Rehearsing

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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
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
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
17 02, 2016

Some thoughts on technique…

2018-01-11T21:10:50+00:00

It's said that in Madrid, dancers have technique and no art, and in the south (Andalucía), dancers have art but no technique. Now, I would not say that statement is 100% true, but it does not come out of nowhere. [...]

Some thoughts on technique… 2018-01-11T21:10:50+00:00
17 09, 2015

Guru

2018-01-11T21:05:49+00:00

Last night at a gig, a colleague mentioned to me that guru actually means someone who brings you out of the darkness. According to the dictionary, guru "(in Hinduism and Buddhism) is a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation."In [...]

Guru 2018-01-11T21:05:49+00:00
9 08, 2015

Always Learning

2018-01-11T21:04:32+00:00

I love that as a flamenco dancer, I never stop learning. At the same time, that can be a challenge. There is always more to learn, and to keep my dancing exciting--for myself and an audience--I have to keep challenging myself. Patricia GuerreroThe [...]

Always Learning 2018-01-11T21:04:32+00:00