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Kari Alba and ALMA FLAMENCA present ?

2011-2011 FALL/WINTER FLAMENCO CLASSES

Are you looking for Saskatoon Flamenco Classes? Alma Flamenca is the right place to go!

Dance Sessions are 9 months long. Sessions begin in September and end with the Flamenco Expo (recital) the following early June. Late enrollment will be prorated. There is a onetime registration fee of $20 per student, however if registering on or before registration day this fee will be waived.

In-Person registration: Aug 31, 2011, 6:30-9pm at the YMCA.

First session of fall/winter classes start the week of September 5, 2011 or complete details click here or call Alma Flamenca 306.651.2562 (651.ALMA).

 

Starting Sept 5, 2011

Mondays

Instructor: Kari Alba

4 week session to 9 months

7-9 pm

TBA 

Starting Sept 6, 2011

Tuesdays

Instructor: Kari Alba

4 week session to 9 months
4 week session to 9 months

6-7 pm
7-9 pm

Baile I ? Basic Flamenco Dance (CD)
Baile II ? TBA (LIVE)

Starting Sept 7, 2011

Wednesdays

Instructor: Kari Alba

4 week session to 9 months

7-9 pm

Baile III ? TBA (LIVE)

Starting Sept 8, 2011

Thursdays

Instructor: Kari Alba

4 week session to 9 months

6-7 pm

7-8:30 pm

Baile I ? TEENS Basic Flamenco Dance (CD)

Baile II ? TEENS Level 2 Flamenco Dance (CD)

 

Previous events

 

Tesoro del Mundo

 

Flamenco Expo 2011 with guest Artists from Calgary

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Doors: 6:30 pm (Cash Bar), Performance: 7:30 pm (Rush Seating)

Third Avenue United Church - 304 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon

 

 

Alma Flamenca, the Saskatoon based organization dedicated to the education, performance and promotion of Flamenco Music and Dance, makes its 2011 debut choreographic works with captivating artistic expression and stunning elaborate costumes for the Flamenco Expo 2011 performance 'Tesoro del Mundo' (world treasure)... hailed by family, friends and critics of Alma as ' poignant and powerful '. Flamenco, a complex and dynamic music and dance art form born in the southern region of Spain known as ANDALUC? was created by an amalgamation of many different cultures: Gitano (roma or gypsy), Arab, Jewish and Spanish Caucasian. Aficionados, professionals and students of this art are all too familiar with its raw emotion and passion that brings audience to their feet. In 2010, Flamenco receives UNESCO Recognition as an 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World' and Flamenco Expo 2011 aims to honour this prestigeous award.

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This evening of music and dance will be held at the beautiful Third Avenue United Church in downtown Saskatoon. Dancers Maria Regnier & Kari Alba 'la aceitunita', singer Michelle Cousin and guitarists Alberto Ciofani & Daniel Regnier are joined by flamenco artists from Calgary and Alma Flamenca dancers of Saskatoon to give you a wonderful night of entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a cash bar and the performance starts at 7:30 pm.

 

VIDEO of Alma Flamenca Dancers & Musicians (Baile III):

http://youtu.be/uUzpd6ZnlaY

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Tickets are available through Alma Flamenca (Kristin Dunn):

Phone: 306.382.4485

Online (fees apply): www.picatic.com/ticket/FlamencoExpo2011

In person: Alma Flamenca Studio (YMCA - 25 Twenty-Second St. E.), Saskatoon

Mon-Wed (7-9PM); Thurs at SSD Studio (407 Cumberland Ave. S) (6-9PM)

 

Advance Prices (includes GST and Service Fee):

Kids (0-5):? Free

Youth (6-18):? $20

Students: $28

Adults: $35

 

At Door Prices (includes GST and Service Fee):

Kids (0-5):? Free

Youth (6-18):? $20

Students: $30

Adult: $40

 

LUNA MORA

Flamenco Artists from Spain

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Doors: 6:30 pm (Cash Bar), Performance: 7:30 pm (Rush Seating)

Third Avenue United Church - 304 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon

 

Beautiful moonlit nights of Spanish Andalusia are brought to life through a one-night only performance in Saskatoon.? In Spain, the moon has many names. But when she is shrouded by mist, shining through the mysterious haze, she is known as the "Luna Mora? - the Moorish Moon. Let?s share the journey through the deep emotions that Andalusian flamenco stirs within us, warm at heart and spiced with a mystic Arabic touch. This is a performance filled with passion - sometimes deep and dark, sometimes joyful and clear... as is the Luna Mora!

