Hispanic Arts Scotland

Flamenco Master Classes

Description Hispanic Festival 2012 sponsored by the Spanish General Consulate in Edinburgh and in association with Alba Flamenca present Flamenco Master Classes with internationally acclaimed Oscar de los Reyes Flamenco Company.

Sunday 14th October 10.30am-1.30pm -The Master Classes will culminate with a Fiesta!   
For booking tickets please contact Alba Flamenca |6-8 Howden Street |Edinburgh |EH8 9HL| Tel: 0131 6677033
Email: info@albaflamenca.co.uk                         

Oscar de los Reyes: Dance, Fiesta por Bulerías.
All levels welcome. Bring loose clothing and hard heeled or flamenco shoes. Sunday 14th Oct, 12pm-1.30pm, £25

Oscar de los Reyes was born in Triana, Seville's gypsy cava, into a family deeply invovled in flamenco. At the tender age of 7 he began his dance studies at the Academy of José Mancilla and Margarita. Later he took classes from teachers such as Farruco, his uncle Antonio Canales, Alejandro Granados and Javier Latorre. Still very young Oscar joins acclaimed companies such as Pilar Tavora, the Torombo, Farruquito and Antonio Canales overseeing in the productions: "A cuerda y Tacón" (A string and a heel), "House of Bernarda Alba," "Green Eyes" and "Dancer." With this latest show he performs as the principal dancer through Europe, Spain, highlighting the series "Flamenco viene del Sur" (Flamenco comes from the South). He has collaborated with such artists as Juana la del Revuelo, Potito, La Susi, etc. Besides performing he also combines teaching classes in Spain, Europe and Japan with his characteristic generosity and inimitable talent. In March 2007 he created his own company with the show "Plazuela de los Reyes" (Kings square) with which he presents as soloist.  In August 2008 he is awarded the first prize in the National Dance Contest by Alegrias of the Peña Flamenca The Pearl of Cádiz. Over the last decade Oscar has toured his company internationally and he his premiering  his show "Sevilla Al Aire" in Edinburgh within Hispanic Festival 2012 programme at the Queen's Hall on Saturday 13th October. 

Cristina Benitez: Dance, Fiesta por Tangos. All levels welcome. Bring loose clothing and hard heeled or flamenco shoes. Sunday 14th Oct, 10.30am-11.45am £25

Cristina Benitez, born in Barcelona, completed her Flamenco Dance studies with Honours and was awarded Premio Extraordinario de Danza in 1995. Cristina has worked and toured internationally with important companies such as Antonio Canales, Carmen Cortés, Aida Gomez and the Teatro Calderón in Madrid. She features as Solo dancer in the movie "Iberia" by Carlos Saura.

Raul El Perla: Guitar, Fiesta. All levels welcome. Sunday 14th Oct, 10.30am-11.45am £25

Born and bred in the traditional Sevilla guitar school Raul el Perla's playing reminds of the old but with a touch of today's. At the age of 15 Raul El Perla accompanied Antonio Nuñez-Chocolate , at 16 Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera and Fernanda Romero. He's had several TV appearances with "Triana Pura" and The Paquera de Jerez. He has worked in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, with Manuel Molina and "Fernando de la Morena; in the festival of Mont de Marsan with dancer Concha Vargas. He toured internationally with Torombo, Juan del Gastor, Farruquito , Carmelilla Montoya, Angelita Vargas, Juana la del Pipa, Farruca,  Jose Valencia ", etc..  Raul El Perla currently works as musical director at "El Cordobes Tablao" in Barcelona and, also composes lyrics and music for shows and for artists such as Montse Cortes.

Jesus Corbacho: Cante, Fiesta. All levels welcome. Sunday 14th Oct, 12pm-1.30pm £25

Jesus Corbacho (Huelva, 1986). At the age of 11 received the National Award of the Alosno Paco Toronjo Fandangos Contest in the infant category, an award he repeated years later in the adult category. Jesus received a training grant in the Foundation Christina Heeren de Arte Flamenco (Sevilla), where he studied with the likes of Paco Taranto and José de la Tomasa and where soon collaborated on several occasions as an assistant professor. He has traveled around the world stages with figures like Belén Maya, Milagros Mengíbar, Merche Esmeralda, Rocío Molina, Pastora Galván, Manuel Linan, Olga Pericet, Marcos Flores, Mario Maya, Rafael Campallo, Jose Galvan and many more. Corbacho has also collaborated with singers such as Estrella Morente, Chano Lobato, Fosforito, Luis  Cordoba, Juanito Villar, Archangel, "Extremeño", "Guadiana", "La Tremendita", Montse Cortés, Mayte Martin... In addition, he is obtaining great critical success with his first CD "Debajo del Romero".
Category HISPANIC FESTIVAL 2012
Dates 14/10/2012 - 14/10/2012
Time 10:30:00 - 13:30:00
Price £25.00
Website http://www.albaflamenca.co.uk/classes.html
Tags Hispanic Festival 2012 in association with Alba Flamenca present Flamenco Master Classes with internationally acclaimed Oscar de los Reyes Flamenco Company. Sunday 14th October 10.30am-1.30pm -The Master Classes will culminate with a Fiesta!
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Phone 0131 667 7033
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Venue Address Alba Flamenca

74 E Crosscauseway

Edinburgh
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