April 19, 20, 21 & 22 - Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

SHOW ADDED - Saturday, April 21st ... Get the details here.

Jesús Carmona Flamenco Dance Workshops

Critically acclaimed flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona, known for his impeccable technique and innovative choreography, is the winner of the Premio Desplante from the Festival De Las Minas in 2012, Best Outstanding Dancer in the XX Cerrtamen de Danza Español and Flamenco de Madrid in 2011, and Best Principal Dancer in 2014 & 2015 at Los Premios MAX. This spring marks his first visit to the Pacific Northwest. And, I can tell you from personal experience, Jesús is a total sweetheart. Don't miss your chance to study with him right here in Portland! (View a video message from him below.)

SCHEDULE:

Thursday April 19
6:30 - 8:00 Beginning | Level 1
8:00 - 9:30 Advanced | Level 2

Friday April 20
6:30 - 8:00 Beginning | Level 1
8:00 - 9:30 Advanced | Level 2

Saturday April 21
1:30 - 3:00 Beginning | Level 1
3:15 - 4:45 Advanced | Level 2

Sunday April 22
1:30 - 3:00 Beginning | Level 1
3:15 - 4:45 Advanced | Level 2

PRICING:
One level full workshop ~ $210
Two levels full workshop ~ $410
Drop-in ~ $70 per session (subject to availability)

LOCATION:
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR

REGISTRATION:
Spaces are limited. Click the link below to sign up.

*$100 deposit to save your spot

Mr. Carmona...represents the new wave in flamenco and, more widely, Spanish dance
— New York Times

(Read the full article here.)

A Message from Jesús:

I wanted to tell you that there’s no reason to be afraid. I’m a teacher so I know how to teach to different levels, advanced, intermediate, beginning so I encourage you to come to the workshops for all levels because we’re going to have a great time, and we’re going to talk about art and the heart, the most important thing
— Jesús Carmona

Watch him dance here and here or just check him out on YouTube. You can also see many videos here.

Check out this Oregon ArtsWatch write up about his White Bird performance in Portland.

(When I dance I feel) as if everything has stopped, the emptiness of the space. When I get up to perform nothing bothers me, nothing hurts, even if I have a small injury. Dancing takes away pains, colds and even snot. It’s something magical.
— Jesús Carmona

(Quote from La Razón)

More About Jesús

Jesús Carmona, was born in Barcelona in 1985 and began studying flamenco and Spanish classical dance at the age of 7.

He won the Premio Desplante from the Festival De Las Minas in 2012 and Best Outstanding Dancer in the XX Cerrtamen de Danza Española and Flamenco de Madrid in 2011. He was nominated for 2012 Stage Dancer in Sevilla. In 2013 he took second place in the National Flamenco Festival of Córdoba, and in 2014 & 2015 he was awarded Best Principal Dancer at Los Premios MAX.

 His professional debut was at Teatro Zorilla with the Orquesta del Teatro Liceu de Barcelona at the age of 14.

Thus began his professional dancing career as he performed with a variety of notable companies including the Nuevo Ballet Español, Carmen Cortes, El  Güito, Manolete, Antonio Canales y Rafael Amargo. During that time he also participated in pieces with Maestro Granero, the Ballet Nacional de España (BNE), José Antonio, Rafael Campallo, Alberto Lorca, Lola Greco Antonio Canales and Olga Perficet. His work ethic, technique, style, and personal touch was noted by critics.

In 2006 his piece “El Silencio de La Luna” was well received by the public and the press. During this same year his talent, effort, and dedication were recognized when he was chosen as “Primer Bailarín” for the Ballet Nacional de España.

His restlessness and eagerness to express a more personal side and begin a new and broader path inspired him to leave the BNE after three years and begin a new adventure with Cuna Negra y Blanca which gained critical acclaim at the 2012 Bienal de Sevilla, 2012 Madrid en Danza, the 2013 Festival de Jerez, and the Flamenco Arts Festival de Santa Bárbara USA.  

Since then Jesús has continued creating his own works such as 7 Balcones, Impetu's, and Reencuentro Con El Flamenco each well received by the public and the press. He also has continued collaborating and creating with great artists such as: Rojas y Rodríguez, the BNE, Pastora Galván, Rocío Molina, Mayte Martín, Ramón Oller, Antonio Canales, Karime Amaya, Carlos Rodríguez, Paloma Fantova, Lola Greco, Sergio Bernal, Ana Arroyo. His personal works and collaborations have been part of a variety of festivals in Spain and abroad including: Suma Flamenco, Festival Grec, Fall For Dance, Flamenco Festival of London, Miami, and N.Y, Festival de Jerez, Bienal de Sevilla, and Festival de Mont de Marsan. He has enjoyed performing at Corral de la Morería in Madrid and Tablao Cordobés in Barcelona.

Meanwhile Jesús has also traveled the globe teaching workshops and masterclasses. He is very excited to teach in Portland for the very first time this April!