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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.

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
6 05, 2017

Balance

2018-01-11T21:12:56+00:00

Dancers know the struggle for balance very well:Dancer working on balance on an unstable base. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUg1ExCLmjA Balance requires strength and control. But I am not talking about exercises on balance boards or landing a triple pirouette. Life as a dance artist [...]

Balance 2018-01-11T21:12:56+00:00
24 02, 2017

An artist’s life for me….

2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00

I remember hearing one of my mentors once say to someone else, she's been extremely lucky in her career. At the time, I thought to myself, luck has nothing to do with it. She has worked her butt off, she [...]

An artist’s life for me…. 2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00
23 10, 2016

Self-producing a performance

2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00

I self produced the recent performances of (Des)Encaracolarse at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. What exactly does that mean? I initiated the project, I took full financial responsibility for the project, I gathered the team, found the venue, did the publicity, [...]

Self-producing a performance 2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00
5 09, 2016

What’s in a name?

2018-01-11T21:12:17+00:00

A Blumenfeld in Andalucía http://blog.fuertehoteles.com/en/destinations/flowers-spring-andalucia/People constantly ask me why I don't use a more "flamenco" stage name. In fact, just the other day, while handing a supporter and friend a flyer for an upcoming show, she asked when I was [...]

What’s in a name? 2018-01-11T21:12:17+00:00
7 05, 2016

Marcaje

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

What makes a good marcaje? First, let's start off by defining that word within the flamenco context. For me, it's any step that holds time, or marks time. Unlike ballet, flamenco does not name every step--in flamenco, a step's purpose [...]

Marcaje 2018-01-11T21:11:32+00:00
20 04, 2016

Flamenco spaces

2018-01-11T21:11:22+00:00

A couple of flamenco dance friends and I were talking about the lack of nice studio space in Sevilla on a recent afternoon. Most of the studios available to rent for rehearsals are small, dark, full of dust, with uneven [...]

Flamenco spaces 2018-01-11T21:11:22+00:00