MCB RECOMMENDS: THIS IS FLAMENCO WITH THE CUADRA FLAMENCA
Since September 2021, the cultural association of Spanish dance Cuadra Flamenca has been developing the project “Isto é Flamenco” – awarded by the public notice for the 1st edition of the Aldir Blanc Award for Support to Culture in the City of São Paulo – with the aim of disseminating culture and encourage the practice of flamenco art through theoretical and practical courses and dance and music shows. All programming is being carried out for free and virtually through Instagram and YouTube; in the latter, you can find a playlist with all classes and tables.
Tablado 3 was released on November 4th on Cuadra Flamenca’s YouTube and the next Tablado 4, takes place on December 2nd, Thursday. Don’t miss it!
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET – ISTO É FLAMENCO
Vera Alejandra – conception, general direction and dance (tables and classes)
Allan Harbas – flamenco guitar, musical direction (tables and lessons)
Elsa Maya – sing (tables and lessons)
Maissa Bakribale (tables and classes)
Priscila Assuar- ball (tables and classes)
Renata Pingarilho-ball (tables and classes)
Ximena Espejo-ball (tables and classes)
Guest musician: Luciano Khatib – percussion and clapping (tables and lessons)
Jaqueline Costa Garcia danced in the group numbers: Soleá por buleria and Tangos
Ignácio Aronovich -lostart- image direction (videos and photos)
Ravenna Veiga- graphic design
Gisele Pennella – executive production
Débora Venturini – press office
DO YOU KNOW WHAT FLAMENCO IS? THIS IS FLAMENCO!
The origin of the Flamenco remains a mystery, but most likely it was formed over the years, thanks to the cultural miscegenation of different peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula, particularly southern Spain, in the region of Andalusia. Flamenco carries in its DNA influences from all peoples and cultures that inhabited the Andalusian territory, crossroads of so many ancient cultures and peoples, such as the Phoenicians, Visigoths, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Gypsies. From this rich mixture, the ingredients that gave rise to what we know today as flamenco, and which were passed from generation to generation, were cooked over a slow fire. Its transmission and development took place above all in less privileged communities, marked by the presence of outcasts or marginalized people, often persecuted, such as the Gypsy people, the Arabs and the Jews. Despite the uncertainties, it is known that the first centers of flamenco singing, the main pillar of this art, emerged in Cádiz, Triana and Jerez, where the presence of gypsies is accentuated, in addition to a strong Moorish heritage. Flamenco was not the creation of a single ethnic group, but a mixture of many; but it is also known that gypsies are one of its main cultists and that without their precious contribution this art would not be what it is. Declared intangible heritage of humanity in 2010, Flamenco enchants the world, being an art that transmits the main emotions of life in a unique and fascinating way, through its touch, sing, and dance.
About Cuadra Flamenca
Founded in 2005 by Vera Alejandra, the Company participates in various cultural events with shows and shows based on the language of flamenco art. He stands out for the creation of works where he mixes languages and crosses cultural lines, creating choreographies and projects that use references from Brazilian and Latin American culture, both in terms of music, literature and historical characters. In addition to creating professional shows, Cuadra Flamenca has a teaching center where it presents annual shows for which it creates shows that involve professionals and students in an interesting and creative dialogue.
About Vera Alejandra (school director and company Cuadra Flamenca)
Argentinian-Brazilian dancer, she is a flamenco dance choreographer, actress, body coach and bachelor of dance from PUC (Course of Communication of the Arts of the Body).
She graduated in Brazil, England, Argentina, United States and Spain; and among her masters are: Lennie Dale, Tatiana Leskowa, Angel Viana, Ana Esmeralda, Maria Magdalena, Faico, La China, Rafaela Carrasco, Inmaculada and Domingo Ortega. She has worked with artists such as: Lucia Murat, Caio de Andrade, Claudia Raia, João Falcão, Marco Nanini, Gabriel Levy, Carlinhos Antunes, Vadim Nikitim, Victor Biglione and Carmen La Talegona.
Vera Alejandra is responsible for training several flamenco professionals in the Rio-São Paulo axis, where she participates in the cultural scene, being considered one of the great diffusers of flamenco art in Brazil. She founded and directs the school and Cia. Cuadra Flamenca since 2005. In addition to all the shows that Vera Alejandra created for her Cia. Cuadra Flamenca, she developed a solid career as a soloist, having worked alongside great artists in the Brazilian music and theater scene, as a guest dancer.
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