Saturday 12 December 2009

Flamenco skirt for sale

I have a black flamenco practice skirt in size Small available for sale. A description of the style can be viewed here.

I am asking $50.00 for the skirt. If you are interested in purchasing, please email Kyla at

Friday 11 December 2009

From Spain to Calgary via Montreal show cancelled - Dec. 12. 09

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION: We are sorry to announce that the Edmonton showing (only) of From Spain to Calgary via Montreal scheduled for Saturday, December 12 only has been cancelled due to poor weather and road conditions. Anyone who has purchased a ticket for the December 12 show will be contacted directly regarding reimbursement. If you have any questions, please email

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but encourage you to email to be notified of any future events.

- Posted on behalf of Graziella & Rosanna Terracciano

Thursday 26 November 2009

Hosts Needed - Dec. 12 '09

Homestays needed in Edmonton for flamenco artists from Montreal and Calgary for the night of Saturday, December 12. If you can help out, please contact Graziella at Thank you!

- Posted on behalf of Graziella Terracciano

Sunday 15 November 2009

From Spain to Calgary, via Montréal - Dec. 12 '09

La Otra Orilla & Kraig Adams
with Rosanna Terracciano in:

From Spain to Calgary, via Montréal

a flamenco production by Graziella & Rosanna Terracciano

December 10, 11 – Calgary
December 12 - Edmonton

One of Canada’s most exciting and innovative new flamenco companies, Montréal’s La Otra Orilla, comprised of dancer Myriam Allard, and singer Hedi ‘El Moro’ Graja, along with long-time collaborator, guitarist Kraig Adams will take to the stage in Alberta for three nights only to present a repertoire of traditional flamenco work refined and defined by years of training and performance in Spain and Canada.

Unique in their artistic approach, La Otra Orilla’s impressive CV includes invitations to present at Montreal’s Tangente in 2008, and Toronto’s Danceworks, and Montreal’s Danse Danse in 2010. Along with this, Allard, who has been hailed by the Dance Current as ‘unique among flamenco dancers’ has danced professionally with renowned new generation flamenco dance artist, Israel Galván.

Joining La Otra Orilla and Kraig Adams will be dancer Rosanna Terracciano, recent co-curator of Cross Over for Fluid Movement Arts Festival, and an upcoming part of Dancers’ Studio West season of dance.

David Matyas (guitar), Robin Tufts (percussion), and Graziella Terracciano (palmas) will accompany.

December 12 - Edmonton

B Scene Studios (8212-104th Street)

Show starts at 8pm/ $25 adults/$15 children under 10

Tickets for all shows available through the Calgary Opera Box Office:
In-Person, 1315 - 7 Street SW (Monday - Friday, 9am)
Phone (403) 262-7286 (Monday - Friday, 9am)

>>Follow along in the lead-up to show day

Follow Graziella on Twitter (username ProducerGraz):

Read our blog at

- Posted on behalf of Graziella & Rosanna Terracciano

Thursday 22 October 2009

Dance workshops, more deets! Oct 27-29 '09

Okay folks, so we've got some more info for you on the workshops. They'll be happening at the Marr-Mac dance studio (8627, 109 street)

Tuesday, October 27th: 8pm - 9pm: beginner, $30.00
9:00pm - 10:30pm: intermediate/advanced, $45.00
Wednesday, October 28th:
12:30pm - 2:00pm intermediate/advanced, $45.00
2:00pm - 3:00pm, beginner, $30.00
Thursday, October 29th:
11:30am - 12:30am, beginner, $30.00
12:30pm - 2:00pm, intermediate/advanced, $45.00

Pre-registration for classes is required due to limited space. Email the following information to Kyla at

Name/dates and levels of classes selected/phone number/emergency contact information. Payment is required upon arrival, cheques should be made payable to Kyla Sentes.

Friday 16 October 2009

Save these dates! Dance workshop October 27-29 '09

A great opportunity has just come our way. Charo Espino, Angel Muñoz, and Ramón Martínez from the Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company have agreed to do hold some classes in Edmonton during their two-day stay in town on October 28th and 29th. We're currently ironing out details, but I will send them out as soon as they're figured out.

