Field Trips to
Take a Group Dance Class
or see a Lecture Demo Performance!

FOUR FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS AT FLAMENCO LATINO STUDIOS

Provide your school or group with an exciting field trip opportunity featuring live music and lots of audience participation!

One hour group class in flamenco and/or salsa dance
for up to 40 students, single instructor, $200.00. Scheduling available during late mornings and afternoons.

50-minute lecture demonstration performance in Flamenco and the Ida y Vuelta ("Round Trip") Styles
representing an assimilation of Latino songs and rhythms by flamenco artists which started during the late 1800s. The studio will be converted to a black box theatre space with curtains, lighting and seating. Three artists (guitar, 2 dancers), audience of up to 70, $575.00.

Celebrating Latin Heritage: Exploring Spanish and African Roots
Themes in the presentation involve comparisons of rhythmic approaches to music and dance found in pure Spanish Flamenco and Afro-Caribbean roots of Salsa, as well as references to the culture melting pots found in both Spain during the Middle Ages and Hispanic Caribbean countries during the Age of Exploration.

The program focuses on these sections: Flamenco as performed in Andalucia, Afro-Cuban dance accompanied only by percussion and singing, examples from other Latino counties besides Cuba which have contrbuted to the music and dance called Salsa. Four artists (guitar/keyboard, percussion, 2 dancers), audience of up to 70, $700.00.

Clave Rhythm & the Development of Salsa presentation at Flamenco Latino Studio, conveniently located in Midtown, is a low-cost field trip for a school or community group. This program is a retrospective of Cuban music, the birthplace of all forms referred to today as Salsa. It includes examples of forms from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic which are part of the Salsa idiom. The presentation features explanation and participation in clave, the backbone rhythm of all types of Latin social dance music as well as participation from a seated audience in clave rhythm and soneo/coro (call and response singing). 10-12 volunteers are invited to learn 2-3 hand percussion instruments, then play with the musicians in different examples. The audience learns simple Mambo steps dancing in front of their seats. Four artists: keyboards/singer, singer/dancer, two percussionists, audience of up to 70, $700.00.

Bookings will be made around steady studio rental clients, so transportation estimates for bringing groups of students must be accurate. Please call 212-399-8519 for availability.

Same 3 Lecture Demo Peformances at Your School Site
These above prices are only for programs held at Flamenco Latino studios. If you are interested in booking a residency or lecture demonstration performance at your school, the fee will be slightly higher, and is based on date, time of day, number of artists, and travel.

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CALL OUT TO NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM ANY BORO, OR ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES OR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

  • Opportunity to subsidize groups of 20-80 so that your class(es) pay $5.00/person for either lecture demo performance listed above. (Not applicable for 60 minute group dance class.)

  • Subsidized lecture demo performances will occur between July 2012-June 2013

  • Maximum seating 80 people

  • You must contact Flamenco Latino ASAP and be prepared to submit a letter of intent by Jan. 1, 2012 for our funding application process.

  • Indicate months of the year, days of the week, when this could occur, and approximate group size and age levels.

  • Event may be video recorded by Flamenco Latino for grant documentation or for edited clips to promote this type of program on Flamenco Latino's Website (release forms can be arranged in advance)

CALL BASILIO GEORGES AT 212-399-8519 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PROGRAM ASAP!
flamlat@verizon.net

244 W 54 Street, 4th Fl, NY, NY 10019

CHILDREN'S CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
Now that Flamenco Latino has its own studio,
children's classes are offered Sept.-June and over the summer.
For schedule and price details click on:
Children's Classes.


"Cuatro Esquinas" workshop partner, Uptown Dance Academy,
at their 2006 Recital (photo: Eric Bandiero).


 

 

 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT YOUR SITE

Along with frequent performances and weekly classes, Flamenco Latino seeks to bring an understanding of both Spanish and Latino art forms to students through lecture demos. These educational programs are available for a variety of age groups and can be tailored to meet specific needs.

As described above, the three lecture demonstration performances are available at school sites for slightly higher fees. Presentations begin with a focus on traditional dance forms found in Spanish Flamenco and Latin culture and conclude with the Flamenco Latino fusion. This unique blend of Latino and Spanish music and dance provides a compelling and informative program for students of all ages. Following is an outline of a short term workshop:



4-6 Workshop Sessions
Culminating in a Lecture Demo
Which Includes Student Performance


Students learn percussion, song, dance, rap and recitation parts for a piece titled "Cuatro Esquinas" (Four Corners) culminates in a lecture demonstration at which they perform with Flamenco Latino. The workshops explore the diverse roots of Salsa and its link to Spain and Africa. The piece focuses on the rhythms from four Latino Countries which have contributed the most to this idiom: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Appropriate for grades 4-6, 7-8, 9-12. Groups of up to 30 students. Auditorium stage or gymnasium required for workshops.

 

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Funding for the development of this Web site was provided, in part, by the 2000 and 2002 JPMorgan/Chase Smarts grant, an annual program of the Association of Hispanic Arts.