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Sonia Olla teaches Beginning Flamenco

Upper Intermediate Intensive Solea Workshop with David Coria

Carmen Gamero is now in Rochelle, France

Carmen Gamero had Pneumonia

Timo here April 28 to May 2

Carmen in November, 2007

Carmen in July, 2006

Cristian Almodóvar with Another Workshop Here January, 2006

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2006

The First Cuadro at Flamenco Arts Center of 2006

Carmen Visits Us Again in November, 2005

Timo Lozano Summer 2005 Workshop in Seattle

Carmen Reina's 2004 Workshop

2004 Nut Tapper Workshop

Flamenco 2004 Festival in Chicago

Carmen Reina, from Sevilla to Chicago

"En La Alhambra"  - Las Compañeras in Concert

Luis Montero workshop at the Belle Plaine Studio.

Flamenco Nights at Cafe Suron

Cristian Almodóvar in Chicago 1 Week for Workshop

The Nut Tapper was a Great Show

CD From Las Guitarras de España

A Full Studio at the Carmen Reina Workshop




Sonia Olla teaches Beginning Flamenco

Visiting Spanish flamenco dancer Sonia Olla leads a workshop for those interested in discovering flamenco dance with one of the genres brightest stars.  Female students should wear thick-healed shoes and long, flowing skirts.

Jun 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Estudio Barrera
1336 W Columbia Ave

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Upper Intermediate Intensive Solea Workshop with David Coria

Upper Intermediate Intensive Solea Workshop with David Coria

A one-day intensive, three-hour workshop with the star of Flamenco A3, David Coria.  The workshop is for upper-intermediate and upper level flamenco students interested in perfecting their solea technique and style.

Jun 17
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Estudio Barrera
1336 W Columbia Ave


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Carmen Gamero July, 2009 Workshop Cancelled


Carmen Gamero is very sick with pneumonia.  She will not be able to come to Chicago this month..

Group classes:

 Evenings, July 16, 17, 20 - 24, Thursday, Friday, then Monday through Friday. Two classes per night, an intermediate and an advanced.

Prices: all 7 days of 1 level is $175 total.  Individual classes are $30/class.  All 7 days of both levels is $325 total.

Time: Intermediate - 7:00-8:15; Advanced - 8:30-9:45.  Each class session will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.

The intermediate class will be technique (zapateado, braseo, escobilla, etc.).  The advanced class will be a choreography.  We´ve gotten a request from a student that the advanced class be a Solea, so that´s what we expect it will be.


July 18 and 19, and other days too.  She will be available daily during the day to do privates or semi-privates, or daytime classes (if 4 or more of you get together).  For exact pricing, you'll have to talk to Carmen when she gets here.

To ensure a place in a class, send a check and let us know, payable to Carmen Gamero, to:
Mónica Barrera-Kowalewski
Estudio Barrera
1336 W Columbia Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626


Timo Lozano Workshop Here in April

Timo will be in town and will be teaching a workshop evenings here at Estudio Barrera from April 28th to May 2nd.  You can be assured he will be teaching Buleria, and if you ask anyone that has taken his workshops, they will tell you that they're not only excellent classes, but great fun.

This year, he won't be teaching at the Northeastern Illinois University (Ensemble Español) flamenco workshop, but he will be here.  He is planning 2 separate levels per night  - Beginners from 6:30 to 7:45, Intermediate from 8:00 to 9:15.  One hour and a quarter for each class, each day.  He will also be available for private classes on Saturday.

Timo's prices are: Early registration price for a level is $150 for all 5 days, if registered and paid by April 26.  Regular price for a level will be $175 for all 5 days.  Single classes are $40 per day (adjusted price). Maybe we can talk him into giving some cajon instruction too.  Email estudiobarrera@comcast.net or info@estudiobarrera.org with any questions.  Click here to get a flyer to printClick here for the webpage flyer.



Carmen is coming back in November, 2007

Most of you already know Carmen or know of her work.  Maybe some of you know her as Carmen Reina. If you have been to Sevilla, you have gone to Casa Carmen, one of the premier flamenco tablaos there.  Well, this is that Carmen, Carmen Gamero.  By the way, if you search on YouTube for something like "arte flamenco sevilla", you can see some bootleg videos of performances there, and a couple of Carmen herself.

