CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

For the first time, Moveo and Alegria Dance Company, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, joined 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 was performed on the 3-4-5 February 2017 at Teatru Manoel at 8pm, all to live music and enjoyed 3 full houses.

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Amor – a flamenco dance performance

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

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

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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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Alegria Dance Company Perform in Assam India

A Flamenco Journey in India

Going back to its roots, five members of Alegria Dance Company, with the support of Arts Council Malta have recently returned from a cultural tour to Guwahati, in the north-eastern state of Assam, India.

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The company was invited to participate in an Arts and Cultural Festival called ‘Alcheringa ’15 – Magnum Opus’.

The Festival, organized entirely by the students of IIT (India Institute of Technology), was held between January 29th and February 1st and included a variety of artists, both local and international.

Alegria Dance Company presented ‘El Camino Flamenco’ showcasing a journey from India to Spain and how Flamenco is evolving in today’s world, fusing it with Maltese Folk Music.

The performance, held in the IIT Campus Theatre, was very well attended and appreciated by the enthusiastic audience, particularly when the Maltese dancers, to the surprise of those present, ended their number with a flamenco choreography to a popular Bollywood song, bringing the whole theatre to its feet in a spectacular jumping ovation.

Aire Flamenco

There’s Flamenco in the air

Local and foreign talent in dance show

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco & Alegria Dance Company, Malta’s only dance school specialising in Flamenco dance, song and music will once again be putting up an evening of flamenco extravaganza entitled ‘Aire Flamenco’. Under the direction of Ingrid Sciberras, the performance will consist of Flamenco Dance by members of the Academy and Dance Company together with percussion by Jose Calderon from Seville, Spain and featuring Walter Vella on Saxaphone as a guest artist. The event will also include extracts from Bharat Natyam dance choreographed by Mavin Khoo for Alegria dancers.

The performance will also pay tribute to Sharon Sapienza and Paco de Lucia, who have both given their life to Flamenco and whose legend still lives. The event will also be making a contribution from its proceed towards cancer research at the University of Malta, through the Research Trust (RIDT).

Estelle Bonello Sant, Director of Choreography will be preparing most of the dances together with Ingrid Sciberras, Nicola Henson, Sara Bianchi, Ursula Farrugia, Ema Marie Attard and Claudia Karapanou. The evening promises to be passionate, emotional, vibrant and colourful.

ALEGRIA AIRE FLAMENCO small‘Aire Flamenco’ will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 at Salesian Theatre, Don Bosco Street, Sliema. For information and sale of tickets contact Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email alegriamalta@gmail.com

Flamenco Dance Street Performance in GOZO

Alegria Dance Company in conjunction with Lazuli, a new designer clothing and accessories boutique just opened in Gozo, will be entertaining the public of St.Georges Square, Rabat, Gozo on Saturday 26th April from 10am. Lazuli will be welcoming their customers to a special launch during that morning offering ‘one day only’ special offers and a Spanish-themed party.
Lazuli, whose sister shop, Organika has been established for a while on the square is providing a fresh and colourful look for the Summer and offers a regularly changing range of stylish, colourful, high quality, exclusive and ethically traded clothing and accessories in limited quantities and Spanish hand-made shoes and espadrilles.
For this reason it seemed very appropriate for Alegria, with all their colourful Flamenco costumes, to work together with any Flamenco Dancers on this project and bring some joy and colour to St.Georges Square.

For more information on this event, email alegriamalta@gmail.com and organika@onvol.net
ALL FLAMENCO DANCERS AND FLAMENCO FOLLOWERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN

 

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Flamenco Singing Master Class with Encarnito Anillo

ENCARNITA ANILLO, the accompanying singer to Puerto Flamenco who will be visiting Malta for their show Isla, will be giving a Master Class in Flamenco singing at Alegria Academia.

The Master Class will be held on Monday 1st July 2013 from 5pm to 7pm. (Cost €50)

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NECESSARY HAVE TO BE A SINGER TO DO THE COURSE.  For all non singers and Flamenco dancers this course will give you a deeper understanding of Flamenco dance.

For those who attended the Festival de Jerez last March or who may have followed the Festival on Youtube, Encarnita Anillo was the singer in Farruquito’s show.

Anyone who wants to attend, kindly email me on alegriamalta@gmail.com or call on 9949 5187 for more details and booking.

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