Discover Nordic Flamenco

Course, Kids/Youth
Balett and flamenco for kids 6-13 y with Maria Garriga
31.08.2022 - 11.12.2022
Wed / Thu / Sun
Stockholm, Sweden
Dance classes with a mix of ballet, flamenco and improvisation in the same course! Six different groups for ages 6-14 y.
Stockholm
Maria Garriga started dancing at Lilian Karina Vásárhelyi's ballet school as a 4-year-old for Anne Wigert. At the same school, she gave her first dance lessons in children's dance and classical ballet. She furthered her education at the Academy of Dance, specializing in Children's Dance Pedagogy and Flamenco/Spanish Dance. She has her foundation in classical ballet but found her roots in Spanish dance. Danced in i.a. Carmen Lucena's Flamenco Dance Company. For the past 17 years, she has mainly worked as a teacher with children's dance, flamenco and dance mix at Stockholm's leading dance schools. "Through dance, we develop our creativity, which contributes to strengthening the self-esteem that is the basis of all learning. The lessons are based on joy and the desire to express yourself in dance as an obvious language. We train our sensitivity and practice being considerate of our surroundings. Exercises that contribute to dance technique, strength, flexibility and rhythm are obvious ingredients in every lesson. Music that inspires both movement and stillness. Order and order versus controlled chaos, dance and play in all seriousness!” Thursdays 17:00 - 18:00 (6-7 y) / 18:05 - 19:20 (8-10 y) Wednesdays: 16:45 - 17:45 (8-10 y) / 17:50 - 19:05 (11-14 y) Sundays: 12:45 - 13:45 (7-8 y) / 13:50 - 15:05 (10-12 y)
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Course
Weekly flamenco dance classes with Marja Rautakorpi
10.09.2022 - 17.12.2022
11:30 - 15:00
Helsinki, Finland
This autumn 2022 Marja Rautakorpi gives weekly classes in Helsinki for flamenco dancers of intermediate and advanced levels.
Helsinki
Marja’s weekly classes consist of improvisation, technique, and choreography. The aim is to increase consciousness in the movement, to sharpen every dancer’s unique expression and to release the musician in a dancer. The dialogue between musicians and dancers plays an important role in the classes. There will be accompaniment in three classes during the fall semester. The intermediate classes are for dancers who know well the basics of flamenco dance and want to strengthen their dance technique and holistic bodily expression. The advanced classes are for experienced flamenco dancers who want to challenge themselves in terms of technique, musicality, and holistic bodily expression. Intermediate level: 288€/fall semester. Advanced level: 384€/fall semester. FALL SCHEDULE 2022: Intermediate level: On Saturdays from 11.30 am to 1 pm Advanced level: On Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm The fall semester consists of 12 classes that will be held on the days listed below: Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24, Oct 16, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3, Dec 10, and Dec 17. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO ABOUT THE CLASSES: By email: flamencokurssit@gmail.com ABOUT THE TEACHER: Marja Rautakorpi is a Finnish flamenco dancer and a dance teacher, who explores new ways to approach flamenco through the shared bodily ground of movement and sound. She has been teaching flamenco dance around Finland for groups of all ages and levels. As a dancer-choreographer she has worked both in traditional flamenco contexts as well as in interdisciplinary art productions. Marja gratuated as a Dance Teacher from Savonia University of Applied Sciences in 2016 and is currently finishing her master's studies in Dance Pedagogy at Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy.
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Tablao
Tablao Flamenco Malmö
18.12.2022
17:30
Malmö, Sweden
Come and experience a mix of traditional and creative Spanish Intimate Live Flamenco show in Malmö! You can enjoy a high intensity and powerful Flamenco show every last Sunday of the month in Vibliotek 'Trastienda' Restaurang.
Malmö
With different guest artists every month, each show adapts to a different color and muse making it unique and magical. Inspired in the traditional Flamenco Tablaos of Spain, our series of performances feature compact, high energy shows that showcase Flamenco dance and the improvisational communication between dancer and musicians. Our last performance of 2022 is on Sunday December 18th with the 'Zambomba Flamenca'. “Zambomba” is a musical percussion instrument in Latin America and Spain, that people use to accompany the Christmas gatherings with family, friends and neighbors. It also means actually “the Christmas fiesta” itself. In these fiestas, people sing the “villancicos”, Christmas songs, mostly in choirs. Zambomba Flamenca Ensemble: Guest Dancer: Pia Pohjakallio Guest Singer: Irene Pelayo Guest Guitarist: Olle Pelayo Dancer: Jossette Reilly Percussionist: Stephan Jarl Don't miss our Zambomba / Villancicos Flamenco Fiesta to close the year. Come and celebrate a Flamenco Christmas with us! Seating is at 17:30 with a 2 Set Show starting at 18:00. Book a table @ vibliotek.se and don't miss this unique experience. Jossette Reilly, flamenco dancer, and Stephan Jarl, flamenco percussionist, started the Tablao Flamenco Malmö last October 2021. Both are leading Tablao Flamenco Malmö and invite on every show different amazing flamenco guests artists to complete the ensemble. After 2 successful seasons of shows and performances they both feel that finally Tablao Flamenco Malmö has a host for great Flamenco artists. Vibliotek Restaurang and their space Trastienda has become the House of Tablao Flamenco Malmö completing the full experience of what it is to see and feel an intimate Flamenco show with the best atmosphere, wine, authentic Spanish tapas and food that you can find in Malmö.
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Performance
Twenty
09.02.2023 - 11.02.2023
18:00 - 19:00 / Sat 15:00 - 16:00
Helsinki, Finland
Kaksikymmentä (Twenty) is a dance piece which combines free motion and flamenco, poetry and strong rhythms. Twenty is the number of prophesies.
Helsinki
In twenty years, a child grows into an adult, a young person becomes middle-aged, and a middle-aged person inevitably grows older, but a tree has only just begun its growth. In years, twenty is a window of time during which changes should be made in order to avoid the realization of threats. In the same time, a child grows into an adult, a young person becomes a middle-aged, and a middle-aged person inevitabky grows older. In the life of a tree, it is only the beginning. This work started in 2020 when one of the time windows closed and we fell into some kind of intermediate space, confused by reality. How do we react to change? We started working mainly remotely, through online connections, and explored how to find alive connection and how to sense each other over the small delay of time which is always present in online connections. The work is our joint journey, which also draws from our common friendship - over an average of 20 years. Directed by: Erika Alajärvi Choreography: Erika Alajärvi and workgroup Performers: Erika Alajärvi, Anu Jussila, Terhi Ketolainen, Johanna Komppa, Laura Laurila, Satu Pääkkönen, Katja Savolainen and Alina Sinivaara Lighting design: Helena Roivainen Production: Hierbabuena and Kanneltalo Duration: 50 min. Language: the performance incorporates poems in Finnish
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Course
Flamenco dance course with Laura Rintamäki
14.01.2023 - 14.05.2023
15:00 - 19:30
Oulu, Finland
Laura Rintamäki teaches flamenco dance on three different levels: for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
Oulu
Have you dreamed of starting a flamenco dance or thought about returning to this beautiful art form after a long break? Now is your chance, because Laura Rintamäki, a well-liked flamenco teacher in Oulu, is teaching the beginners level. In the beginner course, you learn the basics of flamenco. The course includes a lot of exercises related to wrist rotations and hand alignments, tapping technique and body control. You need normal training clothes, if you want a skirt and sturdy and low-heeled shoes. You can get off to a great start with, for example, walking shoes with a small heel. The intermediate level continues the tangos with manton that started in September. The course is intended for basic and intermediate level dancers. Tangos is a joyous palo that is suitable for many levels: thanks to its four divisions, it is safe to start flamenco with. However, being divided into four parts is not synonymous with easy, this palo offers a challenge even for long-time flamenco lovers. The advanced level continues with the previously started romance. The palo is born from Andalusian ballads and belongs to the soleá family. Romance has been influenced by caña, martinete, soleares, siguiriyas and even Christmas carols and lullabies, and its roots go all the way back to the Middle Ages.
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Course
Weekly flamenco dance classes with Marja Rautakorpi
14.01.2023 - 26.05.2023
11.00 - 15.00
Helsinki, Finland
In spring 2023 Marja Rautakorpi gives weekly classes for flamenco dancers of intermediate and advanced levels.
Helsinki
Marja’s weekly classes consist of technique and choreography. The aim is to increase consciousness in the movement, to sharpen every dancer’s unique expression and to release the musician in a dancer. The dialogue between musicians and dancers plays an important role in the classes. A performance will be made during the classes to the spring show of Centro de Baile Helsinki. There will be accompaniment once a month during the semester. The intermediate level is for dancers who know well the basics of flamenco dance and want to strengthen their dance technique and holistic bodily expression.     The advanced level is for experienced dancers who want to challenge themselves in terms of technique, musicality, and holistic bodily expression. SPRING SCHEDULE 2023: Intermediate level: On Saturdays from 11am to 1pm Advanced level: On Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm The cost is for semester.   The spring semester consists of 16 classes and a spring show. The dates of the classes are listed below: Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 22, Apr 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO: See email below.   ABOUT THE TEACHER: Marja Rautakorpi is a Finnish flamenco dancer and a dance teacher, who explores new ways to approach flamenco through the shared bodily ground of movement and sound. She has been teaching flamenco dance around Finland for groups of all ages and levels. As a dancer-choreographer she has worked both in traditional flamenco contexts as well as in interdisciplinary art productions. Marja gratuated as a Dance Teacher from Savonia University of Applied Sciences in 2016 and is currently finishing her master’s degree in Dance Pedagogy at the University of the Arts Helsinki's Theatre Academy.
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News

