine,

and highly expressive with emphasis on bodywork, beautiful hands, explosive finishes,

deep turns and precise feet. She has spent most of the last ten years studying and working in Seville,

especially with many of the gypsy Flamencos in Seville and this certainly shows in her domination of the dance.

I strongly encourage all flamenco dancers including Experienced Beginners to come!

 

For more information about Clarisa di Salvo and videos to watch -

www.clarisadisalvo.com

   

About Clarisa ..... a lover of music and dance since a child, Clarisa was born in Buenos Aires. By the age of 20 she was dancing Flamenco

professionally in tablaos and theatres in her home city, and in 2005 set off on her first international tour "Fiestas de Quito", in Ecuador

at the age of 23. Since 2007 Clarisa has been based in Sevilla, were she has developed her art not just as a flamenco dancer, but as a

professional flamenco singer. Since then, Clarisa has performed and given workshops in América, Europa, Asia and Oceanía.

She was in more than 40 cities in the USA with the "Hispanic Flamenco Ballet" company, in 2007 and 2008.

 

In Sevilla, she has performed intensively, dancing and singing in both tablaos and theatres, including her participation in "Gala Flamenca"

in the famous Teatro Lope de Vega, with Esperanza Fernandez, in 2007; and also in "Veladillas Flamencas" cycle, in Parque del Alamillo,

Sevilla, in 2010 and 2011.

 

Clarisa has also performed in Italy, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Australia,Singapore y Phillipines,

where she sang for Antonio Vargas. 

 

Highlighted performances include:* 2005 - Quito, Ecuador - Plaza de Toros de Quito,* 2007 - Seville, Spain - Teatro Lope de Vega* 2008

- New York, USA - Hispanic Flamenco Ballet* 2010 - Seville,Spain - Teatro del Duque, ciclo Mierc-Olé  * 2012 - Moscow, Russia -

Casa de la Música de Moscú* 2012 - Manila, Phillipines - Manila Flamenco Festival* 2013 - Singapore - Flamenco Festival at Chijmes*2013

- Melbourne, Australia - Thornbury Theatre.

 

Workshop Information

***WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE GUITAR AND SONG ACCOMPANIMENT***

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Beginner flamenco dance level, open to early beginners - Beg I level upwards (4.5hrs total)

 

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Experienced Beginners to Lower Intermediate students (6hrs total)

 

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Upper Intermediate - for students with good dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience (6hrs total)

Flamenco Theory Workshop - open to all aficionados of flamenco! This year we will study the relationships within Flamenco - the structure of the dances and of the songs of various palos, and how these three corners of flamenco - song, guitar and dance - relate to each other. Unravel the complexity of flamenco....and ask those questions you been wanting to ask!

Flamenco Compás and Palmas Workshop - clean up your compás and palmas, and understand more about

the soniquete and rhythms of flamenco palmas (rhythmic clapping). The first session is aimed at students with some knowledge of the basic

palos and rhythms of flamenco but is open to everyone. The second session will add more complexity and level - but open to everyone.

Private Classes - Clarisa will be available for private tuition in flamenco dance or cante (singing). Contact Simone for more information.

All workshops are subject to sufficient confirmed numbers.  

 

 

 WORKSHOPS 2017

 

Saturday 29 July

**RAW Studios

Sunday 30 July

**RAW Studios

Monday 31 July

**RAW Studios

Tuesday 1 August

ADPI Studio

Wednesday 2 August

ADPI Studio

Thursday 3 August

ADPI Studio

Level 1 Dance (4.5hrs)

 

12.30 - 2pm (1.5h) 

12.30 - 2pm (1.5h) 

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h) 

 

Level 2 Dance (6hrs)

 

 

3.30 - 5pm (1.5h) 

8 - 9.30pm (1.5h) 

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h) 

8 - 9.30pm (1.5h)

Level 3 Dance (6hrs)

 

3.30 - 5pm (1.5h) 

8 - 9.30pm (1.5h) 

 8 - 9.30pm (1.5h) 

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)  

Flamenco Compás and Palmas (3hrs)

 2 - 3.30pm (1.5h) 

 

 

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

 

Flamenco Theory Workshop (1.5hrs)

 

2 - 3.30pm (1.5h)

 

 

 

Where: Saturday - Monday : RAW Dance Studios, 46 Eversham St, Moorooka

Tuesday - Thursday : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

COST:

Dance Level 1 (4.5) Earlybird $145 , Full Price $155

Dance Level 2 (6h) Earlybird $195 , Full Price $205

Dance Level 3 (6h) Earlybird $195 , Full Price $205

Dance per session (1.5hr) Any dance session Earlybird $50, Full price $55

* Pay for any two full DANCE workshops and receive a 10% discount off the total!* (both Earlybird and Full price)

Flamenco Compás and Palmas (3h) Earlybird $90, Full Price $100. Per session Earlybird $45, Full price $50

 

Flamenco Theory (1.5h) Earlybird $45, Full Price $50

** EARLYBIRD PRICES VALID UNTIL SATURDAY 22 JULY!!**

 

 ** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received 

ENROLMENTS : To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to

National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478, (please be sure to include the

name of the payer), or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101.

Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

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Flamenco Studio Term 3 Classes 2017

Wed 21 June - Thurs 24 August

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8 week courses of 1.25hrs each week, total 10 hours

 

LEVELS:

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous

dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías, including improvisation skills to dance your own "pataita" and dancing to the "cante". The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but this class is beneficial to all levels Beg II up!

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 4-5 years flamenco dance experience

 

New Beginners (8 weeks)

When : Tuesday nights, 27 June - 22 August 2017

6.30 - 7.45pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Tues 1 August (workshops)**

 

Beginner I (8 weeks)

When : Tuesday nights, 27 June - 22 August 2017

7.45 - 9.00pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Tues 1 August (workshops)**

 

Beginner II (lower) Bulerias (8 weeks)

When : Thursday nights, 22 June - 24 August 2017

6.30 - 7.45pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Thurs 27 July or Thurs 3 August (workshops)**

 

Beginner II (Upper) (8 weeks)

When : Thursday nights, 22 June - 24 August 2017

7.45 - 9pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Thurs 27 July or Thurs 3 August (workshops)**

 

Intermediate (8 weeks)

When : Wednesday nights, 21 June - 16 August 2017

7 - 8.15 (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Wed 2 August (workshops)**

Ongoing (8 weeks)

When : Wednesday nights, 21 June - 16 August 2017

8.15 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

**note there will be no classes on

Wed 2 August (workshops)**

Price:

$175 - one class per week (8 weeks)

$320 - two classes per week (8 weeks)

$460 - three classes per week (8 weeks)

$590 - four classes per week for (8 weeks)

Casual classes $25

 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Enquiries/queries: Please email simone@simonepope.com or call Simone 0411 742 933

 

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term. Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class. 

What to wear? For female students - a closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane, not a stilleto!). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

 

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

 

Sunday 9 April 2017

Care to Dance?

Featuring Flamenco, Ballet, Tap, Irish dance and more all performing live to music

from the QLD Medical Orchestra to help support Palliative Care charities.

Last year's fundraiser sold out so don't miss out! Tickets : www.qmo.org.au

Wed 12 April - Tues 6 June 2017

Flamenco Studio Term 2 Classes Recommence

 

8 week courses of 1.25hrs each week, total 10 hours

 

LEVELS:

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous

dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías, including improvisation skills to dance your own "pataita" and dancing to the "cante". The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but this class is beneficial to all levels Beg II up!

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 4-5 years flamenco dance experience

 

New Beginners (8 weeks)

When : Tuesday nights, 18 April - 6 June 2017

6.30 - 7.45pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner I (8 weeks)

When : Tuesday nights, 18 April - 6 June 2017

7.45 - 9.00pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner II (lower) Bulerias (8 weeks)

When : Thursday nights, 13 April - 1 June 2017

6.30 - 7.45pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner II (Upper) (8 weeks)

When : Thursday nights, 13 April - 1 June 2017

7.45 - 9pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Intermediate (8 weeks)

When : Wednesday nights, 12 April - 31 May 2017

7 - 8.15 (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Ongoing (8 weeks)

When : Wednesday nights, 12 April - 31 May 2017

8.15 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Price:

$175 - one class per week (8 weeks)

$320 - two classes per week (8 weeks)

$460 - three classes per week (8 weeks)

$590 - four classes per week for (8 weeks)

Casual classes $25

 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Enquiries/queries: Please email simone@simonepope.com or call Simone 0411 742 933

 

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term. Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class. 

What to wear? For female students - a closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane, not a stilleto!). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

 

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

PAST EVENTS

Fri 17 - Mon 20 February 2017

Flamenco Dance and Cajon Workshops with Francesca (La Chica) Grima (dance)

and Andrej Vujicic (cajon)

Info below!

Brisbane Flamenco Summer Workshops - Dance with Francesca Grima, Cajon (and Palmas) with Andrej Vujicic

Dance - Beginners, Experienced Beginners and Intermediate

Cajon and Palmas - Beginners and Intermediate

 

About Francesca Grima “La Chica"

Francesca "La Chica" Grima began her professional career in the Sevillian tablao Las Brujas and later performed for seven years at the tablao, El Palacio Andaluz, the Sala Sentir Flamenco, the reputable tablao of Curro Velez Tablao El Arenal, performing for two years alongside renowned artists such as Carmen Montoya, Loli Flores and El Jarillo and at present at the Auditorio Alvarez Qunintero. In 2010 Francesca was invited as a solo artist to participate in the flamenco festival Larachi "Festival de Nuevos Valores" in Seville., Malaga and Paris. At present Francesca is the lead dancer of the Eduardo Trassiera Flamenco Project and FYTY Carillo's Calle Abierta, perfroming as part of the "Bienal de Flamenco" in Seville, Spain and touring Belgium and Holland. Francesca has also performed in the Pears atñas de Guardia as well as companies and flamenco pruductions such as Don Angel Peralta, Quienes Somos and Sentir Flamenco alongside Rosario "La Tremendita", Jose "El Tremendo", Amador Rojas, and Carmelilla Montoya, as well as in the principal role of Carmen Amaya in Juan Vergillos' production La Fuente de Carmen Amaya. For the past 10 years Francesa has been the lead dancer and choreographer of the flamenco company Puerto Flamenco, touring extensively and performing in prestigious festivals such as Womad in Adelaide and New Zealand, The Pittsburgh Arts Centre in the USA, Sziget Festival in Budapest, the Sodar Teatren in Stockholm, the Malta Arts Festival, and the Brosella Jazz Festival in Brussels. Francesca runs her own flamenco studio in Sevilla Spain where she gives courses in Flamenco dance technique and bata de cola and has given workshop in Prague, Malta, Holland, Pittsburg USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latvia and Estonia. Francesca joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

About Andrej Vujicic

Born in Belgrade in 1971, Andrej Vujicic began his international career in 1999, performing at the Sydney Opera House in the show "Rajastan, the journey continues". After moving to Seville in 2000, Andrej has gone on to study with, and perform alongside, Manolo Soler, Lole Montoya, Manuel Molina, Familia Montoya, Cermelilla Montoya, Carmen Montoya and La negra, Alba Molina, La Tana, Pastora Galvan, Enrique el Extremeño, Eduardo Trasierra, "La Tremendita", Rosario Toledo, Encarnita Anillo, Ramon Porrina and Amador Rojas. Andrej has toured extensively over five continents, participating at important festivals such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (2004), SZIGET (2006), Bienal de Sevilla, Festival de Jerez and Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya (Japan) as well as participating alongside Las Montoyas and Tomasa la Macanita on TV channel Canal Sur, and recording five CDs of the Solo Compás series with Carmelilla Montoya and Manuela Rios. Andrej has given workshops and masterclasses in Seville, USA, Prague, Germany, Vienna, Holland, Estonia, Latvia, Malta. He has also toured and five workshops in Asutralia, appearing at WOMADELAIDE, Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne Recital Center, Sydney Festival, as well as a collaboratoin with The Cat Empire and their shows in Sydney and Myer Music Bowl., Melbourne - also featuring in their Live at the Bowl DVD. Andrej joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

   

For more information, demos and photos:

www.puertoflamenco.com       http://youtube.com/watch?v=_f9iel750-E

Levels:

Cajon and Palmas Level 1 - Basic cajon level - open to all beginner levels (including absolute beginners) (3 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 2 - Intermediate upwards cajon level - for trained percussionists or those with experience on cajon (3 hours total)

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to Early beginners with 6-12months flamenco dance or dancers with strong dance background (3 hours total)

 

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Experienced Beginners to Intermediate students (6hrs total)

 

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Upper Intermediate - for students with good dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience (6hrs total)

 

Where:

Friday 17 Feb : RAW Dance Studios, 46 Eversham St, Moorooka (10kms from the city). RAW Dance is 400m from the Moorooka Train Station, 200m from the nearest Bus Stop and has 21 car parks on site)

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 Feb : Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios, 474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city). Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

Monday 20 Feb : RAW Dance Studios, 46 Eversham St, Moorooka (10kms from the city). RAW Dance is 400m from the Moorooka Train Station, 200m from the nearest Bus Stop and has 21 car parks on site)

 

When: All sessions 1.5hours

 

Workshop

Friday 17 Feb

RAW

Saturday 18 Feb

VIDA

Sunday 19 Feb

VIDA

Monday 20 Feb

RAW

Level 1 Cajon and Palmas  (3hrs)

 

 

Session 1

11.30- 1pm  

Session 2

12.30- 2pm  

 

Level 2 Cajon and Palmas

(3hrs)

 

 

Session 1

1- 2.30pm

Session 2

2 - 3.30pm

 

Level 1 Dance (3hrs)

Palo: TBA

 

Session 1

10- 11.30am  

 

Session 2

11 - 12.30pm

 

Level 2 Dance  (6hrs)

Palo: Garrotin with sombrero

Session 1

6.30 - 8pm

Session 2

4- 5.30pm

Session 3

3.30 - 5pm

Session 4

8-9.30pm 

Level 3 Dance (6hrs)

Palo: Caña with manton

Session 1

8-9.30pm

 

Session 2

2.30- 4pm 

Session 3

5 - 6.30pm

Session 4

6.30-8pm

 

 

Prices:

 

 

Early Bird

Payments by Friday 10 Feb

Full Price

Per Session Price

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs)

$110

$120

$60 per 1.5hr

Cajon Level 2 (3hrs)

$110

$120

$60 per 1.5hr

Dance Level 1 (3hrs)

$110

$120

$60 per 1.5hr

Dance Level 2 (6hrs)

$220

$240

$60 per 1.5hr

Dance Level 3 (6hrs)

$220

$240

$60 per 1.5hr

 

** Sessions in each level follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Cajons available for hire : $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total!***

***Observers welcome!! $10 per session ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

Enrolments: Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio PO Box 5841, West End 4101 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

Saturday 3 December 2016

!Toma Flamenco!

Toma Flamenco returns to Brisbane for 2016!

Featuring students of The Flamenco Studio and special guests

including Andrew Veivers (guitar) and Clara Domingo (song), the

QLD Multicultural Centre will resound to rhythmic footwork, strumming guitars

and stirring songs.With two years since our last Toma this hugely popular

event is not to be missed!

Matinee 1.30 / Evening 7.30pm

QLD Multicultural Centre 102 Main St. Kangaroo Point

Tickets:

Presales: Matinee $23 Evening $28

Door: Matinee $25 Evening $30

Children 3-10yrs $12

Groups of 8+ $2 off each ticket

Family discounts available

Bookings : www.trybooking.com/NQHZ

or phone 0411 742 933

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 August 2016

Maria Bermudez Flamenco Dance, Theory and Palmas Workshops

Maria is in Australia as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival -

 

http://www.adelaideguitarfestival.com.au/artists/maria-bermudez/

 

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About Maria.....As the founder and artistic director of the Flamenco groups ‘Sonidos Gitanos’ and ‘Chicana Gypsy Project’, Maria has

exposed audiences across the world to the unique Flamenco sound and style of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain – the city

where Maria has resided for many years.  Honoured by the artists of this city for her relentless dedication to the

artistry of this region, Maria’s work spans local, national and global spheres, drawing upon her rich Mexican-American

heritage and her immersion in the Gypsy culture of Andalucía.

 

Her performances have graced the stages of many prominent venues that include: The Hollywood Bowl and the

John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angles, The Joyce Theatre and Lincoln Centre in New York, Festival de Beaucaire,

France and the Teatro Villamarta, Spain during the prestigious Festival de Flamenco in Jerez. She has collaborated

extensively with many Jerez based artists; singers, guitarists and dancers, including legendary names;

Antonio & Manuel Malena, David & Alfredo Lagos, Coral, Ani and Milagros (Chiqui) de los Reyes, Joaquín El Zambo,

Juana la del Pipa, Antonio El Pipa, Raphael & Juan Campallo, Andres Peña, Domingo Ortega, Alejandro Granados,

Maria del Mar Moreno, Niño Jero – El Periquin, Jesus Alvarez, Ali & Luis de la Tota.

 

In 2014 Maria performed and choreographed the theatre production of ‘Heartsong’ that was nominated for a NAACP

award in choreography.  She recently toured Canada with the production ‘Recuerdos y Pasages’, that she choreographed

and dramaturgically directed together with Domingo Ortega and in the same year was invited to perform with

Juana la del Pipa at La Guardia del Angel during the prestigious Festival de Jerez.  

 

One of Maria’s greatest attributes is her ability to teach, and this extends from her knowledge and experience in

Flamenco and the dance form.  This is extraordinarily prolific and her reputation as a nurturing and inspiring

teacher has resonated praise all over the world.

WORKSHOP TIMETABLE

 

Fri 19 August - Theory Workshop 6.30-8pm, Palmas Workshop 8-9.30pm

Sat 20 August - Level 2  2 - 3.30pm, Level  3  3.30 - 5pm

Sun 21 August - Level 3  2 - 3.30pm, Level 2  3.30 -5pm

 

Levels

 

Level 2  Minimum 1-2yrs flamenco dance (Beg II lower upwards)

Level 3  Minimum 3-4 years flamenco dance (lower Intermediate upwards)

Theory OPEN

Palmas OPEN

 

PRICING

3hr Dance Workshop Level 2 or Level 3 $115. Per session $60

10% discount for both dance workshops!

 

Theory Workshop $45, Palmas/Compás Workshops $45.

 

VENUE

Friday 19, and Sunday 21- ADPI, 31-33 Collingwood St,  Albion

Saturday 20  - RAW studios, 46 Eversham St Moorooka

 

Registrations: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Enquiries/queries: Please email simone@simonepope.com or call Simone 0411 742 933

Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 July 2016

Clarisa di Salvo 2016 Australian Workshop Tour

Brisbane Flamenco Dance, Theory, and Palmas/Compás Workshops

The Flamenco Studio is proud to present this series of intensive workshops with Clarisa di Salvo.

The workshops will help students to develop their style, technique and interpretation of Flamenco dance.

Clarisa is an inspiration to watch both on stage and in class! Her teaching is warm, nurturing and generous.

As a performer, Clarisa brings art and emotion to her dance. Her style is unique and gorgeous - strong, feminine,

and highly expressive with emphasis on bodywork, beautiful hands, explosive finishes,

deep turns and precise feet. She has spent most of the last ten years studying and working in Seville,

especially with many of the gypsy Flamencos in Seville and this certainly shows in her domination of the dance.

I strongly encourage all flamenco dancers, including Beginners, to come!

 

For more information about Clarisa di Salvo and videos to watch -

www.clarisadisalvo.com

 

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Clarisa di Salvo, a lover of music and dance since a child, was born in Buenos Aires. By the age of 20 she was dancing Flamenco

professionally in tablaos and theatres in her home city, and in 2005 set off on her first international tour "Fiestas de Quito", in Ecuador

at the age of 23. Since 2007 Clarisa has been based in Sevilla, were she has developed her art not just as a flamenco dancer, but as a

professional flamenco singer. Since then, Clarisa has performed and given workshops in América, Europa, Asia and Oceanía.

She was in more than 40 cities in the USA with the "Hispanic Flamenco Ballet" company, in 2007 and 2008.

 

In Sevilla, she has performed intensively, dancing and singing in both tablaos and theatres, including her participation in "Gala Flamenca"

in the famous Teatro Lope de Vega, with Esperanza Fernandez, in 2007; and also in "Veladillas Flamencas" cycle, in Parque del Alamillo,

Sevilla, in 2010 and 2011.

 

Clarisa has also performed in Italy, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Australia,Singapore y Phillipines,

where she sang for Antonio Vargas. 

 

Highlighted performances include:* 2005 - Quito, Ecuador - Plaza de Toros de Quito,* 2007 - Seville, Spain - Teatro Lope de Vega* 2008

- New York, USA - Hispanic Flamenco Ballet* 2010 - Seville,Spain - Teatro del Duque, ciclo Mierc-Olé  * 2012 - Moscow, Russia -

Casa de la Música de Moscú* 2012 - Manila, Phillipines - Manila Flamenco Festival* 2013 - Singapore - Flamenco Festival at Chijmes*2013

- Melbourne, Australia - Thornbury Theatre.

 

Workshop Information

***WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE GUITAR AND SONG ACCOMPANIMENT***

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (3 hours total)

 

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Experienced Beginners to Intermediate students (6hrs total)

 

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Upper Intermediate - for students with good dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience (6hrs total)

Flamenco Theory Workshop - open to all aficionados of flamenco! This is a great way for students of Flamenco to understand a little more about what flamenco is....its palos, its origins, how the palos relate to each other, how you distinguish between the palos....and ask those questions you been wanting to ask!

Flamenco Compas and Palmas Workshop - clean up your compas and palmas, and understand more about

the soniquete and rhythms of flamenco palmas (rhythmic clapping). This workshops is aimed at students with some knowledge of the basic

palos and rhythms of flamenco but it open to everyone.

Private Classes - Clarisa will be available for private tuition in flamenco dance or cante (singing). Contact Simone for more information.

 

 

 Workshop

 

Wednesday 27 July

ADPI Studio

Thursday 28 July

ADPI Studio

Friday 29 July

ADPI Studio

Saturday 30 July

**RAW Studios

Sunday 31 July

ADPI Studio

Level 1 Dance

 

12.30 - 2pm (1.5h)

12.30 - 2pm (1.5h)

Level 2 Dance

 

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

8 - 9.30pm (1.5h)

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

 

3.30 - 5pm (1.5h)

Level 3 Dance

 

8 - 9.30pm (1.5h)

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

 8 - 9.30pm (1.5h)

3.30 - 5pm (1.5h)

Flamenco Compas and Palmas

 2 - 3.30pm (1.5h

 

 

Flamenco Theory Workshop

 

 

2 - 3.30pm (1.5h)

 

 

Where: Wednesday - Friday and Sunday : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Saturday : RAW Dance Studios, 46 Eversham St, Moorooka

COST:

Dance Level 1 (3h) Earlybird $95 , Full Price $105

Dance Level 2 (6h) Earlybird $185 , Full Price $205

Dance Level 3 (6h) Earlybird $185 , Full Price $205

Dance per session (1.5hr) Any dance session Earlybird $50, Full price $55

* Pay for any two full DANCE workshops and receive a 10% discount off the total! * (both Earlybird and Full price)

Flamenco Compas and Palmas (1.5h) Earlybird $45, Full Price $55

Flamenco Theory (1.5h) Earlybird $45, Full Price $55

** EARLYBIRD PRICES VALID UNTIL WEDNESDAY 20 JULY!!**

 

 ** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received 

ENROLMENTS : To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to

National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478, (please be sure to include the

name of the payer), or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101.

Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

 

 

Tues 29 March to Friday 20 May 2016

Flamenco Fire "Viva Sevilla" QLD Regional Tour

Missed Flamenco Fire at QPAC?  Well it's your lucky day!  We're taking this show on the road with the most extensive flamenco tour in Australian history kicking off at the Bleach* Festival (Gold Coast) on Sunday 6 March.

If you have ever wanted to see top class Flamenco dancing you won't need to go to Spain, just take in Flamenco Fire, you won't get a more authentic performance anywhere.- Eric Scott (Absolute Theatre) - 30 January 2016 

Directed by composer / guitarist Andrew Veivers and featuring dancer Francesca 'La Chica' Grima, singer Olayo Jimenez and percussionist Andrej Vujicic - direct from Spain - performing alongside Australia’s finest flamenco artists -  dancer Simone Pope and violinist Shenton Gregory. Viva Sevilla is a beautifully crafted show that reveals the flamenco art form in all of its guises. From contemporary festive dances to heart wrenching traditional songs, to fiery guitar ensemble pieces, Flamenco Fire will transport you to España......¡Olé!

2016 Tour Dates & Ticket Links

Tues 29th March - Brisbane City Hall
Wed 30th March - The Events Centre (Caloundra)
Thurs 31st March - Gympie Civic Centre
Fri 1st April - Redcliffe Cultural Centre
Sat 2nd April - Redland Performing Arts Centre
Wed 6th April - Empire Theatre (Toowoomba) 
Fri 8th April - Millmerran Cultural Centre
Sun 10th April - Charleville Town Hall
Mon 11th April - Quilpie Shire Hall
Thurs 14th April - Our Lady of the Southern Cross College (Dalby)
Sat 16th April - Moncrieff Entertainment Centre (Bundaberg)
Frid 22nd April - Sarina Cultural Hall
Sat 23rd April - Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Thurs 28th April - Barcaldine Shire Hall
Fri 29th April - QANTAS Founders Museum (Longreach)

Sunday 1 May - Cloncurry Community Precinct
Thurs 5th May - Diggers Entertainment Centre (Hughenden)
Sat 7th May - Pilbeam Theatre (Rockhampton)
Tues 10th May - Picnic Bay Hotel (Magnetic Island)
Fri 13th May - Normanton ShireHall
Sat 14th May - Burke Shire Hall (Burketown)
Fri 20th May - Tanks Arts Centre (Cairns)


 
Tour produced by Red Chair. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Fri 11 - Sun 13 March 2016

Flamenco Fire @ Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

The 40th Port Fairy Folk Music Festival story started in December 1977 when the festival came to town – it was literally on the back of a truck – as a freewheeling cultural freedom ride of sorts. In 2016 the festival will celebrate the 40th event as the achievement of community, volunteers, music industry, artists and staff along with it's passionate audience. Together participants become one amazing festival gathering singing by the oceans of the south-west coast.

Since its inception the festival will have presented around 3,500 acts including over 500 internationals and over 12,000 musicians to an audience of beyond 240,000 ticket holders and 1,000,000 attendances to the wee village of Port Fairy. With a wonderful array of artists yet to be announced the festival aims to explore and present the diversity and discovery of folk, roots and world music live on stage next March.

Some of the outstanding acts already announced include Kristina Olsen (CAN), Archie Roach, Katie Noonan, The Barleyshakes and Flamenco Fire!

More info http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/

 

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Sat 20 - Sun 21 February 2016

Brisbane Flamenco Singing Workshops with Olayo Jimenez

These workshops are for all everyone, from afficionados of flamenco to students of flamenco dance! You don't need singing or flamenco experience, but you will sing! Olayo will take you through some of the traditional styles of Flamenco cante chico (flamenco festive singing). These include Sevillanas, Tangos and Bulerias. For students of dance he will also add some simple choreography so you will understand how the dance compliments the song!

Where: Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios, 474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city). Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

When : Sat 20 and Sun 21 Feb 3-5.30pm with a 15min break. Total 4.5 hours

Price : $120 or $65 per session

Enrolments: Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Or post your enrolment (cheque or money order) made out to Simone Pope, PO Box 5841, West End 4101

 

Wed 17 - Thurs 18 February

Sunshine Coast Flamenco Singing Workshops with Olayo Jimenez

For full ourse info go to -

https://www.redchair.com.au/red-e-tix/event/265-flamenco-singing-workshops-with-olayo-jimenez-sunshine-coast

Thurs 3 - Sat 5 March 2016

Sunshine Coast Flamenco Workshops Series with Francesca Grima and Andrej Vujicic

As part of Flamenco Fire’s national touring, Red Chair will again be hosting a Flamenco Workshop Series on the Sunshine Coast with visiting international artists direct from Spain – dancer Francesca “La Chica” Grima and percussionist Andrej Vujicic – and renowned guitarist / director – Andrew Veivers.
The course is structured so students can attend all workshops if desired. Places are strictly limited so registration is essential to avoid disappointment.

