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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
29 02, 2016

Contemporary flamenco?

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

Isn't anyone alive today considered 'contemporary?'There are artists that push the limits, and those that want to simply uphold the traditions. Both are valid, as is everything in between. (Note: to push boundaries, you have to know the traditions that [...]

Contemporary flamenco? 2018-01-11T21:11:00+00:00
15 12, 2015

Flamenco is a language

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

Earlier this year I was invited to give a TEDx talk on flamenco. For anyone unfamiliar with TED, here is their mission statement: "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 [...]

Flamenco is a language 2018-01-11T21:06:13+00:00
22 10, 2013

To improvise or not to improvise?….

2018-01-11T20:50:31+00:00

Always to improvise.  Always.  Because that's what makes flamenco fun; that's what gives me a sense of freedom; that makes communication with musicians and the audience that much more real. But then again, there's something to be said for choreography. [...]

To improvise or not to improvise?…. 2018-01-11T20:50:31+00:00
18 09, 2013

Selling Stereotypes

2018-01-11T20:49:59+00:00

Why is it that stereotypes sell?  I'm writing specifically about flamenco, but my guess is this applies to many other genres and fields...Why are we so attracted to the superficial elements instead of digging deep to understand flamenco? The way [...]

Selling Stereotypes 2018-01-11T20:49:59+00:00
30 06, 2013

Migration & Flamenco

2018-01-11T20:42:20+00:00

Here is a link to a post on the Fulbright Spain blog that I wrote for the Cine Migratorio Film Festival in Santander earlier this year:http://elblogdefulbright.es/index.php/2013/06/migration-in-the-world-of-flamenco/

Migration & Flamenco 2018-01-11T20:42:20+00:00