SPRING IN ATLANTA WITH FLAMENCO A Través is dancing, singing, and cooking during La Feria, with events in Atlanta and Seville, Spain. Join us on April 10, 17, and 24 for online
SPRING IN ATLANTA WITH FLAMENCO
A Través is dancing, singing, and cooking during La Feria, with events in Atlanta and Seville, Spain.
Join us on April 10, 17, and 24 for online dance and singing classes, a cooking demonstration, and a chat with our friends in Seville, as we celebrate our connection between flamenco in Atlanta and life in Andalucía.
Every year in Seville, Spain, La Feria de Abril kicks off spring two weeks after an extravagant celebration Easter in the same city. For several days, Seville residents and people visiting the city gather under glowing lights and in the twirls of the ruffles of the traje de flamenco, a confection donned by women at this special time of year. People of all ages dance to live music performances of some of the songs most synonymous with Andalucía, including sevillianas, bulerías, and tangos flamencos.
In 2021, the giant gathering is being replaced by smaller events that adhere to safety guidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic yet still spark spring fever. As part of our online events, we will visit Seville to see what is happening with these alternative events. We will also cook a special dish that is enjoyed during La Feria, and we will see and learn to dance and sing sevillanas.
Here in Atlanta, we began celebrating spring on March 21, when we recorded dance for camera performances at Proctor Creek Trail. Masked and full of hand sanitizer, dancers and musicians gathered for the first time in more than a year, to set visuals for videos that show how we express culture in Atlanta. It was a powerful day full of emotion and joy. We will debut these performances in our online events. Our schedule of events is below.
April Events: Schedule and Registration
All events are presented via Zoom.
No experience is necessary; no special dance gear is necessary
Visit Seville: April 10, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Flamenco maestro Juan Paredes talks about his experiences at La Feria, and answers your questions
With the help of friends, Juan explains what it is to dress well at La Feria
Of course, Juan teaches us a short dance class, showing us how to move to the rhythm, por bulerías.
This event is offered in Spanish with English translation
Register for VISIT SEVILLE at https://www.berdole.com/feriaatlanta2021registration/
Flamenco Cooking in the Kitchen: April 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Guitarist Daniel Benitez shows us how to cook one of his family recipes, potaje
Daniel explains why potaje is an excellent dish at La Feria
Daniel answers your questions about cooking, growing up in Andalucía, and finding his way as a professional musician
This event is offered in English
This event is offered free to the public. Please RSVP to attend.
Register for FLAMENCO COOKING IN THE KITCHEN at http://www.atravesarts.com/feria2021registration_cooking/
Dance and Sing Sevillanas at Home: April 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss teaches kids to dance por sevillanas
Flamenco singer Brigid Bollweg teaches kids to sing por sevillanas
Kids get to download some at-home activities
Adults can join, too!
This event is offered in English with attention to Spanish vocabulary words used in sevillanas
Register for DANCE AND SING SEVILLANAS AT HOME at https://www.berdole.com/feriaatlanta2021registration/
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