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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.

8 02, 2018

Pigeon-holed

2018-02-08T19:28:41+00:00

I think artists often get pigeon-holed by audiences, critics, and even their peers. And I think that sucks. Big time. I've heard through the grapevine that people talk about my shows as "out-there contemporary stuff" that they're not interested in. [...]

Pigeon-holed 2018-02-08T19:28:41+00:00
30 12, 2017

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions

2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00

What do I want for Christmas? More than anything, I want dancers. I've been trying to choreograph on just myself pieces that I really envision for multiple dancers. And guess what? It just does not work. It's like a painter [...]

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions 2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00
14 09, 2017

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated)

2018-01-11T21:13:17+00:00

Last year, I helped a colleague in Spain with her thesis for the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila. She had spent a month in the U.S. observing and helping flamenco Arts Education programs. She had a lot of [...]

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated) 2018-01-11T21:13:17+00:00
22 05, 2017

The other side

2018-01-11T21:13:06+00:00

I had the privilege of being on "the other side" of flamenco performances this past week. First, let's be clear, two other sides exist to the dance. First, the musicians who usually find themselves behind the dancer, and second, the [...]

The other side 2018-01-11T21:13:06+00:00