Alegria Dance Company Perform in Assam India

•March 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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.

Flamenco Dance Workshop with Angel Muñoz

•February 23, 2015 • 2 Comments

FLAMENCO DANCE COURSE WITH

ANGEL MUÑOZ

AT ALEGRIA Academia de Baile Flamenco

(No.90 Msida Valley Road, B’Kara)

 

MONDAY 6TH APRIL TILL FRIDAY 10TH APRIL 2015

 

ALEGRIA ACADEMIA has the pleasure to invite ANGEL MUÑOZ to conduct a Flamenco Dance Course. This course is designed to train Flamenco Dancers in Malta and Gozo to improve and raise the level of this genre. All Flamenco dancers and teachers on the Island of Malta and neighbouring European countries are welcome to this workshop

 ANGEL MUÑOZ

 Angel Muñoz, who hails from Seville, is not a new face to the Maltese Flamenco enthusiasts. Apart from having visited Malta in the past, many students who have attended The Festival de Jerez have done courses with him . For more details on Angel, please visit his website. This course is highly recommendable.

For full details on Angel Muñoz – please go to his website on http://www.angelflamenco.com

COURSE INFORMATION

 DATE: Monday 6th April 2015 to Friday 10th April 2015

VENUE : ALEGRIA Academia de Baile Flamenco, No.90 Msida Valley Road, Birkirkara (between Charles Grech and Idea Casa)

PRICE:

Beginner Level                                                                € 120.00

Intermediate Level                                                           € 120.00

Advanced Level                                                                  € 160.00

Price per class (Beginner & Intermediate)          € 40.00

Price per class (Advanced)                                         € 60.00

There are 3 levels of classes available –

BEGINNER LEVEL – (For students who have experienced 1 year to 2 years of Flamenco Dance)

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – (For those students who have experienced between 2 years to 4 years of Flamenco dance)

ADVANCED LEVEL – (For students who have experienced over 4 years of Flamenco training and Teachers)

SCHEDULE:

Monday 6th April till Friday 10th April 2015

Beginners (Tangos)                        5.30pm to 6.30pm

Intermediate (Fandangos)               6.30pm to 7.30pm

Advanced (Alegrias)                       7.30pm to 9.00pm

 It is advisable to book early since this course is also open to overseas students and studio space is 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.  

Please state which course you will be applying for on application form.

 All applicants will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance.

 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

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

 Any students applying from outside Malta, who wish to obtain information on accomodation in Malta, kindly write to Ingrid Sciberras on alegriamalta@gmail.com

APPLICATION FORM

 

NAME: _______________________________________________________________

 

SURNAME: __________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________

 

TEL: (HOME) : ___________________MOBILE: ________________

 

EMAIL: _______________________________________________________________

 

COURSE: ______________________________________________________________

 

COST OF COURSE: __________________________________________________

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

 

CHEQUE: ______________________________________

 

CASH: __________________________________________

 

 

4-ANGEL MUNOZ_MG_5859 angel-blanco-cruz-horiz1 image_13369_Angel_Munoz_6615_2328987161207056480SIGNED: _______________________________________________________________

 

* Cheques are to be made payable to ‘Ingrid Sciberras’ and sent to Alegria Academia, No.90 Msida Valley Towers, Valley Road, B’Kara BKR 9022

Aire Flamenco

•November 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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

Alegria’s Flamenco Shop !

•September 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Alegria Tienda specialises in the sale of Flamenco Dance Accessories and Flamenco related goods.

Designs by Claudia Karapanou

Alegria La Tienda is here to provide all Flamenco dancers with accessories to go with their dance needs. Apart from the basic needs of Castanets, Fans, Earrings, Flowers and Combs, La Tienda offers a wider colourful and useful service.

At La Tienda you will find Dance Bags, castanet and Fan covers designed and produced by Claudia Karapanou. Also designed and created by Claudia are Hand Painted Fans in various sizes, ideal not only for the Flamenco Dancer but also excellent to give out as gifts.

Colourful and Plain Practice Skirts are also available at La Tienda and orders may be taken to any individual’s request.

La Tienda is also an agent for Begona Cervera Flamenco Shoes and sales are done upon orders.

Visit our Facebook page – Alegria Tienda – Flamenco Goods & Accessories

For more information please email alegriamalta@gmail.comphoto (1) la tienda 12 la tienda 11 la tienda 7 la tienda 10coloured fanflamenco skirt 1flamenco skirt 2Flamenco skirt

Newspaper Reviews this month !

•September 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140831/social/First-prize-for-Maltese-flamenco-dancers.533815#.VAL18Gf9Sc8.facebook

 

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140824/social/Annual-flamenco-awards.532965#.U_wZgQB0oGU.facebook

Flamenco Dance Street Performance in GOZO

•April 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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

 

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2014-04-11/arts-and-culture/flamenco-street-performance-in-gozo-4597743617/

 

 

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Alegria Dance Company as guests in DIVAS Yada’s 30th Anniversary Show

•January 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

ALEGRIA DANCE COMPANY were guest artists with YADA DANCE COMPANY  in their 30th Anniversary performance – DIVAS.

Performance were held from 28th March to 31st March 2014 to 4 full houses and standing ovations.    Divas 3 Divas 2 Divas 1Divas 5Divas 4