This Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, at 2:00p.m., a Flamenco Documentary, on The History of Flamenco in the US, will be showing in D.C.
I, along with other accomplished D.C. flamenco artists (as well as a mentor/colleague of mine, Manolo Leiva, who passed away last year) will also be featured in the film.
The director, Carolina Loyola- Garcia, has put her passion for flamenco, determined efforts in traveling throughout the US, and talents as a director and interviewer to compile and present Sobre las Olas- a story of flamenco in the US. If you are able to attend, it would be wonderful to support her efforts. Read More »
Marija Temo presents her Flamenco Amazement program to 700 students at Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD.
Nov. 14, Thursday
Closed to the public
Flamenco Amazement is a 45- 50 minute (flamenco guitar, singing, and dance) lecture-presentation for children, teens, and adults with active audience participation, presented by Marija Temo. Flamenco Amazement is offered to Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, Colleges, Library Programs, Retirement Programs, Children and Adult Music Series Programs.
Temo traces the lineage of how flamenco began and demonstrates emotions conveyed through flamenco forms. She presents fiery guitar strumming patterns and techniques, haunting vocals, and percussive dance footwork. Audiences participate in learning rhythmic handclaps, shout words in Spanish, sing a melody, try a few dance steps with flamenco accessories, and at the end perform it altogether. For more information click here: Flamenco Amazement
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.
Palo: Palo of students’ choice to try out specific areas of communication on the structure between guitarists, singers, and dancers. (For those students performing on Nov. 2 in the Marija Temo Student Flamenco Showcase, I welcome areas that you would like to review, improve, or learn about that occurred in the performance.) Note: The Palo(s) that the majority of the people decide on, will be the ones focused during the workshop.Read More »