Dedicated to growing Flamenco in Atlanta, Cristian Puig returns for three weeks in November-December. He's offering classes structured for guitarists and singers who want to accompany dancers -- and the dancers who want to accompany live musicians in the cuadro. To serve everyone, the schedule is full of twists. Please read carefully --
Group = guitar, song, dance Music = guitar & song only Dance = well, dance only
Preparing -- setting choreography, putting together basic music THU Nov 7 - dance 7-8 PM, group 8-9 PM THU Nov 14 - dance 7-8 PM, group 8-9 PM
With guest teacher Cristian Puig -- THU Nov 21 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM, dance with music accomp/learning 7:30 - 8:30 PM group 8:30 - 9:30 PM music
SUN Nov 24 - 1-2:30 PM music 2:30 - 3:30 PM dance w/music accomp/learning 3:30 - 4:30 PM group
MON Nov 25 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM dance w/music accomp/learning 7:30 - 9:30 PM music
SUN Dec. 1 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM music only
THU Dec 5 - 6:30 - 7:30 PM dance 7:30 - 8:30 PM music w/dancers on palmas 8:30 - 9:30 PM group
Reinforcement -- after the workshop classes THURSDAYS Dec. 12, 19 - group 7-9 PM
Program: solea por bulerias and bulerias NOTE: The last 30 minutes of group classes may be set aside for participants to introduce other material (other palos/pieces) for review and coaching by Cristian. In this case, the material should be in the cuadro format, involving all elements of flamenco: song, dance, guitar.
This workshop is designed to build from class to class.
Cristian will work with musicians in music-only sessions, showing chords, letras, and clues for accompaniment. The musicians will apply knowledge in group sessions with dancers in play.
Dancers will prepare pasos, llamadas, etc., in the form of flexible choreography, and then apply this with musicians.
Participants will elect cuadro members by the end of the workshop and execute piece(es) without assistance, navigating the codes that make live cuadro so exciting. By the end, participants have a full piece learned in a shared group setting, facilitating future improvement and execution.
Tuition: $170 for all classes listed above. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Location: La Alhambra de Atlanta, located just outside of downtown Decatur. Exact address will be supplied upon registration.
About the instructors:
GUITAR, SINGING, CORE INSTRUCTION - Cristian Puig recently played the role of guitarist and singer "Joaquin" in the Alliance Theatre's production of "Zorro", and he has worked in films, such as A Late Quartet, for which he composed flamenco music for the soundtrack. He performs as a flamenco singer and guitarist across the United States of America and with his flamenco trio Puig-Sanchez-Moreno in his hometown of New York. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cristian Puig is the son of flamenco singer Gloria Monreal and flamenco guitarist Pablo Puig. As a teenager, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bossa nova and contemporary music. In 1990 he formed and toured South America with his group Rabat, fusing jazz, bossa nova and flamenco. Cristian released the CD "Entre Cuerdas" featuring flamenco-jazz fusion and has just released a new CD entitled Inflam project, which crosses Indian and Flamenco styles.
DANCE, PREPARATION, REINFORCEMENT - Julie Baggenstoss focuses on bringing Flamenco to a variety of American audiences, while supporting great Flamenco music. She has performed Flamenco with the Atlanta Opera, Georgia State University's School of Music, The Latin American Association, Coves Darden P.R.E., and at universities and museums from the Southeast to the Midwest. She is a member of the faculty of Emory University's Dance Program and a former instructor of the Atlanta Ballet. She currently teaches for organizations such as the Alliance Theater, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, Georgia Public Libraries, and the Decatur Arts Alliance. She tours her original shows for kids "Ferdinand por farruca" and "That's Apoyo", and performs in "Olé flamenco", presented by Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center. Julie's dance style reflects years of classes with Spanish dance teachers, including Angelita Vargas, Juan del Gastor, Manuela Reyes, Pilar Ortega, Manuel Liñán, and Juan Paredes.
La Alhambra de Atlanta (View)
141 E College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030