Summer Flamenco Dance Workshop with Puerto Flamenco

•May 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

SUMMER FLAMENCO WORKSHOP

PUERTO FLAMENCO

(FRANCESCA GRIMA AND ANDREJ VUJICIC)

FROM MONDAY 10TH JULY TO FRIDAY 21ST JULY

(Weekends not included)

This year’s summer flamenco workshops are designed to be more comprehensive and expansive and have been given a new structure. The 10-day course format includes seven short flamenco courses over 30 hours offering technique, choreography, flamenco theory, accompaniment to dance through cajón and palmas, dancing por fiesta as well as a juerga demonstration at the end of the course.  You can tailor-make your own course with the flexibility of choosing time slots and days you wish to attend,  choosing as many hours or packages as you please… the more hours the cheaper the packages!

The course is designed for 2 levels:

Level 1 –high beginners and low intermediate

Level 2– high intermediate and advanced,

(most of the courses offered are available to all levels)

The 7 courses offered include:

  1. How to dance por fiesta -tangos and bulerias  6hrs.

This course is all about “gusto” and “arte” and not about technique or levels, it is designed to bring out the personal you and learn how to dance, mount and perform your own pataita por tangos and bulerias and how to accompany in a fiesta or “juerga”. It will include live singing , palmas and cajón accompaniment and a demonstration will be held at the end of each session.

  1. Cajón por fiesta (all levels) 4hrs.

Accompaniment to the fiesta dance por tangos and bulerias.

  1. Mantón technique por Caña  (Level 2) 4hrs.

Choreography dance with mantón including marking and breaks with technique of the mantón or shawl.

  1. Abanico technique por Caracoles  (Level 1) 4 hrs

Choreography dance with the abanico including marking and breaks with technique of  abanico or fan.

  1. Flamenco theory (all levels) 2hrs.

Using a multimedia approach including audio and video, a talk and explanation on flamenco dance, song, guitar and rhythm including any questions you might have!

  1. Technique (Level1) 4hrs.

Sequences of drills in footwork, arms, body and  turns. This class will allow you to learn a set of sequences, which can be used and repeated in the future to improve technique and strengthening skills.

  1. Technique (Level 2) 4hrs.

Sequences of drills in footwork, arms, body and turns. This class will allow you to learn a set of sequences, which can be used and repeated in the future to improve technique and strengthening skills.

  1. Palmas & Compas (all levels) 2hrs. 

Accompaniment to the fiesta dance por tangos and bulerias.

WEEK 1

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
6-7 Technique 1 Technique 2 Cajon Technique 1 Technique 2
7-8 Por Fiesta

 

Theory Por Fiesta Palmas Cajon
8-9 Abanico 1 Manton 2 Manton 2 Abanico 1 Por fiesta juerga/demonstartion

WEEK 2

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
6-7 Technique 2 Technique 1 Cajon Technique 2 Technique 1
7-8 Por Fiesta Theory Por Fiesta Palmas Cajon
8-9 Manton 2 Abanico 1 Abanico 1 Manton 2 Por fiesta

Juerga/demonstartion

 PRICES: 

1 hour – €20                     10 hours – €110                   30 hours – €210

4 hours – €75                   16 hours – €160                   (applicable only for

8 hours – €95                   22 hours – €185                   level 2 students)

Kids Flamenco Dance Workshop

•May 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS WITH KIDS AGE 7 TO 14

ATTENTION ALL FLAMENCO DANCE TEACHERS WITH STUDENTS OF KIDS AGE 7 TO 14

If you have kids who have been dancing for at least 2 years and wish to improve style and technique and love dancing flamenco, then this is their chance.

Flamenco Dance workshop with Francesca Grima being held from Wednesday 5th July to Friday 7th July from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. 

Price is €60. 
 
For registration please email alegriamalta@gmail.com

CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

•December 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

For the first time, Moveo and Alegria Dance Company, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, join forces to fuse Flamenco and Contemporary Dance to narrate this doomed romance. What better way to portray the distinct characters of the fiery Carmen and the delicate nature of Micaela but through these two contrasting styles of dance?