NB. Flamenco singing workshops with international guest artist Olayo Jimenez will be held on Wednesday 17th + Thursday 18th February. For details - www.redchair.com.au
 
For full course info go to -

https://www.redchair.com.au/red-e-tix/event/266-flamenco-workshop-series-with-francesca-la-chica-grima-and-andrej-vujicic-sunshine-coast


Francesca ‘La Chica” Grima (Choreographic Design / Flamenco Dancer)
Francesca ‘La Chica” Grima began her professional career in the Sevillian tablao Las Brujas and later performed for seven years at the tablao El Paclacio Andaluz, the Sala Sentir Flamenco, the reputable tablao of Curro Velez Tablao El Arenal  performing for two years alongside renowned artists such as Carmen Montoya, Loli Flores and El Jarillo and at present at the Auditorio Alvarez Quintero. In 2010 Francesca was invited as a solo artist to participate in the flamenco festival Larachi “Festival de Nuevos Valores” in Seville,  Malaga and Paris. At present Francesca is the lead dancer of the Eduardo Trassierra Flamenco Project and FYTY Carillo’s Calle Abierta, performing as part of the “Bienal de Flamenco” in Seville, Spain and touring Belgium and Holland. Francesca has also performed in the Peñas de Guardia as well as companies and flamenco productions such as Don Angel Peralta,Quienes Somos and Sentir Flamenco  alongside Rosario “La Tremendita”, Jose “El Tremendo”, Amador Rojas, and Carmelilla Montoya, as well as in the principal role of Carmen Amaya in Juan Vergillos' production La Fuente De Carmen Amaya.  For the past 10 years Francesca has been the lead dancer and choreographer of the flamenco company Puerto Flamenco touring extensively and performing in prestigious festivals such as Womad in Adelaide and New Zealand, The Pittsburgh Arts Centre in the USA, Sziget Festival in Budapest, the Sodra Teatren in Stockholm, the Malta Arts Festival, and the Brosella Jazz Festival in Brussels. Francesca runs her own flamenco studio in Seville Spain where she gives courses in flamenco dance technique and bata de cola and has given workshops in Prague, Malta, Holland, Pittsburg USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latvia and Estonia. Francesca joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

Andrej Vujicic (Percussionist) 
Born in Belgrade in 1971, Andrej Vujicic began his international career in 1999, performing at the Sydney Opera House in the show “Rajastan, the journey continues”. After moving to Seville in 2000, Andrej has gone on to study with, and perform alongside, Manolo Soler, Lole Montoya, Manuel Molina, Familia Montoya, Carmelilla Montoya, Carmen Montoya and La negra, Alba Molina, La Tana, Pastora Galvan, Enrique El Extremeño, Eduardo Trasierra, “La Tremendita”, Rosario Toledo, Encarnita Anillo, Ramon Porrina and Amador Rojas. Andrej has toured extensively over five continents, participating at important festivals such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (2004),  SZIGET(2006), Bienal de Sevilla, Festival de Jerez and Aichi Arts Centre in Nagoya (Japan) as well as participating alongside Las Montoyas and Tomasa la Macanita on TV channel Canal Sur, and recording five CDs of the Solo Compas series with Carmelilla Montoya and Manuela Rios. Andrej has given workshops and masterclasses in Seville, USA, Prague, Germany, Vienna, Holland, Estonia Latvia, Malta. He has also toured and given workshops in Australia, appearing at WOMADELAIDE, Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Festival, as well as a collaboration with The Cat Empire at their shows in Sydney and Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne - also featuring in their Live at the Bowl DVD. Andrej joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

Andrew Veivers (Composer / Director / Guitarist)
From the beginning, Andrew Veivers has combined the traditional study of flamenco with the formal training of the classical guitar. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1993 from the University of Queensland (St. Lucia), Veivers spent 3 years studying, teaching and performing in London, Madrid and Amsterdam.

Andrew created the Flamenco Fire concept in 1999 and has continued to focus on the creative development of the production since its inception.  His vision for Flamenco Fire has been instrumental in the creative growth of the production.  With the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Flamenco Fire’s 2010 production – Al-Andaluz – was his first commissioned work.

Building on his understanding and experiences within the flamenco idiom, Andrew has developed a very personal and clearly identifiable compositional style. His passion for both the classical and flamenco worlds of music, song, and dance have resulted in compositions that stylistically draw inspiration from greats as diverse as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla while retaining a clearly individual lilt. Deeply rhythmical, harmonically adventurous, and unashamedly lyrical, the architecture of Veivers' compositions reflects his ability to seamlessly join the rigorous research of a topic with the emotive goal and direction of a lyric or melody.

Andrew’s recent commissioned compositional credits include - a new translation of Garcia Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' (Sydney Theatre Company 2011),  major community orchestral works for the Woodford Folk Festival (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16), an orchestral work commissioned by Sunshine Coast Council celebrating life on the Sunshine Coast (2015), community orchestra works for Cygnet Folk Festival, The Festival of Voices and Festuri Multicultural Celebration, Cairns Festival (2014), 'Al-Andaluz' (Flamenco Fire 2010), Gypsy Pathways' (Flamenco Fire 2012) and the Floating Land Festival (2013). 

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

 

 

Thurs 28 January - Sat 6 February 2016

Flamenco Fire Viva Sevilla - The Golden Age of Flamenco! @ QPAC

Tickets Now On Sale!

Flamenco Fire returns with Viva Sevilla – The Golden Age of Flamenco! Directed by composer / guitarist Andrew Veivers and featuring dancer Francesca 'La Chica' Grima, singer Olayo Jimenez and percussionist Andrej Vujicic - direct from Spain - performing alongside Australia’s finest flamenco artists -  dancer Simone Pope, singer Clara Domingo, guitarist Kieren Ray and violinist Shenton GregoryViva Sevilla is a beautifully crafted show that reveals the flamenco art form in all of its guises. From contemporary festive dances to heart wrenching traditional songs, to fiery guitar ensemble pieces, Flamenco Fire will transport you to España......¡Olé!

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Viva Sevilla is the third instalment of a historically based flamenco trilogy that explores the cultural, geopolitical, and religious influences that, combined over a period of almost two thousand years, produce the various elements of the art form of flamenco.

The years known as the Golden Age of Flamenco, approx. 1850 - 1920, saw all of the elements that we now distinguish as flamenco come together in Sevilla and flourish. Sevilla had been the unofficial capital of Andalucia, in Southern Spain, for many hundreds of years and by the nineteenth century it had already been a relatively large and extremely cosmopolitan city for centuries. Flamenco, on the other hand, had been a private expression amongst farmers, peasants, miners etc. and those close to them. From the 1850's to the 1920's flamenco was introduced to the wider public for the first time in the environment of The Cafe Cantantes. Performers of flamenco became ‘artists’. Performing in cafe's, tablaos and eventually theatres and concert halls initially throughout Spain and then the rest of the world, these artists continued the flamenco tradition of absorbing the influences they encountered.

As with the other major periods of development in the flamenco story, explored in the previous two Flamenco Fire shows in this trilogy (Al-Andaluz and Gypsy Pathways), this Golden Age didn't blossom unaided. A fertile new ground of changing attitudes to political and religious authority, unprecedented economic, industrial, and population growth as well as challenges to long held social structures, empowered practitioners of an art form, who had been marginalised and persecuted for two millennia, to consolidate centuries of folk lore, influenced from cultures and stories from around the world, into what would quickly, but unexpectedly, become a Spanish national treasure.

Many challenges that exist in Australian society today were present in 19th century Spain. The concepts of nationhood, sovereign territory, the balancing of political and religious powers, cultural tolerance, the influences and difficulties in balancing the growth and decline of industries, the impact of migration on farming, mining and urban communities. Using the aesthetic of traditional flamenco combined with contemporary dance choreography, original composition and supporting visual and staging design, Viva Sevilla examines these cultural challenges within the Spanish historical cultural context and connects them to the contemporary Australian experience.

 

Wed 10 - Sun 14 February 2016

Brisbane Flamenco Summer Workshops - Dance, Cajon and Palmas with Francesca Grima and Andrej Vujicic

Dance - Beginners, Experienced Beginners and Intermediate

Cajon - Beginners and Intermediate

Palmas - Experienced Beginners Upwards

 

About Francesca Grima “La Chica"

Francesca "La Chica" Grima began her professional career in the Sevillian tablao Las Brujas and later performed for seven years at the tablao, El Palacio Andaluz, the Sala Sentir Flamenco, the reputable tablao of Curro Velez Tablao El Arenal, performing for two years alongside renowned artists such as Carmen Montoya, Loli Flores and El Jarillo and at present at the Auditorio Alvarez Qunintero. In 2010 Francesca was invited as a solo artist to participate in the flamenco festival Larachi "Festival de Nuevos Valores" in Seville., Malaga and Paris. At present Francesca is the lead dancer of the Eduardo Trassiera Flamenco Project and FYTY Carillo's Calle Abierta, perfroming as part of the "Bienal de Flamenco" in Seville, Spain and touring Belgium and Holland. Francesca has also performed in the Pears atñas de Guardia as well as companies and flamenco pruductions such as Don Angel Peralta, Quienes Somos and Sentir Flamenco alongside Rosario "La Tremendita", Jose "El Tremendo", Amador Rojas, and Carmelilla Montoya, as well as in the principal role of Carmen Amaya in Juan Vergillos' production La Fuente de Carmen Amaya. For the past 10 years Francesa has been the lead dancer and choreographer of the flamenco company Puerto Flamenco, touring extensively and performing in prestigious festivals such as Womad in Adelaide and New Zealand, The Pittsburgh Arts Centre in the USA, Sziget Festival in Budapest, the Sodar Teatren in Stockholm, the Malta Arts Festival, and the Brosella Jazz Festival in Brussels. Francesca runs her own flamenco studio in Sevilla Spain where she gives courses in Flamenco dance technique and bata de cola and has given workshop in Prague, Malta, Holland, Pittsburg USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latvia and Estonia. Francesca joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

About Andrej Vujicic

Born in Belgrade in 1971, Andrej Vujicic began his international career in 1999, performing at the Sydney Opera House in the show "Rajastan, the journey continues". After moving to Seville in 2000, Andrej has gone on to study with, and perform alongside, Manolo Soler, Lole Montoya, Manuel Molina, Familia Montoya, Cermelilla Montoya, Carmen Montoya and La negra, Alba Molina, La Tana, Pastora Galvan, Enrique el Extremeño, Eduardo Trasierra, "La Tremendita", Rosario Toledo, Encarnita Anillo, Ramon Porrina and Amador Rojas. Andrej has toured extensively over five continents, participating at important festivals such as The Montreux Jazz Festival (2004), SZIGET (2006), Bienal de Sevilla, Festival de Jerez and Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya (Japan) as well as participating alongside Las Montoyas and Tomasa la Macanita on TV channel Canal Sur, and recording five CDs of the Solo Compás series with Carmelilla Montoya and Manuela Rios. Andrej has given workshops and masterclasses in Seville, USA, Prague, Germany, Vienna, Holland, Estonia, Latvia, Malta. He has also toured and five workshops in Asutralia, appearing at WOMADELAIDE, Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne Recital Center, Sydney Festival, as well as a collaboratoin with The Cat Empire and their shows in Sydney and Myer Music Bowl., Melbourne - also featuring in their Live at the Bowl DVD. Andrej joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2012.

   

For more information, demos and photos:

www.puertoflamenco.com       http://youtube.com/watch?v=_f9iel750-E

Levels:

Palmas - Experienced Beginners upwards. Knowledge of the basic flamenco palos required (2 hours total)

Cajon Level 1 - Basic cajon level - open to all beginner levels (including absolute beginners) (3 hours total)

Cajon Level 2 - Intermediate upwards cajon level - for trained percussionists or those with experience on cajon (3.5 hours total)

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (3 hours total)

Content - Fandangos de Huelva (for chicas we will also use some fan!) I will have fans to borrow or buy if you don't have your own.

 

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Experienced Beginners to Intermediate students (6hrs total)

Content - Alboreá - a song typically sung at gypsy weddings linked to love and romance...it is a beautiful style generally danced in the compas of bulerias, but slow and earthed.. The famous flamenco contemporary singer Jose Valencia includes many types of Alborea letras in his repertoire

 

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Upper Intermediate - for students with good dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience (6hrs total)

Content - Tangos by Jeromo Segura with 4 dance-able letras with and a footwork/escobilla section.

 

Where:

Wednesday 10 Feb - Saturday 13 Feb : Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios, 474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city). Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

Sunday 15 Feb : The Dance Works 19 Burke St, Woolloongabba (fully air-conditioned studio walking distance from Park Rd station!!)

 

When:

 

Wednesday 10 Feb

VIDA

Thursday 11 Feb

VIDA

Friday 12 Feb

VIDA

Saturday 13 Feb

VIDA

Sunday 14 Feb

DANCEWORKS

Palmas (2hrs)

 

Session 1 7-8pm (1hr)

Session 2 7-8pm (1hr)

 

 

 

Level 1 Cajon  (3hrs)

 

 

 

 

Session 1 2.30-4pm 

(1.5hrs)

 

Session 2 10.30-12midday (1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Cajon

(3.5hrs)

 

 

 

Session 1 6.30-8 

(1.5hrs)

 

Session 2 4-5pm 

(1hrs)

 

Session 3 3.30-4.30pm (1hrs)

Level 1 Dance (3hrs)

 

 

 

 

Session 1 1-2.30pm 

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 12-1.30pm 

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Dance  (6hrs)

 

 

Session 1 8pm-10pm 

(2hrs)

 

 

Session 2 11-1pm  (2hrs)

 

Session 3 4.30-6.30 

(2hrs)

Level 3 Dance (6hrs)

 

Session 1 8-10pm  (2hrs)

 

 

Session 2 8pm-10pm 

(2hrs)

 

 

 

Session 3 1.30-3.30pm 

(2hrs)

 

Prices:

 

Early Bird

Payments by Sunday 7 Feb

Full Price

Per Session Price

Flamenco Palmas (2hrs)

$60

$70

$35 per 1hr

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs)

$105

$120

$60 per 1.5hr

Cajon Level 2 (3.5hrs)

$120

$140

$60 per 1.5hr /$40 per 1hr

Dance Level 1 (3hrs)

$115

$130

$65 per 1.5hr

Dance Level 2 (6hrs)

$220

$240

$80 per 2hr

Dance Level 3 (6hrs)

$220

$240

$80 per 2hr

 

** Sessions in each level follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Cajons available for hire : $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total!***

***Observers welcome!! $10 per session ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

Enrolments: Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio PO Box 5841, West End 4101 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

Sun 27 - Thurs 31 December 2015

Flamenco Fire @ The Woodford Folk Festival

Sun 27 Dec 9.45pm Folklorica

Mon 28 Dec 8.15pm Garland

Tues 29 Dec 12.45pm Garland

Thurs 31 Dec 3pm Garland

More info http://woodfordfolkfestival.com/

 

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Fri 8 January 2016

Flamenco Fire @ Sandgate Music by the Sea

More info https://www.redchair.com.au/what-s-on/event/258-music-by-the-sea


The 14th Music By The Sea Festival will present classical, jazz, folk, and world music featuring international, interstate and local professional and emerging artists. The festival has grown in popularity and has an important place in the cultural calendar of Brisbane. Audiences will enjoy quality music in the air-conditioned Sandgate Town Hall in the heart of the beautiful seaside suburb of Sandgate. Between the concerts you can take a stroll along the seafront, grab a bite to eat and return to your comfortable seat for another charming performance. In addition to the ticketed performances at Sandgate Town Hall there will also be free performances in the local cafes and bars.

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Sat 9 and Sun 10 January 2016

Andrew Veivers and Olayo Jimenez @ Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania


From the 8th - 10th of January 2016 the small town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival. This year will be the 34th Cygnet Folk Festival, one of Australia’s most iconic folk music festivals. Very highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, competition to come to Cygnet is at an all time high amongst performers, and last year we had a record number of applications!

Many of the musicians and volunteers plan their annual holidays around coming to Cygnet in January each year and many come from interstate and overseas especially to be part of this wonderful event. The incredible talent of local and visiting musicians is celebrated over the January weekend and we are proud that so many amazing performers and festival goers take part in what the festival has to offer each year.

Cygnet has a population of less than 1,000 people and for such a small community, the Festival is impressive in its size, scope and quality.

The Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. A rich cultural community event, the festival provides entertainment to a wide audience of festival attendees, making people smile, providing opportunities and a springboard for young musicians, opportunities for local businesses, and new friendships.

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Saturday 3 - Monday 5 October 2015

Maria Bermudez Australasian Tour - Brisbane Labour Day Long Weekend!

 

Maria Bermudez is one of the most versatile flamenco artists in world music and dance today.

Her last visit to Brisbane was in 2012. It is an absolute joy to have her back again!!!

OBSERVERS are welcome at the workshops (a $10 casual observation fee per class applies).

 

Maria Bermudez Australasia Workshop Tour 2015 Brisbane 3-5 October

Presented by the Flamenco Studio

 

Level 1 Experienced Beginners - students with basic foundation in Flamenco 1-3yrs experience. Total 6 hours teaching time

Level 2 Intermediate - students with good foundation in Flamenco with 3-5yrs experience. Total 6 hours teaching time

 

Early Bird Price (payments received by Fri 25 September) $225 / Two level EB discount $406 (10% discount)

Full Price $255 / Two level full price $460 (10% discount)

Per 2 hour session $95

 

Levels

Sat 3 October

Sun 4 October

Mon 5 October

Level 1

1pm - 3pm

2.30pm - 4.30pm

12pm - 2pm

Level 2

3.30pm - 5.30pm

12pm - 2pm

2.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios

474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city)

Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

 

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Registration / Enquirires

To Register or for enquires please contact:

Simone Pope

simone@simonepope.com

0411 742 933

 

Payments:

Payments via EFT to Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478, using your name as the reference. Please also email Simone with your full name, contact details and a note on which workshop(s) you are paying for to simone@simonepope.com

OR

Send cheques/money orders made out to "Simone Pope", PO Box 5841, West End, 4101 with your full name, contact details and a note on which workshop(s) you wish to attend.

 

About Maria.....As the founder and artistic director of the Flamenco groups ‘Sonidos Gitanos’ and ‘Chicana Gypsy Project’, Maria has

exposed audiences across the world to the unique Flamenco sound and style of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain – the city

where Maria has resided for many years.  Honoured by the artists of this city for her relentless dedication to the

artistry of this region, Maria’s work spans local, national and global spheres, drawing upon her rich Mexican-American

heritage and her immersion in the Gypsy culture of Andalucía.

 

Her performances have graced the stages of many prominent venues that include: The Hollywood Bowl and the

John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angles, The Joyce Theatre and Lincoln Centre in New York, Festival de Beaucaire,

France and the Teatro Villamarta, Spain during the prestigious Festival de Flamenco in Jerez. She has collaborated

extensively with many Jerez based artists; singers, guitarists and dancers, including legendary names;

Antonio & Manuel Malena, David & Alfredo Lagos, Coral, Ani and Milagros (Chiqui) de los Reyes, Joaquín El Zambo,

Juana la del Pipa, Antonio El Pipa, Raphael & Juan Campallo, Andres Peña, Domingo Ortega, Alejandro Granados,

Maria del Mar Moreno, Niño Jero – El Periquin, Jesus Alvarez, Ali & Luis de la Tota.

 

In 2014 Maria performed and choreographed the theatre production of ‘Heartsong’ that was nominated for a NAACP

award in choreography.  She recently toured Canada with the production ‘Recuerdos y Pasages’, that she choreographed

and dramaturgically directed together with Domingo Ortega and in the same year was invited to perform with

Juana la del Pipa at La Guardia del Angel during the prestigious Festival de Jerez.  

 

One of Maria’s greatest attributes is her ability to teach, and this extends from her knowledge and experience in

Flamenco and the dance form.  This is extraordinarily prolific and her reputation as a nurturing and inspiring

teacher has resonated praise all over the world.

Monday 10 August 2015

Flamenco Studio Classes Term 4, Monday 10 August - Thursday 13 August 2015 

This is our last term for the year as I will be going to Spain in early October 2015.

Flamenco Studio classes will resume in 2016!!

 

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Term 4 New Beginner, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) classes

 

Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over SEVEN (10.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

 

LEVELS:

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías, including improvisation skills to dance your own "pataita" and dancing to the "cante". The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but this class is beneficial to all levels Beg II up!

 

New Beginners

When : Tuesday nights, 11 August - 22 September July 2015

6.30 - 8pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner I

When : Tuesday nights, 11 August - 22 September 2015

8 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner II (lower) Bulerias

When : Monday nights, 10 August - 21 September 2015

7 - 8.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Cost: One class per week for seven weeks $170, two classes per week for seven weeks $305 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I, or Beg I and Beg II)

 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank

account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Enquiries/queries: Please email simone@simonepope.com or call Simone 0411 742 933

 

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term. Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class. 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

 

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Term 3 Beginner II (Upper) and Technique classes, Intermediate and Ongoing classes

 

Technique and Beginner II (Upper) courses comprise 1 and 1½ hours per week over SEVEN weeks (7 and 10.5hrs)

Intermediate and Ongoing courses comprise 1 & 1/4 hours per week over SEVEN weeks (8.25hrs)

 

LEVELS:

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 4-5 years flamenco dance experience

Technique - open level for all students with at least 6mths - 1yr flamenco dance experience

 

Intermediate and Ongoing

When : Wednesday nights, 12 August - 23 September 2015

Intermediate 7 - 8.15 (teacher Simone Pope)

Ongoing 8.15 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion 

 

Technique and Beginner II (Upper)

When: Thursday nights, 13 August - 24 September 2015

Technique 6.30 - 7.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Beg II 7.30 - 9pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI STUDIO, 31-33 COLLINGWOOD ST, ALBION

 

Cost : Technique $130 or $20/class , Intermediate and Ongoing $150 or $25/class, Beg II (Upper) $170 or $30/class

 

Multiple class discount applies, please contact me for more information!

 

Enquiries/queries: Please email simone@simonepope.com or call Simone 0411 742 933

 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank, account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.

 

Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

 

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

Friday 28 August - Saturday 5 September 2015

Flamenco Studio Sevillanas Workshops 2015 

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Sevillanas .....considered the best know folkloric dance of Spain, the Sevillanas is made up of four short dances to set music. It is one of the few Spanish dances that have a set length and choreography, which means you can dance it with anyone, anywhere! Sevillanas has been embraced by Flamenco and have had a revival since the 1960's. It is especially celebrated at the various Ferias around Andalucia following Semana Santa, the most famous being the Feria de Sevilla.

Many Sevillanos can sing a Sevillana, (there must be thousands of different ones!) and each year around Feria time as you wander through the shops, especially in Sevilla, you'll hear the latest Sevillana releases (the chart toppers for that year). They range from over the top but fun (synthesizer, orchestras, castanets) to stunning flamenco solo guitar interpretations. Away from Feria it's danced anywhere there's a party, you don't even need music!

Sevillanas is danced within flamenco under many interpretations - as a couple, in groups, with mantons, with fans, with or without castanets, fast, slow, and in various musical styles - it's been interpreted in pretty much every way! But it always returns to the same form and is nearly always danceable.  

In the workshops we'll learn the traditional steps of the Sevillanas and how they go together with the music, and we'll dance to various musical styles - mostly traditional but some less traditional styles.

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When:

Session 1   Fri 28 August 7-9pm (First Sevillanas)

Session 2   Sat 29 August 3.30-5.30pm (Second Sevillanas)

Session 3   Sun 30 August 2-4pm (Third Sevillanas)

Session 4   Fri 4 September 7-9pm (Fourth Sevillanas)

Session 5   Sat 5 September 11-1pm (revise all 4 dances - and refresher for those who've learnt them before!)

Where:

Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios

474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city)

Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

 

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Cost:

Full course (10hrs) $180

Per session (2 hrs)  $40 

Enrolments:   To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, PO Box 5841, West End, 4101, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payee). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!  

What to wear?   Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Sat 5 and Sun 6 September 2015

Saruzu at Rococo (Noosa Jazz Festival)

6.15pm-8.15pm Sat and Sun

More info http://www.noosajazz.com.au/

Saruzu

 

Saturday 12 September 2015

Saruzu Quartet with Kacey Patrick @ the Green Ball

 

Claudia Chambers – introducing the Learn Cajon Website!

New Cajon Website - Free online Rumba Module, DVD, New cajon range and more!

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Claudia has just launched her new website, www.learncajon.com which features the latest range of top selling Requena and Schlagwerk Cajons

as well as Learn Cajon modules and DVD as well as general info and news on all things cajon! Whether you're in the market for a new cajon, or

you want some training in cajon technique and rhythms, or you just want to keep tuned in to the world of the cajon, have a look.

 

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The Learn Cajon modules and DVD have been created for anyone who wants to get their basics on the cajon rock solid. There are three parts

to each module:

 

1. Instruction video

2. Exercises to practise along to

3. Background Notes

 

Ideal for people who want to revise and get solid on the basic techniques and rhythms you need to be able to play on the cajon, as well as

beginners looking for a step by step and easy to follow approach. 

 

Requena has launched his new Premier cajon which is proving extremely popular. Endorsed by percussionists including Javier Mera "Katumba"

(Nina Pastori, Jose Merce etc) and Luis Dulzaides (Ketama, Alejandro Sanz) it features the warm round bass sound Requena is famous for along

with crisp distinct treble tones. Perfect for a range of musical styles requiring both subtlety and power.

 

  

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TOMA FLAMENCO!!

***ORDER YOUR TOMA FLAMENCO 2011 DVD now!***

$35 PLUS $7 POSTAGE AND HANDLING

Simply email your order to Simone - simone@simonepope.com and you can pay by direct deposit to Simone Pope, BSB 084447, acct no. 691911478 or send cheque /money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001.

2010 DVD STILL ONLY $30- includes extras - backstage access and slideshow.

$30 per DVD plus $7 postage and handling (up to 2 DVDS)!

 

 

Thursday to Saturday 6-8 August 2015

El Agua Flamenco Wear will be in Brisbane Thurs 6th to Sat 8th August!

Flamenco performance and practice skirts, tops and dresses.

elaguaflamenco.com.au

    

     

Thursday to Sunday 6-9 August 2015

Pilar Ogalla Australian Tour - Brisbane

IMPORTANT WORKSHOP INFORMATION - VENUE CHANGE AND SUNDAY TIME CHANGE

NEW SUNDAY TIMES - ALL SESSIONS ONE HOUR EARLIER!

 

Level 3 Solea 10am - 12pm (instead of 11-1)

Level 1 Tanguillos 12.30pm - 2.30pm (instead of 1.30-3.30)

Level 2 Romeras 3pm - 4.30pm (instead of 4-5.30)

 

NEW VENUES for all days!!

 

THURS 6 AUGUST - Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI)

31-33 Collingwood St, Albion (5kms from the city)

There is a bus stop at the end of Collinwood St near McDonalds and the Albion Railway station is 650m away - 8min walk.

 

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ALL OTHER DAYS - Vida Yoga Fitness Dance Studios

474 Ipswich Rd Annerley (7kms from the city)

Bus stop over the road on Annerley Rd and the Fairfield train station is 700m away - 11mins walk.

 

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OBSERVERS are welcome at the workshops (a $10 casual observation fee per class applies).

You may wish to observe as -

  • a relative or friends of one of students
  • a guitar student who want to learn of flamenco cante structure.
  • a singing student who s to see Pilar singing in accompanying
  • a Spaniard who wants a taste of Spanish culture
  • a Spanish language student who want to be close to Spanish culture and hear native speaking
  • a dance enthusiasts who would like to experience this amazing dance form

Saturday 1 August 2015

Learn Cajon Intermediate Tuition Series Launch

 

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Learn Cajon will officially launch its ALL NEW INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Cajon tuition series! Claudia Chambers has teamed up with Byron Mark and designed a comprehensive 12 Chapter series aimed at developing your core technique/drumming rudiments, whilst teaching you some essential Pop & Rock grooves that you can use as you continue mastering your Cajon style. 

 

All chapters feature step-by-step instruction and come with comprehensive background notes which you can download to assist your learning.  Byron’s videos and PDF resources will prepare and equip you with material you can use at live gigs or in the recording studio or just to help you move up a level in your playing. 

 

Click here to see Byron in action.

http://youtu.be/b-Zf8EMxG5A

 

Click HERE http://www.learncajon.com/learn/ to find out more about Byron and his new resources to CONTINUE YOUR CAJON JOURNEY!

 

 

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April 2015

Flamenco Cajon Workshops with Claudia Chambers 2015

Open to absolute beginners to experienced players – keep this weekend free!!

These workshops and classes are open

to anyone with an interest in learning how to play the fascinating rhythms found in flamenco music. They are designed

for:
• Drummers and percussionists who wish to explore flamenco rhythms as a way of expanding their own rhythmic abilities

• Flamenco musicians and dancers who would like to deepen their understanding of flamenco's underlying rhythms, or

‘compás'.
• Anyone who is simply interested in learning to play flamenco rhythms and/or the cajon

 

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For more information see www.learncajon.com or visit Learn Cajon on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook or visit Claudia at www.aurorapercussion.com.au.

Thinking of buying a cajon? Scroll down for Cajon Preworkshop specials!!

 

When: Saturday 11 April and Sunday 12 April 2015

Where : ADPI studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Time : Level 1 Sat 11.30 – 1.30pm (2hrs), Sun 11.30-1.30pm (2hrs) Total 4hrs

            Level 2 Sat 2 – 4 (2hrs), Sun 2 – 4pm (2hrs) Total 4hrs

Cost:

Level 1 $125 both days or $70 per 2hr session

Level 2 $125 both days or $70 per 2hr session

 

**10% off total if you do both full workshops**

 

Cajon hire: $10 for workshop or $5 per session – please advise in advance if you need to hire a cajon!

 

How to enrol: Please email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933. Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

 

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About Claudia......

Claudia Chambers lived in Spain for over four years where she studied with some of Flamencos leading Cajon players - Juan Flores (Duquende, Manuel Soto), Isaac Figueras (Chiquelo, Diego Carrasco) and Pepe Motos (Sara Baras Flamenco Company, Paco de Lucia). She then moved to Ireland for three years to play and record Cajon with Mexican guitar virtuosos, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Irish folk legend Luka Bloom among others.

