* Workshop: 1 1/2 hours per day (general time length)
* Coaching for small groups containing one or more guitarists, dancers, and/or singers who have specific requests with their repertoire of dances, accompaniment, or singing regarding structure and communication.
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Description and Bio
Dancers learn the structure in how a dance form is performed, they learn how to effectively communicate signals for the different parts of the structure, and how and where to apply movements and choreography properly to the musical form of the singing. (Note that it is best if dancers already have some basic material to work with for the flamenco form that will be taught. In this way, the choreography can be coached, made sense of, and shown how to effectively convey it.)
Guitarists learn how to anticipate the different parts of the structure, and learn the common chordal and rhythmic patterns used to accompany both the singing and the dance simultaneously. They will also learn when to apply falsetas, how to apply or create falsetas that best accompany dance footwork, and be guided as to how to play more advanced rhythmic patterns.
Singers learn when the singing is to accompany the dance. They also learn how and where to place proper accentuations within the verse and apply key pitches to guide guitarists on how to accompany the changes correctly. In addition, singers are shown how to vary the way the form is sung so as to inspire the guitarist and dancer to interpret and improvise to the singing.
Marija’s Communication Course was offered for 10 years consecutively at the University of New Mexico International Flamenco Festival, at the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, and reviewed in magazines such as Flamenco USA, Flamenco International (London, England), and Dance Magazine. Marija’s method continues to be in demand in the US and abroad. Of special interest, Marija has teamed up with flamenco dancer, Ulrika Frank. Both have combined their teaching methods to offer a complete workshop experience that unites dancers, guitarists, and singers in the same class. See Flamenco Completo™ .
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A Specialized Interactive Workshop, created by Temo (for Dancers, Guitarists, and Singers) on what is required from each of them to effectively communicate and interact with one another through a breakdown on the structure of flamenco dance and song forms. See www.marijatemo.com for more info.
“Your passion for the art and for teaching continues to be an inspiration to me and it helps to fuel my own love for it.“
“I want to thank you for your interest in and enthusiasm for what we are doing. I personally get inspired every time I see you play, hear you sing and participate in one of your lessons. I like the way you challenge us to get better and you are straightforward in pointing out areas we need to work on. I’ve learned more in the last year about playing flamenco guitar from you than I have in the last 20 years from all my other teachers combined.“
“I’m still buzzing with excitement…. I’ve so wanted to do this for so many years and am finally feeling some consistent forward momentum. Marija, you are a GREAT teacher! I love your style and approach. When you’re with us, there are so many “eureka” moments. I could go on and on. For the moment, suffice it to say that we are truly blessed to have you as our mentor.”
“…you pack in so much information in each class, but it is so clearly structured and explained. You are amazingly on target at reinterpreting student’s questions and getting to the essential meaning of each learning puzzle for the benefit of all.”
“…the progression turned out to be a path of self discovery from the inside to the outside.”
“Thank you, Marija, for the support, encouragement, and believing in us. …we all agreed that you are a magician – made us do things we have never done before. l can’t wait to see you again. Seriously, it was a magical moment for me.”
“You have left an everlasting impression on me that will never fade…you are a super star!!!!!”
“I thought you brought in some ingenious concepts on how to convey to us the elements of flamenco that you wanted us to understand.”
“Thank you for everything – it’s been so fun! I wish I could’ve learned in this way years ago.”
“You really are an amazing talent and instructor.”
“There is really nothing that I can say or do that could compare to what you have taught and enlightened me with Flamenco. You have taken some of the mystery away but at the same time opened me to a different kind of mysterious passion to this art form. I want to express my thanks to you for being my teacher. You are a great teacher who is supportive and honest in your critique. At this point, I hope I can continue to study with you for a long time.”
“It has been such a tremendous pleasure to meet you and take part in your class. Bravissimo maestro! Your lifelong devotion to this craft is inspirational. One of my work mentors recently said to me “hoarding information is never the road to power – learning is meant to be shared” – a sentiment I share whole heartedly. You are the joyous embodiment of this my friend. Lifelong learning, lifelong sharing”