The Santa Fe professional flamenco troupe Entreflamenco returns to Marfa this June and will offer free adult introductory dance classes during their residency.
Classes will be held from 6 – 7 pm June 12 – 14 at Marfa ISD Auditorium. Enrollment is limited, so be sure to sign up in advance!
Entreflamenco has come to Marfa since the summer of 2015 as part of the local children’s programming called Summer Shake-Up, a project that partners the Chinati Foundation, Marfa ISD and other local entities. We are pleased to invite the dance troupe back to Marfa this year to continue teaching flamenco’s form, rhythm and beauty to Summer Shake-Up’s young artists.
In addition to children’s programming, this year we will again include a dance class for grown-ups. Adults will be introduced to the art of flamenco through the exploration of rhythms, movement and percussion. Classes will give a general overview of the principles of traditional flamenco dance vocabulary focusing on the elements of taconeo (footwork), brazeo (arm movements) and simple choreographic variations that combine those mentioned gestures. Basic palmas (percussive hand clapping) will be covered for the participants so their comprehension of the flamenco compas (rhythms) will help facilitate the movement shared in the workshop and enhance the appreciation of the art form.
No prior dance experience is necessary.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing that will enable to have full range of motion of movement. Character Dance Shoes are perfect however, sturdy heeled boots or a strong soled shoe to protect your feet and ankles are also fine. Please, no open toed shoes.
For more information, contact Adele Powers: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 729.4362.
Chinati's educational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Brown Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, the Warren Skaaren Trust, the Cowles Charitable Trust, and the City of Marfa. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa and far West Texas.