TRAIN YOURSELF WHILE LIVING A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
- ALICIA CARRASCO– Flamenco Singing Teacher
- JOSÉ MANUEL LEÓN– Guitar Teacher
- RUVEN RUPPIK– Percussion Teacher – Flamenco Clapping and beats
- ROSARIO TOLEDO– Flamenco Dance Teacher
Clapping, Rhythm and Beats, Percussion
You will learn basic clapping rhythms, clapping to accompany Flamenco dance, singing and guitar. We will work with you on different accents, syncopations and counter-times, and we will have lots of fun grooving with more Flamenco patterns. We will include various percussion instruments that will be at your disposal to practice and play with.
These classes will be held in groups and are the most essential classes for everyone.
The cajon workshop is for beginners and advanced percussionists that are interested in learning different flamenco rhythms, technique and history of the cajon.
Apart from learning the grooves, remates and rhythmical structures from flamenco styles such as Bulerias, Seguirillas, Tango & Rumba etc., each lesson will contain exercises, based on the Northern Indian Taala System to improve your sense of groove and rhythm.
Techniques like the double stroke -, split hand and knuckle technique are going to be explained and studied together.
Throughout the week we will combine the grooves and phrases that we worked on into a short composition, to enjoy the experience of playing music together in a group and learn from each other.
At the end of the course, the participants will get a collection of all the rhythms and exercises in a handout.
We offer two types of class, one on footwork and body technique (for students who request just technique) and another on creativity building (for all levels).
We will work in depth into perfecting the art of footwork technique, the different ways to tap and beat rhythmically whilst working on your strength and speed, always being aware of the ways to prevent injury and also taking into account the basic positions of the body, arms and hands.
Creativity Building Workshop:
Through experimentation by specific exercises, we will seek to reach the essence of each participant’s natural movement and, thus, together with this build up a choreography. We will work on subtle sensations, how movement is born from one’s own feelings, how you can improve and bring together these sequences of movement and thread them together.
All the participants will collaborate together and it is aimed at anyone who wants to enter the world of Flamenco through movement, whether they have previous experience or not.
The objective of working in this manner is to awaken the inner creativity in each one of the participants, knowing that the result achieved is born from the essence of each individual and the communal group collaboration.
As the particularly sensitive area when speaking of Flamenco guitar, for our most well known Algecireño, Paco de Lucia, Flamenco guitar will be ever present in these workshops, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student.
Classes are divided into two levels; intermediate and advanced. With teaching materials suitable for both levels, you will also be able to mix with other guitar students and exchange your own ideas.
You will learn how to blend the guitar and singing, the guitar, dancing and clapping (Palmas), the rules to follow, the structures of the flamenco styles and variations.
Singing of whatever musical genre is a tool for liberation and the expanding of personal feelings and ideas. Used as a vehicle of unity between cultures. Relaxation, breathing and concentration are learned and the structures of singing and how it relates to the guitar and dancing.
Flamenco Singing Teacher
Native to Algeciras, Cadiz. She starts her career (1974) with Paco Martin, guitarist from Algeciras.
In 2010 receives the 2nd prize in the international contest of World-music “Voice & Guitar” held in Germany with guitarist Michio Woir- gardt.
Participates in the Alice Cifredo documentary “Tocaoras”, with Israeli guitarist Noa Drezner, thus touring in Israel in 2013 and 2015.
She currently works with her first solo disc Mujer_Klórica, a project related to equality and diversity. And prepares, along with Jose Manuel León, their next joint work. On this CD Mujer_Klórica is accompanied by big name artists with hearts like Carmen Linares, Jerry Gonzalez, Tino di Geral- do, Tommy Martin Leiton, David Leon, Juan Cruz, Javier Galiana, Cepillo and plenty of more “Klóricos”….. she has brought this project in different formats to countries like Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Morocco, etc.
She collaborates with Jose Manuel León on “SiriMusa” II International Festival of Guitarra ‘Paco de Lucia’ in 2015, City of Algeciras.
Makes a 2015 USA Tour with the Foundation Casa Patas, with Karen Lugo and Ricardo Moro.
Participates in the last work of Myrddin of Cauter, ‘Rosa de Papel”, is involved with working with La Susi, Alain Perez, Masaedo Manu or Niño de Pura, with a projected tour to Belgium and France in 2016.
She was on tour by Canada in september with M_K and was invited to collaborate in the tribute to Paco de Lucía The Guitar Hero (October 2016 / February 2017) in collaboration with Acción Cultural España.
The new album of Mujer_Klórica will be recorded in may 2017 and new tours are programmed by Belgium / Holland in june, Germany / Switzerland in april and France / UK in may.
Ginesa Ortega, Isabel Pantoja y Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE, Myrddin de Cauter, Alain Pérez, Kevin Seddiki, Rafael de Utrera, Spice Berberechos, Compañía de danza Anabel Veloso, Michio Woirgardt, José Manuel León, Kike Perdomo, Martín Leiton, Vanesa Aibar, Israel Katumba, Miguel Hiroshi, Noa Drezner, Audun Waague, Trini de la Isla, Antonio Lizana etc.
Flamenco Guitar Teacher
Native to Algeciras, he began playing the guitar at 13 in his father’s good hands, a professional guitarist, Salvador Andrades. José Manuel León, musician and composer, published his first album in 2006, Sirimusa produced by BOST and musician Pablo Martin Caminero.
The album was premiered live at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2006. During the following season, he was combining the collaborations with artists like Carmen Linares or Encarna Anillo in forums such as the Festival de Jerez (2007) and Málaga in Flamenco (2007), his own concerts in countries like Brazil.
