Wednesday 17 December 2008


A guide to finding information about Flamenco singing (cante) on this site.
Click on the subject headings to the left:
- "Letras" for lyrics;
- "Music Theory" and "Dance/Music Structure" for discussion of the interplay between singing, guitar, and dance;
- "Flamenco?" for music history and recordings.

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca - Feb. 8/'09

A flamenco show hitting Edmonton next year:

Sunday, February 8th - 8 pm
Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

About the Show: Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Madrid’s Noche Flamenca brings to the stage the essence, purity, and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms.

Ticket Prices: Orchestra / Terrace / Dress Circle: $46 Upper Circle / Gallery: $41

Saturday 13 December 2008

Flamenco Photography Project website

The Flamenco Photo Project website contains a selection of Flamenco photos from 1960-1985.

The Project is "dedicated to assembling, preserving and publishing these unique documents (The Collection) of that memorable time...soliciting offers for exhibition and publication, and seeking a permanent institutional home for The Collection. It is also looking for foundation grants to support the continuing work."

Performance Spaces

This post is intended to pool research about inexpensive venues good for grassroots Flamenco performances. Know of any others or have feedback about how it was to perform at any of the venues? Share your thoughts below.

ARTery: Converted storefront space with several small stages, including one stage which fits musicians and dancer(s). Tech. extra. Cool spot. Some sightlines cut off. Bar available. Past Flamenco performance: 3 musicians, one dancer.

B-Scene Studios: Small wooden stage, seating capacity approx. 90 people. Intimate, but some sightlines cut off. Rental includes tech. Past Flamenco performance: several musicians, several solo dancers.

Landing Pad @ Mile Zero Dance: Open, rectangular room. Intimate, salon-style performances. If using for dance, must bring a floor. Limited lights & sound available. Past Flamenco performances in venue: 1 dancer, 1 musician?

Carrot Community Arts Coffee House: artist's cooperative coffee house. Past Flamenco performances in venue: None.

Edmonton Community Leagues. Some have small stages and stage/lounge options. Past Flamenco performances in venue: None?

Hydeaway. All ages art space, downtown. Bar available. Never seen it, but sounds interesting.

Other venues used for Flamenco in the past: Westbury Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns (black box, set-up fees extra), Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre (has a hard floor), Myer Horowitz & Timms @ U of A, Royal Alberta Museum Theatre, Winspear.

Other possible venues: L'UniTheatre @ La Cite Francophone, Rice Theatre @ the Citadel, John L. Haar @ Grant MacEwan College, Muttart Hall @ Alberta College (good acoustics, but limited lighting & tech), PCL Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns (black box, set-up fees extra).

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Wednesday 3 December 2008

Winter Flamenco Workshop - Deborah Ibach, December 12-14, '08

Winter Flamenco Workshop with Deborah Ibach

December 12, 13 & 14, 2008
Time: Friday & Saturday 7-8:30pm and 8:30-10:00pm; Sunday 10-11:30am and 11:30-1:00pm
Location: Vinok Worldance Studio (11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3A1)
Price $18.00 per 1.5 hour session

Intermediate Level: Technique, Compas (timing), Turns
Times: Dec 12,13th 7-8.30 pm; Dec 14th 10-11:30 am

Advanced Level: Technique to Marcaje - a bit of everything
Times: Dec 12,13th 8:30-10.00 pm; Dec 14th 11:30am-1.00pm
(While this class will operate at an advanced level it is open to all

Private Classes with Deborah can be arranged directly with her.

If you have any concerns or if there's a great demand for earlier classes, we might be able to make a few adjustments so don't hesitate to ask! This includes Sunday depending on demand we can also do it as an evening class.

While no registration fee is involved, I would appreciate knowing the numbers attending so send me an e-mail or leave a phone message.
E-mail: Phone: 780 504 3723
Ole y Hola!!!!

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Calgary Flamenco performance opportunity - March 21 '09

"We are organizing a Community Performance to be held at the Fort Calgary Theatre in Calgary on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 pm. The performance is open to all members of the Albertan flamenco community - students, professionals, guitarists, dancers etc... It is an opportunity to collaborate and share flamenco in a informal theatre atmosphere.

If you would like to perform, please send us an e-mail (, letting us know what you would like to do.

Tickets to the event are available at the door (Fort Calgary Theatre) $15/adults, $12/children & seniors. Please reserve your tickets in advance by emailing or phoning 403-202-0904 as seating is limited"

Editor's note: This post replaces the previous post for the December performance, which has been postponed until March 2009.