WEEK 1 OF A 4 WEEK COURSE
A special four week course of whole day workshops for Flamenco guitar, dance and percussion enthusiasts, plus an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with the world renowned master guitarist and composer Paco Pena and his accompanying artistes (included in the course price). The course explores fundamental compas rhythmic cycles through elements of guitar, dance and percussion taught by leading exponents and tutors of this visceral and emotional art form.
Besides learning steps, notes and beats this course gives students from the three disciplines the rare opportunity to interact and work together and with the different tutors. In doing so participants will learn a deeper understanding of the essence of Flamenco.
The course will culminate in a special Flamenco Fiesta Day on Sat 21st April featuring a workshop with one of the world’s great flamenco artists, Paco Pena, and a performance in the evening by very special guests Laboratorio Brujo – with musicians formerly of the internationally-acclaimed Ojos de Brujo.
Flamenco Guitar: Nick Wilkinson
The guitar course will focus on typical musical structures used in flamenco. Elements of both solo playing and dance accompaniment will be covered during the sessions. Music from a selection of master players will be provided both in written music and in tablature, along with some original material. Students are expected to be familiar with at least the basics of flamenco technique and have a rudimentary understanding of compás. Preferably you should have at least two years experience playing flamenco to get the most out of this course.
Dance: Gloria Lopez-Castejon
Dancers should have at least one year of Flamenco dance experience. Dancers will learn steps, structures and rhythms associated with the Tango, Buleria, Solea and Seguiriya styles or palos. They will also have opportunities as part of the course and on the to work and perform with musicians, practise steps and communication skills.
Percussion: Adam Warne
The percussion element of the course is open to all percussionists, no previous flamenco experience is necessary although more experienced players will be accomodated. The course focusses mainly on Buleria/12 beat Flamenco rhythms, Tangos/4 beat rhythms and Rumba. Using cajon, palmas (clapping) and foot tapping as well as useful background on the history of the cajon and its incorporation into Flamenco. Students should bring cajones where possible. A limited number are available for teaching purposes only.
Venue: Band on the Wall Main Venue, Picturehouse Bar, Education Rooms
Course Dates: 10/03/2012, 17/03/2012, 24/03/2012, 31/03/2012
Fiesta Workshops and Performance Day: Saturday 21/04/2012
CONCESSIONARY RATES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON PRODUCTION OF VALID ID WITH PROOF OF STUDENT/OAP/UNWAGED STATUS AT BOX OFFICE AT FIRST SESSION.
Brought to you by Wall of Sounds and sponsored by Levanter Fine Foods.