Saturday, July 27– 2:45-4:45 with live guitar! So, NOW is the time This FINAL round of the Understanding Bulerías Series is about taking all of the material and concepts studied thus far and sinking it deeply into our brains. Serious solidification so that we're ready for the next series of bulerías workshops. [New concepts, new challenges, the fun never ends...really, it doesn't.]
Good because I want to keep working on and solidifying what I learned in the Ins & Outs and Jaleos para Bulerías Here we'll take what was learned in the previous workshops and further enhance our understanding of it all.
"Wow, I am so impressed with how far we have alll come in the bulerías series! Seriously, everyone seemed so much more comfortable on Saturday and I love all of the support and smiles. ¡Gracias! That is all because of you and your effective, encouraging and challenging teaching!!" - Erica
Saturday, July 27– 2:45-4:45
Price: $40 [includes e-workbook and live guitar]
$35 [includes e-workbook and live guitar]
In these sessions we will: ~ Continue practicing hearing what we need to hear in the cante – in cante that varies – and responding as we need to respond. (We know this practice is never-ending) ~ Become more comfortable with the compás in general ~ Become more comfortable with the jaleos as they relate to the baile and the compás ~ Strengthen our execution of the moves ~ Play around with our choreographies, mixing & matching within the structure ~ Strengthen our palmas ~ Clarify any questions that arise
The study of bulerías is an ongoing process. Think of these sessions as opportunities to become VERY comfortable responding to the cante and the compás and as a time to allow both the dance moves and the jaleos to happen more naturally.
“I love how you’re always thinking of different ways to cram it in our brains.” – Amy
Will there be additional tools to help us? Yes, you'll be supplied with a bulerías e-workbook, a tool to help you organize all of this information.
Will we learn new material? Possibly, but our point here is for the material we have learned so far (the dance pieces and jaleos "song") to flow freely. To be able to access it without struggle, to understand why we do things where we do them in the dance. It is also to deepen our understanding of the compás and to be able to execute our jaleos with animo and confidence. We will play with the pieces we have, see what it feels like to mix and match the moves we already have. Perhaps we'll learn some new moves that can be substituted...We'll play this by ear.
“Laura is a great dancer, and you can learn a lot just by watching her. But she is truly a teacher as well, and she has been willing to share her experiences of learning this complicated art form. As she absorbs and distills the vast ocean of flamenco stuff that we Americanos aren’t born into and don’t grow up with, she is dedicated to passing what she has learned on to us. Ok, that sounds like an obvious thing that a teacher would do, but actually, it might be a rare combo. There are inspiring teachers who can show you great moves, but they’ve grown up doing those moves, so it’s just hard for them to explain how they do it. Laura has gotten there the hard way, which is how most of us are going to have to get there, and she is determined to give us the benefit of all her hard-earned knowledge as a gift. This is what great teachers do: they open the door for us, and tip us off to shortcuts when they find them, and encourage us by their presence ahead of us on the road. Laura is a very generous teacher.” – Mia
Are there any prerequisites? Yes, you must have studied bulerías with me previously.