 

This evening of music and dance will be held at the beautiful Third Avenue United Church in downtown Saskatoon. Dancer Luna Fabiola, singer Jes?ores and guitarist Juan Torres from Seville, Spain are joined by flamenco artists from Calgary and Alma Flamenca Saskatoon to give you a wonderful night of entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a cash bar and the performance starts at 7:30 pm.

 

Video of Luna Fabiola & Jesus Flores:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNt_AePzKGM

 

Tickets are available through the Remai Arts Centre Box Office:

Phone: 384-7727

Online: www.persephonetheatre.org

In person: Remai Arts Centre (100 Spadina Crescent West, Saskatoon)

Mon-Fri (9am-6pm), Sat (10am-5pm)

 

Advance Prices (includes GST and Service Fee):

Kids (0-5): Free

Youth (6-18): $20

Students: $28

Adults: $35

 

At Door Prices (includes GST and Service Fee):

Kids (0-5): Free

Youth (6-18): $20

Students: $30

Adults: $40

 

Folkfest in Saskatoon 2010

Alma Flamenca has once again been invited to perform in the Hispanic Pavilion at Folkfest in Saskatoon on Summer August 19-21. Hope to see you there.

'AGUA'-FLAMENCO EXPO 2010 SHOW & TAPAS - Click here for more details

 

 

FLAMENCO EXPO 2008 - Gala and Wine & Cheese


Saturday, June 21st, at 7:00PM
Advance Ticket prices: Adults $28 & Students $25; Tickets Sold at the Door: $30
Tickets & Information available at: 306.651.2562 / alba_flamenco@hotmail.com / www.albaflamenco.com / https://www.picatic.com/ticket/flamencoexpo2008 / www.picatic.com / Place Riel Kiosk / Alma Flamenca Studio

...Did we mention the domestic and imported cheese, gourmet sandwiches, etc. (food included with ticket price) that will be served after the show....sounds good with a nice glass of 'cerveza' or 'vino tinto' EH?? Cash bar will be on-site

FLAMENCO EXPO 2008 - PRESS RELEASE

The Saskatoon based organization dedicated to the education, performance and promotion of Flamenco Music and Dance, ALMA FLAMENCA debuts their 2008 choreographic works with captivating artistic expression and stunning elaborate costumes for the annual Flamenco Expo performance... hailed by family, friends and critics of Alma as 'poignant and powerful'.

Flamenco, a complex and dynamic music and dance art form born in the southern region of Spain known as ANDALUC? was created by an amalgamation of many different cultures: Gitano (roma or gypsy), Arab, Jewish and Spanish Caucasian. Aficionados, professionals and students of this art are all too familiar with its raw emotion and passion that brings audience to their feet.

Cante or singing for the show is led by Kari Alba (artistic director), Michelle Cousin and making her debut performance direct from Zaragoza, Spain - Diana Alquezar Soro.

Featured guest Flamenco Guitarist from Edmonton, Tosh Hayashi will be making his second Saskatoon appearance - honoring the masters of flamenco's past and present and emitting highly dynamic and innovative melodies which has taken him to the stages of Vancouver with such great artists as 'El Pirouz', Ali Golbabai and Alma de Espa?

'Elegance, exceptional rhythm and sheer artistic genius' characterize dancer Alice Kirchgesner as she invites audience to accompany her on an unforgettable journey through Andaluc??

ALMA FLAMENCA is dedicated to the preservation of tradition from the gypsy neighborhoods of Andaluc?and blending it with a sprinkle of contemporary flair. The performance is an incredible display of improvisation and mastery within the oldest styles of gypsy song and dance and modern day music of today.

