Tag: flamenco

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Yvonne Gutierrez: Force of Empowerment and Connection Through Spanish Dance

Yvonne Gutierrez, heralded flamenco, salsa and Spanish dance artist and educator, has built her reputation as an ambassador for creative connection in the arts. With her dedication to bringing tradition forward while fostering standards of inclusion and outreach, she continues to raise the bar for dance education. Gutierrez, a New York native based in the […]

Who Can Dance Flamenco?

A fierce concentration fills the studio as a group of flamenco students—male and female, undergraduate and graduate—rehearse under the watchful gaze of Daniel Doña and Cristian Martín. The young men stretch their bodies in taut, elegant lines. The young women move their arms in fluid contrast to the brisk, rhythmic staccato of their feet. Long, […]

An Inside Look at a Cuban Dance School

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba’s downtown Havana studios are on a plaza where you see few tourists. A historic landmark, the building is now where 1,300 dance students learn the Cubanismo style, 30 of them in its academic program. Artistic director Lizt Alfonso trained in classical ballet at Cuba’s National School of the Arts, but not […]

Olé! Free Flamenco in the Park in New Jersey and a Flashmob in Spain

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, flamenco and Spanish dance company and nonprofit organization, presents its free-admission Feria de Sevilla Festival this Sunday, June 11, 2–5 pm, at Parker Press Park, in Woodbrige, New Jersey. The outdoor festival emulates the famous Feria de Sevilla in Spain and includes live music and dancing, educational workshops, arts and crafts, […]

You Don't Want to Miss the Flamenco Festival at New York City Center

Jesús Carmona The best flamenco dancers in Spain have gathered in New York City this weekend as New York City Center hosts the 2017 Flamenco Festival, March 9–12. For the first three days, participants can see world-class dancers and musicians perform classic flamenco in Gala Flamenca. On March 12, avant-garde flamenco dancer Olga Pericet, known […]

Highlights from the 2015 Dance Magazine Awards

Last night’s Dance Magazine Awards honored five remarkable artists: flamenco dancer Soledad Barrio, National Ballet of Canada artistic director Karen Kain, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes, dance archivist David Vaughan and Urban Bush Women artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Held at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the awards ceremony consisted of heartfelt speeches by […]

Flamenco Frenzy

New York is taking its flamenco scene to the next level with a brand-new competition for pre-professional dancers. This fall, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and the Center for Flamenco Arts will host the first ever New York State Flamenco Certamen. Designed to emulate regional dance competitions in Spain, the event is open to students 18 and […]

Olé! Flamenco Celebrates 100 Years in the Big Apple

On Wednesday, March 13, America’s first Flamenco exhibit opens at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Presented in partnership with NYC-based Flamenco company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, “100 Years of Flamenco in NYC” celebrates the history of Spanish music and dance in New York since its rise to mainstream […]

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