Carmen will be doing a workshop at our studio with classes for technique and choreography in Tangos de Malaga.   Her technique classses will include heel work, arms, and some combinations that can be used in Sevillanas and Rumbas.
Tuesday through Friday, 11/6 - 11/9,  Monday through Wednesday, 11/12 - 11/14.
Saturday and Sunday, 11/10 - 11/11, and Thursday and Friday, 11/15 - 11/16 will be for private lessons.

Classes are 75 minutes in length.

Technique - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm.
Tangos de Malaga - 8:30 pm to 9:45 pm
7 classes = $175,  14 classes = $325,  Individual classes = $30 per class.
To ensure a space in classes, advanced registration is accepted.
Send checks to:
Mónica Barrera-Kowalewski
Estudio Barrera
1336 W Columbia Ave
Chicago, IL 60626-4326
Make checks payable to Carmen Gamero.




Carmen Reina is coming back to Chicago

This is vacation time for her (it's a family trip), but she has been convinced to give classes while she's here for 2 weeks.

The classes will be on July 26 and 27, then skipping a few days, then July 31, August 1,2,3,4.  Seven days of classes spread over 2 weeks.

As usual, the classes will be at our studio:

Estudio Barrera
1336 W. Columbia
(just west of Sheridan, one block South of Pratt,  if taking the L, closest L stops are Morse or Loyola, on the Red Line)

There will be 2 classes each day.  Wednesday and Thursday July 26, 27, then Monday through Friday July 31, August 1,2,3,4 

7:00 - 8:15 pm Technique;  8.30 - 9.45 pm Choreography

In the choreography class, Carmen will teach an Alegrias, or if the students want a different palo, they can decide when clases start. Class level for this is intermediate or better.

Workshop fees:

1 to 5 classes (including dropins) $30 each. 6 to 14 classes $25 each.

Let Mónica know what you are interesting in.   If you know our phone numbers, give us a call.  Otherwise, just send us an email.  You can bring your payment to the first day of class.

As always, Carmen will be around during the day.  So, if you would like to arrange some privates, just let us know.  We'll be arranging for them to have a cell phone while they are here, so it will be easier to arrange things.

We probably don't have everyone's email address, so please pass the word...  and email us so we can make sure our address book is up to date.




Cristian Does Another Workshop

Cristian Almodovar will be in town for a couple of weeks and doing a workshop here at Estudio Barrera.  The workshop is planned to start on Saturday, January 14th, 2006 and will be a typically great Cristian workshop - hard work, great fun, good stuff to learn.  As always, Cristian will be doing privates as well


Each day, 2 classes -  a class of technique and buleria, and a class of technique and a palo to be decided by students on first day.


First week: Saturday and Sunday 1/14, 1/15-  12:00-1:15, 1:30-2:45. Monday-Friday 1/16-1/20 - 7:00-8:15, 8:30-9:45

Second week: Probably be the same schedule as the first.  Cristian is staying until the 28th of January and wants to accomodate the students.

Cristian is available for privates during the day.

Price will be:  $25 per class.  If signing up for more than 6 classes, discount can be arranged with Cristian. 

Let us know if you have any questions.  See you there.


The First Cuadro at Flamenco Arts Center of 2006!

Saturday, January 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (right after after the Christian Almodovar workshop @ Estudio Barrera)


Posters and schedules for all festival events will be available, PLUS fabulous door prizes!

Bring guitars, shoes, cajons, and join in the jam!

Donation $2, or a beverage to share / Kids free

All levels welcome!

PLUS...  Flamenco Swap Meet!!
Members will have shoes, costumes, other flamenco items for sale/trade!

Come browse while learning some new letras!
RSVP to kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com

Flamenco Arts Center is located at
3755 North Western Avenue, Chicago IL (at Grace)





January 13 – February 25, 2006
The Instituto Cervantes de Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs is proud to present the fifth annual celebration of the art of flamenco through a series of music and dance performances, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and films.


