Thursday, 23 October 2008

Resources for Making Flamenco Dresses

As anyone who has tried to make a Flamenco dress on their own knows, it can be virtually impossible to find either patterns or detailed information on Flamenco costume construction.

Anke Herrmann, who relocated to Granada to become a dressmaker for Flamenco artists, provides a unique and reasonably-priced custom sewing pattern service. Just choose a pattern, download a form to submit measurements, send payment by PayPal, and a custom pattern will be sent to you by email as a PDF.

Her blog, Flamencreaciones, also includes useful articles written by Anke on the construction of Flamenco costumes. Articles are continually added, so check back for more.
- What Makes a Flamenco Dress? Parts 1 and 2
- How to Make Volantes (Ruffles and Frills)
- A Look Under the Skirt of a Bata de Cola

Looking for inspiration in general for new trends in Flamenco fashion? Visit Salón Internacional de la Moda Flamenca (SIMOF), which has photographs of fashion collections presented every year at a large-scale Flamenco fashion event.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Flamenco @ the ARTery: "Fall Back" Salon, Nov. 1/'08

FALL BACK: Salon Spectacle #13

At Mile Zero Dance's mixed performing arts salon, "short pieces from different artistic media are presented together with a unifying theme. “Fall Back” gives us a chance to completely lose ourselves in time to prepare for the shift to Daylight Savings Time. From falling in love, to reminiscing on the past, to blasting through time, these artists will guide us on a memorable journey into the dark of yet another long winter."

This night of extraordinary dance at an uncommon venue includes a Flamenco dance solo by talented dancer Esperanza Linares, with Tosh Hayashi (guitar), Marni Benavides (singing), and Elysia (palmas).

$10 MZD members/$12 general
ARTery, 9535 Jasper Ave, Edmonton.
November 1, 8 pm
Info/Reserve 780-424-1573; Email:

Monday, 20 October 2008

Canada Council Grant Info Session for Dance Professionals - Oct. 23/08

The Canada Council for the Arts invites professional artists from all communities and intercultural practices in dance to participate in an information session and workshop about grant programs for dance professionals.

Location : Boardroom at the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
10708 105 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A1
Date : Thursday October 23, 2008 from 10 am - 4 pm
Details : This workshop is limited to 25 participants.
Registration : 1-800-263-5588 ext 5257 or

More information here.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Call for Submissions: 27th Annual Alberta Dance Explosions

27th Annual Alberta Dance Explosions Festival 2009, Calgary.
February 12-14, 19- 21, 26-28. Accepting submissions from all dance disciplines.
Application Deadline: November 7, 2008.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Dancers’ Studio West at 403.244.0950 or More info here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Seeking Professional Flamenco Dancer/Performers Nov. 1 @ the Artery

I am looking for an excellent professional flamenco dancer based in or around Edmonton, for a salon show November 1st at the artery, 8 pm. An honorarium is provided, and the performance needs to be less than 10 minutes. Live music is a bonus.

Contact: Gerry Morita at 780-424-1573 or

Friday, 10 October 2008

Call for Buy and Sell Postings

Have a Flamenco-related item to buy, sell, or trade? Flamenco Edmonton is seeking postings from readers in the Edmonton, Alberta area.

If you are not yet registered on the site, read the general Posting topics for posting eligibility and guidelines. Next, contact for instructions about registering on the site to contribute your post.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Canal Flamenco Radio

Canal Flamenco Radio is a new internet radio station from RTVA (Radio y Televisión de Andalucía). To listen, click on "Escucha Canal Flamenco" at top left. For a list of tracks, click on "Programación" from the main page.