We do know that space will be limited, so if you want to be included in the classes, please send an email to Kyla at

In the meantime, don't forget to your tickets for their performance at the Arden in St Albert!

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Shoes for sale!

Only slightly used custom, handmade black suede flamenco shoes. They're a 7-7/12 (smaller fitting) and just have some scuff marks on the toebox. They've been newly protected. Selling for $125 (half the purchase price).

Email Kyla at for more info!

Monday 21 September 2009

Flamenco Classes this fall.

The registration deadline for Jane's fall session of flamenco classes is this Friday, September 25th. 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 beginning October 4th.

Thursday 10 September 2009

For Sale - Large Mirror

For sale: large mirror with beveled edges. Small chip in one corner. Size is approximately 3 feet by 5 feet.

$100 or best offer. For sale for the next few days only.

Elysia 780-244-3989.

Monday 7 September 2009

New Introductory Flamenco Class!

Have you been curious about flamenco but not sure where to start? Dancers and aficianadas Silvia Soto and Kyla Sentes are excited to be offering this new introductory flamenco class on the University of Alberta campus. This course will give you a primer in flamenco dance, palmas, and cante and help to start you on your flamenco journey.

To register, visit

The ten week course is just $90 for students and $110 for non-students. If you have any questions or would like more information contact Kyla ( or Silvia (

Sunday 30 August 2009

Tríptico- Local Artists Perform

Tríptico: An intimate evening with flamenco song, dance, violin and guitar.

Performing are
Edmonton artists:
Marni Benavides, Jane Ogilvie, and Silvia Soto

Calgary artists:
Jonathan Lewis, David Matyas, and Rosanna Terracciano

Friday September 18th and
Saturday September 19th, 2009

'B' Scene Studios, 8212-104 St. Edmonton
Show at 8 p.m.
doors open at 7:30 - general seating
(map to venue)

Tickets: $25
available by contacting Silvia Soto
phone: 780 - 469 - 5643

More information on the show and the artists involved at

Paco Peña - Oct 28-29 '09

Paco Peña & company will perform at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on Wednesday & Thursday, October 28 & 29, 2009. Show at 7:30 pm. $46. Info here.

Sunday 16 August 2009

Various items for sale - Dress, etc.

Sleevless black flamenco dress. Classic lines. No ruffles. Size: small/med. $125. ***Dress no longer available***
Two wooden squares (DriCore) for dance practice. $5 each. ***GONE Aug 17.***
Two wind-up metronomes - free. ***Metronomes gone Aug 29***


Saturday 8 August 2009

Spanish Dress for Sale

Very sweet Spanish dress for sale, bought in Jerez de la Frontera. Solid construction, excellent condition. Poplin-style fabric with built-in underskirt. Embellished with trim. Size: small but may be taken out. Asking $150. ***Dress no longer available***

Monday 3 August 2009

Deb Ibach - Flamenco Dance Classes Aug 09

Deborah Ibach will be teaching an intermediate-advanced class 7-8:30 Wednesdays for the month of August at Marr Mac studio (August 5,12,19,26).
Cost is $22 for the 1.5 hour class (studio fee is included in that price).
Contact info:
780-433-9081 (leave a message)

- Posted on behalf of Deborah Ibach

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Flamenco Producer/Co-Producer Sought - Edmonton, Fall '09

I am hoping, if feasible, to bring artists from Seville, Spain in the Fall of 2009 around November to Calgary and I am looking for someone who would be interested in producing or co-producing the show in Edmonton. If you are interested please email Annette at

- Annette Morcos

Sunday 12 July 2009

Canal Flamenco TV - Flamenco TV Channel

Canal Flamenco TV is a new Internet Flamenco TV channel from Onda Jerez. At the time of posting, broadcasting was still in testing mode. However, the site's "Videoteca" is available, featuring videos of Flamenco musicians and dancers.