Juan Carmona & Guests with El Payo Wednesday, January 25, 8:30 p.m. La Peña at the Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Avenue, (773) 728-6000 • www.oldtownschool.org/lapena
FREE ADMISSION (suggested donation: $5)

Juan Carmona Ensemble in Concert Thursday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
(312) 744-6630, www.chicagoculturalcenter.org


Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater Saturday, January 28, 8:00 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue • (773) 442-4636
www.ticketweb.com • www.neiu.edu/~eespanol
General admission: $25.00 IC Member & Students: $20

Son de la Frontera Friday, February 3, at 8:00 p.m.
Hot House/CIPEX, 31 East Balbo St., Chicago
(312) 362-9707 • www.hothouse.net Admission: $15

Esperanza Fernández in concert  Sunday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Auditorium
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue • (773) 442-4636
www.ticketweb.com • www.neiu.edu/~eespanol General admission: $25 • Instituto Cervantes Members & Students: $20

Javier Ruibal in concert Monday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Cente, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago
(312) 744-6630 • www.chicagoculturalcenter.org FREE ADMISSION

Vicente Amigo in concert Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Symphony Center • 220 S. Michigan Ave • (312) 294-3000 • www.cso.org $20–$35

Arte y Pureza and members of Noche Flamenca Wednesday, February 8, 8:30 p.m.
La Peña at the Old Town School of Folk Music • 4544 North Lincoln Avenue
(773) 728 6000 • www.oldtownschool.org/lapena/
ADMISSION FREE (suggested $5 donation)

Arte y Pureza Flamenco Ensemble  Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street • (312) 744-6630

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company presents Flamenco in Concert Friday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m.
Northwestern University
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive
(847) 467-4000 (tix), (847) 491-5441
www.pickstaiger.com • General admission: $32 • Seniors/Northwestern faculty/staff: $28 • Full-time students w/ ID: $12

Noche Flamenca in Performance February 11, 7:30 p.m. $25
February 12, 2:00pm and 7:30 p.m. $25
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
(773) 442-5904 • www.neiu.edu/~eespanol
General admission: $25.00; IC Members & Students: $20

Las Guitarras de España February 15, 9:00 p.m. $12
Martyrs’, 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
(773) 404-9494 • www.martyrslive.com

Israel Galván Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Chicago
(312) 335-1996 • www.cervantes1.org
General Admission $25. IC Members & Students: $20


Paintings by Pepe Criado January 13–February 25
875 North Michigan Av. Suite # 2940
(312) 335-1996 • www.cervantes1.org
Opening reception: Friday, January 13 at 6:00pm

Photography Exhibition by Carlos Saura, Flamenco (1950–present) Saturday, February 18 to Sunday, March 26
LUMA (Loyola University Museum of Art)
820 North Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor • (312) 915-7600 • www.luc.edu/luma/


164 N. State Street • www.siskelfilmcenter.org • (312) 846.2600 Tickets:General $9 • Students: $7 • GSFC Members: $5


Flamenco  Sunday, February 5, 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 9, 8:15 p.m.
Goya en Burdeos Sunday, February 12, 5:00 p.m., and Monday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Iberia Saturday, February 18, 8:00 p.m.
Tango, No Me Dejes Nunca Sunday, February 26, 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.


Flamenco 101 with Tomas de Utrera and Chiara Mangiameli Friday January 27, 6:00 p.m.

 at the Instituto Cervantes
875 North Michigan Avenue, 29th floor • FREE

Lecture and Wine Tasting - Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Carmen Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.
at the Instituto Cervantes
General Admission $15 • IC Members and Students $10 • Make reservations at (312) 335-1996

Carlos Saura Press Conference Friday, February 17, 5:00 p.m. at the Instituto Cervantes
Flamenco Passion Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.

