[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Juan Paredes Flamenco Workshop May 6-10
Pasión y Arte
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Tue Apr 30 13:48:55 EDT 2019
*Juan Paredes **Flamenco Workshop*
*Overbrook Garage Studio*
*6411 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia*
Cost: $25 with advanced registration/$30 at the door. Register and pay in
advance HERE <https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aa9ac2ea5f94-juan>.
Direct from Seville, acclaimed flamenco dancer Juan Paredes visits
Philadelphia to share a side of his art form that is typically confined to
private circles of artists within Spain. He teaches classes of bulerías
por fiesta, a style of flamenco dance that is about laughing and joking
around, rather than the dramatic, often serious flair, seen in
the world, dancers, guitarists, percussionists, singers, and even those who
would call themselves “non-artists” flock to Mr. Paredes’ classes for the
joy of moving to the infectious sounds of flamenco music.
Mr. Paredes uses his own methodology to introduce movement based on rhythm
and the concept of breathing with music. He permits class participants to
build technique as time passes by, thus removing any requirement of
experience in order to enter flamenco through simple motion. Dancers who
attend class with technical experience find that they are challenged not by
picking up dance steps – but by learning to play with movement in the
groove of flamenco, known as *soniquete*.
Mr. Paredes developed his methodology by analyzing his own development of
technique, structure, and musicality in his own participation in flamenco
fiestas. He decided in 2010 to share his perspective with students, and
his classes grew from a handful of students in that first year to a global
network of students in over a dozen countries.
He is one of the few touring flamenco masters who is certified as a teacher.
He graduated with honors in 2007 from the Conservatorio Superior de Música
y Danza de Sevilla (the large, prestigious performing arts conservatory in
Seville). Mr. Paredes the former lead dancer of the companies of Cristina
Hoyos and Mariemma. He also danced in his own concert in the Bienal de
Sevilla, a major bi-annual Flamenco festival held in Seville. And, his
accomplishment as a dancer helped him gain roles in films, such as Montoyas
y Tarantos (1989), in which he played a lead role.
For additional information please visit pasionyarteflamenco.org.
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