Experience the music, culture, and movement of Andalucia (Southern Spain)! An introduction to flamenco history and culture, dance movements, improvisational structures, and musical interpretation of flamenco. We'll cover the arm-work, footwork, and a mini choreography in this class. No prior dance experience or special shoes needed.
Alice Blumenfeld (CAS '12) is the founder and artistic director of ABREPASO flamenco. The company’s name means to break open space and their mission is to deepen appreciation for flamenco and create original flamenco choreography, finding new entry points into, and new pathways within, flamenco. Recognitions include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Choreography (FY20), a YoungArts Silver winner, and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She has performed nationally and internationally and her workshops have been lauded by schools and universities across the U.S.
Blumenfeld grew up in Albuquerque, NM, immersed in flamenco culture. Graduating summa cum laude from NYU in Comparative Literature, literary & translation theories have shaped her approach to dance exploration. In 2012, she received a Fulbright to study choreography in Spain and upon her return to the U.S., Blumenfeld toured nationally with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and has been a guest artist with many of the preeminent flamenco companies in the U.S. Blumenfeld graduated from Hollins University with an MFA in Dance in 2017. She holds teaching certificates in Simonson Technique and Yoga. Blumenfeld is currently President of the Fulbright Association of Michigan/NW Ohio and a teaching artist at the Rainey Institute and Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center in Cleveland.
Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link one hour before the event.