Now Trending! Cante Para Baile workshops are becoming increasingly popular as a way for dancers to strengthen their understanding of and connection to the cante.
Presented by the Maria Serrano Flamenco Dance Academy the Cante Para Baile (singing for dance) Workshops with Carmen Fernandez will give you the opportunity to learn and explore the following themes/topics:
-Understand the foundation, nuance, and 'trickery' of flamenco cante accompanying dance
-the importance and structure or placement of a salida, remate, llamada, the largura of a letra and where the "pellizco" goes.
-Carmen will also be open to questions, feedback, and requests from participants about areas of exploration within cante para baile
...-Enhance your overall experience as a dancer or singer with the increased confidence that comes with strengthening your knowledge of flamenco cante
Note: No singing experience necessary! Participants should have a foundation in flamenco dance to reap the benefits of these workshops.
**Details & Pricing**
$100 to sign up for all 4 dates, $25 to sign up for one date
97 Danforth Ave. (lower level), Toronto
May 15, 2018 — 6 pm to 7:15 pm
May 16, 2018 — 6 pm to 7:15 pm
May 17, 2018 — 6 pm to 7:15 pm
May 18, 2018 — 6 pm to 7:15 pm
To register and secure your spot, please contact [email protected]
Private lessons with Carmen available, please inquire at [email protected]
A little about the amazing Carmen Fernandez...
Carmen Fernandez was born in Utrera (Seville, Spain) and stems from a famous flamenco family, to which also belonged legendary singer Juan Talega. Being the youngest daughter in a gitano family, she grew up amidst flamenco culture, her mother having been a singer and her father a dancer.
She started off as a dancer, but ended up becoming a singer – always faithfully interpreting the ancient flamenco traditions. Still she succeeds in adding a most personal touch to her music.
She is a flamenco singer with a sound basis of flamenco knowledge. Her powerful and touching voice made her into the public’s favourite in many a Spanish flamenco peña, as well as on numerous festivals in Germany and the Benelux.
She collaborated with Maria Serrano, Concha Vargas, Joaquin Ruiz and Andres Marin, among others.
Discography: her first CD dates back to 2003. Her second, called “Natura”, was released in 2005, and her more recent one, "De Corazón", was released in 2015.She also worked as the lead singer on Compania Maria Serrano's 2017 album, Flamenco Por Derecho.
She figured on many large and famous stages in Europe and Japan, both as a soloist and as a dancing accompanist.