 

She is a qualified and accredited teacher with the Department of Education in Australia and has over twenty years experience teaching people of all ages and abilities. She is currently also doing a Masters in Coaching Psychology and is particularly interested in the intersection between creativity, mindfulness and positive psychology. A passionate believer in the musical abilities of people of all backgrounds, Claudia is also on the International Advisory Committee for Can-Do Musos (candomusos.com)

 

Recently she performed at the Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend (AUDW) alongside Mark Schulman (Pink), Gregg Bisonette (Ringo Star) and Dom Famularo. She has produced two DVDs on the Cajon and her interactive website offers online Cajon tuition, articles and free resources for all those interested in the Cajon. For more information see www.learncajon.com 

 

 

Check out these Learn Cajon Preworkshop offers.....!!!

 

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April 2015

The Saruzu Quartet at the Bleach Festival, Gold Coast

Saruzu

Bleach* Festival

Gold Coast
6 - 22 March 2015

Head to the beach and take to the street for Bleach* Festival 2015,

the Gold Coast’s largest arts and cultural Festival.

Expect the unexpected, prepare to be amazed and keep your eyes peeled for

eye-popping antics, street parties and picnics in unusual and whimsical

settings. Like a giant wave, the Bleach* Festival program will sweep from

the Southern Gold Coast across the city, bringing an artistic celebration of

everything there is to love about our coastal lifestyle. Feel the sand between

your toes and enjoy some fun in the sun and under the stars when

Bleach* Festival presents a feast of Australia’s and the Gold Coast’s best

contemporary musicians and artists over three mega weekends.

Be sure to catch Andrew Veivers, Kacey Patrick-Bare and Saruzu at Bleach*!

Sat 14th March - Performance Details
Sun 15th March - Performance Details

More info www.bleachfestival.com.au

Kacey Patrick

 

The Flamenco Studio proudly presents Toma Flamenco 2014!

When: Saturday 13 December, 2014 Matinee 1.30pm • Evening 7.30pm
Where: The Bille Brown Studio, 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane (just opposite the Go Between Bridge)

Parking: Dedicated Street parking right outside the theatre or in Merivale St, free on weekends

December 2014 brings the hugely popular Toma Flamenco back to Brisbane!!
Featuring students of The Flamenco Studio, the new and exciting Bille Brown Studio
(Qld Theatre Company) will be transformed into a Spanish Tablao, reverberating
to the sounds of percussive footwork, rhythmic guitars and stirring songs! Ole!!

This special once-a-year event is not to be missed!


Including appearances by Simone Pope, Andrew Veivers (guitar), John Robertson
(guitar) and special guests
!

Tickets:
Early-bird: Matinee $23 • Evening $28
At the door: Matinee $25 • Evening $30
Children 3-10 yrs $12
Groups of 8+ $2 off each ticket

Bookings

Online: redchair.com.au/red-e-tix
Phone: 5473 9498 (8.30-5pm weekdays)

Doors open 30 minutes before each show.
Theatre seating, no reserved seating.
Bar & snacks available before & after both shows.

 

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   Photograph courtesy of Hannah Photography

Sunday 21 December 2014

 

Tuesday 23 December2014

Flamenco on Brunswick returns!

Thursday 8  - Sunday 11 January 2015

Flamenco Summer Dance and Cajon Workshops with Francesca La Chica and Andrej Vujicic!!

About Francesca Grima “La Chica”…..

Principal dancer with Sevilla-based company, ‘Puerto Flamenco', ‘La Chica' has performed at famous flamenco tablaos in Seville including La Arenal and appeared as a soloist in international productions at the 2006 Bienal de Flamenco in Seville. For the past 6 years Francesca has appeared as a soloist in “Etnikafe- Fusion de Flamenco y Jazz” and has performed at many festivals in Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg.

About Andrej Vujicic “Andres”

Originally from Belgrade, Andrej began his career as a flamenco percussionist in Sydney. Now based in Sevilla, Spain, he has collaborated with many famous flamenco artists, toured extensively in Asia, Australia and Europe with Puerto Flamenco, and performed in Spain's major flamenco festivals including the Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla and Festival de Jerez. He is also featured on the well-known ‘solo compás' flamenco cd series.

   

For more information, demos and photos:

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Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 January 2015

 

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg – Beg I levels) (3 hours total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two/three years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower - Lower Intermediate) (6 hours total)

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate - Ongoing) (6 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 1 - Basic cajon level - open to all beginner levels (including absolute beginners) (3 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 2 - Intermediate upwards cajon level - for trained percussionists or those with experience on cajon (3.5 hours total)

 

Where: The Dance Works, 19 Burke St, Woolloongabba (fully airconditioned studio (ole!) walking distance from Park Rd station!!)

 

Time :

Level 1 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Fri 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 1.30-3pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Thurs 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 3-4pm

(1hrs)

Session 3 Sun 3-4pm

(1hrs)

 

Level 1 Dance

Session 1 Sat 12 - 1.30pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sun 12.30 - 2pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Dance

Session 1 Fri 8pm-10pm

(2hrs)

Session 2 Sat 4-6pm

(2hrs)

Session 3 Sun 10am-12midday

(2hrs)

 

Level 3 Dance

Session 1 Thurs 8-10pm

(2hrs)

Session 2 Sat 10am-12midday

(2hrs)

Session 3 Sun 4-6pm

 

(2hrs)

Cost:

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs) $100 or $55 per 1.5hr session

Cajon Level 2 (3.5hrs) $115 or $55 per 1.5hr session/$70 per 2hr session

Dance Level 1 (3hrs) $110 or $60 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 2 (6hrs) $215 or $75 per 2hr session/$95 per 2.5hr session

Dance Level 3 (6hrs) $215 or $75 per 2hr session/$95 per 2.5hr session

 

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Cajons available for hire : $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

Enrolments: Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio PO Box 5841, West End 4101 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

Friday 7 November 2014

The Flamenco Studio at the "Laneways STAMP"

Featuring students from The Flamenco Studio, Simone Pope and Andrew Veivers

FREE family friendly event!

STAMP your feet to musical postcards from around the world with workshops and performances by Simone Pope's Flamenco Studio, Dance Masala's infectious Bollywood routines, high kicking Can Can and Tango from the Evoke Dance & Theatre Company, The Australian Guitar Duo, Andrew Veivers and MZAZA.

Three free dance workshops open to the general public will focus on flamenco, Can-Can and Bollywood dance. Performances will include Spanish guitarist Andrew Veivers, gypsy inspired funsters Mzaza, classical guitar virtuosos Rupert Boyd & Jacob Cordover direct from New York and foot stomping fire from The Flamenco Studio.

Post Office Lane will surprise you with random acts of Bollywood, Tango and Can-Can dance as well as roving performers and our musical MC steam punk postie!

This free event is presented by Brisbane City Council and produced by Red Chair.

 

   Photograph courtesy of Hannah Photography

Friday 22 August 2014

Diego El Cigala at the Concert Hall QPAC!!

The Spanish Romani flamenco singer Diego el Cigala never stands still.

The word fusion could have been coined for him, for he has blended

musical styles in magnificent fashion ever since his 1997 debut album
Undebel, which put traditional flamenco into the mix with pop, folk and jazz,

to stunning effect. Since then, the Madrid-born artist’s creativity has

taken a leap forward with every new release, winning him a

booming fan base throughout Latin America and Europe.

BRISBANE CONCERT HALL, QPAC FRIDAY AUGUST 22
Bookings: www.qpac.com.au Phone 136 246
On Sale – Thursday May 8


SYDNEY STATE THEATRE MONDAY AUGUST 25
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au Phone: 1300 139 588
Ticketmaster Pre Sale May 13 GENERAL ON SALE May 20


ADELAIDE THEBARTON THEATRE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27
Bookings: www.venuetix.com.au Phone: 8225 8888
Venuetix Pre Sale May 13 GENERAL ON SALE May 20


MELBOURNE ARTS CENTRE MEBOURNE, HAMER HALL FRIDAY AUGUST 29
Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au Phone 1300 182 183 or
www.ticketmaster.com.au Phone: 136 100
Ticketmaster Pre Sale May 13, Arts Centre Pre Sale, May 14 General On Sale May 20


PERTH REGAL THEATRE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au Phone: 132 849
Ticketek Pre Sale May 8, GENERAL ON SALE May 15

 

Tuesday 29 April to Sunday 4 May 2014

Flamenco Dance, Song, and Practical Flamenco Theory workshops

with Clarisa di Salvo (baile y cante) from Seville!!

 

For more information about Clarisa di Salvo and videos to watch -

www.clarisadisalvo.com

 

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Clarisa Di Salvo, a lover of music and dance since a child,  was born in Buenos Aires. By the age of 20 she was dancing Flamenco professionally in tablaos and theatres in her home city, and in 2005 set off on her first international tour "Fiestas de Quito", in Ecuador at the age of 23.

 

Since 2007 Clarisa has been based in Sevilla, were she has developed her art not just as a flamenco dancer, but as a professional flamenco singer. Since then, Clarisa has performed and given workshops in AméricaEuropaAsia and Oceanía. She was in more than 40 cities in the USA with the "Hispanic Flamenco Ballet" company, in 2007 and 2008.

 

In Sevilla, she has performed intensively, dancing and singing in both tablaos and theatres, including her participation in "Gala Flamenca" in the famous Teatro Lope de Vega, with Esperanza Fernandez, in 2007; and also in "Veladillas Flamencas" cycle, in Parque del Alamillo, Sevilla, in 2010 and 2011.

 

Clarisa has also performed in ItalyRussiaLithuaniaPolandThailandIndiaEcuadorAustralia,Singapore y Phillipines, where she sang for Antonio Vargas

 

Highlighted performances include:* 2005 - Quito, Ecuador - Plaza de Toros de Quito,* 2007 - Seville, Spain - Teatro Lope de Vega* 2008 - New York, USA - Hispanic Flamenco Ballet* 2010 - Seville,Spain - Teatro del Duque, ciclo Mierc-Olé  * 2012 - Moscow, Russia - Casa de la Música de Moscú* 2012 - Manila, Phillipines - Manila Flamenco Festival* 2013 - Singapore - Flamenco Festival at Chijmes*2013 - Melbourne, Australia - Thornbury Theatre.................

 

Workshop Info Tuesday 29 April - Sunday 4 May

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Experienced beginners, at least one/two years of flamenco dance experience, technique and choreography (Beginner I upwards) (4hrs total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Open to all dancers with moderate flamenco level (Beg II lower upwards), with some knowledge of Bulerias. In this workshop Clarisa will focus on Bulerias for Cante (fin de fiesta style), working on simple remates and marking so dancers can understand how to respond and improvise to the cante. A skill all students of flamenco can work on!! This will be a fun and interactive workshop, highly recommended!! (6 hrs total)

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Solid flamenco dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience, working on technique and choreography, also working with the cante to understand how to mount and modify the choreography for the letra of the cante. (Intermediate upwards) (6hrs total)

Flamenco Cante Workshop - open to all afficionados of flamenco. No singing experience needed!

Flamenco Theory Workshop - an informative workshop on theory and history of flamenco.

Timetable

 

 Workshop

Tuesday 29 April

Wednesday 30 April

Thursday 1 May

Friday 2 May

Saturday 3 May

Sunday 4 May

Level 1 Dance

 

7.30-8.30pm (1h)

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

1.30-3pm (1.5h)

Level 2 Dance

- Bulerias

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

8-9.30pm (1.5h)

8.30 - 10pm (1.5h)

 

3.30-5pm (1.5h)

Level 3 Dance

 

8- 9.30pm (1.5h)

6.30 - 8pm (1.5h)

8-9.30pm (1.5h)

12 - 1.30pm (1.5h)

Flamenco Theory

 

6-7.30pm (1.5h)

 

 

 

Flamenco Cante Workshop

 

 

 

 11 - 12.30pm (1.5h)

Performance - Flamenco on Brunswick (Majos) featuring Clarisa di Salvo

 

 

 

 

7pm onwards

Majos restaurant

695 Brunswick St New Farm. Bookings essential

$45 includes show, a selection of tapas/antipasto and a drink (wine, local beers)...a la carte dining also available

Ph. 3254 0275

 

Where: Tuesday - Friday : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Saturday : Red Hot rhythm Studios,345 Kelvin grove Rd, Kelvin Grove..

Singing workshop : Highgate Hill, contact Simone for full address.

 

Cost:

Dance Level 1 (4h) $120 or $50 per 1.5hr session/$40 per 1 hour session

Dance Level 2 (6h) $180 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 3 (6h) $180 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Flamenco Theory (1.5h) $45

Flamenco Cante (Singing) (1.5h) $45

 

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

*** Note : Pay for any two full DANCE workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope,com indicating which level you will be attending,

or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478,

(please be sure to include the name of the payer), or send cheque/money order made out to

Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101.

Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Sunday 4 May 2014

Majos presents Flamenco on Brunswick featuring Clarisa di Salvo

Friday 3 October - Sunday 12 October 2014

Flamenco Studio Sevillanas Workshops 2014 

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Sevillanas .....considered the best know folkloric dance of Spain, the Sevillanas is made up of four short dances to set music. It is one of the few Spanish dances that have a set length and choreography, which means you can dance it with anyone, anywhere! Sevillanas has been embraced by Flamenco and have had a revival since the 1960's. It is especially celebrated at the various Ferias around Andalucia following Semana Santa, the most famous being the Feria de Sevilla. Many Sevillanos can sing a Sevillana, (there must be thousands of different ones!) and each year around Feria time as you wander through the shops, especially in Sevilla, you'll hear the latest Sevillana releases (the chart toppers for that year). They range from over the top but fun (synthesizer, orchestras, castanets) to stunning flamenco solo guitar interpretations. Away from Feria it's danced anywhere there's a party, you don't even need music!

Sevillanas is danced within flamenco under many interpretations - as a couple, in groups, with mantons, with fans, with or without castanets, fast, slow, and in various musical styles - it's been interpreted in pretty much every way! But it always returns to the same form and is nearly always danceable.  

In the workshops we'll learn the traditional steps of the Sevillanas and how they go together with the music, and we'll dance to various musical styles - mostly traditional but some less traditional styles.

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When:

Session 1   Fri 3 October 7-9pm (First Sevillanas)

Session 2   Sat 4 October 3-5pm (Second Sevillanas)

Session 3   Sun 5 October 3-5pm (Third Sevillanas)

Session 4   Sat 11 October 3-5pm (Fourth Sevillanas)

Session 5   Sun 12 October 3-5pm (revise all 4 dances - and refresher for those who've learnt them before!)

Where: Red Hot Rhythm Studio (air-conditioned!) 345 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove (right next to Aldi)

Cost:

Full course (10hrs) $170

Per session (2 hrs)  $35 

Enrolments:   To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, PO Box 5841, West End, 4101, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!  

What to wear?   Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 October 2014

Singing, Percussion and Dance Workshops at Mission Beach!

 

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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Saruzu @ Brisbane City Hall

Free Event!

Drawing from the rich harmonies of Argentine Tango, the wild improvisations of Gypsy Jazz and the fire and grace of Flamenco, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the diverse musical passions of its members. With respect, abandon, precision, and recklessness Saruzu gives established musical boundaries a polite shove and invites you to dance.....or maybe just a glass of wine!! Evocative of a 1920s Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members.

Time: 12pm - 1pm (doors open 30mins before performance)

Also performing: Sat 15 Nov - Queen St Mall outside Myer Centre (12pm)

Tuesday 29 April to Sunday 4 May 2014

Flamenco Dance, Guitar, Singing, and Practical Flamenco Theory workshops with Clarisa de Silva (baile y cante) and

Jose Ismael Sierra (guitarra) from Seville!

 

Full details to come!! Keep these dates free, there will be no Flamenco Studio classes at that week.

For more information about these wonderful artists and videos to watch onJose's website -

www.joseismaelsierra.com

www.clarisadisalvo.com

Have a look at their preview practical course on flamenco theory!

http://vimeo.com/31220699

 

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Saturday 14 - Monday 16 June 2014

Manuel Betanzos Flamenco Master Workshops

Full Brochure link:

http://www.saltshaker.com.sg/web-storage/Betanzos2014/BetanzosAust2014b.pdf

 

 

Fri 12 - Sun 14 April 2013

Flamenco Dance and Cante Workshops with Rosalie Cocchiaro and Naike Ponce Gonzalez "La Mar"

 

 

About Rosalie Cocchiaro...

Rosalie Cocchiaro has spent the last 10 years studying and performing Flamenco in Madrid, Spain. She started dance at 3 years of age with classical ballet, and at 16 years old

won a full time scholarship in her ballet school.

But then Flamenco came along. Rosalie studied with Diana Reyes (Sydney) and was soloist with her company for 5 years before heading to Spain to further her artistic

development. In Spain, she has studied with Domingo Ortega, Concha Jareño, Belen Fernandez, Inma Ortega, Rafaela Carrasco, Manuel Liñan, and La Tacha,

amongst others, at the presitigious Amor de Dios school of flamenco dance.

 

More recently Rosalie has been performing Flamenco in renowned Madrid tablaos such as Torres Bermejas, Café de Chinitas, El Juglar, Al Andalus, El Barco

and the famous Las Carboneras, one of the best known tablaos in Madrid.

 

Every year she returns to Australia to give workshops and perform with as an invited artists with various groups around the country.

This is Rosalie's second time to Brisbane to give workshops, to follow up the wonderful workshops she gave last year.  

Naike Ponce Gonzalez "La Mar"- Cantaora (Cádiz, Spain)..

     

About Naike Ponce Gonzalez....

Naike was born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz in 1984. It's there, in her hometown, cradle of artists, where she got closer to the Flamenco. After receiving several prizes as a beginner, she was awarded a grant to study in the Cristina Heeren´s Flamenco Academy in Seville, where she took classes with masters such as José de la Tomasa, Manuel Soler and Paco Taranto. In 2002, she began her professional life and embarked on a tour in Belgium with a group of young artists.

 

Naike has collaborated in recordings with Arcángel, Estrella Morente, Carmona, Juan Carlos Romero, La Tobala and Marina Heredia. In 2004, she visited the Ukraine, on a tour with the Compañía Suite Española. She has also collaborated in a master course given by Maestro Manolo Sanlúcar in Córdoba, guest starring in its opening ceremony.

 

From 2005 to 2007, she performed in the UK in various shows and 2011 she sang in “Cómplices, in which she was nominated as newcomer actress in 2011 by the Premios de Teatro.  Currently, she combines performance and teaching, giving regular classes of flamenco singing.

We are very lucky to have Naike here from Spain to collaborate with Rosalie and to offer a Flamenco Singing Workshop. Naike will sing for some of the dance workshops so that students will be able to also work on understanding and interpreting the cante (singing) in their choreography.

There will be a special focus on this in the Level 2 workshops.

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Experienced beginners, at least one/two years of flamenco dance experience (Beginner I upwards) (3hrs total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Open to all dancers with moderate flamenco level, with some knowledge of Bulerías. (Beg II lower upwards). In this workshop Rosalie and Naike will focus on Bulerías, taking a simple choreography and working with interpretation of the cante (singing), to help students better understand how to improvise to the cante (4.5 hours total)

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience (Intermediate upwards) (4.5 hours total)

 

Time :

 

 

 

 

Level 1 Dance

Session 1 Fri 21 Feb 6-7.30pm

(1.5hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sun 23 Feb  1.30-3pm

(1.5hrs)

 

 

 

Level 2 Dance

Session 1 Fri 21 Feb 8.30-10pm

(1.5hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sat 22 Feb 3 - 4.30pm

(1.5hrs)

 

 

Session 3 Sun 23 Feb 3.30-5pm

(1.5hrs)

 

 

 

Level 3 Dance

Session 1 Fri 21 Feb 7.30-8.30pm

(1hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sat 22 Feb 4.30 - 6.30pm

(2hrs)

 

 

Session 3 Sun 23 Feb 12-1.30pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Cost:

 

Dance Level 1 (3hrs) $105 or $55 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 2 (4.5hrs) $160 or $55 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 3 (4.5hrs) $160 or $55 per 1.5hr session/$75 per 2hr session

 

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

 

Flamenco Cante (Singing) workshop with Naike Ponce Gonzalez

A fun and interactive workshop where you will get a taste of how to sing in the flamenco style and learn a letra or two (verse) of flamenco music.

Some time will be spent in examining the structure of certain flamenco dances and how the flamenco singer and dancer interact to create a flamenco performance.

This workshop will be useful and fun for both students of dance and song! No singing or dance experience is necessary though some experience of flamenco is helpful.

Numbers will be limited!

When: Saturday 22 Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm

Where: Highgate Hill

Cost $50

***Naike is also available for private classes, please contact Simone to arrange***

 

Enrolments: Please email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933. Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

 

Saturday 7 December 2013

¡Toma Flamenco!@ QLD Multicultural Centre (QMC) Theatre

102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

Check out the TOMA FLAMENCO 2013 taster video now!! Click on the link ......

 

https://vimeo.com/80877410

 

 

¡¡Toma Flamenco!! is back for 2013! For one special day, the brand new QLD Multicultural Centre will be transformed into a Spanish Tablao. Featuring students of the Flamenco Studio and special guests, the QMC theatre will  reverberate to the sounds of Spanish guitars, staccato footwork and haunting vocals. Ole!

 

Including appearances by Simone Pope (dance), Andrew Veivers (guitar), John Robertson (guitar), David Heisner (guitar), and Roger Gonzalez (percussion)!

 

Shows Matinee 1.30/doors 1pm, Evening 7.30/doors 7pm.

Tickets Matinee $22, Evening $26. Children 3-10yrs $10. Group bookings 8 people or more $2 off each ticket.

Queensland Multicultural Centre,102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Online bookings http://www.trybooking.com/DWPR or http://www.trybooking.com/68007

Phone bookings 3391 4433

Tickets also available at the theatre before each show.

Theatre seating, no reserved seating. Bar and snacks available before and after both shows.

Monday 9 December to Friday 13 December 2013 - not to be missed!!

Andres Peña Flamenco Workshops in Oz 2013

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Born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1976, Andrés Peña Morón took his first dance steps when he was ten years old. His professional training began in Jerez with Angelita Gomez and Fernando Belmonte. He then broadened his career in various companies directed by among others Manuel Morao, La Chunga, Carmen Cortes, Juana Amaya and Eva Yerbabuena.

In 2000, Andrés Peña received the Best Young Dancer award at the XI Bienal de Flamenco in Seville. He has collaborated with many leading guitarists, such as José Luis Montón, Pepe Justicia, Juan Carlos Romero, and also with legendary singers such as Duquende and Miguel Poveda (‘Sin Frontera’).

Andrés previously visited Sydney, Australia as a young dancer, collaborating with Antonio Vargas and Diana Reyes.

During his long international career he has taken flamenco productions to the US, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Lebanon, Italy, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, Poland, France, Germany, Greece and Japan. In addition to performance Andres is recognised as an outstanding teacher internationally making regular teaching contributions in

national and international Flamenco schools.

Andrés has become one Seville’s most revered teachers, based in Manuel Betanzo’s Academy in Triana. His classes are some of the most popular and sought after by visiting; and locally-based dancers due to his personal teaching style, his musicality and exceptional choreography.

Now one of the most respected and recognized artists in Flamenco today, Andrés formed his own company along with his wife, the dancer Pilar Ogalla. Together they have lit up the stage at International Festivals such as the Festival de Jerez, the Bienal de Sevilla and other international events. Their critically acclaimed works include ‘Peña’, ‘Fuego Lento’, ‘Cadiz de la Frontera’, ‘Callejon de Asta’, ‘El Aire Que Me Lleva’ and the recent collaborative show ‘Viva Jerez’.

Maestro Andres Peña will deliver flamenco dance workshops over five weeknights at Elementary level, Intermediate-Advanced level and Basic-Intermediate Bulerias de Jerez. The maximum class size in each workshop is 25.

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Elementary Level for Tangos: total of 4 hours teaching time for a workshop fee of AUD180. The level is appropriate for beginners with a basic foundation in Flamenco with a low to moderate dance level and basic knowledge of the style (palo) that will be taught.

Basic-Intermediate Level for Bulerias de Jerez: total of 7 hours teaching time for a workshop fee of AUD 315. The level will be appropriate for ALL (Elementary to Advanced) students wanting to learn how to dance improvised buleria pataitas (‘small steps’ for remate, llamada and colatilla) on demand at a fin de fiesta. Maestro Peña will sing bulerias in accompaniment.

Intermediate-Advanced Level for Palo to be announced: total of 7 hours teaching time for workshop fee of AUD 315. For experienced dancers, with a strong dance level, seeking to deepen their work in technique, choreography and expression. (This level is for all intermediate/advanced students, teachers & professionals). Maestro Peña will create new choreography for each workshop in each city.

BRISBANE SCHEDULE:

Monday 9 December 2013
6:30pm-8:00pm (Bas-Int) Bulerias de Jerez
8:00-9:30pm (Intermed/Adv) TBA

Tuesday 10 December 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm (Ele) Tangos
8:00pm-10:00pm (Bas-Int) Bulerias de Jerez

Wednesday 11 December 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm (Bas-Int) Bulerias de Jerez
8:00pm-10:00pm (Intermed/Adv) Palo TBA

Thursday 12 December 2013
6:00pm-8:00pm (Intermed/Adv) Palo TBA
8:00pm-10:00pm (Ele) Tangos

Friday 13 December 2013
6:30pm-8:00pm (Intermed/Adv) Palo TBA
8:00pm-9:30pm (Bas-Int) Bulerias de Jerez

FURTHER INFORMATION ON WORKSHOP FEES:

The fee is set for the total hours for workshops at the relevant level, no partial payments are possible.

Reduce your fees by registering early and taking more than one workshop.

Early Bird Discount
The Early Bird Reduction offered up until November 1 will reduce the workshop fee to:

  • $162 for the Elementary Level
  • $284 for the Bulerias de Jerez Basic/Intermediate Level
  • $284 for the Intermediate/Advanced Level

Multiple Level Discount
A Multiple Class Discount of 10% is applied when a student registers for more than one workshop.

2 Level Discount before November 1st
Level Elementary & Bulerias de Jerez = $401
Level Bulerias de Jerez & Intermed/Advanced = $511

2 Level Discount after November 1st
Level Elementary & Bulerias de Jerez = $445
Level Bulerias de Jerez & Intermed/Advanced = $567

3 Level Discount before November 1st
Level Elementary & Bulerias de Jerez & Advanced = $657

3 Level Discount after November 1st
Level Elementary & Bulerias de Jerez & Intermediate/Advanced = $729

*Advanced dancers taking the three levels should be aware in advance that Andres will teach to the relevant level, not to theirs.*

Observer fee per class is $10. A limited number will be possible. Please advise Sharon in advance if you wish to observe.

HOW TO PAY:

Bank Deposit/Transfer
Preferred payment method is electronic bank transfer (no charge to you or us). Pay to:
Sharon Tickle
Bank of Queensland, Indooroopilly Branch
BSB 124-001 Account Number 21741234
Please include your full name, and a note on which workshop(s) you are paying for. When you have done the transfer please email Sharon sharontickle@hotmail.com with the same details so she can match payment with student.

Assuming there is availability you will receive a confirmation within three business days of the money being receipted that you have a confirmed place in the workshop.

REFUND POLICY:
In the unlikely event that Andres Peña is unable to teach any or all of the scheduled classes the fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis, that is if Andres cannot teach any classes a full refund will be given and if he can only teach a portion the refund applied will be proportional to the hours taught.

Should you register and pay for a workshop but the workshop already have been filled your fee will be refunded in full within three business days as long as you provide Sharon with your bank account details.

This workshop series has been costed on a break even basis therefore no refunds can be give for non-attendance by a student for any reason.

NOTE ON VIDEOS:
Audio recordings only are permitted in class. If students wish to video record themselves dancing they may do so but not Maestro Peña. No videos to be made public please.

LOCATION: QUT X BLOCK, (White demountable dance studio), QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Near Cnr of Victoria Park Rd and Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane

 

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Andrew Veivers @ MONA

Museum of Old and New Art - Hobart
15 January 2014


On the back of his recent Queensland Music Award, Andrew Veivers is touring Australia with a brand new release - Departures - compositions for solo guitar - a reflection on the people, places, and projects that have been pivotal in Veivers' development as a musician and composer over the past 20 years.

Veivers has developed a very personal and clearly identifiable compositional style. His passion for both the classical and flamenco worlds of music, song, and dance have resulted in compositions that stylistically draw inspiration from greats as diverse as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla while retaining a clearly individual lilt. Deeply rhythmical, harmonically adventurous, and unashamedly lyrical, the architecture of Veivers' compositions reflects his ability to seamlessly join the rigorous research of a topic with the emotive goal and direction of a lyric or melody.

Performance Time: 1pm - 4pm (Main Stage)

Andrew Veivers - Departures


On the back of his recent Queensland Music Award, Andrew Veivers is releasing – Departures-  featuring solo compositions for Spanish guitar this October.

Veivers has developed a very personal and clearly identifiable compositional style. His passion for both the classical and flamenco worlds of music, song, and dance have resulted in compositions that stylistically draw inspiration from greats as diverse as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla while retaining a clearly individual lilt.

Departures is a reflection on the people, places and projects that have been pivotal in Veivers’ development as a musician and composer over the past 20 years.

Including 9 new tracks, Departures is set to draw wide recognition when Veivers' officially launches it to Australian audiences in 2014.

