Saturday, 11 November 2017



The Edmonton Flamenco Festival is excited to announce one-day of flamenco dance workshops with Tracy Cumberbatch on our fundraiser weekend Dec 1 – 2, 2017. The weekend's events are:

Live Performance – "Flamenco at MacEwan" - Dec 1
Click here for tickets and more information. 

Our 2017 fundraiser live performance "Flamenco at MacEwan" will take place at the University of MacEwans’s brand new Betty Andrews Recital Hall on December 1st - 8:00pm.

Special guests
Tracy Cumberbatch – dancer – Calgary
David Matyas – guitarist – Calgary

Edmonton performers
Marni Benavides – singer
Irena Dumicz – singer/dancer
Jane Ogilvie – dancer

We’re excited to have the following local performers showcasing a piece by Stephanie Pedraza, taught at her Edmonton workshops this past September. Tosh Hayashi was here to teach the guitar accompaniment: Julie Trohimchuk, Jolene Yuen-Jung, Carmen Locke, Susan MacGregor, Jen Dunford, and Jim Findlay.

Flamenco Dance Workshops with Tracy Cumberbatch - Dec 2nd
Click here for more information and to register. 

Calgary based flamenco artist Tracy Cumberbatch will be offering one day of multi-level classes in flamenco dance. Beg/Int students will have a chance to work with manton and Int/Adv students will have the chance to work with manton and bata. Some previous basic flamenco dance experience is required for the Intro level.

Proceeds from this fundraising weekend go towards supporting the Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2018.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Flamenco before the ESO – Nov 11, 2017

Are you an Edmonton Symphony Orchestra fan yet?

The Edmonton Flamenco Festival be in the lobby at the Winspear Centre on November 11th when the ESO presents - The Glorious Sound of Hollywood. Experience music from the golden age of Hollywood, including such classic films as Seahawk, The Wizard of Oz, Schindler's List, and The Sound of Music.

Catch a 30 min live flamenco performance in the lobby before the concert!

Wondering about the Edmonton Flamenco Festival?
Artistic Director Jane Ogilvie, Flashmob Coordinator Jen Dunford, and festival volunteers will be at our information table before the symphony and at intermission. Stop by and say hello.

Want to catch a glimpse of the festival's December fundraiser performers?
Beginning at 7:15 you can catch a 30 min live flamenco performance in the lobby before the ESO concert. Including 3 of the featured soloists Tracy Cumberbatch, David Matyas, and Irena Dumicz with a few pieces from the upcoming show as well as local flamencos: Julie Trohimchuk, Jolene Yuen-Jung, Carmen Locke, Jen Dunford, Susan MacGregor, and Jim Findlay showcasing a group piece learned at Stephanie Pedraza and Tosh Hayashi's September workshops.

Tickets are selling fast for the December 1st festival fundraiser "Flamenco at MacEwan". Don't miss your chance to see some incredible Alberta talent at MacEwan University's brand new Betty Andrews Recital Hall. Proceeds go towards supporting the April 2018 Edmonton Flamenco Festival.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Alberta Culture Days - Sept 30


Join us in the Winspear lobby for Alberta Culture Days this Saturday September 30th where Vancouver’s Stephanie Pedraza will be giving a mini flamenco dance class from 12:10 – 12:40.

Stephanie will demonstrate some basics of flamenco dance including arm work, floreo or hand movement, rhythms and hand clapping as well as marking steps. Participants will have the chance to practice these learned elements in a short choreography. All levels and ages welcome. No experience necessary.

On Saturday, September 30th, the Winspear Centre’s main lobby will come alive with sound and colour, as they present a full day of performances and interactive workshops representing musical traditions from around the world. Performers will be presenting from Edmonton Opera, Edmonton Flamenco Festival’s guest teacher Stephanie Pedraza, Vohon Ukrainian Dance ensemble, Ballet Mexico Lindo, Sangea Academy, and more. (http://bit.ly/2yrfMd5)


photo Andy Koo

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sunday Evening Flamenco at the Yardbird - Oct. 1 2017


An intimate evening of flamenco dance, guitar, piano, and song.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
7pm (doors at 6:30)

Yardbird Suite
11 Tommy Banks Way
Edmonton, AB T6E 2M2
(map here)

Featuring
Irena Dumicz - singer/dancer – Edmonton
Jane Ogilvie - dancer/pianist – Edmonton
Stephanie Pedraza - singer/dancer – Vancouver
Tosh Hayashi - guitarist – Calgary

Read more about the artists at this link

Tickets
$25 in advance (ticket link)
$30 at the door (cash only)
general seating cash bar

All ticket sales are final.
There are no refunds except if the show is cancelled.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Flamenco with Jane Ogilvie - Classes Fall 2017

Upcoming flamenco classes!

