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Maria Bermudez Workshop

Maria Bermudez Workshop

Share FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP WITH ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING FLAMENCAS  IN THE WORLD TODAY: MARIA BERMUDEZ. Her outstanding and critically acclaimed performances have graced the stages of prominent venues in Spain, North America and thoughout the world, including the Hollywood Bowl and the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, The Joyce Theater and Lincoln Center in New York, Festival de Beaucaire in France, and the Teatro Villamarta,...

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Come and join Pasion y Arte’s first Friday’s Tablao/Juerga at Bar Ferdinand

Come and join Pasion y Arte’s first Friday’s Tablao/Juerga at Bar Ferdinand

What is a Juerga? A “juerga”, very much resembles a jam session because of its improvisational qualities, is still the best way of communicating the essence of traditional flamenco. There is no distinction between audience and performers and everyone takes part in the event and supports each person in the playing, dancing, and singing. A “juerga flamenca” can attain the qualities of a ritual of religious proportions.  Typically, at a...

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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 2004

Feria de Sevilla in Philadelphia 2004

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces) and International House brought the color and flavor of the Feria de Sevilla to Philadelphia. This April Feria is one of the most typical and traditional national festivities in Spain. The patios and lobby of International House will be adorned in an authentic Spanish style; in the casetas, people will dance the traditional “Sevillanas” and “Rumbas”. Presentations by four...

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Penas Flamencas

Penas Flamencas

Contributed by Alfonso Cid   After eleven years living away from Spain I can’t help thinking about Peñas flamencas with nostalgia. When I first started going to a peña flamenca, I was twenty years younger than I am now and falling in love with that pristine and innocent love that is the first one.  If you add to this picture the dazzling streets and parks of Sevilla where my friends and I used to hang out, then you have right there...

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