Immersive Flamenco weekend!

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Immersive Flamenco weekend!

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Course Description

The opportunity for Flamenco learners of all levels to truly immerse themselves in a unique Flamenco learning experience with top artists traveling straight from Spain is here! Dancer Natalia García Huidobro and singer Teresa Hernández join forces with London based guitarist Adrián Solá in delivering a carefully curated weekend of diverse and enriching learning experiences, as well as two spectacular shows that will allow flamenco dancers and learners of all levels to learn hand in hand with incredible artists in the field.

You have the option of booking a variety of packs, and accumulate savings if you book the whole Weekend Experience.

We highly advise that you secure your seat today to avoid disappointment. Spaces are limited and the demand is high.

If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don't forget to apply your member's discount!

THE ARTISTS:

Natalia García Huidobro
Chilean choreographer and dancer based in Spain with training in Mexico (with Mercedes Amaya”La Winy”, niece of Carmen Amaya), Spain and the United Kingdom. Through her creations, Natalia has developed a very personal line of contemporary flamenco facing the tradition and opening the structures of this language in collaboration with artists from different disciplines. This has allowed her to feed La Típica (company that she leads since 2000) with new forms of flamenco. Some of her main works as artistic director are El Arrebato, Our prayer, La Extranjera, Memorias del viento, Acuérdate de mí…Lola, Silencio and A ras de Tierra. As a performer Natalia has collaborated with various visual artists and outstanding musicians. She has worked for Juan José Gurrola, Rodrigo Bazaes, José Luis Vidal, Sonia Sabri, Lemi Ponifasio and has participated in works from Glimt Theater (Denmark) and projects of audience’s integration through dance at Sadler's Wells (UK). As a flamenco dancer she has performed in all the tablaos in Madrid, collaborated with several companies and has performed in stages in Chile, Argentina, Spain, the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Greece, France, Italy, Mexico, Denmark, Morocco, Canada and Sweden.

Teresa Hernández
Teresa Hernández was born in La Línea de la Concepción, Spain. She is a flamenco singer and guitarist who features in the main tablaos and peñas of the country. She has toured internationally and has been a key member of flamenco shows such as “MaraMante” of Lucía Ruibal and Marina Perea, and “Trajes de Domingo” from Compañía Malucos Danza. She is part of the artistic crew in the 2021-2022 tour of the renowned guitarist Mercedes Luján. She was the winner of the prestigious Concurso Nacional de Cante Zamara Music 2021. In May 2022 she released her first single, a guajira named “El día que me quisiste”, recorded live from the tablao Torres Bermejas. She lives in Madrid and is an active artist in the best tablaos of the city, such as "Las Carboneras”, “Corral de la Morería”, “Las Tablas”, “Torres Bermejas”, Centro Cultural Flamenco Madrid, amongst others.

Adrián Solá
London based Flamenco guitarist Adrian Solá offers a curated repertoire of essential masterpieces from the Flamenco guitar realm. He is also an accomplished and sought-after accompanist for the traditions of dance and singing. Born in Barcelona, he showed an early musical interest and borrowed his father's guitar around 12 years old. What began as a hobby became a necessity to understand how music works in a more rational way. This led to his decision of enrolling at The Modern Music School of Barcelona to study musical language, harmony, jazz flute and flamenco guitar. He furthered his development attending master classes with guitar virtuosos Zsolt Hernandi and Rafael Canizares. He is an active performer in the London Flamenco scene, playing with established London based flamenco dancers and singers and attending regular UK tours.


THE EXPERIENCE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH:

GROUP A: From beginners (at least 6 months dancing) to students with one year of formal flamenco studies.
15:15-16:45:
Alegrías workshop: Learn one letra of alegrías, with marcajes and remates. Alegrías is one of the most energetic dances of flamenco, it is in the family of the cantiñas, and it is a very fresh and rhythmical palo.
17:00-18:00: Cante y Palmas workshop: Understand different rhythms of flamenco with palmas, cante and guitar. Dynamics for rhythm and understanding of El Cante, plus one letra of Alegrías to sing together.

GROUP B: From intermediate to advanced, with at least 2 years of formal flamenco studies.
15:15-16:15: Cante y Palmas workshop: Understand different rhythms of flamenco with palmas, cante and guitar. We will learn a Jaleo, like the one sang by women in the tablaos.
17:00-18:30: Bulerías workshop: Learn one letra of bulerías, with llamada, marcajes and remates.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH:

GROUP A: From beginners (at least 6 months dancing) to students with one year of formal flamenco studies.
15:00-16:30:
Tientos workshop: Learn one letra of tientos, with marcajes and remates. Tientos is maybe the softer palo of flamenco, romantic and melodic, the dance is also soft and strong at the same time, and uses a lot of interpretation.
17:00-18:00: Cante y Palmas workshop: Understand different rhythms of flamenco with palmas, cante and guitar. We will focus in the tablao cantes, and how to sustain the rhythm and sing a letra.

GROUP B: From intermediate to advanced, with at least 2 years of formal flamenco studies.
15:00-16:00: Cante y Palmas workshop: Understand different rhythms of flamenco with palmas, cante and guitar. Letra and palmas por Tangos.
17:00-18:30: Tarantos workshop: Learn one letra of tarantos, with marcajes and remates. Tarantos is as big as Soleá, the singing is so deep and at the same time musical and melodic, the lengths of the phrases are perfect for the dance and interpretation.

* Please note that we have a lovely in house tapas bar / café that you can enjoy in the gaps between classes.

THE SHOWS:
The shows included in the experiences are:
- The Saturday show details Here.
- The Sunday show details Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Natalia García-Huidobro

¡Hola! My name is Natalia. I am a Chilean Choreographer and dancer based in Spain with training in Mexico (with Mercedes Amaya “La Winy”, niece of Carmen Amaya), Spain and the United Kingdom. I have had the opportunity to perform in all the tablaos in Madrid, collaborated with several companies and performed in stages in Chile, Argentina, Spain, the U.K., Russia, Japan, amongst other countries. I have developed a very personal line of contemporary flamenco facing the tradition and opening the structures of this language in collaboration with artists from different disciplines. This has allowed me to feed La Típica (company that I lead since 2000) with new forms of flamenco. Some of my main works as artistic director are El Arrebato, Our prayer, La Extranjera, Memorias del viento, Acuérdate de mí…Lola, Silencio and A ras de Tierra. As a performer I have collaborated with various visual artists and musicians, such as Juan José Gurrola, Rodrigo Bazaes, José Luis Vidal, Sonia Sabri, Lemi Ponifasio and have participated in projects of audience’s integration through dance at Sadler’s Wells (UK).

Location

Address:
  • 263-265 Battersea Park Road
  • London
  • United Kingdom
Phone:
  • 02 030 957 382

About Battersea Spanish School

Battersea Spanish is a Spanish language school and Spanish & Latin Cultural Centre in Southwest London where Londoners can learn the language and immerse themselves in the culture of Spain and Latin America. We offer Spanish Classes for Beginners and all other levels, Dance Classes, including Salsa, Flamenco and other Latin rhythms, as well as lessons for kids of all ages.We also provide tailored private Spanish lessons and Spanish courses for intermediate and more advanced speakers.  We were voted Best Spanish School in the UK by Latin UK Awards.

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