After presenting Sirimusa at the Festival de Jerez 2008, continues collaboration with artists like the singer Carmen Linares, whilst preparing a project fusing flamenco and jazz with Kike Perdomo, Martin Leiton and Borja Barrueta; on a film with Roque Baños; and on others, with the experimental musician Artomatico, the electronic version of Sirimusa.
Currently just released his latest social / cultural Mujer_Klórica production, along with the singer Alicia Carrasco, Carmen Linares, Tomasito, Diego Carrasco and jazz musicians like Jerry Gonzalez, Kike Perdomo, Martin Leiton or Borja Barrueta.
In 2015 he took part in: JFP Jodphur Festival (Rajasthan), sharing the stage with Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona and Chano Dominguez; Romaní Festival of Dresden (Germany), with a fusion of his compositions with the music of Rajasthan: Campo Amor; get involved in the II International Guitar Festival Paco de Lucia City of Algeciras 2015 and composes the music for the 2015 USA Tour of Casa Patas, Karen Lugo and Ricardo Moro Foundation.
On 2016 the recording of the Belgian production ‘The Sonanta’, a didactic work on DVD and a Book “Sirimusa en Partitura”, went on sale. José Manuel León was on tour with M_K along 2016.
– Recording new album with M_K
– On tour by Belgium / Holland (june), Germany / Switzerland (april) and France (may)
– Invited to collaborate with Antonio Lizana Trio to go on tour
– Ultra High Flamenco premieres in Festival de Flamenco de Jerez 2017 in march and goes on tour: NYC, Miami and the Festival de Guitarra in Belgrado.
José el Francés, Niña Pastori, Alejandro Sanz, Pastora Soler, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Queco, Javier Limón, Alain Perez, Antonio Lizana y Myrddin de Cauter. Con Gerardo Nuñez Trio and Carmen Linares ein the Teatro Real in Madrid for the presentation of the album “Un ramito de locura”. With flamenco artists like Gerardo Nuñez, Carmen Linares, Rafael Estévez, Nani Paños, Joaquín Grilo, La Moneta.
Takes part in the film by filmmaker Carlos Saura Iberia, based on the figure of Albéniz, with Gerardo Nuñez Trio playing Almería.
Flamenco Dance Teacher
Intuitive, fresh, expressive, visceral, earthy. The dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo has managed to be at the top of contemporary flamenco dance thanks to her creativity and her ability to transmit to the viewer the essence of what surrounds us.
Graduated in Spanish Dance by the Superior Conservatory of Dance of Seville, she begins her professional career with her teacher Charo Cruz with the show ‘Por ley de vida’ and is part of the Company of Manuela Carrasco and Antonio El Pipa. From this moment, he combines his activity in renowned tablaos such as ‘El Cordobés’ in Barcelona or ‘Los Gallos’ in Seville with his collaboration as a guest artist in shows with artists of the stature of Javier Latorre, Javier Barón, Antonio Canales, Israel Galván, Joaquín Grilo, Miguel Poveda, Arcángel, Dorantes or José Antonio Rodríguez, among others.
In addition, he works as soloist with Mario Maya in his show ‘De Cádiz a Cuba, la mar de Flamenco’. Among the recognitions she has received throughout her career, Rosario Toledo has won the National Prize in the Flamenco Art Contest of Córdoba for Guajiras and Tarantos (1998); the second Prize of the Festival of the Mines of the Union in 1999; the Giraldillo Award for Best Show at the Seville Bienal de Flamenco 2012 for ‘Aleluya Erótica’ and the 2012 Seville Stage Award for ‘Erotic Alleluia’ for the Best Dance Show.
Percussion Teacher – Flamenco Clapping and beats
Ruvens Ruppik was born in 1986 in Rheda_Wiedenbruck (Germany). At 8 years old he started playing the piano and the drums. At 18 years old he won the German national competition for Young Musicians (Jugend Musiziert) and got the special prize for contemporary music from 2 foundations (the Irino-Foundation and Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben).
At the same time as his studies in the Detmold music conservatory, he started to become interested in traditional folklore, starting with music from the Balkans. This led to his performing in numerous concerts with different groups throughout Europe, China, Macedonia and Oman.
Furthermore, he also had the chance to work with great musicians, composers and orchestra directors such as, for example : Nordwestdeutschen Phiaharmonie (Germany), Radio Philharmony Hilversum (Netherlands) and for Radio Kamerokest (Netherlands) as a soloist and has been invited, since 2010, to play live for Radio WDR and at the Festival of “Drums and Percussion” in Paderborn (Germany). Since 2010 he has been studying World Percussion in the “World Music Department “ of Codarts University in Rotterdam.
In 2011 he published a book on the drum-box “Die Groovebox” (Ed. Coda Music).
Since 2013 he has been collaborating with the company “Sonor” giving drum master classes throughout Germany. As a percussionist he has worked with José Manuel Léon, Alicia Carrasco, Kudsi Erguner, Rima Khcheich, David Afsari Rad, Carmen Fernandez, Alexander Gavilan, Codarts and the Roya Conservatory Big Band (Koninkrijksconcert for the Queen of the Netherlands in 2012), also with Rudesh Mahanthappa in the North Sea Jazz Festival of 2012, Anna Elis de Jong Group (North Sea Round Town in 2013), Lilian viera, Izaline Calister, etc. In addition he frequently accompanied live on the drum the dancer, Irene Alvarez Toca, during different TV and radio programs in the Netherlands and Germany (Vrije Geluiden, RTV Rijnmond, Virus, Klassik Forum WDR 3, etc).