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Pasion y Arte winter class information

Pasion y Arte winter class information

Elba Hevia y Vaca, Artistic/Executive Director of Pasion y Arte Elba Hevia y Vaca was born in La Paz, Bolivia, where she studied classical Spanish dance from the ages of five to thirteen, when she became enthralled by the power of flamenco.  Ms. Hevia y Vaca started her studies in Spain under great Flamenco Masters and continues a yearly pilgrimage to Sevilla and immerses in the study of the tradition with great Flamenco Masters such as...

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New Year’s Eve/Noche Vieja at Bar Ferdinand

New Year’s Eve/Noche Vieja at Bar Ferdinand

Time: Friday 31 at 8:00pm – Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 1:00 am Location: Bar Ferdinand 1030 North 2nd Street (2nd just above Girard) Philadelphia, PA  19123 Noche Vieja Flamenca Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Flamenco del Encuentro at Bar Ferdinand Three sets, 8:00, 10:30 and...

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Flamenco Dance Forms

Flamenco Dance Forms

by Allison Millard Alegrias: A lively dance that originates in the jotas of Cadiz–traditional folk music of Aragon, brought to the Andalusian town by soldiers during the War of Independence in the early 19th century. This style is characterized by its rich guitar accompaniment, the intricate dancing, demanding rhythms, and lively sound. Bulerías: This developed, like soleares, from a simple style. However, unlike soleares, it has a fast...

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Monica Herrera

Monica Herrera

Monica Herrera was born in Philadelphia to Cuban parents who migrated to the US in 1961. Her dance training began at an early age in classical ballet, tap and jazz. During her first trip to Spain at the age of 12, she became interested in Flamenco and began her training in Philadelphia with Julia Lopez. She went on to become a company member and soloist with Flamenco Ole dance company. She later co-founded the Philadelphia-based Flamenco...

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Feria de Sevilla in Philadelphia 2005

Feria de Sevilla in Philadelphia 2005

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April, 2005- After sold out success with its debut in Philadelphia last year, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas and International House Philadelphia will bring the colors, sounds and flavors of the Feria de Sevilla en Philadelphia to the Delaware Valley for the second time, this year extended to two days, encouraging revelers to “make it a weekend!” Saturday evening will feature performances by Philadelphia’s...

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