21 January, 2010

Drawing: Flamenco Night @ the Plattners

Jan 27 @ 7:00pm

Beth Steinbrenner is the Dance Director for Los Flamencos. She teaches Spanish Dance and Flamenco Dance Classes. http://www.bethsteinbrenner.com/

Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.
At the Meetup (See Calendar here):

Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)

Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45

As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.

See you there,
Alessandra


Additional Info:

Flamenco is a style of music which is considered part of the culture of Spain, but is actually native to only one region: Andalusia. It is believed to have grown out of the fusion of Arabic, Andalusian, Sephardic, and Gypsy cultures prior to and after the Reconquest. It is also applied to the dance style performed to flamenco music. The origins of the term are unclear - the word Flamenco is not recorded until the 19th century.

Flamenco is the music of the Andalusian gypsies and played in their social community. Andalusian people who grew up around gypsies were also accepted as "flamencos" (Paco de Lucía). Other regions, mainly Extremadura and Murcia, have also contributed to the development of flamenco, and many flamenco artists have been born outside Andalusia. Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also contributed, as evidenced in the dances of "Ida y Vuelta".

Wikipedia:Flamenco





Some music and dancing to set the mood:





Flamenco danceraArt on the web:


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