AVAILABLE FROM THE RED CHAIR E-SHOP NOW!

This recording has been proudly supported by Red Chair and The Regional Arts Development Fund - a Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

 

 

Monday 31 Sept and Tuesday 1 October 2013

Term 5 New Beginner, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) classes commence!

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Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over SEVEN (10.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners - open to everyone, suitable absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerías compás and technique!

New Beginners

When : Tues 1 October - Tues 12 November 2013

6.30 - 8pm teacher Simone Pope)

**Class confirmed**

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Beginner I

When : Tues 1 October - Tues 12 November 2013

8 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

**Class confirmed**

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Beginner II (lower)

When : Mon 31 September - Mon 11 November 2013

Beg II 7 - 8.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Cost (New Beg, Beg I, Beg II lower): One class per week for seven weeks $165, two classes per week for seven weeks $295 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I, or Beg I and Beg II)

 

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope.com indicating which level you will be attending, either direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer) or send cheque/money order made out to Simone Pope to PO Box 5841, West End, 4101. Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term. Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries/queries: Please call Simone 0411 742 933

 

Thurday 15 August and Wednesday 18 September 2013

Term 4 Beginner II Upper and Technique Classes commence Thursday 15 August 2013

Term 4 Intermediate and Ongoing classes commence 18 September 2013

Technique and Beginner II (Upper) courses comprise 1 and 1½ hours per week over EIGHT weeks (8 and 12hrs), Intermediate, Ongoing courses comprise 1 hours per week over TEN weeks (10hrs)

LEVELS:

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 4-5 years flamenco dance experience

Technique - open level for all students with at least 6mths - 1yr flamenco dance experience

Intermediate and Ongoing

When : Wed 18 Sept- Wed 27 Nov 2013

Intermediate 7.30 - 8.30 (teacher Simone Pope)

Ongoing 8.30 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : THE DANCEWORKS, 19 BURKE ST, WOOLLOONGABBA  

***Note there will be no classes on Wednesday 9 October***

Technique and Beginner II (Upper)

Thurs 15 Aug - Thurs 3 Oct 2013

Technique 7 - 8pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Beg II 8 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Where : ADPI STUDIO, 31-11 COLLINGWOOD ST, ALBION

 

Cost : Technique $130 or $20/class , Intermediate and Ongoing $160 or $20/class, Beg II (Upper) $190 or $25/class

Multiple class discount applies, please contact me for more information!

Enquiries/queries: Please call Simone 0411 742 933

Enrolments: To enrol email simone@simonepope,com indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

Fri 30 Aug - Sun 8 September

Flamenco Studio Sevillanas Workshops 2013

 

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Sevillanas .....considered the best know folkloric dance of Spain, the Sevillanas is made up of four short dances to set music. It is one of the few Spanish dances that have a set length and choreography, which means you can dance it with anyone, anywhere! Sevillanas has been embraced by Flamenco and have had a revival since the 1960's. It is especially celebrated at the various Ferias around Andalucia following Semana Santa, the most famous being the Feria de Sevilla. Many Sevillanos can sing a Sevillana, (there must be thousands of different ones!) and each year around Feria time as you wander through the shops, especially in Sevilla, you'll hear the latest Sevillana releases (the chart toppers for that year). They range from over the top but fun (synthesizer, orchestras, castanets) to stunning flamenco solo guitar interpretations. Away from Feria it's danced anywhere there's a party, you don't even need music.

 

Sevillanas is danced within flamenco under many interpretations - as a couple, in groups, with mantons, with fans, with or without castanets, fast, slow, and in various musical styles - it's been interpreted in pretty much every way! But it always returns to the same form and is nearly always danceable.

 

In the workshops we'll learn the traditional steps of the Sevillanas and how they go with the music, and we'll dance to various musical styles - mostly traditional but some less traditional styles.

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When:

Session 1   Fri 30 August 7-9pm (First Sevillanas)

Session 2   Sat 31 August 3.30-5.30pm (Second Sevillanas)

Session 3   Sun 1 Sept 3-5pm (Third Sevillanas)

Session 4   Sat 7 Sept 3.30-5.30pm (Fourth Sevillanas)

Session 5   Sun 8 Sept 3-5pm (revise all 4 dances - and refresher for those who've learnt them before!)

Where: Session 1,3,5 ADPI Studios, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Session 2 and 4 The Danceworks, 19 Burke St Woolloongabba

Cost:

Full course (10hrs) $160

Per session (2 hrs)  $35

 

Enrolments:   To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, PO Box 5841, West End, 4101, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear?   Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Saturday 3 August

Saruzu @ Music By The Sea
Sandgate Town Hall

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A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating. Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members - Andrew Veivers (Spanish guitar), Simone Pope (dance/cajon), Andrew Shaw (double bass) and Shenton Gregory (violin).

Date:      Saturday 3rd August 2013
Time:      7.30pm
Tickets:   Adult - $30, Concession - $25, Child (5-11 years) - FREE
Venue:    Sandgate Town Hall (Cliff & Seymour Sts, Sandgate)
Bookings/ More Info: musicbythesea.com.au

 

Friday 16 August

Saruzu @ The Soundlounge supported by Kacey Patrick
Doors open from 7:30pm, show begins at 8:30pm

Tickets $18 online, or $20 at the door unless sold out.

To buy tix: http://soundlounge.com.au/event/32398/saruzu/

Saruzu(AUS)

Supported by Kacey Patrick

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Saturday 1 and 8 June

Feet First @ QPAC

If you've ever dreamed of being centre stage or need some new moves for the dance floor, or just looking for and active and social night out, then Feet First is made for you!

Hosted by QPAC, you are invited to celebrate the richness and diversity of dance across all its forms.

Flamenco Workshops and Demonstrations Saturday 1 June 5-6pm, Saturday 8 June 5-6pm. FREE. Suitable for Beginners (all ages and abilities invited).

Full programme and further info http://www.qpac.com.au/bolshoi/feet-first.html

 

Bolshoi

 

Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June 2013

Flamenco Master Workshops - Brisbane 2013

Fri 12 - Sun 14 April 2013

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Rosalie Cocchiaro

 

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Rosalie Cocchiaro has spent the last 8 years studying and performing Flamenco in Madrid, Spain. Sh

e started dance at 3 years of age with classical ballet, and at 16 years old won a full time scholarship in her ballet school.

But then Flamenco came along. Rosalie studied with Diana Reyes (Sydney) and was soloist with her company for 5 years

before heading to Spain to further her artistic development. In Spain, she has studied with Domingo Ortega, Concha Jareño,

Belen Fernandez, Inma Ortega, Rafaela Carrasco, Manuel Liñan, and La Tacha, amongst others, at the presitigious

Amor de Dios school of flamenco dance.

 

More recently Rosalie has been performing Flamenco in renowned Madrid tablaos such as Torres Bermejas, Café de Chinitas,

Al Andalus, and El Barco and she performs regularly at El Juglar in Madrid.

 

Every year she returns to Australia to give workshops and perform with as an invited artists with various groups

around the country.

 

This is Rosalie's first time to Brisbane to give workshops, so I'm really looking forward to them!!

 

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower - Lower Intermediate) (5 hours total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate - Ongoing) (5 hours total)

 

Where: ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion.

Time :

Level 1 Dance

Session 1 Fri 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 1.30-3.30pm

(2hrs)

Session 3 Sun 1.30-3pm

(1.5hrs)

Level 2 Dance

Session 1 Fri 8-9.30pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 3.30 - 5pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 3 Sun 11.30-1.30pm

(2hrs)

Cost:

Dance Level 2 (5hrs) $160 or $55 per 1.5hr session/$70 per 2hr session

Dance Level 3 (5hrs) $160 or $55 per 1.5hr session/$70 per 2hr session

 

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

 

Enrolments: Please email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933. Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

 

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 April 2013

Flamenco Cajon Workshops with Claudia Chambers 2013

Claudia Chambers returns to Brisbane again for her fabulous cajon workshops! Two levels will be offered, the first level is open to absolute beginners! Level two will be aimed towards more experienced cajon players and percussionists.

 

 

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Open to absolute beginners to experienced players – keep this weekend free!! These workshops and classes are open

to anyone with an interest in learning how to play the fascinating rhythms found in flamenco music. They are designed

for:
• Drummers and percussionists who wish to explore flamenco rhythms as a way of expanding their own rhythmic abilities

• Flamenco musicians and dancers who would like to deepen their understanding of flamenco's underlying rhythms, or

‘compás'.
• Anyone who is simply interested in learning to play flamenco rhythms and/or the cajon

 

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Claudia Chambers - Cajon Player & Teacher

Starting off with a strong interest in Flamenco dance, Claudia moved to Spain where she lived for five years studying dance and percussion with some of Flamenco’s leading artists including Juan Flores (Duquende, Manuel Soto), Isaac Figueras (Chiquelo, Diego Carrasco) and Pepe Motos (Sara Baras Flamenco Company, Paco de Lucia). She then moved to Ireland for three years to play with Mexican guitar virtuosos, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Irish folk legend Luka Bloom.

 

Since moving back to Australia, Claudia has collaborated with many different artists and groups including Oscar Guzman, Los Carmonas, Hip Hop Duende and others.

 

A registered secondary teacher, Claudia has over 15 years experience teaching people of many ages, backgrounds and abilities. Claudia is currentlyin receipt of an Australia Council Artist in Schools grant, where she teaches cajon in schools. Her current project, Learn Cajon (www.learncajon.com) is an online resource where people can learn to play the cajon through video tutorials, find articles on the cajon, and join the Learn Cajon online community.

 

For more information see www.learncajon.com or visit Learn Cajon on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook or visit Claudia at www.aurorapercussion.com.au.

 

When: Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April 2013

Where : ADPI studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

 

Time : Level 1 Sat 2.45 – 4.15pm (1.5rs), Sun 1.30-3pm (1.5hrs) Total 3hrs

            Level 2 Sat 4.15 – 5.45 (1.5hrs), Sun 3 – 5pm (2hrs) Total 3.5hrs

Cost:

Level 1 $90 per workshop (earlybird special $80 for payment received by Fri 5 April!!!) or $50 per 1.5hr session

Level 2 $95 per workshop (earlybird special $85 for payment received by Fri 5 April!!!) or $50 per 1.5hr session, $65 per 2hr session

 

**10% off total if you do both full workshops**

 

Cajon hire: $10 for workshop or $5 per session – please advise in advance if you need to hire a cajon!

 

How to enrol: Please email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933. Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

 

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Sat February 16 - Sat 23 March 2013
Flamenco Fire - Gypsy Pathways - QLD Tour

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Flamenco Fire's Gypsy Pathways will be touring Queensland from 16 Feb - 23 March. Featuring international guests - dancer Francesca 'La Chica' Grima & percussionist Andrej Vujicic - alongside Australia's finest flamenco performers including dancer Simone Pope, guitarist Andrew Veivers & violinist Shenton Gregory. Our singer will be announced soon (waiting on the lovely people at immigration to give us the thumbs up!).

Sat 16 Feb - St.George Cultural Centre (St. George)
Tue 19 Feb - Quilpie Shire Hall (Quilpie)
Thurs 21 Feb - Roma Bungil Cultural Centre (Roma)
Fri 22nd Feb - Wandoan Cultural Centre (Wandoan)
Tue 26 Feb - Events Centre Theatre (Caloundra)
Thurs 28 Feb - Pilbeam theatre (Rockhampton)
Sat 2 March - Proserpine Entertainment Centre (Proserpine)
Wed 6 March - International Club (Atherton)
Fri 8 March - Moranbah Community centre (Moranbah)
Sat 9 March - Capella Cultural Centre (Capella)
Mon 11 March - Barcaldine Shire Hall (Barcaldine)
Wed 13 March - Bauhinia Memorial Park (Springsure)
Thu 14 March - Biloela Civic Centre (Biloela)
Sat 16 March - Brolga Theatre (Maryborough)
Tue 19 March - Oakey Cultural Centre (Oakey)
Wed 20 March Millmerran Cultural Centre (Millmerran)
Thu 21 March - Chinchilla R.S.L Memorial Club (Chinchilla)
Fri 22 March - Warwick Town Hall (Warwick)
Sat 23 March - The Centre (Beaudesert)

 

Mon 14 January to Tues 12 February 2013

FLAMENCO STUDIO NEW BEGINNER, BEGINNER I and BEGINNER II (LOWER) CLASSES TERM 1, 2013

MON 14 JANUARY TO TUES 12 FEBRUARY 2013

TECHNIQUE CLASSES THURS 17 JANUARY TO THURS 7 FEBRUARY

Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over FIVE (7.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerías compás and technique!

Technique - focus on various aspects of flamenco technique...footwork, upper body, arms and hands. Open level for all students with at least 6 mths - 1yr flamenco dance experience

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners and Beginner I

Tues 15 January - Tues 12 February 2012

New Beginner 6.30-8pm teacher Simone Pope)

Beginner I 8-9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

When : Beginner II (lower)

Mon 14 January - Mon 11 February 2012

Beg II 7 - 8.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Cost: One class per week for five weeks $120,

Two classes per week for five weeks $220 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I, or Beg I and Beg II),

Casual classes $25

Where : THE DANCEWORKS, 19 BURKE ST, WOOLLOONGABBA

When : Technique

Thurs 17 January - Thurs 7 February 2012

7-8pm teacher Simone Pope)

Cost: $20 per class

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

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Thurs 10 January - Sun 13 January 2013
The Flamenco Studio presents
:

Flamenco Dance and Cajon Workshops with Francesca La Chica and Andrej Vujicic

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Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 January 2013

 

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg – Beg I levels) (3 hours total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two/three years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower - Lower Intermediate) (6 hours total)

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate - Ongoing) (6 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 1 - Basic cajon level - open to all beginner levels (including absolute beginners) (3 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 2 - Intermediate upwards cajon level - for trained percussionists or those with experience on cajon (3.5 hours total)

Also Available by Request:

 

Bata de Cola Workshops – private tuition or small groups by arrangement on Wednesday 9th Jan. Both Chica and Andrej will be available for Private Tuition on Wednesday 9 January too (day and evening). Contact Simone (details below).

 

Where: The Dance Works, 19 Burke St, Woolloongabba (fully airconditioned studio (ole!) walking distance from Park Rd station!!)

 

Time :

Level 1 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Fri 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 1.30-3pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Thurs 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sat 3-4pm

(1hrs)

Session 3 Sun 3-4pm

(1hrs)

 

Level 1 Dance

Session 1 Sat 12 - 1.30pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Sun 12.30 - 2pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Dance

Session 1 Fri 8-10m

(2hrs)

Session 2 Sat 4-6pm

(2hrs)

Session 3 Sun 10-12pm

(2hrs)

 

Level 3 Dance

Session 1 Thurs 8-10pm

(2hrs)

Session 2 Sat 10-12pm

(2hrs)

Session 3 Sun 4-6pm

 

(2hrs)

Cost:

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs) $90 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Cajon Level 2 (3.5hrs) $100 or $50 per 1.5hr session/$65 per 2hr session

Dance Level 1 (3hrs) $100 or $55 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 2 (6hrs) $200 or $70 per 2hr session/$90 per 2.5hr session

Dance Level 3 (6hrs) $200 or $70 per 2hr session/$90 per 2.5hr session

 

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone/email Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Cajons available for hire : $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

Enrolments: Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 0411 742 933 or email simone@simonepope.com

!!!!!!!! LEARN CAJON PROMO AS PART OF THE SUMMER WORKSHOPS !!!!!!

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Receive a free Requena Bag and Learn Cajon DVD for any Requena Cajon bought before or during the workshops as a one

off ($90 in value). This includes online purchases - you can order at www.learncajon.com and email Claudia

(claudia@learncajon.com) and she will add in the specials.

Some Cajon models will also be available for students to try at the workshops!!

The promotion finishes midnight on Sunday 13 January! 

Thurs 27 December 2012 - 1 January 2013
Flamenco Fire Gypsy Pathways @ The Woodford Folk Festival

The word is officially out! The Woodford Folk Festival will present a season of Flamenco Fire's Gypsy Pathways at this year's festival. Featuring international guests - dancer Francesca 'La Chica' Grima & percussionist Andrej Vujicic - alongside Australia's finest flamenco performers including dancer Simone Pope, guitarists Kieren Ray & Andrew Veivers, singer James Paul & violinist Shenton Gregory.

Vivid... Seductive... Haunting..


Celebrating the epic nature of the great gypsy migration, Gypsy Pathways looks to the elements of the rich and diverse cultures that the Romani people both brought with them, with their Kathak traditions, and encoutered and integrated with their own during their travels through Persia (now Iran) and North Africa. Many of these influences were ultimately to come together when they arrived in Spain, arguably adding the most crucial ingredients to what was to become flamenco.

Sat 29 Dec - Concert - 10pm
Sun 30 Dec - Folklorica - 10.30pm
Mon 31 Dec - Concert - 6pm
Tues 1 Jan - Concert - 11am

Details at www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

 

Sat 8 December 2012

Flamenco Studio End of Year Fiesta!!!

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WHERE: BRISBANE LATVIAN HALL, 25 CHURCH AVE, BURANDA (http://brisbanelatvianhall.blogspot.com.au/)

WHEN: SATURDAY 8 DEC 6PM-11PM (SET UP TIME 5PM)

COST: Adults $25, Children 5 -12 $10, under 5 free. The price includes a selection of antipasti from Gemma our caterer. BYO all drinks, and any extra snacks etc you might want to eat. I'll provide plastic cups, plates etc....byo own wine glasses! There is a large fridge and there will be an ice filled esky, but if you want to BYO your own esky that's fine too!

NO TICKET SALES ON THE DAY!! ALL TICKETS MUST BE PREPURCHASED BY THIS WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER!! (so we can finalised numbers for catering)

DRESS: DRESS UP IN YOUR FAVORITE FLAMENCO OR SPANISH OUTFIT!! We don't get to do it very often do we!!

Note: This is NOT an official performance night, but I will strongly encourage dancing of Sevillanas, and anything else that happens after that happens......musicians bring any instruments too! Note: Any spontaneous dancing involving FLAMENCO SHOES needs to happen on the stage!!!

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: PLEASE EMAIL ME HOW MANY TICKETS YOU WOULD LIKE ASAP AND YOU CAN EITHER PAY ME IN CLASS OR EFT PAYMENT TO THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT - National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer)

I will have a list of all names and number of tickets bought by you which will be checked as you enter on the night.

PARKING: There are around 22 carparks at the hall. It can be a busy area for residential parking so give yourself plenty of time. There should be plenty of parking in adjoining streets, especially Toohey St.

Saturday 17 November 2012

THE FLAMENCO STUDIO - FLAMENCO FOR KIDS!!!FINAL COURSE FOR THE YEAR!!!

Open to all children, no experience necessary! Classes will be lead by Vanessa Hilton - enrolments essential! Contact Simone Pope to enrol!

Wed 28 November - Fri 30 November 2012

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Maria Bermudez

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One of the most versatile flamenco artists in world music and dance today!

Maria “Chacha” Bermudez  

 

Her outstanding and critically aclaimed performances have graced the stages of prominent venues in Spain, North America and throughout the world. 

Including The Hollywood Bowl, The John Ford Theatre, The Lincoln Centre, Navital de Beaucaire, France,  and The Teatro Villamarta at the prestigeous Festival Flamenco de Jerez!

 

As the founder and artistic director of the flamenco group Sonidos Gitanos, Maria has exposed audiences across the world to the unique flamenco sound and style of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the city where Maria has resided for many years. She was honored by the artists of this city for her relentless dedication to the artisty of the region. Her extensive career has inspired the award winning documentary film "Streets of Flamenco". Inspired by the premature death of her brother, a promising flamenco dancer, the film follows Maria's journey from the barrios of East Los Angeles, to the gypsy barrios of the flamenco world.

 

Visit Maria’s website for more information, photos and videos.  OLE!

http://mariabermudez.com/home.html

Testimonials:

"Maria Bermudez is an incredible resource in her knowledge and expertise of flamenco. Her acute understanding of the art form and ability to transmit this in her teaching is more than remarkable. Having studied with her for 5 years in Jerez I highly recommend her as an excellent teacher. Her generosity of spirit, experience and discipline are as outstanding as her warmth and compassion as a person. I highly recommend her."

 

Tomas Arroquero

 

"I took a course with Maria Bermudez during the 2010 Festival de Jerez and during that week Maria taught us Solea and Seguiriya.
Apart from Maria's affable teaching style and her ability to explain her extensive knowledge of flamenco baile, what I remember the most was her capability to interpret a choreography within the bounds of cante. Apart from being an accomplished dancer on an international scale, Maria is also an excellent singer. Mixing both her skills during the workshop we were able to make sense and gain some clarity on how to dance these deep sombre palos like the Solea and Seguiriya. I fully recommend all flamenco dancers in Australia to take advantage of this unique chance to learn with Maria Bermudez and get a real taste of puro flamenco with a touch of Jerez de la Frontera"

Sebastian Sanchez

"I am so excited to learn that Maria Bermudez will be making a stop in Australia on her way to New Zealand this November. I studied briefly with Maria Bermudez at the 2010 Jerez Festival, in a tiny studio in Santiago accompanied by her partner and friends – all locals to Jerez – and it was far and away the most valuable few hours of flamenco study I experienced during my five weeks in Spain. Sebastian Sanchez also participated in her workshops, as did students from Perth and Brisbane. Our reactions to Maria and our feelings on the impact of her workshop were very similar.

Maria is a singer as well as dancer, and teaches flamenco in the way she understands it: musically and in seamless relationship with the cante. She’d often sing while teaching (she has a stunning voice) and she always made sure to explain (in English as well as Spanish) the structure of the song that we were learning from the perspective of singer, dancer, and guitarist. Her approach to teaching is generous, kind, warm and funny, and full of love for the dance form. She's got a huge personality and is clearly well-loved by the flamenco community in Jerez.

What struck me most about Maria Bermudez was her dancing; she is a natural dancer, fundamentally flamenco. She has a style that I think of as feminine, unfettered, and fluid, spontaneous and expansive, incorporating beautiful bodywork and strong fast feet, an absolute joy to observe.

As people who know me are well aware, I raved about Maria's workshop for months afterwards and I still think of her teaching as some of the most important I've been blessed to experience. She is an extraordinary combination of bailaora and profesora.

 

If there is one flamenco workshop you go to in Australia in the next few months, make it this one!"

 

Emma Somyden Davey, flamenco student from Brisbane / Melbourne

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Level 1 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower to Lower Intermediate)

Level 2 - Good flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate to Ongoing)

When:

Level 1 Wed 28 November 7-8.30pm, Thurs 29 November 7-8.30pm, Fri 30 November 7-8.30pm  

Level 2 Wed 28 November 8.30-10pm, Thurs 29 November 8.30-10pm, Fri 30 November 8.30-10pm  

*** Please note sessions follow on from each other****

 

Where:                                                                                                      

Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Rehearsal Room, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

 

Cost:

Level 1 $180 (4.5hrs) or $65/1.5 session (note sessions follow on from each other)

Level 2 $180 (4.5hrs) or $65/1.5hr session (note sessions follow on from each other)

Observation fee $20 per class.

A deposit or full payment is required to secure your place as numbers will be limited!

 

****Special early bird price of $170 for payments received by Wednesday 14 November****

****10% discount for attending any two full workshops!!*****

 

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933

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Sat 15 Sept - 4 Nov 2012 

100 Years of Spanish Cinema at GOMA 

Until 4 November 2012

qagoma.qld.gov.au/spanishcinema

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

Including Carlos Saura's films Carmen, Bodas de Sangre, Flamenco 1995 (Sat 15 Sept 3.00pm Cinema A), and Flamenco, Flamenco 2010

(Wed 3 Oct 6.00pm and Sat 6 October 3.00pm Cinema A)

 

  Carmen 1983 M   Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) 1981 Ages 15+   Flamenco 1995 Ages 15+  Flamenco, Flamenco 2010 All ages

 

Friday 26 October to Saturday 10 November 2012

Opera QLD presents CARMEN

 

carmen

 

26 October – 10 November
Lyric Theatre, QPAC

 

THE STORY

Bizet’s iconic tale of passion unfolds when a fight breaks out at a cigarette factory in a Seville square, and Carmen – a gypsy – is arrested by the soldier

Don José. Carmen quickly seduces him but like many before him Don José’s attempts to tame the freedom-loving beauty are futile. His obsession with

her turns to murderous rage when she leaves him for the famous toreador, Escamillo.

 

The soul stirring music of Carmen is some of the most familiar in all of opera. From Carmen’s rich and provocative Habanera and seductive Seguidilla to

 the rousing Toreador Song, the score is full of fiery Spanish rhythms and popular melodies. Francesca Zambello’s powerful production, originally

 created for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, makes its Queensland debut and superbly captures the essence of a woman who chooses how

she will live, love and die.

 

In the title role of Carmen – the ultimate femme fatale – is the stunning American mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chávez, reprising a role she has performed

to great acclaim around the world.

 

Making his Opera Queensland debut, French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak, leads an exciting cast of international and Australian artists including

Ukrainian tenor Konstantin Andreyev as Don José, Australian-based Argentinian baritone José Carbó as Escamillo and soprano Lecia Robertson as

Micaëla, the mighty Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

 

Carmen is one of the greatest operas of all time – and a feast for all the senses.

 

CAST

Carmen

Kirstin Chávez

Moralès

Guy Booth

Don José

Konstantin Andreyev

Frasquita

Emily Burke

Escamillo

José Carbó

Mercédès

Sally-Anne Russell

Micaëla

Lecia Robertson

Le Dancaïre

Shaun Brown

Zuniga

Andrew Collis

Le Remendado

Bradley Daley

CREATIVES

Conductor

Emmanuel Joel-Hornak

Designer

Tanya McCallin

Original Director

Francesca Zambello

Lighting Designer

Paule Constable

Revival Director

Matthew Barclay

Choreographer

Arthur Pita

 

PERFORMANCES

Friday, 26 October, 7:30pm
Tuesday, 30 October, 7:30pm
Thursday, 1 November, 7:30pm (30 Below)
Saturday, 3 November, 7:30pm
Tuesday, 6 November, 7:30pm (30 Below)
Thursday, 8 November, 6:30pm (30 Below)
Saturday, 10 November, 1:30pm

 

RELATED TALKS AND EVENTS

Discover more about the opera at the free talk held on the Balcony Level of the Lyric Theatre 45 minutes before every performance.

Arrive early as limited seating is available.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Queensland Chorus
  • Sung in French with projected English translations
  • Running time – approximately two hours and fifty minutes including one twenty-minute interval
  • Pre-order your interval drinks from the Lyric Theatre Foyer Bar for fast service at interval
  • This production is presented by arrangement with Opera Australia

TICKET SALES

Book Online

All performances currently on sale appear with performance times, venue and ticket prices. Online booking is available and provides 24 hour, 7 day-a-week access for ticket purchases. Simply search for your event and follow the prompts through to booking. Please be sure to check performance date, time and venue when making your booking.

http://www.qpac.com.au/event/OQ_Carmen_12.aspx

By Phone

Call qtix on 136 246 between 9.00am and 8.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Toll Free outside Brisbane metropolitan area. Charge to Visa, Mastercard, Diners or American Express. Tickets will be posted, or may be collected from the qtix Box Office.

By Mail

Address to: qtix Box Office, QPAC, PO Box 3567, South Bank QLD 4101. Cheques/money orders payable to Queensland Performing Arts Trust. Include address, phone number, event name, number of tickets and preferred performance date (and an alternative date).

In Person

qtix has seven ticket outlets across South East Queensland. Where are qtix outlets located.

 

carmen  carmen  Opera Queensland - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Saturday 21 July - Sunday 4 November 2012

Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado

 

Vecellio di Gregorio Tiziano (Titian)  | Christ carrying the Cross

Vecellio di Gregorio Tiziano (Titian) | Christ carrying the Cross (Cristo con la Cruz a cuestas) c.1565 | P438 | Collection: Museo Nacional del Prado

| © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

21 July – 4 November 2012 | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Ticketed | An Australian first, exclusive to Brisbane

QAG Opening Hours
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays

‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado’ has been specially curated for the Queensland Art Gallery by the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (the Prado). It is the largest and most significant international loan the Prado has ever undertaken, and is also the first exhibition from their collection ever to be shown in the Southern Hemisphere.'

 

Tues 30 October 2012

FLAMENCO STUDIO NEW BEGINNER and BEGINNER CLASSES TERM 6

TUES 30 OCTOBER TO TUES 11 DECEMBER 2012

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Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over SEVEN (10.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners and Beginner I students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

 

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners and Beginner I

Tues 30 October - Tues 11 December 2012  

New Beginner 6.30-8pm (teachers Vanessa Hilton and Simone Pope) 

Beginner I 8-9.30pm (teachers Vanessa Hilton and Simone Pope)

***Note classes are subject to minimum numbers****

Cost : One class per week for seven weeks $155,

2 classes per week for seven weeks $270 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I),

casual classes $25.

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

Monday 8 October 2012 

FLAMENCO STUDIO BEGINNER II (LOWER) TERM 5 CLASSES COMMENCE

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Beginner II (lower) course comprises 1½ hours per week over SEVEN weeks (10.5hrs)

LEVELS: Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerías compás and technique!