Article in Spanish from the Jerez Press Association on the inauguration of the website.

Guia del Flamenco Telematica - Telematic Flamenco Guide

The Telematic Flamenco Guide has reappeared after a period of absence and is worth a re-post. The Guide, produced by Tourismo Andaluz in collaboration with the Biennial Flamenco Exhibition, is a good starting point for information about Flamenco history and forms (palos). The site also includes audio samples by geographic region.

Note: the site's feature to use the alphabetical list by clicking on the first letter of the song form (at the top of the page) often doesn't work properly. E.g. if there are no results for forms that start with "T" (there should be listings for Tangos, Taranta, Tientos, etc.), go back to the beginning of the list and use the forward arrows (">>") to scroll through the pages.

*Note (Aug 30 '09): the site has now changed significantly in layout and appears to be under development. The note above does not currently apply. Some features from the old site may or may not be available on the new site.*

Friday 10 July 2009

Registration reminder

Just a reminder that in order to secure your spot at Ramon Martinez's workshops that you need to send in your registration forms by the end of this weekend. If you intend to do so but haven't yet, please email Late registrations may not be guaranteed availability. Thanks!

Thursday 2 July 2009

Flamenco for Life! - July 25-26, '09

Ramón Martínez, world-renowned dancer and soloist for the Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company will be in Edmonton on July 25th for a one-night only fundraiser performance. Flamenco for Life: a fundraiser in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

The event is hosted by acclaimed local author Thomas Trofimuk and features special guests, The People’s Poets. A selection of tapas will be available for purchase and En Sante Winery will have an on site bar featuring Alberta’s only organic wines!

Tickets are now on sale at Tix on the Square, visit or call 780-420-1757 1-877-8881757 (toll-free) to order. We cannot guarantee tickets available at the door, so call now and don’t miss out on this great evening!

Ramón will also be hosting a special public “Flamenco 101 workshop” for the charity to take place on July 26th. Entry for this one-of-a-kind workshop is just $20, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Anyone and everyone with an interest in learning about the world of flamenco is encouraged to come! For more information call 780-270-1211 or visit for more details.

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Flamenco @ Feats Festival of Dance 2009

Dancer Esperanza Linares, guitarist Tosh Hayashi, singer Marni Benavides, and palmista Elysia perform a new piece in "Vistas" at the Alberta Dance Association's feats festival of dance.

"Vistas" takes place July 2 @ 8 pm at the Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns and will also include new works from Alberta choreographers in tap, lyrical, and contemporary dance. Tickets $15, available at TIX on the Square (780) 420-1757. The group will also perform on July 2 in "urban dance encounters", a free performance series at City Centre Mall.

Be sure to check out other Flamenco performances @ feats festival:

Flamenco En Vivo performs in "urban dance encounters". For more info about the urban dance encounters program running June 29-July 3 from 11 am - 2 pm, click here.

Pedro Guasp Spanish Flamenco Dancers perform in "Global Dance" in partnership with Edmonton Folk Arts Council. Winspear Centre, 4 pm July 1.

For a full list of festival events, visit

Monday 25 May 2009

Bailes de España - June 14 '09

BAILES de España (One night only)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Timms Centre for the Arts,
87 Avenue & 112 Street (U of A Campus), Edmonton, Alberta.

Come out and enjoy and evening of Spanish dance and music by local artist Flavia Robles and her group "Alhambra Ensemble Espanol." We will showcase flamenco and neo-classical dance styles from Spain.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

Available from performers or through Tix on the Square via:

Tel: 780-420-1757

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Workshops with Ramón Martínez & Flamenco for Life call for artists

Ramón Martínez's workshops have been confirmed for July 27th - August 1st, 2009. You can download the information here or by visiting

And for all those talented visual artists out there inspired by the world of flamenco, please check out and pass along this call for artists for Ramón's show on July 25th, 2009.

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Flamenco @ International Dance Day

""Mile Zero Dance invites you to 2009's International Dance Day celebration! Churchill Square; Wednesday, April 29, noon till 1:30 pm. Free!"

