Saturday, 15 October 2011

flamenco frenzy begins today!!

Today was the first day of classes for the Toronto International Flamenco Festival.  Check out the website to see all the events  I am taking only the cante (singing) course....too out of shape to handle the dancing at the level that is taught when a teacher comes from Spain (sadly).  Thursday night  the workshop ends with a performance by Ruben Olmos & Company.  I will continue with 3 classes plus a rehearsal throughout the week as well.

On Saturday, local flamencos will be performing as part of a crazy gypsy night at the Ukrainian Club (9 bands, 50 musicians, 2 stages).  Check out for some toe-tapping-can't-sit-still music!

Compania Jose Porcel perform at Roy Thomson Hall Monday, October 17.   Maria Mezcle arrives for cante and guitar workshops Oct 30-Nov 1 followed by a performance (her company, not the students!) on Nov 5.   Diego El  Cigalo presents Cigalo & Tango Nov 4 at Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory--gorgeous venue btw)  And then, another workshop starts Nov 10....Madre de Dios.....I need to win the lottery!!!

Full-on flamenco immersion!!! Ollleeeeee!!!

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