The show also includes debut accompaniment and dances by: pianist/violinist Petra Kirchgesner; soloist dancer Colleen Kastning; soloist dancer Rachel Heidecker; soloist dancer Diana Alquezar Soro and the ALMA FLAMENCA musicians and dancers.

Spain Meets Canada Flamenco Festival 2007 from September 21st to 25th
Flamenco concert: "Cachito de Coraz?uot; & flamenco workshop in dance, guitar and voice

Lose yourself to the entrancing spell of Flamenco, the mystifying and haunting music of the Spanish Gypsies, right here in Saskatchewan with ?Cachito de Coraz?span>?, the fifth Spain Meets Canada Flamenco Festival presented by Kari Alba and Alma Flamenca. Experience the electrifying and spellbinding art of Flamenco with featured international artists from Spain, Katerina ?La Greca?, El Moro and Jose de le Vega ?Ni?el Puente?. The gala concert will take place on Friday, September 21 (Broadway Theatre) and workshops in singing, dance, guitar and percussion will be held from the 22nd to the 25th please click here for more details.

Flamenco is not easy to explain. Simply put, it is a blend of music and dance created centuries ago from a fusion of cultural influences, such as Asian, Moorish, Jewish, European, and African, absorbed by the Gypsies of Southern Spain. It is often described by the superlatives ?passionate? and ?sizzling?, but the true essence of Flamenco is about emotional expression. Authentic Flamenco reflects the raw emotion of living life to the fullest without fear or pretence ? tasting the bitterest sorrows and the sweetest joys.

Kari Alba, ?La Aceitunita,? the artistic director of Alma Flamenca , has been living and breathing Flamenco for many years, ever since she stumbled upon the Flamenco movie ?El Amor Brujo? on television when she was eight years old. She pursued her Flamenco training in Andaluc? the southern region of Spain from which Flamenco emerged. Alba has spent a total of 4 year in Sevilla, the hotbed of Flamenco in Spain, mentoring with some of the best dancers as well as attending the Teachers' Specialization Course at La Fundaci?she returns every year to hone her skills with the following most prominent flamencos such as Beatriz Martin, Juana Amaya, Andres Mar? Matilde Coral, Adela Campallo, Pastora Galv? and Mercedes Ru? Kari Alba has been consistently recognized as an exceptional Flamenco performer. She has performed internationally and across Canada alongside such notable performers as Manuel Gutierrez, Jos?ort? Juan Cort?& Ricardo Diaz of Flamenco Sur (Spain); El Zantito, Zamn?rista-Rojas & Jos?amirez (Spain); Sabas (Mexico). Alba's impeccable technique combined with an ability to convey the deep emotion and passion of the dance inspires audiences in Prague, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon and all over Saskatchewan.

In 2000, Alba founded Alma Flamenca , Saskatoon's only dance school dedicated entirely to Flamenco, intended to promote and inspire the art in Saskatoon and Canada. She explains the school's philosophy: ?While we emphasize the importance of learning the traditional roots of Flamenco, we also seek to incorporate new and innovative influences, which has been the nature of Flamenco since its beginning.? In 2001, Alba founded the ?Spain Meets Canada? Flamenco Festival & Concert, forging a unique link between Spanish and Saskatchewan Flamenco artists. In 2006, Alba took several of her students on the first biannual ?Canada Meets Spain? trip, in which students had the opportunity to experience and learn Flamenco in the heart of Seville, Spain.

Spain Meets Canada Posters in PDF format, click here or click here

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Kari Alba and Amantes de Flamenco are available to perform at a variety of events, ranging from a festival set to a full professional production. Alba handpicks her musical accompanists depending on need and availability, working with artists such as Peter Mole of Vancouver and Flamenco Sur of Spain. Alba's accompanists for the Summer of 2006 will include: Daniel Regnier, guitarist; Vesti Hanson, singer; Ali Golbabai, guitarist; and Pirouz Ebadypour, singer.  

To book Kari Alba and Amantes de Flamenco , contact:

Kari Alba, Artistic Director, Alma Flamenca
Phone: 306.651.ALMA (2562)
Email: alba_flamenco@hotmail.com
Website: www.albaflamenco.com