Visit Mile Zero Dance's site or Facebook page for more information.

The event includes a performance by Flamenco dancer Esperanza Linares with Tosh (guitar), Marni (singing), and Elysia (palmas).

Photo by Kristina Smy, MZD.

Saturday 18 April 2009

Palmas Lesson Video Clip: Torombo, Sobre las Palmas

A six-minute clip of a palmas lesson by Torombo in Seville. An introduction to the sound and spirit of Flamenco palmas...with some unexpected metaphors. Olé Torombo.

Monday 13 April 2009

Cante Club Meeting - May 9, '09

The next singing meeting of the Flamenco singing learning/appreciation club will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 11:30-1:30 @ Marni's, in the Capilano area. Call Marni at 780-340-3409 or email her @ marniflamenca-at-hotmail-dot-com for more information or to get the address.

Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing is welcome to attend, regardless of experience or level.

Wednesday 1 April 2009

July '09 Workshops

We are currently finalizing Ramón Martinez's visit to Edmonton (workshops to take place July 27th - August 1st) and we would like to find out what palos people are interested in studying. Also, there is a possibility of a cante or percussion workshop if there is enough interest.

In order to help us to create a great workshop experience for everyone, please send an email to to indicate what levels and palos you're interested in studying with Ramón and whether you would be interested in attending either of the additional workshops.

Saturday 28 March 2009

Spanish Comb - Free

Plastic hair comb, fairly worn but fine for a costume. Free. Size: 6.5 inches high x 4 inches wide.

Call Elysia 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton(at)telus(dot)net.

For Sale - Flamenco Cajon

"Arco" stringed Flamenco cajon for sale. $135. ***SOLD APRIL 1***
Call Elysia @ 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton(at)telus(dot)net.

Saturday 14 March 2009

For sale & free - Videos & DVD

For sale: Manuel Salado Advanced Level Siguiriyas & Tangos de Malaga DVD. $10.***DVD SOLD***
Adrian Galia videos (NTSC format): Tangos, Rumba. Dubbed in English. Free. ***VIDEOS GONE - MAR 15***
Call Elysia 434-1125. **********SOLD************

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Resources for Palmas (Rhythmic Flamenco Clapping)

Palmas provide the rhythmic backbone for Flamenco dance, guitar, and song. Solid palmas are an art, requiring an understanding of song forms, the ability to keep straight time, and musical sensitivity.

"When you’re a palmero/palmista you’re the human metronome and the support for the whole ensemble---you’re an anchor and you’re the strong roots of a tree, even though your role may seem trivial to the unknowing eye." Read the whole article by Ravenna about palmas from a dancer's perspective. Don't miss the excellent compás (rhythm) section of the site, where rhythmic cycles are demonstrated with audio clips.

Aside from listening to music and practicing alone and with friends, resources for palmas study include Solo Compas CDs and Jerónimo Utrilla's DVD: Learn and Practice "Las Palmas" - (Flamenco Clapping), available through all major Flamenco material vendors (see links section).

Cante Club Meeting - April 11 '09

The third singing meeting of the Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club will be held Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 11:30-1:30 in the Callingwood area (near Anthony Henday & Whitemud). Call Esperanza at 780-483-5960 to RSVP and get the address.

Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing or accompanying Flamenco singing is welcome to attend, regardless of experience or level.

For general questions about the group, email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

Saturday 21 February 2009

Guitar Resources

There are vast amounts of resources on the Internet for flamenco guitarists. Oscar Nieto, a dancer, singer, and master teacher from Vancouver, BC has compiled an excellent list of sites for guitar, including tabs. Gracias, Oscar. At the top of Oscar's page, navigate to "Flamenco Directory" and "Resources for Guitarists".

Another excellent compilation of guitar tab resources at Ravenna Flamenco.

A recommendation for guitar study videos (thanks, Tosh):
Encuentro Productions. has an extensive searchable discussion forum for guitarists as well as streaming video lessons (some free exercise lessons & falsetas, others fee-based).

