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About Alice Blumenfeld

Alice Blumenfeld is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, writer, and educator. She holds a MFA in dance from Hollins University and currently directs Abrepaso Flamenco.
24 04, 2020

Rebuilding Confidence

2020-04-25T13:02:50+00:00

I’ve struggled with confidence throughout my dancing career. And the thing is, when you don’t have confidence, people will easily tear you down. When you’re unsure of yourself, it’s hard to convince others to put faith in you, which can [...]

Rebuilding Confidence2020-04-25T13:02:50+00:00
26 03, 2020

Time to Pause

2020-04-24T14:36:33+00:00

For those of us who don’t want to jump on the online train… As studios and dancers immediately adjusted to our world shifting online, I took a step back. I am teaching my college courses online, but instead of keeping [...]

Time to Pause2020-04-24T14:36:33+00:00
12 08, 2019

The Sea and Compás

2019-08-12T18:29:41+00:00

“Aprendí a bailar con las olas del Somorrostro, a mí me enseñó a bailar el mar…” --Carmen Amaya (“I learned to dance with the waves of the Somorrostro (beach in Barcelona), the sea taught me to dance...") Carmen Amaya. [...]

The Sea and Compás2019-08-12T18:29:41+00:00
23 05, 2019

Mini No-Manifesto

2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00

No to compartmentalization. No to unsustainability. No to quick, meaningless ways of working.   No to compartmentalization: In the past semester—as I planned a symposium, worked on a performance piece, started plans for a performance series in Cleveland, taught and [...]

Mini No-Manifesto2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00
16 04, 2019

Reflections & Recap from Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco @ Oberlin

2019-04-16T14:13:31+00:00

Shortly after accepting a position at Oberlin, I was encouraged to put together a flamenco symposium. Although that’s a pretty broad request, I knew immediately the theme I wanted to explore. Ever since I started to discover that flamenco has [...]

Reflections & Recap from Breaking Boundaries in Flamenco @ Oberlin2019-04-16T14:13:31+00:00