Where : ADPI STUDIO, 31-33 COLLINGWOOD ST, ALBION

When : Beginner II (lower) Bulerias

Mon 8 October - Mon 19 November 2012

Beg II 7-8.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Cost: One class per week for seven weeks $155, casual classes $25.

Enrolments : To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.


What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933

Friday 21 and Sunday 23 September

Flamenco Cursillos with Jessica Statham!!

 

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Initially trained in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, Jessica discovered flamenco at an early age and began her study in Sydney with teachers such as Elena Varga and Ana Otero. She performed regularly with various Sydney based groups, including a two year residency at the tablao 'La Campana'.

In 2004 she moved to Madrid where she spent 5 years studying intensively at the renowned Amor de Dios academy with artists such as Marco Flores, Concha Jareño, Manuel Liñan, David Paniagua, Domingo Ortega, Pepa Molina and more, all of whom are at the cutting edge of flamenco today. During her time there she was fortunate to be given opportunities to perform in some of Madrid's tablaos including the popular 'El Juglar'.

Since returning to Australia she has performed with flamenco groups around the country, though most notably as a featured artist of Bandaluzia, one of Australia's most innovative and celebrated flamenco ensembles. She has gained a reputation for her impeccable rhythm and footwork, graceful body technique, impressive musicality and powerful style, making her a valuable member of Australia's contemporary flamenco scene.

Known for her generous teaching style, she has been invited to teach classes in some of Sydney's well established flamenco schools including The Spanish School of Dance and Flamenco Australia and also regularly gives workshops Australia-wide. She maintains her love of dance in all forms through continued training in ballet and contemporary dance, complementing her technical skill as a flamenco dancer and her creativity as a choreographer.

Level 1 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower to Lower Intermediate)

Level 2 - Good flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate to Ongoing)

When:

Level 1 Fri 21 Sept 6.30 – 8pm (1.5hr); Sun 23 Sept 2-4pm (2hr)

Level 2 Fri 21 Sept 8 – 9.30pm (1.5hr); Sun 23 Sept 4-6pm (2hr)

*** Please note sessions follow on from each other****

 

Where:

ADPI Studios 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Cost:

Level 1 $105 (3.5hrs) or $50/1.5hr session, $65/2hr session

Level 2 $105 (3.5hrs) or $50/1.5hr session, $65/2hr session

****10% discount for attending any two full workshops!!*****

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you! Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Flamenco at Bread and Butter - Kirra Beach

Friday 28 September 2012

Flamenco on Brunswick at Majos - CANCELLED!!

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2012

 

Wed 12 and Thurs 13 September 2012

BEGINNER II (UPPER), INTERMEDIATE, ONGOING AND TECHNIQUE

TERM 3 CLASSES RECOMMENCE

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Beginner II (lower) course comprises 1½ hours per week over SEVEN weeks (10.5hrs)Beginner II (upper), Intermediate, Ongoing and technique courses comprising 1 1/4 hours per week over EIGHT weeks (10hrs)

LEVELS:

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 4-5 years flamenco dance experience

Technique - open level for all students with at least 6 mths - 1yr flamenco dance experience

Where : BRISBANE POWERHOUSE STORES REHEARSAL ROOM, 119 LAMINGTON ST, NEW FARM

When : Intermediate and Ongoing

Wed 12 September - Wed 21 November 2012

Intermediate 7 - 8.15 (teacher Simone Pope)

Ongoing 8.15 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

***Note there will be no class Wed 26 September, and Wed 17 and 24 October***

: Beginner II (Upper) and Technique

Thurs 13 September - Thurs 22 November 2012

Beg II 7 - 8.15pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Technique 8.15 - 9.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

***Note there will be no classes Thurs 11 October, Thurs 1 and 8 November***

****Please note all Thursday classes in September will take place at the ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion****

Cost : One class per week $150, 2 classes per week $265, 3 classes per week $360 or $20 casual per session

Enrolments : To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.


What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933

 

Mon 20 August 2012

FLAMENCO STUDIO BEGINNER II (LOWER) TERM 4 CLASSES

COMMENCE

Beginner II (lower) course comprises 1½ hours per week over SEVEN weeks (10.5hrs)

LEVELS:

Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerías compás and technique!

Where : ADPI STUDIO, 31-33 COLLINGWOOD ST, ALBION

When : Beginner II (lower) Bulerias

Mon 20 August - Mon 1 October 2012

Beg II 7 - 8.30pm (teacher Simone Pope)

Cost: One class per week for seven weeks $155, casual classes $25.

Enrolments : To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.


What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 0411 742 933

Saturday 25 August 2012 

THE FLAMENCO STUDIO - FLAMENCO FOR KIDS!!!

Classes will be lead by Vanessa Hilton - enrolments essential! Contact Simone Pope to enrol!

 

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Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2012

The Saruzu Quartet Performing at Noosa Jazz Festival

A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild

improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating. Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered

through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members. 

Where: Rococco Bar and Restaurant 42 Hastings St, Noosa Heads

When: Saturday 1 Sept 8.30 till late, Sunday 2 Sept 6.30 till late

Free!

Bookings: (07) 5474 9600

The Saruzu Quartet Performing at Noosa Jazz Festival

Tues 24 July 2012

FLAMENCO STUDIO NEW BEGINNER and BEGINNER I COURSES COMMENCE TUESDAY 24 JULY2012

Photo courtesy of Nigel O'Neill

Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over SEVEN (10.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners and Beginner I students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

 

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners and Beginner I

Tues 24 July - Tues 4 September 2012

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm (teacher Vanessa Hilton)

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm (teacher Vanessa Hilton)

Cost : One class per week for seven weeks $155,

2 classes per week for seven weeks $270 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I),

casual classes $25.

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students, a heeled shoe or boot is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

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Saturday 23 – Tuesday 26 June 2012

Flamenco Master Workshops with Manuel Betanzo from Seville

 

Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 May 2012

Music on Magnetic

Music on Magnetic is a weeklong workshop festival on tropical Magnetic Island (off Townsville) featuring some of the best teachers and

performers Australia has to offer. It is geared for both beginners and more skilled musicians, focuses mainly on world-music and is now in

its third year of existence.

This years program includes bollywood dance and chanting classes with Parvyn Singh, yoga classes with Dani Ceccarelli, body percussion

and drum nature workshops with Greg Sheehan, song arranging and the 'Seductive Sounds of Slide Guitar' with Kristina Olsen, musical

explorations in the 'Music Lab' with Linsey Pollak including his Macedonian dance band, and harmonic exploration of various musical traditions

in 'Pacific a cappella' with Beat Lehmann.

And then there are the jams, the teacher's concert, the beach, the musical tasters ... so many musical riches to indulge in! 5 - 12 May 2012,

Magnetic Island, QLD. Cost: $895 (includes accommodation, meals, tuition, and entertainment for 7 nights). More information/bookings:

W: http://home.iprimus.com.au/magneticnorth/index.htm /// E: musiconmagnetic@gmail.com

   

Thurs 29 March 2012

An Evening with Eva Pinero Mesa "La Malaguita" - bookings essential!!!

Saturday 30 March, Sunday 1 April and Tuesday 3 April 2012

Flamenco Cante (singing) workshops with Eva Pinero Mesa - La Malaguita!! Open to all, no experience necessary!!

This is Eva's second visit to Brisbane and some of us have already enjoyed her teaching, expertise and wonderful flamenco voice and singing. On top of her amazing voice, Eva is an excellent teacher who is able to impart technique whilst guiding you through various flamenco song styles. Open to everyone including absolute beginners.

 

Bookings are open now - please email simone@simonepope.com to book!

 

Eva is also available for private classes by arrangement. Please contact Simone on simone@simonepope.com to make a booking.

***Note new time on Saturday!***

 

When: Saturday 31 March 2.30-4.30pm, Sunday 1 April 11am-1pm, Tuesday 3 April 7-9pm

Where: Highgate Hill

Cost: $50 per session

Bookings and enquiries: email simone@simonepope.com or phone 3844 3446

 

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Sunday 1 April 2012

Flamenco on Brunswick returns to Majos!! - bookings essential as last show was a sell-out!!

 

Thursday 5 - Monday 9 April 2012

Flamenco Fire at the National Folk Festival
Exhibition Park - Canberra

 

    National Folk Festival (Canberra)

 

National Folk Festival
Exhibition Park - Canberra
5-9 April 2012

The National Folk Festival is celebrated every Easter, when Canberra is frocked up in its golden autumn best. Australia’s festival flagship, the ‘National’, draws together people from all around Australia and the world. They come to share in the songs, dances, tunes, and verse that have flowed through the ages from many communities into Australian folk culture.

This year's line up of world class acts include Flamenco Fire's Primavera Mia and Stringmansassy.

When:        5-9 April 2012
Where:       Exhibition Park
                   Cnr Northbourne Avenue & Flemington Road
                   Mitchell ACT
 

More Info and Tickets: www.folkfestival.org.au / Ph: 1300 235 849

 

Wednesday 28 March, Tues 10 April 2012

    Flamenco Guitar MasterClasses (Lismore and Canberra)

 

Flamenco Guitar Master Classes
with Andrew Veivers


One of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises.

In these exciting workshops, Andrew will introduce you to the lively, dramatic rhythms and techniques of flamenco guitar. Take a journey into the world of flamenco guitar as Andrew dispels some common myths and exposes a few ‘smoke ‘n mirror’ tricks along the way.

Workshop Details:

Lismore
Presented by the Northern Rivers Conservatorium

Date:                Wed 28 March 2012
Time:                6pm - 8pm
Venue:              Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music
                         (Upstairs Concert Room)
                         Cnr Keen & Magellan St. Lismore NSW
Cost:                 $10
Bookings:         (02) 6621 2266

Canberra
Presented by the Canberra Classical Guitar Society

Date:                Tues 10 April 2012
Time:                6pm - 8pm
Venue:              Belconnen Arts Centre  (Emu Bank Rd. Belconnen)
Cost:                $25 (discount for CCGS Members)
Bookings:         0403 640 669 / info@classicalguitarcanberra.org.au

 

Monday 16 April 2012

 

    Flamenco Dance Classes with Vanessa Hilton (Caloundra)

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Flamenco Dance Classes with Vanessa Hilton
Suncoast City Performing Arts Centre - Caloundra
Term 2:
Mondays - 16th April to 4th June (7.00pm - 8.30pm)

The Flamenco Studio's Vanessa Hilton will be commencing her 4th term of Sunshine Coast flamenco dance classess on 16th April.

Vanessa approaches teaching flamenco as an opportunity to share her love for flamenco dance and music. Her classes include technique, set choreography, theory and self expression.

Vanessa has performed flamenco at Queensland Multicultural Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Convention Centre, the Q1 Building Gold Coast, The Spanish Centre, and various corporate and private functions. She has travelled to Spain twice to learn from Ana Maria Lopez in Jerez, and from Ursula Lopez, Soraya Clavijo, and Leonor Leal in Seville. In Australia, Vanessa has studied with Francesca ‘La Chica’ Grima, Tomas Arroquero, Pepa Molina, Belen Fernandez, Andrej Vujicic, Sebastian Sanchez, Maribel Ramos, Ana Romero, Areti Boyaci, and Roshanne Wijeyeratne.

Mondays - 16th April to 4th June 2012 (7.00pm - 8.30pm)

Bookings are essential as numbers are strictly limited.

Cost:  8 week course - $160.00 or $25.00 per class

Purchase tickets now online through red e-tix www.redchair.com.au or call Red Chair on (07) 5473 9498

Tuesday 21 February 2012

 

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Friday 30 December 2011

Woodford Folk Festival Flamenco Dance Workshops

Dancing the World - Flamenco Dance Workshop at the Woodford Folk Festival with

Simone Pope – open to absolute beginners!!

4pm, The Dancehall, Woodford Folk Festival

More info http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/

 

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Saturday 14 – Tuesday 17 January 2012

Flamenco Dance and Cajon Summer Workshops with "La Chica" and Andrej from Seville!!

Presented by The Flamenco Studio

 

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About Francesca Grima “La Chica”…..

Principal dancer with Seville-based company, ‘Puerto Flamenco', ‘La Chica' has performed at famous flamenco tablaos in Seville including La Arenal

and appeared as a soloist in international productions at the 2006 Bienal de Flamenco in Seville. For the past 6 years Francesca has appeared as

a soloist in “Etnikafe- Fusion de Flamenco y Jazz” and has performed at numberous festivals in Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, and

Luxembourg.

http://www.puertoflamenco.com/Photos_files/Media/Puerto09andrej2/Puerto09andrej2.jpg?disposition=downloadAbout Andrej Vujicic “Andres” .....Originally from Belgrade, Andrej began his career as a flamenco

percussionist in Sydney. Now based in Sevilla, Spain, he has collaborated with many famous flamenco

artists, toured extensively in Asia, Australia and Europe with Puerto Flamenco, and performed in Spain's

major flamenco festivals including the Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla and Festival de Jerez. He is also featured

on the well-known ‘solo compás' flamenco cd series. For more information, demos and photos:

 

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Saturday 14 – Monday 16th January 2012

Level 1 Dance Workshops – Experienced beginners, at least two/three years flamenco dance experience

(Beg II Lower - Lower Intermediate) (6 hours total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least four/five years flamenco dance experience

(Upper Intermediate - Ongoing) (6 hours total)

 

Sunday 15 and Tuesday 17 January 2012

Cajon and Palmas Level 1 – Beginner cajon - open to everyone, no experience necessary! (3 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 2 – Intermediate upwards cajon level - for percussionists or those with experience on cajon (3.5 hours total)

Also Available by Request:

Bata de Cola Workshops – private tuition or small groups by arrangement.

 

Time :

Level 1 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Sun 12.30-2pm

(1.5hrs)

Session 2 Tues 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

Level 2 Cajon and palmas

Session 1 Sun 4-6pm

(2hrs)

Session 2 Tues 8-9.30pm

(1.5hrs)

Level 1 Dance

Session 1 Sat 2.30-5pm

(2.5hrs)

Session 2 Sun 2-4pm

(2hrs)

Session 3 Mon 8-9.30pm

(1.5hrs)

Level 2 Dance

Session 1 Sat 12-2pm

(2rs)

Session 2 Sun 10-12.30pm

(2.5hrs)

Session 3 Mon 6.30-8pm

(1.5hrs)

 

Cost:

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs) $85 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Cajon Level 2 (3.5hrs) $100 or $50 per 1.5hr session/$65 per 2hr session

Dance Level 1 (6hrs) $180 or $65 per 2hr session/$80 per 2.5hr session

Dance Level 2 (6hrs) $180 or $65 per 2hr session/$80 per 2.5hr session

** Sessions follow on from each other. Please phone Simone if you are unsure of your level***

 

Cajons available for hire : $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

Where:

Saturday and Sunday - Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Rehearsal Room

Monday and Tuesday  - Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Rehearsal Room (to be confirmed)

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note: No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

Enrolments: Simply email simone@simonepope.com or send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio GPO Box 1821,

Brisbane 4001 or email to . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447,

Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment,

thank you!

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 3846 4909 or email simone@simonepope.com

Tues 24 January 2012

FLAMENCO STUDIO NEW BEGINNER and BEGINNER I COURSES COMMENCE

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Courses comprising 1½ hours per week over SEVEN (10.5hrs) weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

 

NOTE: Classes are subject to minimum numbers to go ahead so please advise if you wish to enrol!

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners and Beginner I

Tues 24 January - Tues 6 March 2012

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm

(teacher Vanessa Hilton)

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm

(teacher Vanessa Hilton)

Cost : One class per week for seven weeks $150,

2 classes per week for seven weeks $265 (eg New Beginners AND Beg I), casual classes $25.

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending,

or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name

of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome

to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear?
For female students, this is not Tango or Salsa so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal

(court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine, with a comfortable top you can move in.

For male students a heeled shoe or boot would is ideal, along with comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

BEG II (UPPER), INTERMEDIATE, ONGOING AND TECHNIQUE COURSES WILL RECOMMENCE IN FEBRUARY 2012

Date to be advised.

 

Thurs 2 to Sat 4 February 2012

Flamenco Fire - Gypsy Pathways - Tickets On Sale Now!

 

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Red Chair & QPAC Present

Flamenco Fire

Gypsy Pathways

Playhouse - QPAC
2 - 4 February 2012

4 Shows Only - Tickets on Sale Now!

Vivid ... Seductive...Haunting...

Flamenco Fire will premier its spectacular new production - Gypsy Pathways - with four performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Playhouse from 2 - 4 February 2012.

Celebrating the epic nature of the great gypsy migration, Gypsy Pathways delves into the rich and diverse cultures that the Romani people brought with them, with their kathak traditions, from India and encountered and integrated with their own, during their travels through Persia (now Iran) and North Africa. Many of these influences were ultimately to come together when they arrived in Spain, arguably adding the most crucial ingredients to what was to become flamenco.

Featuring the stunning talents of special international guests Indian kathak dancer/singer Sulagna Basu, flamenco dancer Francesca 'La Chica', and flamenco percussionist Andrej Vujicic alongside some of Australia's finest flamenco artists, including dancers Simone Pope, Sebastian Sanchez and Natalie Slect, guitarists Kieren Ray and Andrew Veivers, violinist Shenton Gregory, and singer James Paul, Flamenco Fire's Gypsy Pathways distils from eight centuries of tradition a compelling, passionate, and vibrant show that captures all of the excitement and drama of this part of the great Romani story.

The creative vision of Sunshine Coast based Director/Composer and renowned Flamenco guitarist - Andrew Veivers - Gypsy Pathways has been commissioned by Queensland producer Red Chair with the support of Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council and QPAC. Veivers' compositional skills have been in high demand with recent commissioned compositional credits including 'Al-Andaluz' (Flamenco Fire 2010), a new translation of Garcia Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' (Sydney Theatre Company 2011) , and a major orchestral work for this year's Woodford Folk Festival.

"Gypsy Pathways is the next chapter in the Flamenco story - a story that I have been exploring through the Flamenco Fire company over the last decade. It involves exciting new partnerships with Indian, flamenco and contemporary dancers and musicians, telling the story of the Gypsy migration from India, west into Europe and their eventual settlement and contribution to the development of Flamenco in Andalucia in Spain" says Veivers. "I'm excited about the opportunity to compose and direct with international flamenco artists - flamenco dancer Francesca 'La Chica' and flamenco percussionist Andrej Vujicic - and it is the first time we have collaborated with Indian dancers and musicians for a major theatre work."

From humble beginnings in Brisbane in 1999, Flamenco Fire has grown into one of Queensland's most successful arts exports and Australia's only national flamenco company. Flamenco Fire is a true collaboration of the talents of Australian flamenco artists. Using predominantly original content, it not only showcases the dance form but also the music and songs of contemporary and traditional flamenco.

A long way from the tourist bars of Madrid, flamenco is fast becoming a truly international art form, and like its stable mate ballet, flamenco regularly graces the major concert halls and theatres around the world. This border leaping, class defying art form not only represents the universality of musical communication, it embraces both insider and newcomer alike and gives a voice to all and sundry to cry aloud a passionate OLE." says Veivers

Performance Information: Flamenco Fire - Gypsy Pathways

Date: Thurs 2nd - Sat 4th February 2012
Time: 7.30pm (+ 1.30pm Matinee on Saturday)
Venue: Playhouse - QPAC (SouthBank, Brisbane)
Tickets: $59.50 - $39.50 (inc. fees)
Bookings: Qtix Ph: 136 246 / W: www.qpac.com.au

 

 

Saturday 3 December 2011

TOMA FLAMENCO 2011!!

Toma Flamenco is back for 2011, celebrating our ninth show!!

For one special day, the Roundhouse Theatre will be converted into a Spanish Tablao with a

heady mix of dancers, guitarists and singers!! Featuring students of The Flamenco Studio along

with very special guests, including singer James Paul from Sydney, the theatre will reverberate

to the sounds of guitar rasgueados, staccato footwork and haunting vocal melodies. Ole!!!

Including appearances by: James Paul from Sydney (song), Roger Gonzalez (percussion),

John Robertson, Kris Iwanuik and Andrew Veivers (guitar), Simone Pope and

Sebastian Sanchez (dance) and special surprise guests!!! 

 

Venue:  La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, 6 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove

Date: Saturday 3 December

Time: Matinee 1.30pm/Evening 7.30pm

Cost: Matinee $22/Evening $26/Child 3-10yrs $10 + $3 booking fee per ticket.

Children 0-3yrs free. Groups 8 or more $2 off each ticket plus $8 booking fee per transaction

Bookings:Phone bookings 07 3007 8600 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri), internet bookings  www.laboite.com.au

Bar and snacks available before and after both shows.

  

Friday 7 - Sunday 9 and Friday 14 to Saturday 15 October

Flamenco Studio Sevillanas Workshops 2011!!

 

http://flamenco-world.com/magazine/about/sevillana/sevillana.jpgSevillanas – considered the best know folkloric dance of Spain. The Sevillanas is made

up of four short dances to set music. It is one of the few Spanish dances that have a

set length and choreography, which means you can dance it with anyone, anywhere!

Sevillanas is danced within Flamenco and has had a revival since the 1960’s. It is

especially celebrated at the various Ferias around Andalucia following Semana Santa,

the most famous being the Feria de Sevilla. Many Sevillanos can sing a Sevillana,

(there must be thousands of different ones!) and each year around Feria as you wander

through the shops, especially in Sevilla, you’ll hear the latest Sevillana releases (the

chart toppers for that year). They range from over the top but fun (synthesizer, orchestras,

castanets) to stunning flamenco solo guitar interpretations. Away from Feria it’s danced

anywhere there’s a party, you don’t even need music.

 

Sevillanas is danced within flamenco under many interpretations – as a couple, in groups,

with mantons, with fans, with or without castanets, fast, slow, and in various musical

styles – it’s been interpreted in pretty much every way!

 

In the workshops we’ll learn the 4 Sevillanas, with a focus on understanding how each of them fit to the music. We’ll dance to various

musical styles of Sevillanas – from traditional to more contemporary styles.

 

The workshops will incorporate 5 x 2 hr sessions over 2 weekends. Most suitable for students with at least 6 months flamenco dance

experience. However if you have less experience and you’re keen to try, please contact me.

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Session 1 Fri 7 Oct 7-9pm (first Sevillanas)

Session 2 Sat 8 Oct 12-2pm (second Sevillanas)

Session 3 Sun 9 Oct 12-2pm (third Sevillanas)

Session 4 Fri14 Oct 7-9pm (fourth Sevillanas)

Session 5 Sat 15 Oct 12-2pm (revise all 4 dances – and refresher for those who’ve

learnt them before!)

 

Where:

Sessions 1-4: Room 13, ACPA Studios, 1/27 Cordelia St, South Brisbane

Session 5:

Stores Rehearsal Room, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

 

Cost:

Full course (10hrs) $145

Per session (2 hrs) $30

 

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821,

Brisbane 4001, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be

sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable

pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such

as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Saturday 15 October 2011

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      Spring Flamenco/Spanish Party

 

           SATURDAY   15th Oct 2011    7-11pm

 

           TICKETS AT THE DOOR    $25

           Includes tapas and one wine OR beer

           (bar stays open all night to buy extra drinks)

 

           UPSTAIRS @ MAJO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

           695 Brunswick Street New Farm

 

   Directions – go into courtyard at back of restaurant & up the stairs

  

   Dress - Feria/Flamenco/smart casual

  

   Dance – Sevillanas, Rumba, Buleria, Anything!

   VENGA!

 

 

Saturday and Sunday 22 to 23 October 2011

Cajon Workshops with Claudia Chambers, Brisbane 2011!!

 

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This is our last cajon workshop for the year and your only chance to enjoy Claudia’s fantastic cajon workshops

this year so don’t miss out!

    

Open to absolute beginners to experienced players – keep this weekend free!! These workshops and classes are open

to anyone with an interest in learning how to play the fascinating rhythms found in flamenco music. They are designed

for:
• Drummers and percussionists who wish to explore flamenco rhythms as a way of expanding their own rhythmic abilities

• Flamenco musicians and dancers who would like to deepen their understanding of flamenco's underlying rhythms, or

‘compás'.
• Anyone who is simply interested in learning to play flamenco rhythms and/or the cajon.

 

About Claudia Chambers...

Claudia Chambers - Cajon Player & Teacher

 

Starting off with a strong interest in Flamenco dance, Claudia moved to Spain where she lived for five years studying dance and percussion with

some of Flamenco’s leading artists including Juan Flores (Duquende, Manuel Soto), Isaac Figueras (Chiquelo, Diego Carrasco) and Pepe Motos

(Sara Baras Flamenco Company, Paco de Lucia). She then moved to Ireland for three years to play with Mexican guitar virtuosos, Rodrigo y Gabriela

and Irish folk legend Luka Bloom. Since moving back to Australia, Claudia has collaborated with many different artists and groups including Oscar

Guzman, Los Carmonas, Hip Hop Duende and others. She has just finished a performance series for children - Flamenco Fiesta - at the Sydney

Opera House.

A registered secondary teacher, Claudia has over 15 years experience teaching people of many ages, backgrounds and abilities. Claudia is currently

in receipt of an Australia Council Artist in Schools grant, where she teaches cajon in schools. Her current project, Learn Cajon (www.learncajon.com)

is an online resource where people can learn to play the cajon through video tutorials,  find articles on the cajon, and join the Learn Cajon online

community. For more information see www.learncajon.com or visit Learn Cajon on YouTube, Twitter or Facebook or visit Claudia at

www.aurorapercussion.com.au.

 

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Level 1 workshops (beginners) – 3 hours These workshops are open to

anyone interested in learning to play the cajon (or box drum) and/or Flamenco

percussion. No previous experience is necessary!

We'll be looking at: 

•  Techniques for playing the cajon

•  Flamenco Rhythms

•  Relationship between cajon and other elements of flamenco

•  Working with rhythm and pulse

 

Level 2 workshops (experienced players) – 3½hrs These workshops

are open to anyone with previous flamenco cajon experience. We’ll be

looking at:

•  Approaches to accompanying music and Flamenco dance

•  Working with various Flamenco rhythm patterns and pulses that can be used in playing the cajon

 

 

 When: Saturday 22 October and Sunday 23 October 2011

 

Where : Room 13 ACPA Studio, 1/27 Cordelia St, South Brisbane (airconditioned studios walking distance to

West End) 

 

Time :   Level 1  Sat 1 – 2.30pm  (1½hrs)  Sun 1-2.30pm (1½hrs) Total 3hrs 

            Level 2  Sat 3 – 5pm (2hrs with break)  Sun 3 – 5pm (2hrs with break) Total 3½hrs

Cost:  

Level 1 $80 per workshop (earlybird special $70 for payment received by Fri 7 October!!!) or $45 per session

Level 2 $85 per workshop (earlybird special $75 for payment received by Fri 7 October!!!) or $50 per session

 

**10% off total if you do both full workshops**

 

Cajon hire:  $10 for workshop or $5 per session – please advise in advance if you need to hire a cajon!

 

How to enrol: Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 or email to simone@simonepope.com.

Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the

name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!  

*****  Special Brisbane Workshop Offer!!!!  *****

If you purchase any cajon prior to the workshop you will receive a free cajon bag (standard one - $45 ex GST) and a Learn Cajon DVD

($69 ex GS, combined value: $125). Orders would need to be received by end of business Monday 17 October, to ensure we could get them

up to Brisbane in plenty of time for the workshops. I will be taking two of the latest Requena models to classes over the next few weeks.

 

Have a look at the catalogue at www.learncajon.com/buy

 

Workshop enquiries email simone@simonepope.com

 

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Flamenco Juerga @ Bread N Butter

Bread and Butter is proud to present Flamenco Juerga! with a line –up of some of Australia’s most recognized and talented

flamenco artists, to recreate an authentic Spanish Tablao night with baile and toque, right on the front of beautiful Kirra Beach!

Artists include:

Guitarist Damian Wright (Bandaluzia), Sydney

Dancer Simone Pope (Flamenco Fire, Saruzu, The Flamenco Studio), Brisbane

Dancer Sebastian Sanchez (Flamenco Fire, Aflamencados),Brisbane/Seville

Violinist Shenzo Gregorio (Sarazu, Bandaluzia, Shenzo’s Stunt Orquestra), Brisbane

Dancer Jessica Statham (Bandaluzia), Sydney

Don’t miss this unique chance to see these amazing artists in action to good food and sangria…OLE!!!!!!!!

Bookings Essential. Tel 07 5599 4666 (76 Musgrave Street, Kirra, Gold Coast)

$45 a head, includes

  • SANGRIA ON ARRIVAL
  • DINNER,AUTHENTIC SPANISH FOOD DESGUSTATION
  • &  WOODFIRED PIZZAS
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For more info on event and venue, call 07 5599 4666, or see www.breadnbutter.com.au or check us on Facebook, OLE!

 

 

Friday 5 August - Sunday 4 September 2011

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia
Queensland Tour
 

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Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia… The ritual of the celebration of the new spring. A celebration of birth and life. A time for song and dance. Centred around beautifully crafted dance ensembles, and a fully choreographed lighting and stage display, Primavera Mia will transport audiences to the spring fiestas of Spain.

Alongside a stellar collection of Australia's finest Flamenco artists, featuring Simone Pope (dancer), Sebastian Sanchez (dancer), Natalie Slect (dancer) Damian Wright (guitarist). and direct from Spain , Olayo Jimenez (singer) . Primavera Mia will be touring throughout Queensland in August/September.

