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Projects 2017-12-21T05:03:28+00:00

Repertory

(Des)encaracolarse

2016 premiere at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Run time: 65 minutes

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Fragmentos

2017 premiere at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Run time: 65 minutes

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Chrysalis

2016 premiere at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Run time: 7 minutes

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Vacío/Void

2018 premiere at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Run time: 70 minutes

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Projects

Labyrinths

2019 planned premiere

Labyrinths is a site-specific dance and music installation that uses techniques of improvisation to explore how processes of translation open space for multiple times, places, and perspectives to interact. The work transforms library spaces with flamenco dance and interactive electronic music, inviting the audience to experience dance and libraries in a new dimension. This is a collaboration with composer Nicolas Benavides.

The Soleá Project

Ongoing project

Abrepaso Flamenco’s Soleá Project is an interdisciplinary, long-term project that examines what soleá means through performances and workshops. The flamenco rhythm known as soleá functions as a starting place, exploring why the rhythm is considered the “mother of all flamenco styles” while simultaneously delving into experiences of loneliness, isolation, and solitude in the 21st century.

Abrepaso is currently partnering with the Children’s Grief Center in Albuquerque, NM conducting workshops for children as part of this project.

Educational Programs

Workshops

Blumenfeld regularly gives workshops in flamenco dance for beginners to professionals. She has taught masterclasses across the U.S. at universities, and workshops at dance studios from The Center for Flamenco Arts and Gibney Dance (NYC) to Naranjita Flamenco (L.A.) and many other studios. She has worked in K-12 education for over nine years as a teaching artist.

Lectures

Blumenfeld is frequently asked to give lectures on flamenco history and culture. In 2013 she gave the Selma Jeanne Cohen endowed lecture and most recently was the featured speaker at the New Mexico Fulbright Association Annual meeting.

Choreography

Along with choreography for Abrepaso Flamenco, Blumenfeld frequently sets work for individual dancers, companies, and colleges. She has recently set work for Lena Jácome, Valeria Montes “La Chispa,” Mendocino College Repertory Dance Company, and others. .