A new Northern Flamenco Network has been born

Welcome to discover Nordic flamenco culture! This website brings together flamenco professionals and their activities in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The Northern Flamenco Network is a community founded by Nordic flamenco professionals. The network includes approximately 100 people working with performing arts, research and education as well as associations, events and schools in the field of flamenco.

For children and youth

Kriatura – international Flamenco Festival for children and youth

Kriatura is the first international flamenco festival for children and youth born in Jerez de La Frontera, founded by the flamenco ambassador of Jerez, Kirstine Hastrup from Denmark.

Kriatura aims to encourage young people to discover and explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European and global space. Kriatura pursues these aims through flamenco, which has been designated part of the World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010 by UNESCO. The culture of flamenco has spread worldwide, bringing together all nationalities as well as different ethnic groups through this art.

Kriatura uses culture to engage the younger generation directly in their surrounding society, and through their work with flamenco and cultural heritage Kriatura help to develop our understanding of the past and imagination of the future. The Kriatura Festival is an ideal experience for young people from other countries for understanding the social and international dimension of flamenco culture, and the importance of a very living and local cultural heritage that is shared among a wide variety of people.

The Kriatura Festival has also been celebrated in Denmark for the past three years, and their next goal is to celebrate Kriatura in other Northern countries. The next festival will be held in Jerez de La Frontera in October 2023.

The Northern Flamenco Network strengthens and promotes flamenco as a visible and accessible art form in the Nordics. Our operations are based on open communication and interaction between professionals.

 

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