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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 @ Oberlin 2019-04-16T14:13:31+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
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
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
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