 

Date

Venue

Time

Tickets

Bookings

Fri, 5 Aug                 Julia Creek Civic Centre

 

7.30pm

Sat, 6 Aug

Mount Isa Civic Centre

7.30pm

$16 to $32

Civic Centre 4747 3300

Tue, 9 Aug

Burketown Shire Hall

6.30pm

Free

Thu, 11 Aug

Croydon Town Hall, Samwell St

6.00pm

Free

True Blue Visitors Centre 4748 7152

Sat, 13 Aug

Innisfail Conservatorium of Music, River Ave Innisfail

7.30pm

$5 to $25

Council offices in Tully and Innisfail

Tue, 16 Aug

Burdekin Cultural Complex, 14 Queen St, Ayr

8.00pm

Wed, 17 Aug

Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Main St Proserpine

8.00pm

Fri, 19 Aug

Bauhinia Memorial Hall, Springsure

7.30pm

Sun, 21 Aug

Village Festival Stage, Yeppoon

11.15am Chai Lounge Stage, 3.15pm The Pavilion Stage

Wed, 24 Aug

Moncrieff Theatre, Bundaberg

7.00pm

Fri, 26 Aug

Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Downs St Redcliffe

7.30pm

Sat, 27 Aug

Dalby RSL, Drayton Street

7.00pm

TBC

TBC

Tue, 30 Aug

Brolga Street Quilpie

Free

N/A

Thu, 1 Sep

Roma Cultural Centre

7.30pm TBC

Sat, 3 Sep

Kingaroy Shire Hall

Doors open 6pm

Performance 7.00pm

$5 to $15

South Burnett Regional Council’s Customer Service centres

Sun, 4-Sep

Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba

5.00pm

$25 to $30

1300 655 299

www.empiretheatre.com.au

 

Tour managed and coordinated by arTour , an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

There's no need to wait for touring Spanish exponents to see the best of flamenco: it's right here on our doorstep. The company led by Artistic Director and guitarist Andrew Veivers and dancer Simone Pope, are Australians with flamenco souls. Olivia Stewart, Courier Mail (5 September 2009 – Review of Primavera Mia)

Follow the tour at http://www.myspace.com/flamencofire

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September 2011

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Sebastian Sanchez 2011!!

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About Sebastian Sanchez.... Sebastian commenced dancing flamenco in 2000 after watching his first teacher Simone Pope perform at a local festival in Brisbane, and was instantly mesmerised. After several years training with Simone attending regular classes at the Flamenco Studio, workshops by visiting international artists, and travelling briefly to Spain to further his knowledge, Sebastian soon became a teacher in the academy where he first began. He also became a performer for a number of dance companies. As a member of Australian dance Companies, ‘Jaleos Flamenco, ‘Flamenco Fire' (where he performed at Brisbane's prestigious concert venue QPAC in their production of “Primavera Mia”) and co producer of the company ‘Dale Caña', Sebastian has performed in various concerts and festivals including the Woodford Folk Festival, The Valley Fiesta, and the Queensland Multicultural Festival .

With a view to progressing his artistic career on a full time basis, and influenced by his Spanish migrant parents, Sebastian travelled to Andalucia where he has trained intensively for approximately 3 years in Jerez and Seville. In doing so, he has continued to progress with international artists such as Rafael Campallo, Manuel Betanzos, Andrés Peña, Pili Ogalla, Juan de los Reyes, and Alejandro Granados to name a few. Consequently Sebastian taught various levels as guest teacher at Casa de Flamenco Academy in Adelaide and the Flamenco Studio in Brisbane and has also taught regular classes, workshops and provided private tuition throughout Europe, including Spain and Russia . Sebastian has also performed several time as an invited artist in Russia at the Moscow Jazz Club and the esteemed Moscow International Performing Arts Centre.

As a teacher, Sebastian is known for his affable personal style, his extensive knowledge of flamenco dance and music theory and ability to bring out the best of his students through discipline in compas, technique, and expression.

Workshops:

Level 1 - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg – Beg I levels)  

Level 2 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower to Lower Intermediate)  

Level 3 - Good flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate to Ongoing)

When:

Level 1 Sat 12.30 – 2pm (1.5hr); Sun 12.30 – 2pm (1.5hr) (tot 3hrs)

Level 2 Fri 6.30 – 8pm (1.5hr); Sat 10am – 12pm (2hr); Sun 10 - 12pm (2hr) (tot 5.5 hrs)  

Level 3 Fri 8 – 9.30pm (1.5hr); Sat 3 – 5pm (2hr); Sun 3 - 5pm (2hr) (tot 5.5 hrs)

 

*** Please note sessions follow on from each other****

When: Room 8, ACPA studios. 1/27 Cordelia St, South Brisbane 4101

Cost:

Level 1 $80 (3hrs) or $45/1.5hr session  

Level 2 $145 (5.5hrs) or $45/1.5hr session, $60/2hr session

Level 3 $145 (5.5hrs) or $45/1.5hr session, $60/2hr session

****10% discount for attending any two full workshops!!*****

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you! Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as acuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

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Sunday 31 July

FLAMENCO CANTE (SINGING) AND DANCE BEGINNER BULERIAS WORKSHOPS with OLAYO JIMENEZ BRISBANE 31 JULY 2011

Learn to sing a fin de fiesta Bulerias!! Olayo will also teach dancers to sing and dance the steps that would accompany the cante (song).

 

Where:        Stores Rehearsal Room, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

When:            Sun 31 July

Times:            1.30 – 5pm with a half hour break

Cost:               $60 for full workshop (3 hours)

Level: This is aimed at beginner singers, and experienced beginner dancers (Beg II  lower upwards)!! Please contact Simone if you are unsure of your level. 

 

Minimum numbers will be required to confirm the workshop. Refunds cannot be given once registration received. 

Enrolments: Simply reply to this email with your enrolment information and payment details (simone@simonepope.com).  Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you! Payments can also be sent (cheque or money order) made out to  Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001. 

Enquiries:      Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope 3946 4909 or email simone@simonepope.com

 

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Olayo Jimenez was born in Northern Spain into a Gypsy family of flamenco singers, dancers and basket (canasteros) makers. His Grandmother – “La Milia” – was a flamenco singer and friend of the great Carmen Amaya, with whom she shared the stage when together they made their début in Barcelona.  Complimenting an upbringing surrounded by flamenco, Olayo immersed himself in the serious study of the flamenco art form. Focusing on Madrid and Seville, two great centres of flamenco, Olayo studied intensively at Amor de Dios (Madrid) and Foundation Cristina Heeren (Seville) with highly respected singers such as Naranjito de Triana and Jose de la Tomasa.

For many years Olayo’s highly personal vocal style and deep understanding of flamenco have combined to ensure that his talents are constantly in demand. Highlight performances include: The Royal Albert Hall (London), The Conservatorium of Music (Rotterdam, Holland), performances on Dutch television, film scores and acting appearances (El Punto Sobre la I), and many other performances in prestigious concert halls in Holland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. Olayo is currently based in Andalucia and joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2008.

Sunday 31 July – Monday 1 August 2011

FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH ANGEL MUNOZ!!

 

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I am pleased to announce for the first time ever in Australia, maestro Ángel Muňoz will be conducting a two day flamenco dance workshop.  Currently on tour with Paco Pena, Ángel has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to teach us!

 

About Ángel Muňoz

Following eight years of studies with maestra Inmaculada Luque in his hometown of Córdoba, and as a student of the Dance Conservatory, Ángel became a member of the Ziryab Dance Company, directed by Javier Latorre. He was then a soloist in the choreographic work based on ‘La Fuerza del Destino’ (‘The Power of Destiny’), which went to numerous stages around Europe. He appeared in operas such as ‘La Traviata’ and ‘La del Soto del Parral’, and even on a television series, before obtaining the ‘La Mejorana’ Prize in 1994 in Córdoba's National Flamenco Art Contest.

As a lead figure, he has danced in the company of dancer José Antonio and in that of guitarist Paco Peña, with whom he has travelled to stages all over the world; as well as in the show ‘Universo Flamenco’ (‘Flamenco Universe’), backed by guitarist Mario Cortés.

For years María Pagés has called on Ángel Muñoz as the lead dancer in her company in shows such as ‘La Tirana’, premiered at Seville's Bienal in 1998, and ‘Flamenco Republic’, presented in New York in 2001.

Another of his recent jobs is his role as a bailaor in the show ‘Sueños de ida y vuelta’ by guitarist Víctor Monge ‘Serranito’, where his wife, and on many occasions stage partner, Charo Espino, also dances. Together with her and bailaoras Maribel Espino and Inmaculada Ortega; guitarists Jorge Rodríguez and Manuel Pérez; cantaores Miguel Ortega and José Ángel Carmona; and percussionist Nacho López, Ángel Muñoz has put together his own company which in December 2003 premiered the show ‘Robándole al alma’ in South Africa.

As well as performing extensively on the international circuit, Ángel is a highly respected instructor, having taught very popular workshops at the Festival de Jerez, as well as in London and Europe.

 

We are very lucky indeed to have him teach us! 

To learn more about Ángel, visit his official website http://www.angelflamenco.com/

 

FLAMENCO DANCE WITH ANGEL MUNOZ BRISBANE 31 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2011

 

Where:        Stores Rehearsal Room, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

When:            Sun 31 July – Monday 1 August

Times:            6.30pm – 9.30pm both evenings

Cost:               $260 for full workshop (6 hours).  $160 for single workshop (3 hours).

Level:             This is an open level workshop, suitable for students with 2-3 years dance experience plus (Beginner II to Ongoing).  Please contact Simone if you are unsure of your level.

 

Please note - full payment is required by Sunday 31 July

 

Minimum numbers will be required to confirm the workshop. Refunds cannot be given once registration received.

 

 “It is impossible to ignore the exquisite, exceptional talent that is Angel Muñoz. Muñoz is totally possessed by flamenco, he inhabits it like a second skin, so that even his most casual gesture, his slightest step is fluid with its spirit”.

Mary Brennan. Glasgow Herald, UK

Fri 24 – Sun 26 June, Sat 2 July

Saruzu Southwest Music Tour

 

Saruzu on Tour

 

Date: Friday 24 June 2011

Venue: Spirit of ANZAC Centre (Morgan St Hay)

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Price TBA

Bookings: Hay Visitors Centre 02 6993 4045

 

Date: Saturday 25 June 2011

Venue: Multi Arts Centre, Cressy St, Deniliquin

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: $40 Adults/Free Students

Bookings: South West Music 03 5884 6857 / Peppin Visitor Centre 03 5898 3120

 

Date: Sunday 26 June 2011

Venue:  Faulkner Pavilion (Barham Recreational Reserve)

Time: 2pm

Tickets: $15 Adults/ Gold Coin Children

Bookings: Tickets at the door or call Debbie Leslie 03 5453 1290/0409 670108

 

Date: Saturday 2 July 2011

Venue:  The Basement (Arts Centre – Gold Coast, 135 Blundell Rd Surfers Paradise)

Time: 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

Tickets: $15

Bookings: 07 5588 4000 / www.theartscentregc.com.au

Sat 23 July

Paco Peña - Flamenco Sin Fronteras

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Andrew Kay & David Vigo present

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company

Flamenco sin Fronteras

Sat 23rd July 8pm, QPAC Concert Hall

 

Following a critically acclaimed sell out season at London's Sadlers Wells Theatre, the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company returns to the Australian stage with their new production Flamenco sin Fronteras .  Exploring exciting musical territory, Peña's new production reveals amazing musical links between Latin, Africa and Spain. 

 

Saturday 24 July

FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP

with Simone Pope

 

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Sun 24 th July  2 – 5pm  
$25 / $20 (conc)

email:  linsey@spiderweb.com.au   to book a place

Tune your feet, arms and body into the beat of Flamenco rhythm and music. Come along, stamp your feet and shout “Ole!” as you explore traditional Flamenco moves with Simone. We will work through clapping techniques, feet progression, and body movements towards dancing a gypsy Rumba. This workshop is geared towards beginners (no experience is necessary).

Simone Pope is choreographer and principal soloist with Australia's only national Flamenco company Flamenco Fire, performing regularly at QPAC, Woodford Folk Festival, and in extensive tours around Australia. Simone returns annually to study with Spanish maestros in Seville, Jerez and Madrid. She is the director of Brisbane's acclaimed Flamenco Studio conducting 5 levels of flamenco classes weekly. Simone is also director and choreographer of the annual production, Toma Flamenco. Have a look at her website www.simonepope.com


What to wear: Ladies - this is not Tango or Salsa, so don't wear high heels! A closed toe shoe with a solid heel is ideal (court shoe, boot or lady jane). If you don't have a full skirt to wear, then comfortable pants are fine. Gentlemen, no high heels either :-) but a heeled shoe or boot would be perfect!

Sun 12 June

Jaleos Flamenco @ Queensland's Day Out

 

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TIME 11.15am - 11.30am

12.54pm - 1.09pm

VENUE Southbank Parklands (between Suncorp Piazza and the Cultural Forecourt)

Free event!

More info at http://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/events/queensland-week/qld-day-out.aspx

 

Sat 14- Sun 29 May 2011

Manual Betanzo Australian Workshops - Perth, Sydney, Adelaide

Earlybird discount extended until end of April!

IDE (Instituto de la Danza Española) is hosting this event and has been made possible via the connections of IDE founder and president, Deanna Blacher. The IDE is not an academy and does not teach. It's the accreditation body that makes its syllabus available to accredited teachers for use in their studios. It is therefore not affiliated with any particular studio or academy.

Fri 15 - Sun 17 April 2011

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Pepa Molina from Madrid!!

Presented by The Flamenco Studio

   

     

This will be Pepa's second visit to Brisbane– the last time in 2007, so I'm very pleased that we get to coincide with her this year!!! I recently spent a week with Pepa in Madrid at Amor de Dios were she is now one of the maestros. There she not only runs her own classes, but also teaches the Ciclo Dedicado a la Formacion Completa del Baile Flamenco in association with other great maestras including La Truco, Maria Juncal and Carmela Greco.

About Pepa ….Pepa Molina originally trained with Antonio Vargas and after continuing her studies in Spain, she went on to perform in some of the most renowned National and International music and dance festivals and flamenco tablaos,  including El Café de Chinitas , Corral de la Morería , Corral de la Pacheca , La Villa Rosa , Casa Patas , Las Tablas and Las Carboneras . From there Pepa has been in national and international tours as a soloist in Amargo , Poeta en Nueva York , and Troya siglo XXI with Rafael Amargo and with Paco Peña and the Losadas.

In 2004, she formed her own dance company “Compañía Pepa Molina” and has also performed in companies such as Manolete's dance companies, with Eva “La Yierbabuena” and Manolo Marín as guest choreographers. In Spain, Pepa has taught at Casa Patas Conservatorium, The Antonio Canales School of Dance and the prestigious Amor de Dios. She recently performed in “Flamencos XXIst Century” with Rafaela Carrasco, Manuel Liñan and Marco Flores.

Pepa continues to hone her skills both as a teacher and performer. Her workshops are excellent – she has great energy as a teacher, is extremely attentive and motivating, and is able to impart the whole package – feet and body, compás and intention of a movement - through her more than 15 years of teaching experience. On top of that she has a phenomenal knowledge and understanding of the flamenco artform.

To learn more about Pepa Molina visit her official website http://www.pepamolina.com/

FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOPS with PEPA MOLINA BRISBANE 15-17 APRIL 2011

Where: Stores Rehearsal Room, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm

When: Fri 15 - Sun 17 April

Cost: $230 per workshop. 10% discount if you do both workshops! Per session Level 1 $85, level 2 $125

Please note - $50 deposit needed to secure your place by Friday 4 March , and full payment is required by Thursday 31 March

The cut off for registration is THURSDAY 31 MARCH 2011.

Minimum numbers will be required to confirm the workshop. Refunds cannot be given once registration received

Level 1 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two/three years flamenco dance exp (Beg II Lower to Lower Int)

Level 2 - Strong flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Int to Ongoing)

Level 1 Fri 7-9pm, Sat 10am-12pm, Sun 10am-12pm

Level 2 Sat 1.30-5pm (1/2hr break), Sun 1.30-5pm (1/2hr break)

** Sessions follow on from each other.   Please contact Simone if you are unsure of your level***

Enrolments : Email your enrolment information and payment details to simone@simonepope.com .  Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Payments can also be sent (cheque or money order) made out to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001. 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 3846 4909 or email simone@simonepope.com

   

Fri 29 and Sat 30 April 2011

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia
Gold & Sunshine Coasts 

Date:            Friday 29th April 2011
Time:           7.30pm
Venue:        Nambour Civic Centre
Tickets:       $30 - $40
Bookings:     Ph: 07-5475 7777/  Online  
 
Date:           Saturday 30th April 2011
Time:           7.30pm
Venue:        Gold Coast Arts Centre
Tickets:       $25 - $42
Bookings:    Ph: 07-5588 4000/ Online

The ritual of the new Spring. A celebration of birth and life. A time for song and dance.

Flamenco Fire's Primavera Mia (My Spring) evokes the exotic roots of the sensual and mesmerizing art form that is Flamenco.

The beautifully crafted dance ensembles of Primavera Mia will transport you to the spring fiestas of Spain. The stellar line-up features some of Australia's finest Flamenco artists including dancer Simone Pope and guitarist Andrew Vievers. 

Monday 7 - 14 May 2011

Sat 14 and Sun 15 May

Andrew Veivers Flamenco Guitar Workshops - Coolum and Gold Coast

Flamenco Guitar Workshops
with Andrew Veivers  

In these exciting three-hour workshop, renowned Spanish guitarist Andrew Veivers will introduce you to the lively, dramatic rhythms and techniques of flamenco guitar. Take a journey into the world of flamenco guitar as Andrew dispels some common myths and exposes a few ‘smoke ‘n mirror' tricks along the way. Bring your guitar and notebook!

Sunshine Coast
Date:             Saturday 21 May April 2011
Time:            9am - 12pm
Cost:            $50
Venue:          Coolum Community Centre (Park St, Coolum Beach)
Bookings:    PH: 5473 9498/ Online

Gold Coast
Date:             Sunday 22 May April 2011
Time:            1pm - 4pm
Tickets:         $50
Venue:           The Space (The Arts Centre - Gold Coast)
Bookings:     PH: 5473 9498/ Online

NB These workshop are an introduction to the flamenco guitar (not the guitar in general). Although friendly to most skill levels, a general knowledge of basic guitar cords and vocabulary is assumed.

One of Australia's finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises. At venues ranging from Blenhiem Palace (UK) to The Dillington Classical Guitar Festival (UK) to chamber music series' in Amsterdam to concerts at many of Australia's leading festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his various groups ( Flamenco Fire, The Saruzu Quartet, Jaleos Flamenco ) to great critical acclaim. Andrew is currently commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company to compose for, and perform in, their production of Garcia Lorca's play – Blood Wedding . In 2011, Andrew relaunched his solo performance career with an extensive tour of the Australian east coast and regional NSW.

Andrew 's teaching manual The Rhythm Method (132 pages + 60min DVD) is available now in the Red Chair Shop - $77 +P&H

Mon 27 Dec 2010 – 6 March 2011

Andrew Veivers - The Rhythm Method Tour

Celebrating the release of his instructional book and 60min DVD for Flamenco Guitar - The Rhythm Method , Andrew Veivers will be touring concerts, workshops, and masterclasses between December 2010 and March 2011.

Details: Visit Andrew Veivers Page on the Red Chair Website.  Additional workshops/performances will be added over the coming weeks - check Red Chair website for details.

Andrew Veivers - The Rhythm Method on Tour

Book Launch
Monday 27th December                            Woodford Folk Festival

Workshops
Mon 27th - Thurs 30th Dec                         Woodford Folk Festival
Wed 12th & Thurs 13th Jan                        Illawarra Folk School
Sat 29th January                                         Mt Tamborine
Sun 30th January                                        Bellingen
Thurs 3rd February                                    Newcastle
Sun 20th February                                     Deniliquin, NSW

Performances
27th, 28th & 30th December                     Woodford Folk Festival
Thurs 13th & Fri 14th January                   Illawarra Folk Festival
Friday 28th January                                   Mt Tamborine
Saturday 29th January                              Tyalgum, NSW
Sunday 30th January                                 Bellingen, NSW
Friday 4th February                                   Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 5th February                              505, Sydney
Thursday 17th February                            Darlington Point, NSW
Friday 18th February                                 Griffith Regional Theatre, NSW
Saturday 19th February                            Hay, NSW
Sunday 20th February                              Deniliquin, NSW
Sunday 6th March                                     Warwick, QLD

Andrew Veivers is one of Australia's most renowned and accomplished Spanish guitarists. At venues ranging from Blenhiem Palace (UK) to chamber music series in Amsterdam to performances throughout Japan to concerts at many of Australia's leading festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his various groups – The Saruzu Quartet, Flamenco Fire, Jaleos Flamenco and Flamenco-Indo-Jazz - to critical acclaim.

 

Mon 14 - Fri 18 February 2011

Bodegas Boutique: Flamenco passion for Valentines Day / Flamenco Dance Workshops with Roshanne Wijeyeratne

More info go to http://www.ausdanceqld.org.au/index.cfm?contentID=77

Bodegas Boutique provides an authentically intimate evening of the best that flamenco can offer.  Hosted by internationally renowned flamenco artist Sebastien Sanchez , Bodegas Boutique features guest artists Marc Van Doornum (guitar), Roshanne Wijeyeratne (dance), Pablo Fernandez Portillo (cante).

Strictly limited to a maximum of forty-five guests, you will have the opportunity to meet and see these artists at work in an environment that puts you so close to them that you will be overwhelmed by the power and the passion of their virtuosity and be infected by their duende. Completed with simple breads, olives, oils and a glass of Spanish wine, take this opportunity to experience Bodegas Boutique.

DATE & TIME: Monday 14 February 2010 6.30pm  
VENUE: The Ausdance Queensland Bell Tower, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
TICKETS: Full $75.00/Ausdance Members $60.00 
BOOKINGS: Bookings essential on 07 3852 3655. Limited table seating available.

*The Bodegas Boutique series forms part of Ausdance Queensland's fundraising program.

Flamenco Workshops with Roshanne Wijeyeratne

Internationally renowned flamenco artist - Roshanne Wijeyeratne will present a series of flamenco dance workshops and masterclasses in  Brisbane  during the month of February.

About the workshops
Level 1 (beginners/intermediate): Solea por Bulerias: Aimed for dancers with 1 to 3 years experience who understand the basic rhythms of flamenco and have a good grasp of how to coordinate their arms, hands and footwork.

Level 2 (intermediate/advanced): Tarantos: For dancers with 3+ years experience. The aim of this level is to develop a richer repertoire of techniques and choreography for intermediate students, bridging students who have had years of experience in flamenco into a more advanced performance level.

Where: Ausdance Queensland Bell Tower Studio, Level 3 Judith Wright Centre
When:
Level 1. Wed 16 Feb 7.00-8.30pm, Fri 18 Feb 7.00-8.30pm, Sat 19 Feb 12.00-1.30pm
Level 2. Wed 16 Feb 8.45-10.15pm, Fri 18 Feb 8.45-10.15pm, Sat 19 Feb 1.45-3.15pm
Cost: $120.00 per level, $50.00 per casual class
Bookings and payments: contact Kerron or Jake at Ausdance Queensland on 07 3852 3655
Registrations close: Friday 11 February – places strictly limited.
Further enquiries: Contact Sebastian Sanchez on sebaz_au@hotmail.com or 0405 745 829

Saturday December 11 2010

¡¡Toma Flamenco!! is back to celebrate our eighth show!!!

Toma Flamenco is back!!! With a heady mix of of dancers, guitarists and singers, the Roundhouse Theatre will be converted into a Spanish Tablao! Featuring students of the Flamenco Studio and very special guests, the theatre will reverberate to the sound of rousing guitar rasgueados, staccato feet and haunting vocal melodies. Olé!!

With appearances by James Paul (song), Andrew Veivers (guitar), Simone Pope and Sebastian Sanchez (dance), John Robertson and David Heisner (guitar), and Roger Gonzalez (percussion)

Where: La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre, 6 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove

When: Matinee 1.30pm (doors 1pm) / Evening 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Tickets: Matinee $20/Evening $25/Children (2-10yrs) $10 + $3 booking fee per ticket

Groups 6 or more $3 discount per  ticket + $8 booking fee per transaction

Bookings: Phone bookings 07 3007 8600 (9am - 5pm) / Internet bookings www.laboite.com.au

Theatre seating, no reserved seating. Bar and snacks available for purchase one hour before show and during interval.

 

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Friday 17 December 2010

Saruzu Quartet @ Christmas Twilight Markets, Burnett Lane City 7.10 – 7.55pm

Free Performances in Burnett Lane include The Simon Gardner Guitar Duo (6pm) & Saruzu  (7pm).  Red Chair will be selling a full range of merchandise for all your Christmas shopping needs!  

The BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets in Brisbane's CBD have become renowned for being “Brisbane's HOTtest destination for everything “handmade” under the stars”, promoting local indie (independent) artists and bringing to the city the most fashionable, hip and quirky wares that revive traditional crafts with a decidedly contemporary feel.

Tues 28 - Fri 31 December 2010

Flamenco Fire Al-Andaluz and Saruzu @ Woodford Folk Festival

Fri 31 Dec:    6.10 – 6.45pm Saruzu Quartet - Folklorica

Al- Andaluz Performances -

Tuesday 28 Dec:      1.15pm - 2.15pm    The Grande
Wed 29 Dec:             10.15pm - 11.15pm    Concert Stage
Thurs 30 Dec:           1pm - 2pm     Concert Stage

Al-Andaluz Workshops -

Tuesday 28 Dec:       4.30pm - 5.30pm Flamenco Percussion @ the House O Learnin
Friday 31st Dec:       9am - 10am  Flamenco Dance @ the Dancehall

Flamenco Fire - Al-Andaluz - Woodford Folk Festival

 

Drawing from the rich influences of over five centuries of Music, Dance and Culture, Al-Andaluz is many stories told together, always glancing backwards in time, with a gentle sense of movement through the centuries.

Evocative...Sensual...Timeless....

Tracing the evolution of flamenco from the last Moorish King (1492) to its ‘golden age' in Seville (19th century), Flamenco Fire's newest production, Al-Andaluz celebrates the evocative mix of the sacred and secular music and culture of the Moors (the generic name given to the people of Islamic North Africa), the Sephardic Jews, the Gypsies and the Northern Europeans.

Told through compelling live music, passionate song, and dazzling, vibrant movement, Al - Andaluz captures the exotic clash of cultures that, over the centuries, provided the foundation of the great art of flamenco.

Dance:             Simone Pope, Nadya Constantinidis, Sebastian Sanchez
Cante:               James Paul
Oud:                 Yuval Ashkar
Guitar:              Andrew Veivers
Violin:               Eugenie Costello
Double Bass:    Andrew Shaw
Percussion:      Roger Gonzalez
 

The Woodford Folk Festival is an event of international standing. Held over six days and six nights from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2000 performers and 580 events are programmed featuring local, national and international guests.

More Information:  www.woodfordfolkfestival.com

Thurs 6 - Sun 9 January 2011

Flamenco Dance and Cajon Workshops with "La Chica" and Andrej from Seville!!

Presented by The Flamenco Studio  

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 About Francesca Grima “La Chica”…..

Principal dancer with Sevilla-based company, ‘Puerto Flamenco', ‘La Chica' has performed at famous flamenco tablaos in Seville including La Arenal and appeared as a soloist in international productions at the 2006 Bienal de Flamenco in Seville. For the past 6 years Francesca has appeared as a soloist in “Etnikafe- Fusion de Flamenco y Jazz” and has performed at many festivals in Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg.

Andrej

 

About Andrej Vujicic “Andres”

Originally from Belgrade, Andrej began his career as a flamenco percussionist in Sydney. Now based in Sevilla, Spain, he has collaborated with many famous flamenco artists, toured extensively in Asia, Australia and Europe with Puerto Flamenco, and performed in Spain's major flamenco festivals including the Bienal de Flamenco, Sevilla and Festival de Jerez. He is also featured on the well-known ‘solo compás' flamenco cd series.

   

For more information, demos and photos:

Www.myspace.com/puertoflamencospace       www.puertoflamenco.com       http://youtube.com/watch?v=_f9iel750-E

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th January 2011

 

Level 1 Dance Workshops - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg – Beg I levels) (3 hours total)

Level 2 Dance Workshops - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two/three years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower - Lower Intermediate) (6.5 hours total)

Level 3 Dance Workshops - Strong flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate - Ongoing) (6.5 hours total)

 

Cajon and Palmas Level 1 – Basic cajon level - open to all beginner levels (including absolute beginners) (3 hours total)

Cajon and Palmas Level 2 – Intermediate upwards cajon level - for trained percussionists or those with experience on cajon (4 hours total)

Also Available by Request:

Bata de Cola Workshops – private tuition or small groups by arrangement on Mon 10 th Jan. Both Chica and Andrej will be available for Private Tuition on Monday 10 January too (day and evening). Contact Simone (details below).

 

Where : QUT X block, Victoria Park Rd, KELVIN GROVE, at the end of Blamey St (fully airconditioned dance studios 5 mins from the city, around the corner from the Roundhouse Theatre). Let me know if you'd like a map emailed to you.

