The Spanish gypsy - 'the impetuous joy that hurried in her veins'.
The evening will provide a brief introduction to the world of flamenco, a demonstration, and most importantly, the opportunity for people to connect with the rhythms, palmas and basics of flamenco dance. During the course of the evening we will relate the experience to how Eliot used gypsies in her writing.
Tapas & drinks included in the ticket price
|Event Date||06 Jul 2019 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06 Jul 2019 11:00 pm|
|Location||Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre,|
Karenanne 's love of flamenco started over twenty years ago when she attended flamenco dancing classes with Ana Garcia in Birmingham. Since then she has spent a lot of time in Spain, both in Madrid and Andalusia, attending dance workshops, concerts and peñas (informal gatherings of flamenco afficionados and artists.) She was lucky enough to see one of the last concerts by the legendary Paco de Lucia in Cádiz and also spent some incredible evenings in a gypsy run bar in Madrid - where the singing often continued untol 7am! She has performed at festivals and Spanish restaurants in the UK as well as teaching beginners flamenco at North Warwickshire College and to various groups in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. Karenanne is passionate about teaching and believes that flamenco can speak to everyone, regardless of age or technical ability. Originally the music of the dispossessed, the outsider, it is no wonder that George Eliot responded so much to the passion and feeling within it.