4 week Introduction to Flamenco Dance with Jane: Sept. 8 - 29
including a master class with guest artist Stephanie Pedraza
Early-bird registration deadline - Sept. 1

Dance/song workshops with guest Stephanie Pedraza: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
Early-bird registration deadline - Sept. 15

Guitar workshop with guest Tosh Hayashi: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
Early-bird registration deadline - Sept. 15

7 week fall flamenco session with Jane: Oct. 1 - Nov. 24
Early-bird registration deadline - Sept. 15

For more information visit: Flamenco with Jane Ogilvie

There you will find information about my background, teaching philosophy,  and classes.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Dancer needed for Art Class - Red Deer

The following is a request from Deirdre Ashenhurst, an art programmer with the Red Deer Museum:

We are hosting a drawing class this summer focused on Flamenco dance. I am looking to hire a dancer interested in dancing for an art class. The class is on Tuesday July 11th from 1-4PM at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

The concept is to have a dancer, dance, pose and rest while people draw. The weekly summer program is designed to expose our visitors to a culturally diverse range of practices, while offering an art activity they can bring home with them.

There would be a fee of $285.00 paid to the dancer, it is not a volunteer request.

For more information please contact me at Deirdre.Ashenhurst@reddeer.ca



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Edmonton Flamenco Festival 2018 dates announced!


We are excited to announce our 2018 festival dates!

The next Edmonton Flamenco Festival will take place from
April 18th – 22th, 2018.
Save the date! The mainstage show with international artists is set for April 20th at the Winspear.

Artists will be announced in the coming months.

Monday, 27 February 2017

EFF Festival Beginner Dance Class - March 9th

 

Information on our festival class for beginner dancers has been posted.

This class, with one of our guest dancers, is for dancers with less than 2 years experience. Don't miss this chance to experience a class with top notch Spanish artists!

Some basic previous flamenco dance experience is required. If you’ve never taken a flamenco class before, this class is not for you!

Thursday, March 9th: 6:00 - 7:00 at Marr Mac Dance

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Edmonton Flamenco Festival Guitar Classes - March 9 to 11


Edmonton Flamenco Festival Guitar Classes - Are you a guitarist hoping to catch some guitar classes with our international guest Socrates Mastrodimos? Have some guitar experience but new to flamenco? Already been playing flamenco for a while and interested in a master class?

We are in the process of organizing group and private classes based on student experience and interest. We have options for March 9th and 11th. Send us an email and get in on the discussion. (info@edmontonflamencofestival.com)

Read more about Socrates at this link.

We leave you with a video of Socrates por alegrias (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5G1p0I30OE)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Flamenco Flashmob round two!



In advance of our festival March 10 - 12, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival is bringing our flamenco flashmob back to life! We plan to meet up and dance together in various public places leading up to the festival. We’ve had a great response to our flashmob classes this month with dancers from all levels joining in. Hope to see you there!


Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two more 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography. We are also offering times to practice the cante on these dates.

New Class dates
Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 – learn or review the choreography or cante
Feb. 17 - Full Flashmob – review only

If you’re interested in joining us please let us know at the link below so we know how many people to expect and we can keep you informed if the class time gets changed or cancelled.
 
All levels welcome. Some basic previous flamenco dance experience is required. Have you taken a session of flamenco before? If you've got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography por tangos, you'll be able to follow along. More advanced? There's a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography.

Have some cante experience and want to practise your flamenco singing? Just want to join in with palmas? Come to the cante and compas practice.

If you’re interested in joining us please let us know at the link below so we know how many people to expect and we can keep you informed if the class time gets changed or cancelled.

Click here for more information.




Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Flamenco Flashmob returns!



In advance of our festival March 10 - 12, the Edmonton Flamenco Festival is bringing our flamenco flashmob back to life! We plan to meet up and dance together in various public places leading up to the festival. Hope to see you there!


Our experienced flashmob dancers from the fall are offering two 1.5 hour classes for anyone wanting to learn the choreography.

Class dates: Feb. 3  and Feb. 5

All levels welcome. Some basic previous flamenco dance experience is required. Have you taken a session of flamenco before? If you've got some basic arms and have done a bit of choreography por tangos, you'll be able to follow along. More advanced? There's a lot of opportunity to put your own flair into the choreography.

Have some cante experience and want to practise your flamenco singing? We’ll be getting together to practise the cante with palmas in the next few weeks.

If you’re interested in joining us please let us know at the link below by January 31st.

Click here for more information.




Saturday, 21 January 2017

EFF Festival Weekend Dance Workshops - March 11-12

 


Information on our festival weekend workshops for dancers has been posted. These classes are for dancers with a minimum of 2 years flamenco dance experience.

Dancers, we have had a lot of interest from dancers in Edmonton and other cities in Canada and anticipate high registration levels. Class sizes are limited and we encourage you to register early so you don’t miss out.

Information and Registration can be found at this link.

More class information coming soon!

Stay tuned for guitar and cante classes, and dance classes for students with less than 2 years experience.

Looking for private or semi-private classes? Please contact us directly to arrange: info@edmontonflamencofestival.com

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie - New Session Winter 2017

The registration information for my upcoming session of flamenco classes is now available. Classes begin January 31st.

The deadline to register is January 20th

For more information please visit the website: Flamenco Classes with Jane Ogilvie

There you will find information about my background, teaching philosophy, classes and the upcoming session.