 

Time :   

Level 1 Cajon and palmas  

Session 1 Thurs 6-7.30pm  

(1.5hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sat 1.30-3pm

 

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2 Cajon and palmas 

Session 1 Fri 6-7.30pm  

(1.5hrs)   

 

 

Session 2 Sat 3-4pm

(1hrs)

 

 

Session 3 Sun 1.30-3pm

 

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 1  Dance  

Session 1 Sat 12-1.30pm  

(1.5hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sun 12-1.30pm  

 

(1.5hrs)

 

Level 2  Dance  

Session 1 Fri 7.30-10pm

(2.5hrs)        

 

 

Session 2 Sat 4-6pm

(2hrs)

 

 

Session 3 Sun 10-12pm

 

(2hrs)

 

Level 3 Dance 

Session 1 Thurs 7.30-10pm

(2.5hrs)

 

 

Session 2 Sat 10-12pm

(2hrs)

 

 

Session 3 Sun 3-5pm

(2hrs)

 

Cost:  

Cajon Level 1 (3hrs) $85 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Cajon Level 2 (4hrs) $110 or $50 per 1.5hr session/ $35 per 1hr session

 

Dance Level 1 (3hrs) $90 or $50 per 1.5hr session

Dance Level 2 (6.5hrs) $190 or $65 per 2hr session/$80 per 2.5hr session

Dance Level 3 (6.5hrs) $190 or $65 per 2hr session/$80 per 2.5hr session

 

** Sessions follow on from each other.   Please phone Simone if you are unsure of your level***

 

Cajons available for hire :  $10 per workshop or $5 per session. Bookings for cajon hire necessary!

 

*** Note : Pay for any two full workshops and get a 10% discount off the total! ***

 

Please note : No refunds can be offered once full registration received.

 

Enrolments : Enrolment form attached or simply email me! Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 3846 4909 or email simone@simonepope.com

Sat 9 October

Hispanidad Celebrations @ Spanish Centre, Brisbane

Featuring a performance from Students of The Flamenco Studio with Paolo Grossi (guitar), Leonora (cante) and Roger Gonzalez (percussion), along with DJ Dennis and latin music.

   

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Where : Spanish Centre, Acacia Ridge Sports Complex, 244 Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge

When : Saturday 9 October, from 8pm

Special Tapas from $5 from 7-9pm. Club open 6pm t0 12am, bar and restaurant

Cost : Members $12/non-members $15

Info : 3277 1612 or email info@spanishcentre.org.au

Tuesday 19 Oct - 7 Dec 2010

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Sebastian Sanchez

Coolum Beach

  Flamenco Dance Workshops (Coolum Beach)     

Following the success of Flamenco Fire's 'Primavera Mia', flamenco dancer Sebastian Sanchez has returned to Australia to conduct an eight week flamenco dance workshop for beginner students of all ages.

"Sebastian has travelled the world, learning, teaching and performing flamenco - that most Spanish of dances" (Sunshine Coast Daily). He is currently based in Seville for intensive flamenco dance study, alternating between Australia and Spain to follow his art. 

Date:         Tuesdays 19th Oct - 7 Dec
Time:        7.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue:     Coolum Beach School of Dance, 3/6 Link Crescent, Coolum Beach
Cost:         $160 - 8 week course / $25 - casual lesson  Bookings: Ph 5473 9498 or www.redchair.com

Saturday 6 November 2010

Soulo presented by Judith Wright Centre and Red Chair

Date: Sat 6th November

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contmeporary Arts

Tickets: From $25

Booking: www.judithwrightcentre.com / Ph. 3872 9000

Queensland's finest home-grown guitarists and composers come together in a celebration of world, jazz, folk and classically-inspired guitar.

Showcasing the contemporary works of 4 of Queensland's finest guitarist/composers, Soulo is a celebration of world, jazz, folk and classically inspired guitar featuring Spanish guitarist Andrew Veivers, stringmansassy's Aaron Hopper, jazz genius Toby Wren and renowned classical guitarist Anthony Garcia.

Soulo (Judith Wright Centre)

 

Fri 29 - Sun 31 October 2010

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Sebastian Sanchez!!

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About Sebastian Sanchez.... Sebastian commenced dancing flamenco in 2000 after watching his first teacher Simone Pope perform at a local festival in Brisbane, and was instantly mesmerised. After several years training with Simone attending regular classes at the Flamenco Studio, workshops by visiting international artists, and travelling briefly to Spain to further his knowledge, Sebastian soon became a teacher in the academy where he first began. He also became a performer for a number of dance companies. As a member of Australian dance Companies, ‘Jaleos Flamenco, ‘Flamenco Fire' (where he performed at Brisbane's prestigious concert venue QPAC in their production of “Primavera Mia”) a nd co producer of the company ‘Dale Caña', Sebastian has performed in various concerts and festivals including the Woodford Folk Festival, The Valley Fiesta, and the Queensland Multicultural Festival .

With a view to progressing his artistic career on a full time basis, and influenced by his Spanish migrant parents, Sebastian travelled to Andalucia where he has trained intensively for approximately 3 years in Jerez and Seville . In doing so, he has continued to progress with international artists such as Rafael Campallo, Manuel Betanzos, Andrés Peña, Pili Ogalla, Juan de los Reyes, and Alejandro Granados to name a few. Consequently Sebastian taught various levels as guest teacher at Casa de Flamenco Academy in Adelaide and the Flamenco Studio in Brisbane and has also taught regular classes, workshops and provided private tuition throughout Europe, including Spain and Russia . Sebastian has also performed several time as an invited artist in Russia at the Moscow Jazz Club and the esteemed Moscow International Performing Arts Centre.

As a teacher, Sebastian is known for his affable personal style, his extensive knowledge of flamenco dance and music theory and ability to bring out the best of his students through discipline in compas, technique, and expression.

Workshops:

Level 1 - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg – Beg I levels)  

Level 2 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower to Lower Intermediate)  

Level 3 - Good flamenco dance level, at least three/four years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate to Ongoing)

When:

Level 1 Sat 12.30 – 2pm (1.5hr); Sun 12.30 – 2pm (1.5hr) (tot 3hrs)

Level 2 Fri 6.30 – 8pm (1.5hr); Sat 10am – 12pm (2hr); Sun 10 - 12pm (2hr) (tot 5.5 hrs)  

Level 3 Fri 8 – 9.30pm (1.5hr); Sat 3 – 5pm (2hr); Sun 3 - 5pm (2hr) (tot 5.5 hrs)

 

*** Please note sessions follow on from each other****

 

Where:

Friday night - ADPI Studios, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Saturday and Sunday – QUT X block, Victoria Park Rd, KELVIN GROVE, at the end of Blamey St (fully airconditioned dance studios 5 mins from the city, around the corner from the Roundhouse Theatre). Let me know if you'd like a map emailed to you.

Cost:

Level 1 $65 (3hrs) or $35/1.5hr session  

Level 2 $115 (5.5hrs) or $35/1.5hr session, $50/2hr session

Level 3 $115 (5.5hrs) or $35/1.5hr session, $50/2hr session

****10% discount for attending any two full workshops!!*****

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you! Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as acuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

Saturday 16 October 2010

Andrew Veivers - Live & Intimate at The Basement

Andrew Veivers - Live & Intimate at The Basement (Gold Coast)

Date:        Saturday 16th October
Time:         7.30pm(Doors open at 6.30pm)
Venue:       The Basement (Gold Coast Arts Centre)
Tickets:     $15

Bookings: www.theartscentregc.com.au / PH: 5588 4000

Andrew Veivers is one of Australia's most renowned and accomplished Spanish guitarists. At venues ranging from Blenhiem Palace (UK) to chamber music series in Amsterdam to performances throughout Japan to concerts at many of Australia's leading festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his various groups – The Saruzu Quartet, Flamenco Fire, Jaleos Flamenco and Flamenco-Indo-Jazz - to critical acclaim.

Fri 1- Sun 3, Sat 4 and Sun 5 October 2010

Flamenco Studio Sevillanas Workshops 2010

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Sevillanas .....considered the best know folkloric dance of Spain, the Sevillanas is made up of four short dances to set music. It is one of the few Spanish dances that have a set length and choreography, which means you can dance it with anyone, anywhere! Sevillanas has been embraced by Flamenco and have had a revival since the 1960's. It is especially celebrated at the various   Ferias   around Andalucia following   Semana Santa , the most famous being the Feria de Sevilla . Many Sevillanos can sing a Sevillana, (there must be thousands of different ones!) and each year around Feria as you wander through the shops, especially in Sevilla, you'll hear the latest Sevillana releases (the chart toppers for that year). They range from over the top but fun (synthesizer, orchestras, castanets) to stunning flamenco solo guitar interpretations. Away from Feria it's danced anywhere there's a party, you don't even need music.

 

Sevillanas is danced within flamenco under many interpretations - as a couple, in groups, with mantons, with fans, with or without castanets, fast, slow, and in various musical styles - it's been interpreted in pretty much every way! But it always returns to the same form and is nearly always danceable.

 

In the workshops we'll learn the traditional steps of the Sevillanas and how they go with the music, and we'll dance to various musical styles - mostly traditional but some less traditional styles.

The workshops will incorporate 5 x 2 hr sessions over 2 weekends .   Most suitable for students with at least 6 months flamenco dance experience.   However if have less experience and you're keen to try, please contact me.

When:

Session 1   Fri 1 Oct 7-9pm (first Sevillanas)

Session 2   Sat 2 Oct 3-5pm (second Sevillanas)

Session 3   Sun 3 Oct 3-5pm (third Sevillanas)

Session 4   Sat 9 Oct 3-5pm (fourth Sevillanas)

Session 5   Sun 10 Oct 3-5pm (revise all 4 dances - and refresher for those who've learnt them before!)

Where: ADPI Studios, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

Cost:

Full course (10hrs) $140

Per session (2 hrs)  $30

 

Enrolments:   To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

What to wear?   Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Sun 29 August

Father's Day at Brisbane Spanish Centre (celebrate a week early!)

Featuring a performance from Students of The Flamenco Studio with Roger Gonzalez on percussion.

Where : Spanish Centre, Acacia Ridge Sports Complex, 244 Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge

When : Sunday 29 August, starting 11am with churros and hot chocolate and kids face painting. Flamenco performance at 1pm, giant Paella from 1.30pm, also Tango performance and Salvadorian Folkloric group

Cost : Members Free/non-members $5

Info : 3277 1612 or email info@spanishcentre.org.au

Sat 18 - Sun 26 September 2010

Saruzu on Tour  

Saruzu Quartet - Tour Dates

Date:            18th & 19th September
Venue:           Village Arts Festival (Yeppoon)
More Info:    www.thevillagefestival.org.au

Date:             Friday 24th September
Time:            8.30pm (Doors open at 7.30pm)
Venue:           The SoundLounge (Currumbin RSL)
Tickets:        $20 online ($25 at the door)
Bookings:     www.thesoundlounge.com.au

Date:             Saturday 25th September
Time:             7.30pm (Doors open at 6.00pm)
Venue:           The Majestic Theatre (3 Factory St, Pomona)
Tickets:        $25/$20
Bookings:      PH - 5485 2330 / www.themajestictheatre.com.au

Date:              Sunday 26th September
Time:             12 - 2.30pm Venue:           Queen St Mall (Brisbane)

A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating. Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members. Shenzo returnsfor these performances!

 

Thurs 30 September 2010

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia at Redland Performing Arts Centre  

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia (Redlands)

Redland Performing Arts Centre and Red Chair present

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia
One Performance Only!

Concert Hall (Redland Performing Arts Centre)

7.30pm Thursday 30th September
Tickets $26.00 to $32.00

Bookings:  Ph: 3829 8131  / Online: www.rpac.com.au/Performances/Pages/FlamencoFire.aspx  

The ritual of the celebration of the new spring. A celebration of birth and life. A time for song and dance. Centred around beautifully crafted dance ensembles, and a fully choreographed lighting and stage display, Primavera Mia will transport audiences to the spring fiestas of Spain. 

Dance:                   Simone Pope, Nadya Constatinidis, Serena Joy.
Cante:                    James Paul
Guitar:                   Andrew Veivers
Double Bass :        Andrew Shaw
Percussion:           Roger Gonzalez
Piano:                    James Paul

Mon 7 June 2010

Flamenco Studio Beginner Dance Classes Term 3 2010 - Enrolments open now!

New Beginnner, Beginnner I, Beginnner II (lower) Flamenco Dance Courses

COMMENCING June 7, 2010 FOR 6 WEEKS

A course comprising 1½ hours per week over SIX weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

(subject to sufficient numbers)

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners  - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background Beginner II (lower) - at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerías. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerías compás and technique!)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners and Beginner I

Tues 8 June - Tues 13 July 2010

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm

(teacher Natalie Schlect)

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm

(teacher Natalie Schlect)

: Beginner II (lower) Bulerias

Mon 7 June - Mon 12 July 2010

Beg II 7 - 8.30pm

(teacher Simone Pope)

Cost : One class per week $125, 2 classes per week $225, 3 classes per week $310 or $25 casual per session

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!
Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), omfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

Flamenco Studio Beginnner II (Upper), Intermediate, Ongoing and Technique classes

COMMENCING JUNE 16, 2010 (4 weeks)

When : Intermediate and Ongoing

Wed 16 June - Wed 7 July 2010

Intermediate 7 - 8.15

(teacher Simone Pope)

Ongoing 8.15 - 9.30pm

(teacher Simone Pope)

: Beginner II (Upper) and Technique

Thurs 17 June- Thurs 8 July 2010

Beg II 7 - 8.15pm

(teacher Simone Pope)

Technique 8.15 - 9.30pm

(teacher Simone Pope)

Cost : One class per week $70, 2 classes per week $125, 3 classes per week $165 or $19 casual per session

Thursday 29 July - Sat 31 July 2010

QPAC AND RED CHAIR PRESENT

AL-ANDALUZ, FLAMENCO FIRE

Playhouse Theatre (QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane)
Thursday 29th July - Saturday 31st July
Tickets (inc.fees) Adult $49.50 / Concession $39.50

Tickets on Sale Now!

EXOTIC ......       SENSUAL   .....    TIMELESS .......

Al-Andaluz - the area of the Iberian Peninsular that was to become Spain - celebrates the evocative mix of the sacred and secular music of the Moors, the Sephardic Jews, the Gypsies and the Northern Europeans and the role they played in creating the foundation of the great art of Flamenco. Drawing from the rich influences of over five centuries of Music, Dance and Culture, Al-Andaluz is many stories told together, always glancing backwards in time, with a gentle sense of movement through the centuries.

Dance:                     Fernando Mira, Simone Pope, Nadya Constatinidis,
                               Serena Joy.
Cante:                     Doulen, James Paul
Oud:                        Yuval Ashkar
Guitar:                     Andrew Veivers
Violin:                      Eugenie Costello
Double Bass :          Andrew Shaw
Percussion:             Roger Gonzalez
Piano:                     James Paul

More Info:  www.qpac.com.au/event/Flamenco_Fire_10.aspx

Friday 26 March 2010

Jaleos Flamenco @ the Mullum Civic Hall

Doors 7 pm, show 8pm. Full Price $25 (+BF) / Concession: $20 (+BF) Door Price:  $30 Full / $25 Concession
Tickets available from: Mullum Books & www.kupromotions.oztix.com.au  
Food by Coffee Oasis

Sat 27 - Sun 28 March 2010

Jaleos Flamenco @ the Fraser Coast Cultural Festival!

In March 2010, the Fraser Coast will be the proud host of a kaleidoscope of excellent entertainers and many popular cultural activities. Jaleos Flamenco will be performing at both the Gala Performance (Saturday 27th March) and Free Mariners Cove Fraser Coast Cultural Festival (Sunday 28th March).

Full event details - www.frasercoastculturalfestival.org.au

Sat 27 March 2010

Piedro Sierra and La Tobala @ the Cervantes Institute, Sydney

Pedro Sierra

 

El Instituto Cervantes de Sídney, con motivo de la celebración del Día de Andalucía, y en colaboración con la Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco, tiene el honor de invitarle al concierto de guitarra flamenca a cargo de Pedro Sierra, acompañado de La Tobala

Pedro Sierra es guitarrista de larga trayectoria y fama internacional, consiguiendo prestigiosos premios como el Giraldillo a la Mejor Música en la Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla de 2006. Su música y maestría ha acompañado a artistas de la talla de Carmen Linares, con quien ha grabado varios discos, Javier Barón, Farruco, Manuela Carrasco, Israel Galván o Manuel Soler. También ha trabajado como productor discográfico y participado en conciertos en solitario. 

La Tobala se inicia en el mundo del flamenco en tablaos de Sevilla como Los Gallos y La Trocha. A lo largo de su carrera, acompaña con su cante a las máximas figuras del baile recorriendo teatros de ciudades de todo el mundo. Entre los proyectos más destacados está la participación en un intercambio con el fado portugués en el Teatro Real de Madrid. 
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On the occasion of the celebration of the Day of Andalusia, the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney in collaboration with the Andalusian Agency for Development of Flamenco has the honour to invite you to the concert of flamenco guitar performed by Pedro Sierra who will be accompanied by La Tobala.

Pedro Sierra is a guitarist with a long career and international fame, securing prestigious prizes like the Giraldillo to Best Music in the Biennial of Flamenco in Seville 2006. His music has accompanied well known artists such as Carmen Linares, with whom he has recorded several albums, Javier Barón, Farruco, Manuela Carrasco, Israel Galván or Manuel Soler. He also has worked as a music producer and participated in solo concerts.

La Tobala began in the world of flamenco in the tablaos of Seville such as Los Gallos and La Trocha. Throughout her professional life, she has accompanied with her voice several of the best known dancers, performing in different cities around the world. One of her most outstanding collaboration is her participation in a shared flamenco-fado show at the Teatro Real, in Madrid.

El concierto tendrá lugar en / the concert will take place at:

Seymour Centre - The University of Sydney
Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St
CHIPPENDALE NSW 2006

Instituto Cervantes in Sydney
22-24 City Road
Chippendale NSW 2008
Tel.: (02) 92749200
Fax: (02) 92749222
ic.sydney@cervantes.es , http://www.sydney.cervantes.es
http://www.cervantes.es

 

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Fri 2 - Sun 4 April 2010

The Saruzu Quartet @ the National Folk Festival Canberra!

There's more to Canberra than politics! .that's where the National Folk Festival is celebrated every Easter, when the city is frocked up in its golden autumn best. Australia's festival flagship, the 'National', draws together people from all around Australia and the world. They come to share in the songs, dances, tunes, and verse that have flowed through the ages from many communities into Australian folk culture.

For five days Exhibition Park in Canberra dresses up and becomes a magic place, filled with colour and sound. Hundreds of the world's best musicians perform daily, in a non-stop flow of entertainment across twenty two fabulous venues. The 2010 program will feature festival favourites - The Saruzu Quartet .

For full event details - www.folkfestival.asn.au

The Saruzu Quartet  - "A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating.  Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members - renowned violinist Luke Moller, sensual flamenco dancer & fiery percussionist Simone Pope, ferociously cool jazz bass player Andrew Shaw and laid back guitar virtuoso Andrew Veivers.  The Saruzu Quartet's second self-produced recording - Segundo - "slinks onto your stereo, impeccably clad and very well heeled, demanding your head twist twice to take in its smooth delivery."

Sat 10 April 2010

The Saruzu Quartet in the Queen St Mall - Free! 12 - 2.30pm

Drawing from the rich harmonies of Argentine Tango, the wild improvisations of Gypsy Jazz and the fire and grace of Flamenco, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the diverse musical passions of its members. With respect, abandon, precision, and recklessness Saruzu gives established musical boundaries a polite shove and invites you to dance.....or maybe just a glass of wine!!

Sun 2 to Sat 8 May 2010

Simone Pope and Andrew Veivers present Flamenco workshops at Music on Magnetic!

We are just beginning a new and exciting musical adventure here on Magnetic Island. We are organizing a week of musical fun and discovery with a group of fantastic guest teachers, all established and well-known performers in their own right. The week will be primarily residential and will involve adults living together within a community of music and dance. No musical ability is needed to participate but people who have instruments will certainly want to bring them. We are calling the week Music on Magnetic .

 

Where?

The Active Recreation Centre in Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, North Queensland. The Centre has excellent facilities for music teaching and good sports facilities as well. It is a short stroll from two terrific beaches (and a decent pub). Magnetic Island is easily reached by a short ferry ride from Townsville and Townsville airport connects with cities around the country.

 

When?

2 - 8 May 2010. We begin on the Queensland Labour Day weekend and run Sunday to Saturday. The climate in May is usually as near perfect as you can get.

 

Who?

The teachers and their expertise are:

Kristina Olsen: songwriting and arranging, slide guitar, partner-dance www.kristinaolsen.net

Linsey Pollak: music facilitation, humarimba, instrument building www.linseypollak.com

Simone Pope: flamenco dance and percussion www.simonepope.com

Andrew Veivers: Spanish and classical guitar, improvisation, music education www.redchair.com.au

Beat Lehmann: a cappella singing, world music choir www.facebook.com/beat.lehmann

Dani Ceccarelli: yoga

What?

You will have the pleasant task of choosing between 10 different streams of classes (most taught over the full five days arranged in parallel daily sessions) along with blackboard session workshops and music circles. We are planning to offer the following classes:

     songwriting
     flamenco dance
     Georgian vocal music
     humarimba
     ensemble improvisation
     music reading made easy

     pushme-pullme: introduction to partner-dance

     world music choir

     flamenco percussion
     looping and improvisation
      

Additionally, beginners and advanced yoga classes will be available as part of your subscription in the morning. We will also have a Hawaiian Kahuna massage therapist in residence for individual sessions at a discounted price. There will be entertainment and activity organized by the staff every evening.

 

You will be free to put together the perfect program to suit your individual needs and preferences and spend as much time as you like at the beach or the classes or walking the island or spotting koalas and wallabies. 

How much?

The price is $745, everything included. (Earlybird special, book and pay by 15 Feb 2010, only $695 ). For this you get:

     A choice of 10 music/dance streams. Each day you can choose up to three sessions from 8 or 9 on offer.

     Yoga classes
     Blackboard workshops and music circles
     Great free entertainment for all 6 nights
     Bunkhouse accommodation in cabins
     Three full meals per day (special diets catered for)

     Morning & afternoon teas and supper

     Heaps of fun
      

Places are limited by the size of the Centre. So if you want to come it might be best to book early. Just send us an email and we'll hold a place for you for a few days while you return the registration form  with your deposit (downloadable from the website).  

Very best wishes. We hope to welcome you here in May.  

Beat and Malcolm  

If you have questions or want further information, contact us at musiconmagnetic@gmail.com or 0430006661 or watch out for our forthcoming website www.musiconmagnetic.com.au

Fri 15 to Sun 17 January 2010

Summer Flamenco Workshops with Tomás Arroquero

Tomas began dancing flamenco in Australia and moved to Madrid in 1995. For 6 years he studied at the famous 'Amor de Dios' Studios with founding members Maria Magdalena, El Ciro and Paco Romero. In 2001 Tomas moved to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia to focus on its unique 'soniquete' and its intrinsic connection to flamenco. His main teachers were Ana Maria Lopez at La Peña Buleria and Maria Bermúdez who has continued to be his main mentor. In 2006 he relocated to Seville where he is currently based. His studies have continued with Isabel Bayón as well as shorter periods with Alejandro Granados and Andres Peña.

In the last 7 years Tomás has dedicated himself to a professional life as a flamenco dancer and teacher throughout several continents worldwide. He worked during a 5 year period with the company 'Flamenco Express' where he performed and taught workshops regularly all over the U.K. He has also performed and been a guest teacher for shorter periods in Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand. In 2008 he toured for three months in Australia with the company 'Flamenco Fire' and performed in over 35 theatres nationwide.

In 2009 he performed in Flamenco Fire's "Primavera Mia" at Brisbane's QPAC. Other important performance highlights have included the Laben Centre (Europe's foremost contemporary dance centre in London), and sharing the stage with Tomatito at London's famous Royal Albert Hall.

                   

 

When -  Friday 15th - Sunday 17th January 2010

Time - Level 1 Sat 12.30 - 2pm (1.5hr); Sun 1 - 2.30pm (1.5hr) (tot 3hrs) 

           Level 2 Fri 6.30 - 8pm (1.5hr); Sat 10am - 12pm (2hr); Sun 10am - 12.30pm (2.5hr) (tot 6 hrs) 

            Level 3 Fri 8 - 9.30pm (1.5hr); Sat 3.30 - 6pm (2.5hr); Sun 4 - 6pm (2hr) (tot 6 hrs)  

*** Please note sessions follow on from each other****

Level 1 - Basic flamenco dance level, open to absolute beginners and early beginners (New Beg - Beg I vels)

Level 2 - Moderate flamenco dance level, at least one year flamenco dance experience (Beg II Lower to Lower Intermediate)

Level 3 - Good flamenco dance level, at least two years flamenco dance experience (Upper Intermediate to Ongoing)

Venue - The Dance Works, 19 Burke St Wooloongabba (FULLY AIRCONDITIONED STUDIOS!) One minute's walk from Park Rd Station.Go to http://www.thedanceworks.com.au/component/option,com_docman/Itemid,0/task,doc_download/gid,26/ for how to get there by car as they've changed some streets around recently.

Cost - Level 1 $85 (3hrs) or $45/1.5hr session

           Level 2 $170 (6hrs) or $45/1.5hr, $60/2hrs and $75/2.5hr session  

           Level 3 $170 (6hrs) or $45/1.5hr, $60/2hrs and $75/2.5hr session

****10% discount for attending any two full workshops!!***** Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 ndicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you! A $50 deposit is required by 24 December to secure your place in the workshops.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

 

Mon 28 Dec - Fri 1 Jan 2010

The Saruzu Quartet return to the Woodford Folk Festival!

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The Saruzu Quartet - "A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating.  Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members - renowned violinist Luke Moller, sensual flamenco dancer & fiery percussionist Simone Pope, ferociously cool jazz bass player Andrew Shaw and laid back guitar virtuoso Andrew Veivers.  The Saruzu Quartet's second self-produced recording - Segundo - "slinks onto your stereo, impeccably clad and very well heeled, demanding your head twist twice to take in its smooth delivery. Special guest vocalist Kacey Patrick (stringmansassy) lends her angelic tones to a mesmerising remake of the Duke Ellington tune 'Caravan' and the hypnotic 'Historia de un Amor'. Inspired and exciting."

Proposed program - check official Woodford Website for details!

www. woodfordfolkfestival .com

Mon 28 Dec 2.30pm Chai Tent

Tues 29 Dec 10am Chalemeon Flamenco Dance Workshop with Simone Pope

Wed 30 Dec 12.40pm Concert Stage

Thurs 31 Dec 9.30pm Arti Arti

Fri 1 Jan 4.40pm Concert Stage

 

Welcome to the Woodford Folk Festival website

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Jan 2010

Sandgate Music by the Sea Festival

Dear Music Lover! The party's not over yet!


Music By The Sea Festival in Sandgate this weekend! 


ONLY $55/$45 for a day ticket.

BONUS: Buy a 2 day ticket for $100/$80 and get FREE entry to the Velvet Cellar Cabaret on Friday night
TWO fabulous days and THREE hot nights of music, theatre and comedy
Book now.  Tickets selling fast.
No reservations.  Limited seating!
Book online - www.musicbythesea.com.au
Or phone 4MBS Ticketing on 3847 1717

Programed artists are: 
Jeremy Eskenazi (concert pianist, France), Joe Chindamo (jazz piano recital presented by Brisbane Airport), Oka, Ganga Giri, Linsey Pollak, Carnatic Jazz Experiment, Julia Sojka (violinist, Slovakia), Tomas Rojcek (concert pianist, Slovakia), Brisbane Chamber Orchestra, Seaside Symphony Orchestra, Michael Fix, Swing Manouche, Alesa Lajana, Shenton Gregory, Jook Joint Boys, Gerard Mapstone, Andrew Veivers, Anthony Garcia, Andre Reginato, Tim O'Brien, Colin Offord, Chris Finnen, Donald Hall, Sue Wighton, Katie Wighton, Fred Graham, Steve Cook, Kevin Higgins, Ewan MacKenzie, Velvet Cellar Cabaret, Talkin' The Drum/Spankinhide, Festival Choir and more...

SANDGATE IS LOVELY, - STAY FOR A DAY!

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2009

Sunshine Coast Flamenco Dance Workshops with Simone Pope

        

The final in a series of Flamenco Dance workshops that coincided with this year's production of Flamenco Fire at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre . Sunshine Coast residents and visitors have the opportunity to learn flamenco dance with Simone Pope (The Flamenco Studio, Brisbane)


The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Red Chair gratefully acknowledges the support of the Regional Arts Development Fund to stage flamenco dance and singing workshops across the Sunshine Coast region by visiting Spanish artists.

Saturday 5th December ( 10am - 12pm ) 
Flamenco Dance Workshop 
Coolum Beach School of Dance, 132 Greenoaks Drive, Coolum Beach

Sunday 6th December ( 10am - 12pm ) 
Flamenco Dance Workshop
Coolum Beach School of Dance, 132 Greenoaks Drive, Coolum Beach

$25.00 per participant per workshop or $40 both workshops

Purchase tickets now online through red e-tix or call Red Chair on (07) 5473 9498

No experience necessary.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.


