Barefoot Flamenco intensive workshops organised in London:
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ARCHIVES 2008

Autumn 2008: Saturday 22nd of November

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A special workshop collectively organised by Uta Demontis and Valérie Romanin.
This workshop brings together the Jade Circle practices (Meditation, Chi Kung, Taoist practices) and Dance:
- Egyptian dance: Hossam Ramzy and Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Arabe 1) Men el Belad;
- North African sequence: Orchestre National de Barbes (CD En Concert) Alaoui;
- Barefoot Flamenco: Dunya (CD Musiques Gitanes) La rumba choucarde.

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Autumn 2008: Saturday 8th of November

Focus on rhythm (2-beat; 4-beat and 8-beat rhythms).
Arms'move (braceo) on 8-beat musical phrase: Patchiv, by Titi Robin (CD Gitans);
Tango flamenco rhythmical sequence (4-beat rhythm): Noche, by Juan Carmona (CD Orillas);
Short choreography (Rumba): Juntos en la inspiración by Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Romántico).

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Autumn 2008: Saturday 11th of October

Focus on 12-beat rhythm.
We experimented dancing two different choreographies fitting the beautiful piece of music by Jesus Torres (CD Viento del Norte) called Calle Espada (Bulería).

Summer 2008: Saturday 6th of September

Focus on rhythm (2-beat; 3-beat and 4-beat rhythms).
Warm-up: Yasmin Levy (CD Mano suave) Mano suave and Adio Kerida.
Technical work (movement of hands and arms): Bratsch (CD Plein du Monde) Mangeur de lune and Radio Tarifa (CD Cruzando el río) Gujo Bushi.
"Marcajes" - moves on the spot: Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Romántico) Volando and Dùnya (CD Musiques gitanes) Adjiré divana.
Rhythmic work: Dùnya (CD Musiques gitanes) La Rumba Choucarde.
Short sequence: Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Romántico) Juntos en la inspiración.

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Summer 2008: Saturday 16th of August

Focus on energy, speed, mood and coordination.
Warm-up: Natacha Atlas (CD Ana Hina) He Hesitated and Ana Hina.
Technical work (movement of hands and arms): Ketama (CD Karma) Africa; Radio Tarifa (CD Cruzando el río) Gujo Bushi.
Rhythmic work: Vicente Amigo (CD Un momento en el sonido) Oriente mediterráneo.
Short sequence: Dùnya (CD Musiques gitanes) Adjiré divana.

Summer 2008: Saturday 5th of July

Introduction to 12-beat rhythm; study of a fraction of "baile por soleá", dancing to Soleá mora, by Juan Carmona (CD Orillas).

Spring 2008: Saturday 14th of June

We learnt a sequence of steps "por Tangos" which was danced to different pieces of music, enjoying both Tango rhythm and Maqsoum rhythm. The music was:
Patchiv, by Titi Robin (CD Gitans);
Pastueño, by Miguel Poveda (CD Suena flamenco);
Una ora en la ventana, by Yasmin Levy (CD Romance/Yasmin).

Spring 2008: Saturday 12th of April

We studied a Moorish flamenco Zambra, using different pieces of music:
Energía pura, by Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Romántico);
Zambra por Nadejda, by Hossam Ramzy and Rafa El Tachuela (CD Flamenco Arabe I);
Zambra, by Compagnie Marc Loopuyt (CD Les Deux Andalousies).


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