Carmen will be performed on the 3-4-5 February 2017 at Teatru Manoel at 8pm, all to live music. Tickets available from http://www.booking.teatrumanoel.com.mt Tel:21246389

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Flamenco Dance Master Class with Luis de Utrera

•December 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

MASTER FLAMENCO CLASS WITH  LUIS DE UTRERA

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AT ALEGRIA ACADEMIA (90 Triq il-Wied ta’ L-Imsida, Valley, B’Kara)

SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY 2017

Alegria Academia has the pleasure to welcome a great flamenco artist Luis de Utrera, to give a master class to all Flamenco dancers and teachers.  

Luis de Utrera, (Luis Casado Rodriguez) was born in Seville in 1985 and started his dancing career at the Dancing Academy of Matilde Coral. He furthered his career by attending classes with great Flamenco maestros amongst which Antonio Canales, El Pipa, Manuel Betanzos, Manuela Rios, Andrés Peña, Juana Amaya.

He joined various dance companies as guest artists including “Albero” (2008), “Flamenka Nueva” (2008) in Paris and London, Compañia Manuel Betanzos (2009) in Japan, Feria Mundial del Flamenco with Rocio Coral, Compañia de Javier Marin, “A Dos” with Isabel Bayón and Angel Atienza amongst many more.

Luis has also performed in various tablaos and penas in Seville and has won various Flamenco competitions throughout Andalucia.

COURSE INFORMATION

DATE: Sunday 8th January 2017

VENUE: ALEGRIA ACADEMIA, No.90 Triq il-Wied ta’ L-Imsida,Birkirkara

LEVEL AND PRICE:

High Beginners – 10.30am – till 12.00pm – 30 euros

Intermediate/Advanced – 12.00pm till 1.30pm – 30 euros

It is advisable to book early as studio space will be limited. Attached please find an application form which would need to be filled up and sent to ALEGRIA with the payment. Please note that no places can be reserved without the application form and payment.

 

CANCELLATION

Once a booking for the course is made, no refunds will be given if the place is cancelled for any reasons other than illness. In the case of illness 25 % of the fee will be refunded upon production of a doctor’s certificate no later than 1 week after the course. No refund is available if anyone falls ill or is injured during the course.

 

For any further details or queries, please call Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email alegriamalta@gmail.com

 

Website: www.alegriamalta.com

 

We hope that you will take this opportunity to make the most of this chance to work with this flamenco artist.

Amor – a flamenco dance performance

•August 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco 

AMOR

A Flamenco Dance Performance with a slight difference !  A huge success in Malta and Gozo.

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Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco and Alegria Dance Company presented it’s Academy Performance on November 26th at 8.00pm and 27th at 7.30pm  at Salesian Theatre, Sliema, MALTA and December 10th at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria, GOZO !

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST – RENZO SPITERI on percussion !

GUEST APPEARANCE – JOE GRECH Maltese Folk Singer (Ghannej)

A contribution from each ticket sold was donated for Cancer Research through RIDT.

We wish to thank all our sponsors who believed in us and supported us !

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Summer Flamenco Activities with Alegria

•August 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Alegria Academia and Dance Company are keeping busy this summer with various charitable events and performances.  Students at Alegria are given the opportunity to improve their performing skills on a continuous basis in line with it’s reputation to nurture and give as many chances and opportunities to the students to improve their dance techniques.

Events during Summer 2016

Ohloq Tbissima – Alegria Academia students

 

Connecting Through Cultures – Alegria Dance Company

Riflessi Safjin – Alegria Gozo students

The Wine Club – Alegria Dance Company

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Alegria Dance Company to Perform at GHANA FEST 2015

•June 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Alegria will be performing Flamenco dance to traditional Maltese music and song in an experimental work showing the amalgamation of both arts.

The Festival runs over 3 days from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June with guest artists from Africa, India and Sctoland.  Alegria will be performing on Sunday 14th June 2015 at 7.55pm.

For more information please see the website http://www.maltafolkmusicfestival.org

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