Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center Berkeley, CA
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Workshops in Berkeley with JUAN DEL GASTOR
BAILE & CANTE WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYBODY with JUAN DEL GASTOR
Expect to have fun! These classes are for EVERYBODY! Juan's style is welcoming to all levels from absolute beginners to more seasoned aficionados. He'll be assisted by his English-speaking wife, dancer Luci Rozario. If you've always wondered what it would be like to sing or dance flamenco, come and try it out. If you are already singing or dancing, come and get some grassroots aire!
JUAN DEL GASTOR was born in Moron de la Frontera and is a nephew of the legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. He has toured with Farruquito and Torombo and has accompanied such revered singers as Camarón de la Isla, Fernanda and Bernarda de Utrera and Miguel Funi. A natural entertainer and festero, Juan loves to sing and dance in the Gypsy style of his home town. His contagious good humor and spontaneity have sparked many an impromptu flamenco fiesta, which have drawn to a close in the early hours with the sound of his guitar playing a soulful soleá. He is a dedicated and non-intimidating teacher who transmits a contagious sense of flamenco joy wherever he goes, inspiring all with his arte!
Juan is joined by his compañera, LUCI ROZARIO who has lived closely within the Gypsy culture for more than 25 years. She learned her first dance steps in Juan's family's weddings and baptisms. Later she learned dance technique with Juan's relatives Pepe Rios, Juana Amaya and with Angelita Vargas.Luci has worked in the Sevilla Fair, in El Rocio and in many galas. She teaches dance and compás classes in her studio in the center of Seville.
FLAMENCO SINGING FOR EVERYBODY - BULERIAS Friday, August 17, 7:30 - 9pm (Held at Private home in Oakland) Sunday, August 26, 12:30 - 2pm (@ Ashkenaz) ***Cante class on Friday, August 17th will be held at a private home near 51st & B'way in Oakland. Exact address wil be emailed to you after you register.
FLAMENCO DANCE FOR EVERYBODY - BULERIAS Saturday, August 25, 3:30 - 5pm Sunday, August 26, 2:00-3:30pm
NOTE: No special shoes please! Just wear your flats, tennis, or you can even come barefoot to Juan's intro to down-home Gypsy style baile.
Price for all classes: Both days (either cante or baile) $60 (3 hours) Both classes (cante & baile) $110 (6 hours) Drop in $35 (1.5 hrs)
Location: Ashkenaz Center 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center (View)
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702