Performer Bios

Local flamenco performers who would like more public exposure on this site are invited to post a short performance-related bio and picture.

For text, please use the site's standard font colour, style, and size. Photo credits are not required but are a plus if posting images by local photographers.

Edmonton performers: if you have not already signed up to post on the site and would like to do so, contact flamencoedmonton[at]telus[dot]net.

A note: those seeking information on local performers are strongly encouraged to also use Google and Flamenco Alberta to find additional information about flamenco performers and performances in Edmonton and Alberta.

Saturday 14 February 2009

Cante Club Meeting - March 7, 2009

The second singing meeting of the Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 11:30-1:30* in the Sherwood Park area. RSVP to Kim at 780-504-3723.

Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing or accompanying Flamenco singing (guitar, percussion, dance, etc.) is welcome to attend, regardless of experience or level.

For general questions about the group, email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

*note: start time changed from 11 to 11:30.

Monday 9 February 2009

Cante Club Meeting - Feb 14, 2009

The first singing meeting of the new Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club is planned for Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Strathcona area. Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing is welcome, regardless of experience. If you can't come but would like more info, do send a message.

For information, call Elysia @ 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

Saturday 7 February 2009

Ritmo - A Night of Flamenco Dance and Music

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Arrata Opera Centre
1315 – 7th Street SW, Calgary

Show Starts at 8:00 pm

Ritmo – the Spanish word for rhythm - is a thrilling night of the sights and sounds of Spain right here in Calgary. On March 21, the night begins with an optional preshow fiesta featuring a selection of flavours from throughout Spain. As the captivating tastes delight your palette, you are surrounded by the sounds of Spain played by classical guitarist Brett Roselle. Then onto the flare and drama of Flamenco dance.

Ritmo's Flamenco concert features local artists performing traditional and modern Flamenco forms. Dancers Tracy Cumberbatch, Maria Regnier and Jane Ogilvie are featured with the accompaniment of Flamenco guitarist David Matyas, violinist Jonathan Lewis, percussionist Pradeep Vyas and palmara Francesca Canalizo. Annette Morcos joins in with her skills in cante (song) and dance. These accomplished performers come together to share their talents and Gypsy spirit in this one unique night.

Tickets: $28 advance; $32 at the door (cash only)

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (403)263-0079 or at

Tickets will be on sale near the end of February. If you wish you may contact Tracy to reserve your tickets in advance.

Information contact:
(updated email address)

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Flamenco Trips to Spain

Edmonton dancers and Flamenco aficionados - if you are interested in educational Flamenco trips to Spain, at least two Alberta-based organizers offer such trips. For current info on flamenco tours offered at different points of the year, check out the websites of Fiona Malena and Annette Morcos, and the Flamenco Alberta calendar.

Monday 19 January 2009

Flamenco Singing/Appreciation Club Planning Meeting - Jan. 24, 2009

All those interested in joining a Flamenco singing club are invited to come to a meeting to discuss the formation of a Flamenco singing/appreciation club based in Edmonton.

At the meeting, we'll talk about Flamenco singing interests, formats for gatherings, and schedules.

Anyone with a love for Flamenco singing is welcome to come to the meeting - regardless of knowledge, experience, or singing level. Even if you're not sure if you'd like to join at this time or not, you're welcome to come along to the meeting and listen in or join the discussions.

To our singing friends in Calgary - the invitation is also warmly extended to you. If you can't come in person but would like to be involved in the club in some way from a distance, let us know of your interest and send any ideas you might have.

When: 2:00 pm, Saturday January 24, 2009
Where: Block 1912 cafe, 10361 Whyte Ave., Strathcona

RSVPs are not required, but if you'd like to RSVP or have any questions, contact Elysia at 434-1125 or flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

Tuesday 13 January 2009

Coming soon...

Stay tuned for more news on a visit to our fair city by acclaimed flamenco dancer, Ramón Martínez. He will be coming to Edmonton in July 2009 to provide extensive workshops and to perform at gala event.

More details will be posted as they become available. In the meantime, email with any questions.

Happy New Year everyone!