Enquiries : contact Red Chair (07) 5473 9498 or email www.redchair.com.au

OCTOBER 2009

The Saruzu Quartet on Tour

 

The Saruzu Quartet - "A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating.  Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members - renowned violinist Luke Moller, sensual flamenco dancer & fiery percussionist Simone Pope, ferociously cool jazz bass player Andrew Shaw and laid back guitar virtuoso Andrew Veivers.  The Saruzu Quartet's second self-produced recording - Segundo - "slinks onto your stereo, impeccably clad and very well heeled, demanding your head twist twice to take in its smooth delivery. Special guest vocalist Kacey Patrick (stringmansassy) lends her angelic tones to a mesmerising remake of the Duke Ellington tune 'Caravan' and the hypnotic 'Historia de un Amor'. Inspired and exciting."


Friday, 2nd Oct

Venue: Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Mullumbimby
Time: Doors open 7pm / Show starts 8pm
Tickets: $20 pre sold / $25 on door
Bookings: Mullum Books or through www.kupromotions.oztix.com.au
Food available from Coffee Oasis

Friday, 9th Oct
Venue: The Soundlounge, Currumbin, Gold Coast
Time: Doors open 7.30pm. Performance at 8.30pm.
Tickets: $20 or $25 at the door if not sold out
Bookings: www.thesoundlounge.com.au
Guest vocalist: Kacey Patrick (stringmansassy)

Friday, 16th Oct
Venue: Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: $20
Bookings: Ph 07 5437 1170

Saturday, 17th Oct
Venue: The J - Noosa
Time: 8:00pm
Tickets: $20
Bookings: Ph 07 5455 4455 or www.thej.com.au/events

Sunday, 18th Oct
Queensland Multicultural Fesival
Venue: Roma Street Prklands
Free Event
Info: www.multicultural.qld.gov.au

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Oct
Venue: Yungaburra Folk Festival, Yungaburra
Ticket Info:  Ph 1300 855 835 
Online Bookings / More info: http://www.yungaburrafolkfestival.org/

Monday, 26th Oct
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Full $32, Conc $27, Gallery $24
Bookings:   Ph +61 7 3358 8600 or online  www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events
Guest Vocalist: Kacey Patrick (stringmansassy)
Supported by: Anthony Garcia

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Oct 2009

Jaleos Flamenco @ Yungaburra Folk Festival

Venue: Yungaburra Folk Festival, Yungaburra
Ticket Info:  Ph 1300 855 835 
Online Bookings / More info: http://www.yungaburrafolkfestival.org/

Mon 21 September 2009

Flamenco Studio New Beginner, Beginner I and Beginner II Flamenco Dance Courses

A course comprising 1½ hours per week over five weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II students (subject to sufficient numbers)

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners  - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - students with at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (lower) - students who've completed at least Beg I to a competent level. Intensive Bulerias. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower level but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on buulerias compás and technique!)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners & Beginner I

Tues 22 September - Tues 20 October

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm

(subject to sufficient numbers)

When: Beginners II (lower) Bulerias

Mon 21 September - Mon 19 October

Beg II 7 - 8.30pm

(subject to sufficient numbers)

Cost : One class per week $100, 2 classes per week $185, 3 classes per week $250 or $25 casual per session.

Enrolment info below.

Wed 23 September 2009

Flamenco Studio Beginnner II, Intermediate, Ongoing and Technique classes

The term will comprise 1¼ hours per week over eight weeks (10hrs) for Beginner II (Upper), Intermediate, Ongoing and Technique students.

Beginner II (Upper) - at least 1-2 years flamenco dance experience

Intermediate - at least 2-3 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experience

Technique - open level for all students with at least 6 months flamenco dance experience.

Where : Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Rehearsal Room,

119 Lamington St, New Farm

When : Intermediate and Ongoing

Starting Wed 23 September

Intermediate 7 - 8.15pm

Ongoing 8.15 - 9.30pm

: Beginner II (Upper) and Technique

Starting Thurs 24 September

Beg II 7 - 8.15pm

Technique 8.15 - 9.30pm

**Note there will be no classes on Wed 21st and Thurs 22nd October**

Cost : One class per week $140, 2 classes per week $250, 3 classes per week $330 or $19 casual per session

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending, or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.


Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

 

Thurs 3 - Sat 5 September 2009

Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia

Flamenco Fire is back with a whole new show at QPAC!!

Tickets are on sale now!

Ph 136 246 or go to www.qtix.com.au

Tuesday 28 July 2009

Flamenco Studio New Beginner, Beginner I and Beginner II (Lower) Flamenco Dance Courses

A course comprising 1½ hours per week over five weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners  - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - students with at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (Lower) - students who've completed at least Beg I level Intensive Bulerias. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerias compás and technique!)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners & Beginner I

Tues 28 July - Tues 25 August

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm

: Beginner II (Lower) Bulerias

*Note different start date* Mon 3 August - Mon 31 August

Beginner II 7 - 8.30pm

Cost : One class per week $100, 2 classes per week $185, 3 classes perweek $250 or $25 casual per session

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending , or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.
Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term. Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

Sat 1 - Sun 2 August 2009

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Sebastion Sanchez (Noosaville)

As part of the leadup to this year's production of Flamenco Fire at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Sunshine Coast residents and visitors have the opportunity to participate in a series of flamenco dance workshops with visiting artists from Spain.

Sebastian Sanchez has been developing his flamenco dance skills for the last 10 years. He is currently based in Spain for intensive flamenco dance study, as well as running flamenco dance workshops throughout Europe.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Red Chair gratefully acknowledges the support of the Regional Arts Development Fund to stage flamenco dance and singing workshops across the Sunshine Coast region by visiting Spanish artists.

Saturday 1st August (3pm - 5.30pm) 
Flamenco Dance Workshop 
Noosaville (To The Pointe Ballet Studio, 3/6 Rene St, Noosaville)

Sunday 2nd August (3pm - 5.30pm)  
Flamenco Dance Workshop
NoosaVille (To The Pointe Ballet Studio, 3/6 Rene St, Noosaville)

Purchase tickets now online through red e-tix or call Red Chair on (07) 5473 9498

No experience necessary.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.


When:
Sat 1st August - Sun 2nd August 2009
Time:
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Where: NoosaVille (To The Pointe Ballet Studio, 3/6 Rene St, Noosaville)
Tickets:
$25.00 Dance Workshop - Sat. 1st Aug
$25.00 Dance Workshop - Sun. 2nd Aug

Enquiries : contact Red Chair (07) 5473 9498 or email www.redchair.com.au

Sat 15 and Sun 16 August 2009

Brisbane Flamenco Workshops with Tomás Arroquero (dance) & Olayo Jiménez (singing & compás/palmas)

 

 

Don't miss this wonderful weekend of flamenco dance and singing workshops in Brisbane.

Classes will include: Experienced Beginners / Lower Intermediate classes;  Intermediate/Advanced classes; Compas/Palmas w orkshops and Singing workshops. 

Workshops to be held at X BLOCK - Kelvin Grove's QUT Campus for both Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August.   

                               

Enrolments and enquiries : Tickets available now via red e-tix (www.redchair.com.au) or phone 07 5473 9498.  

 

When:

Sat 15th August - Sun 16th August 2009

Time:

10:00am - 7:00pm

Where:

X Block - QUT - Kelvin Grove Victoria Park Rd , Kelvin Grove

Tickets:

Dance

$80.00 Sat 15th - Exp Beginners / Lower Int Dance Workshop (10am-12:30pm)

$80.00 Sat 15th - Intermediate/Advanced Dance Workshop (4:30-7pm)

$80.00 Sun 16th - Exp Beginners / Lower Int Dance Workshop (10am-12:30pm)

$80.00 Sun 16th - Intermediate/Advanced Dance Workshop (4:30-7pm)

$145.00 Both Sat 15 & Sun 16 - Exp Beginners / Lower Int Dance Workshop (10am-12:30pm)

$145.00 Both Sat 15 & Sun 16 - Intermediate/Advanced Dance Workshop (4:30-7pm)

 

Compas/Palmas

$35.00 Sat 15th - Compás/Palmas Workshop (1-2pm)

$35.00 Sun 16th - Compás/Palmas Workshop (1-2pm)

$55.00 Both Sat 15 & Sun 16 - Compás/Palmas Workshop (1-2pm)

 

Singing

$60.00 Sat 15th - Singing Workshop (2-4pm)

$60.00 Sun 16th - Singing Workshop (2-4pm)

$100.00 Both Sat 15 & Sun 16 - Singing Workshop (2-4pm)

 

Enquiries : contact Red Chair (07) 5473 9498 or email www.redchair.com.au

Sat 22 August 2009

Jaleos Flamenco @ Kin Kin

Jaleos Flamenco promises an evocative journey into the passionate heart of flamenco, and will captivate its audience with driving rhythms, breathtaking footwork and rich, sensual dance.

Jaleos Flamenco brings the intricate rhythms, dazzling footwork, and raw energy of flamenco together in a concert that encompasses both the ancient richness of traditional and virtuosity of contemporary flamenco...



When: Saturday 22nd August
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Kin Kin Hall
Tickets: $20 / $15
More info: ph 5485 4664

Also, join Simone Pope on the same day for a flamenco Dance Workshop Presented by Kin Kin Music ... 

Simone's aim is to teach the students all the elements of flamenco - not only steps but the important role of the music (guitar, singing & compas) as well as the history and culture of flamenco. Chai tea / coffee snacks available during workshop.

Flamenco Workshop -

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Kin Kin Hall
Tickets: $20
Bookings: kinkinmusic@kinkinsouls.com

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as a cuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

 

Sat 25 and Sun 26 July 2009

Feast of the Senses Tribal Gala and Workshops

Feast of the Senses began in 2007 by Tribal Blossoms Bellydance with a view to creating a Tribal-only event for Brisbane dancers and audiences - with local, regional and interstate Tribal guests the event was a huge success in its Coorparoo location.

Feast of the Senses Season Earlybird Tickets are $100 each. This includes entry to Saturdaynight's Gala as well as all Sunday's workshops your body can handle!


Flamenco Fan & Shawl Technique Workshop Sunday 12noon - 1.30pm with Simone Pope

Where: Workshops will be held on Sunday at Danceworks Studios, 19 Burke St Woolloongabba. Park Rd train station on the Beenleigh line is a few minutes walk away from this location, also parking is available off-street.

When: Sunday 12noon - 1.30pm with Simone PopeSee http://www.tribalblossoms.com/feast_of_the_senses_2009.html for other workshop info.


Feast of the Senses Gala  - with guest performance by Simone Pope (flamenco dance) and Andrew Veivers (flamenco guitar).

Where : Russian Community Club, Woolloongabba, 19 Lotus St, Buranda. (around the corne from the Gabba cricket ground)

When: Sat 26 July 6.30pm onwards

Tix : $30 at the door

More info on Feast of the Senses http://www.tribalblossoms.com/feast_of_the_senses_2009.html

 

Sat 18 to Mon 20 July 2009

Cajon Workshops with Claudia Chambers, Brisbane and Ipswich 2009

This might be your only opportunity to enjoy Claudia's fantastic cajon workshops this year so don't miss out!

 

Ipswich Saturday 18 July 9.30 - 12.30 (Beginners) and Sunday 19 July 9.30 - 12.30 (Advanced) at St Paul's Hall Limestone/Ellenborough St, Ipswich 4305.  

Enrolments and details : 0414 703 842

 

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Open to absolute beginners to experienced players - keep this weekend free!! These workshops and classes are open to anyone with an interest in learning how to play the fascinatingrhythms found in flamenco music. They are designed for:
. Drummers and percussionists who wish to explore flamenco rhythms as a way of expanding their own rhythmic abilities. . Flamenco musicians and dancers who would like to deepen their understanding of flamenco's underlying rhythms, or 'compás'.
. Anyone who is simply interested in learning to play flamenco rhythms and/or the cajon.

 

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About Claudia Chambers...

Starting off with a strong interest in Flamenco dance, Claudia moved to Spain where she lived for five years studying dance and percussion. While in Barcelona, she encountered the cajon, and began studying with some of Spain's leading Flamenco percussionists including Juan Flores (Duquende, Manuel Soto), Isaac Figueras (Chiquelo, Diego Carrasco) and Pepe Motos (Sara Baras Flamenco Company, Paco de Lucia).

 

After a year of playing for local Flamenco dancers in Barcelona, she was offered touring work with Mexican guitar virtuosos, Rodrigo y Gabriela. Moving to Ireland to record with them on their album, Re-foc , Claudia then began to work with other artists such as jazz duo Zrazy, Spanish group Viento y Fuego and Irish folk legend Luka Bloom, as well as working with American contemporary dance choreographer, Paul Estabrook as percussionist.

Since moving back to Australia in 2005, Claudia has collaborated with many groups and artists including Los Carmonas, Gipsy Rhythms, Elena Varga, Oscar Guzman, Gian etc. She received a JB Seed grant to study with tabla player Bobby Singh, and has worked with dancers and musicians on many projects including CriticalPaths and Unlock your Creativity.

A registered secondary teacher, and a Workplace Category 4 Trainer, Claudia has over 15 years' experience teaching people of many ages, backgrounds and abilities. She currently runs a ariety of workshops in schools, workplaces and the community.

See www.aurorapercussion.com.au for more info

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Brisbane Level 1 workshops (beginners) - 3 hours These workshops are open to anyone interested in learning to play the cajon (or box drum) and/or Flamenco percussion. We'll be looking at: 

Techniques for playing the cajon Flamenco Rhythms

Relationship between cajon and other elements of flamenco

Approaches to accompanying dance

Working with rhythm and pulse  

Brisbane Level 2 workshops (experienced players) - 3 hours These workshops are open to anyone with previous flamenco cajon experience.

 

When: Sunday 19 July and Monday 20 July 2009

 

Where : ADPI, 31-33 Collingwood St, ALBION (just down on the RHS from McDonald's at the Albion 5 ways)

 

Time :   Level 1    Session 1 Sun 3.30 - 5pm  (1.5hrs)   Session 2 Mon 6.30 - 8pm (1.5hrs)

 

            Level 2      Session 1 Sun 5 - 6.30pm (1.5hrs)   Session 2 Mon 8 - 9.30pm (1.5hrs)

 

Cost:  $75 per workshop ( Earlybird special $65 for payment by Monday 13 July!!!) or $40 per session

**10% off total if you do both full workshops**

 

Cajon hire :  $10 for workshop or $5 per session

 

How to enrol : Please send enrolments to Simone Pope, The Flamenco Studio, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 or email to simone@simonepope.com . Payments can be made to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompanydirect deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

 

Workshop enquiries ph. Simone Pope on 3846 4909 or email simone@simonepope.com.

 

Cajons can be purchased and arrive in time for the workshop!! Have a look at the catalogue at www.aurorapercussion.com.au

Cajon purchasing enquiries Contact Claudia: 0425 264 375 or claudia@aurorapercussion.com.au

Sunday 5 July - Wed 15 July 2009

Flamenco Fire goes on tour to Noumea, New Caledonia!

Le Théâtre de L'île 6, Bd Extérieur Faubourg Blanchot, Nouméa

       

 

Saturday 4 July 2009

Noche Flamenca @ The Gold Coast Arts Centre

More info www.gcac.com.au

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Wednesday 24 June 2009

Term 2 Beginner II (Upper), Intermediate,Ongoing and Technique Classes

The term will comprise 1¼ hours per week over seven weeks for Beginner II (Upper),Intermediate, Ongoing and Technique students.

Beginner II (Upper)  - at least 1-2 years flamenco dance experienceIntermediate - at least 2-3 years flamenco dance experience

Ongoing - at least 3-4 years flamenco dance experienceTechnique - open level for all students with at least 6 months flamenco dance experience

Where : Brisbane Powerhouse Stores Rehearsal Room,

119 Lamington St, New Farm

When : Intermediate and Ongoing

Wed 24 June - Wed 12 August

Intermediate 7 - 8.15pm (Rondeña)

Ongoing 8.15 - 9.30pm (Soleá)

: Beginner II (Upper) and Technique

Thurs 25 June - Thurs 13 August

Beg II 7 - 8.15pm (Alegrías)

Technique 8.15 - 9.30pm

**Note there will be no classes on Wed 8th and Thurs 8th of July**

Cost : One class per week $125, 2 classes per week $220, 3 classes per week $290 or $19 casual per session

Enrolments: To enrol send cheque or money order to Simone Pope, GPO Box 1821, Brisbane 4001 indicating which level you will be attending , or direct deposit to National Australia Bank account name Simone Pope, BSB 084447, Acct no. 691911478 (please be sure to include the name of the payer). Please accompany direct deposits with an email to confirm your payment, thank you!

Fees are to be paid in full, or two half payments (by arrangement) at the beginning of each term.
Please note that any unused classes at the end of a term cannot be carried over into the next term. Students who miss a class are welcome to make it up with another class within that term.Please notify Simone if you cannot attend a class.

What to wear? Female students should wear a closed toe shoe with a solid heel of at least 3cm, such as a character style shoe, comfortable pants or full skirt and leotard/ fitted top. Male students should wear a heeled shoe or boot (preferable with a heel of at least 3 cm, such as acuban style heel), comfortable pants and t-shirt or shirt.

Enquiries - email simone@simonepope.com or phone 07 3846 4909

Saturday 13 June 2009

QPAC's Housewarming with Flamenco Fire - FREE event!

On Saturday 13 June QPAC will put out the welcome mat to celebrate the completion of our recent renovations.


Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled afternoon of fine food and entertainment in theCascade Court and the Melbourne Street Green. 12.30-6.30pm. Free event.
An afternoon of lively performances will feature world music favourites Flamenco Fire (3-3.30pm and 4.30-5pm) and Bollywood Dhamaka , The Con Artists Jazz Orchestra , Brisbane's hottest dancers from Raw Dance and popular little big band Miguel.

More info http://www.qpac.com.au/events/QPAC's%20Housewarming

Thursday 11 June 2009

Barbara Luna, Amanece Tour Australia 2009 - supported by

The Saruzu Quartet @ The Tivoli Theatre

Having captivated audiences with her passionate music at Womadelaide in 2001, Barbara Luna returns to Australia with her Amanece Tour celebrating the release of her new album Ruta Tres.

Barbara is one of Argentina's great talents, she is a gifted guitarist, songwriter and dynamic performer with a distinctive warm voice. Her music is Latin/South American in global terms, however traverses typical Argentine syncopations and Creole grooves, with hints of Spanish and West African Rumbas. Melodic, catchy and timeless,her compositions are rich, varied, bold and seductive. Luna's entrancing live performances showcase the diversity and the beauty of her country, with elements of tango, Afro-Cuban son bolero, Chacarera (Latin Indian), Huayno (Gaucho cowboys) and other folk influences from the diverse provinces.

She performs with an all-star, all-Argentine line-up. Barbara and her band will tour nationally in June this year starting at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (5-7th June) and then onto Melbourne (9th June), Brisbane (11th June) and Sydney (13th - 15th June). The Brisbane performance will be supported by The Saruzu Quartet

Performances and ticket bookings go to http://www.cre8ion.com.au/BarbaraLuna.php

Barbara Luna Amanece Tour

The Saruzu Quartet - "A fiery flamenco-tango-jazz ensemble, The Saruzu Quartet's interpretation of the rich harmonies of Argentine tango, the wild improvisations of gypsy jazz and the fire and grace of flamenco, is exhilarating.  Evocative of a 1920's Paris cafe scene filtered through an edgy and contemporary sensibility, The Saruzu Quartet is a celebration of the musical passions of its members - renowned violinist Luke Moller, sensual flamenco dancer & fiery percussionist Simone Pope, ferociously cool jazz bass player Andrew Shaw and laid back guitar virtuoso Andrew Veivers.  The Saruzu Quartet's second self-produced recording - Segundo - "slinks onto your stereo, impeccably clad and very well heeled, demanding your head twist twice to take in its smooth delivery. Special guest vocalist Kacey Patrick (stringmansassy) lends her angelic tones to a mesmerising remake of the Duke Ellington tune 'Caravan' and the hypnotic 'Historia de un Amor'. Inspired and exciting."

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Flamenco Studio Term 3 New Beginner, Beginner I and Beginner II (Lower) Flamenco Dance Courses

A course comprising 1½ hours per week over five weeks for New Beginners, Beginner I and Beginner II (lower) students

The courses will encompass flamenco technique for upper body and feet, and a short choreography.

New Beginners  - absolute beginners!!! No flamenco dance experience and no previous dance experience is necessary!

Beginner I - students with at least one term of flamenco dance experience, or strong dance background

Beginner II (Lower) - students who've completed at least Beg I level Intensive Bulerias. The level will be taught to Beg II Lower but all levels Beg II up are welcome (great for working on bulerias compás and technique!)

Where : ADPI Studio, 31-33 Collingwood St, Albion

When : New Beginners & Beginner I

Tues 9 June - Tues 7 July

New Beginner 6.30 - 8pm

Beginner I 8 - 9.30pm

: Beginner II (Lower) Bulerias

*Note different start date* Mon 15 June - Mon 13 July

Beginner II 7 - 8.30pm

Cost : One class per week $100, 2 classes per week $185, 3 classes perweek $250 or $25 casual per session

Enrolment info below.

 

Fri 8 May, Sat 9 May, Thurs 14 May, Sat 16 May 2009

Jaleos Flamenco on Tour

Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW and Townsville....Jaleos Flamenco returns with new and exciting music, song and dance. Promising an evocative journey into the passionate heart of flamenco and boasting dancers recently returned from Spain, Jaleos Flamenco will captivate its audience with driving rhythms, breathtaking footwork and rich sensual dance.

Featuring Simone Pope (dance/choreography) and Andrew Veivers (guitar/musical direction), Jaleos Flamenco includes a stunning lineup of ensemble dancers as well as James Paul (singer/guitarist/percussionist) who will be launching his debut solo CD - "Canta La Luna" (the Moon Sings) and Areti Boyaci (dance) from Flamenco Fire (Townsville show)

Fri 8th @ Kawana

Where : The Lake - Kawana Community Arts Centre , Sportsman Parade, Bokarina

When : 8pm (doors 7 pm )

Cost : $20 or $15 per person for groups of 8 or more

Bookings : Thru The J (07) 5455 4455 / www.thej.com.au

Sat 9th @ The J, Noosa

Where : The J, 60 Noosa Dve, Noosa Junction

When : 8pm (doors 7 pm )

Cost : $20 or $15 per person for groups of 8 or more

Bookings : Thru The J (07) 5455 4455 / www.thej.com.au

Thurs 14th @ Mullumbimby

Where : Mullum Civic Hall

When : 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm )

Cost : $20 / $15

Bookings : www.kupromotions.oztix.com.au or Mullum Books. Great food by Coffee Oasis

     

Sat 16th @ Townsville

Where : Court Theatre, cnr Stuart and Stokes Sts, Townsville

When : Sat 8pm

Cost : Show $25 / $20

Bookings : www.musicentreenq.net

(Sunday 17th workshops - info Michael 0419 026 895)

8 - 12 January 2009

Flamenco Dance and Cajon Summer Workshops with La Chica and Andres!

 

 

2009 SUMMER FLAMENCO DANCE AND CAJON WORKSHOPS

WITH LA CHICA AND ANDRES FROM SEVILLE

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11 th January 2009

Presented by The Flamenco Studio

About Francesca Grima "La Chica"...

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Francesca studied classical ballet for 15 years at the Daphne Lungaro Conservatory of Dance in Malta. She began her flamenco training in Sydney under Katia Ruiz, Diana Reyes, Manolo Varela and Antonio Vargas and performed at La Campana for 2 years. In Seville she studied flamenco under the renowned dancers and choreographers Manolo Marin, Matilde Coral, and Carmelilla Montoya and has taken courses with Israel Galvan, Alejandro Granado, Pilar Ogalla, Pilar Ortega, Adela Campallo, Manuel Betanzos and Andres Peña. She currently works as a professional flamenco dancer in Seville performing at Curro Velez's tablao "El Arenal" alongside Carmen Montoya, Carmelilla Montoya, Loli Flores, El Jarillo, and Pili Carmona. Francesca has also performed in other tablaos and peñas in Seville including El Palacio Andaluz, Las Brujas, La Carboneria, La Portada, La Peña Flamenca de Arahal and La Sonanta.

 

She participated as a soloist and lead dancer in the flamenco productions "Quienes Somos" in 2005 and 2007 alongside Rosario "La Tremendita", Amador Rojas and Carmen Blanco. She performed as a solo artist in the Festival  "A Compas" in La Sala Endanza with singer Jose "El Tremendo" and guitarist Joselito Acedo.  As part of the Bienal de Sevilla 2006, she participated in "Un Homenaje a La Sevillana" in the theatres of Alcalá de Guadaira and Dos Hermanas. In 2006 Francesca performed alongside Carmelilla Montoya and Quisko de Alcalá  in the Teatro Real in Malta, and she has also performed in the principal role of Carmen Amaya  in Juan Verguillos' production "La Fuente de Carmen Amaya" which took place in Ubeda, Jaen in February 2007. Francesca forms part of the Sevillian company "Sentir Flamenco" where she performs in various productions in Seville and Huelva.

 

For the past 4 years Francesca has been a soloist in the flamenco company Puerto Flamenco alongside Amador Rojas, Antonio Castro "Antoñete" and  Jesus Herrera performing at the Khamoro gypsy festival in Prague, the Iagori gypsy festival in Norway, Spancirfest in Croatia, Sziget Festival in Hungary, Dom Omladine in Serbia and the Meandria festival in Greece. For the past seven years Francesca has been the lead dancer of Etnikafe- "Fusion de Flamenco y Jazz" touring and performing in prestigious festivals in Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Libya, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

 

About Andrej Vujicic "Andres" ....

Andrej

Born in Belgrade 1971, Andrej initiates his international career as a percussionist in Sydney, Australia, performing at the Royal Opera House and various local venues. He moves to Sevilla in the year 2000, where he now resides. In Seville he has collaborated with artists such as Lole Montoya, Manuel Molina, Familia Montoya, Carmelilla Montoya, Carmen Montoya and La negra, Alba Molina, Juan Jose Amador, Enrique El Extremeño, Lalo Tejada,  Eduardo Trasierra, "La Tremendita", Ana Salazar,  Encarnita Anillo, Joselito Anillo,  Miguel, Paco and Eugenio Iglesias, among others.

 

He participated alongside Juan Lerida, Tomasa la Macanita and Las Montoyas on TV channel Canal Sur, and recorded four CDs of the Solo Compas series with Carmelilla Montoya, Manuela Rios and Manolo Herrera at the OFS studios in Seville. He performed at the Aichi Arts Centre in Nagoya, Japan as well as touring extensively over four continents participating at important festivals such as Festival de Dusseldorf (2006) and The Montreux Jazz Festival (2004). He participated in the Bienal Del Flamenco 2002 in Seville, accompanying Lole Montoya. He is the percussionist of Carmelilla Montoya, and performed with her at the Feria Mundial del Flamenco in Seville, and the Festival de Jerez 2004, as well as numerous performances in Spain and Europe.

He also forms part of the Maria Serrano company, with which he toured Germany, Purtugal, Hungary, Austria, Norway, Rumania and Denmark, performing at prestigious Budapest Spring Festival, and Klaustinen Festival in Finland. In Spain he performed in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Sevilla, Cordoba, Jerez, Cadiz and Malaga collaborating with Carmelilla Montoya or Eduardo Trassierra.

 

For more information, demos and photos:

Www.myspace.com/puertoflamencospace      

www.puertoflamenco.com      

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_f9iel750-E

 

2009 SUMMER FLAMENCO DANCE AND CAJON WORKSHOPS WITH LA CHICA AND ANDRES FROM SEVILLE

 

When: Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th January 2009

 

Workshops:

Level 1 Cajon workshops (Beginners levels) - 4 hours

Level 2 Cajon workshops (Experienced players) - 4 hours

 

Level 1 Dance workshops (Beg II/Lower Int - at least 1-2yrs flamenco dance experience) - 7 hours

Level 2 Dance workshops (Upper Int/Ongoing - at least 2-3yrs flamenco dance experience) - 7 hours

 

Also Available by Request:

Bata de Cola Workshops - private tuition or small groups by arrangement (Thurs 8 th - Mon 12 th Jan). Both Chica and Andrej will be available for Private Tuition on Monday 12 January too (day and evening). Contact Simone (details below).

 

Where : ALL SESSIONS AT QUT X block, KELVIN GROVE (fully airconditioned dance studios 5 mins from the city, around the corner from the Roundhouse Theatre). Go to the end of Blamey St to the T junction at Victoria Park Rd, cross straight over Victoria park Rd and X block is just to the right. Let me know if you'd like a map emailed!

 

 

Time :   Level 1  Cajon   Session 1 Thurs 6-8pm  (2hrs)    

                                  Session 2 Sat 1-3pm (2hrs)  

             Level 2  Cajon   Session 1 Fri 6-8pm (2hrs) 

                                  Session 2 Sun 1-3pm (2hrs)  

              Level 1  Dance   Session 1 Fri 8-10pm  (2hrs) 

                                   Session 2 Sat 3.30-6pm (2.5hrs)

                                   Session 3 Sun 10-12.30pm (2.5hrs)