Midwest Flamenco Festival
Time & Location
About the Event
We have an exciting agenda planned for you this Festival! If travelling from out of town or you just want to stay close by in order not to miss out on the fun, let us know! We are organizing a place for everyone to stay with enough room to be comfortable and also to celebrate with a Paella dinner, Spanish wine and maybe a little dancing?!? Classes are available in person or online and pricing is now for individual classes.
Friday September 17th: Folks will be arriving from out of town and we will all gather together to enjoy a Paella Dinner personally prepared by my husband, Sevillano Antonio Rojas at 7:00 PM CST. There will be Spanish wine and dancing! (This can be purchased as an independent event ).
Saturday Sept 18th: Class with La Choni 10:30-11:30 AM CST
(La Choni will be livestreaming with us from her studio in Sevilla, Spain. For those that attend in-person we will have her image projected on to the large white screen so that it will feel like she is there with us!) She will be teaching Caña and has offered video links to keep of the classes for an additional $12 payable at the time of the workshop).
Support class with Melinda 12:00-1:00 PM CST
(I will review and clean what we learned from La Choni and make sure that we are ready to take advantage of our next class with her.)
Lunch break 1:00-2:30 PM
(For those that are in-person we will drive you to a restaurant with outdoor dining or to a grocery store close by where you can choose and buy your preferred meal. There is also the option to stay in the studio and eat.)
Class with Laura Onizuka 2:30-3:30 PM CST
(Laura will be here with us in person from Portland, Oregon. Laura can often be found in Jerez, Spain and is a master at teaching the por fiesta palos. She will teach us Tangos por Fiesta. Online learners will be connected with in-person classes via ZOOM).
Lecture Class with Alfonso Cid: Flamenco, a Musical System 3:30-4:30 PM CST
Flamenco music and dance are art forms that follow very strict musical rules and aesthetics. Once one knows those rules the limitations disappear, one can express and create to the point where even those very rules can be broken.
In this lecture we will learn about rhythmic, harmonic, melodic patterns or motives and phrasing that will afford us a deeper understanding of this art form, and plant the seeds of creativity and improvisation.
(Alfonso will ZOOM with us from his home in New York and will fill us with his knowledge and answer our questions. Alfonso has offered video links to keep of the classes for an additional $10 payable at the time of the workshop.)
Dinner will be take out fromTrago Bar and Tapas 7:00 PM
(We will eat at the Farmhouse)
Sunday Sept 19th: Class with Laura 11:00-12:00 PM CST
Lunch break 12:00-1:30 PM
Class with La Choni 1:30-2:30 PM CST
Support class with Melinda 3:00-4:00 PM CST
Lecture Class with Alfonso Cid : Flamenco and the African Diaspora 4:00-5:00 PM CST
For many generations the North of Africa has been a source of romantic inspiration for many Flamenco artists, travelers, poets and aficionados. The African roots of Flamenco go much deeper than that, or should I say, much further south than that and over to the Caribbean and the Americas. Spain’s role in the African slave trade from the 15th Century on is essential for understanding the evolution of Flamenco, Spanish, European and American music.
We say goodby to all our new friends!
- Individual Class Alfonso Cid$25$250$0
- Individual Class La Choni$25$250$0
- Individual Class Laura$25$250$0
- Individual Class Melinda$25$250$0
- Paella party$35$350$0