820 North Michigan Avenue 3rd Floor
General Admission: $15 Members of LUMA and Instituto Cervantes $10 LUMA (Loyola University Museum of Art)


Juan Carmona / Master Flamenco Guitar Workshop Tuesday, January 24,

Presented at the Flamenco Arts Center, 3755 North Western Ave., Chicago
5:30-6:45 p.m., $25.00 per student For more information and registration, contact kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com or (312) 342-5654

Master Flamenco Dance Workshop taught by the dancer performing with Juan Carmona. TUESDAY, JANUARY 24
Presented at the Flamenco Arts Center
3755 North Western Ave., Chicago, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
$25.00 per student For more information and registration, contact kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com or (312) 342-5654

Soledad Barrio/Master Dance Workshop WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Presented by the Ensemble Espanol Center for Spanish Dance & Music
Northeastern Illinois University and the Department of Music and Dance Program
Building A-113 Dance Studio
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

4:30pm to 5:45pm (beginners)
6:00pm to 7:15pm (intermediate/advance)
Special price $10
For more information and registration, please contact Ms. Laura Scruggs at (773) 442-5916 or l-scruggs@neiu.edu

 Flamenco workshops with Itan and La Gallardi of Arte y Pureza SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AND 12
Presented at the Flamenco Arts Center, 3755 North Western Ave.
Sat Feb. 11 Class schedule
Dance class with La Gallardi 10:00-12:00 noon (Bulerias and technique)
Fin de Fiesta class with Itan 12:15-2:15 pm
Sun Feb 12 Class schedule
Dance class with La Gallardi 10:00-12:00 noon (Bulerias and technique)
Fin de Fiesta class with Itan 12:15-2:15 pm
Dance class fee: Preregistration $125 for both days (4 hours total)
Fin de Fiesta class fee: Preregistration $125 for both days (4 hours total)
Walk-in day-of-class fee: $35 per hour

For more information and to register, contact kathi_beste@flamencoartscenter.com (312) 342-5654




Carmen Back Again in November 2005

Carmen will be coming to Chicago on Friday, Nov 18, 2005 and staying through the 28th.  This time it's mostly for a vacation, so you might see her out and about, but she has been convinced to hold some classes at Estudio Barrera, On Saturday, the 19th at 3:00, and Monday, the 21st at 7:00, for sure...  And.... maybe on Tuesday, if it can be done.  These classes aren't a formal workshop, but they will be a set of her great classes.  You don't have to sign up in advance, but if you let us know, that would be good.

Carmen is planning to do 1 class of technique and 1 class of Bulerias each day.
We don't have any exact price, but it definitely won't be more per class than a regular workshop.  By the way, Carmen said that she could also do privates.







in Seattle, WA EEUU


Timo danced with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez in the U.S.A. and in Spain danced with the Maria Rosa and Raphael De Cordoba dance companies. He has performed in theaters around the world such as The Royal Festival Theater in London England, The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow Russia, The Opera House in Toyko Japan, The Metropaliton Opera House in New York and La Zarzuela in Madrid Spain. He has taught for 10 years at the internationally known flamenco school AMOR DE DIOS in Madrid Spain and has done workshops in 13 countries and 22 cities. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie ALMA GITANA as well as acted and choreographed for the movie. He appears with Eva Yerbabuena and Sara Baras in the Flamenco film FLAMENCO WOMEN.

Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2, 2005





FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER (must register before August 10, 2005) PLEASE E-MAIL:





Carmen Reina Winter 2004 Workshop

Dates: Dec. 2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8, 2004

Class 1: Children (ages 6 - 11) - Basic Technique, Rumba (no experience necessary), 5 days

Class 2: Technique (teens/adults) - feet, arms, turns, contratiempos, combinations in Bulerias etc. (6 months experience or more), 7 days

Class 3: Choreography (teens/adults) - a whole dance will be taught, including cante/guitarra), Details following. (intermediate level, at least 1 - 2 years or more experience), 7 days

 An additional workshop on Stage appearance:

Date: Thursday, December 9 from 7 - 9 pm

How to do proper make-up, hair and how to dress, including all necessary tips and tricks.
(open to everybody)

Michelle Nascimento "La Caoba"
Tel. (773) 704 5371


2004 Nut Tapper Workshops

Michelle held workshops for people who wanted to be in the Nut Tapper show on Sunday, December 12, 4 pm at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. These workshops provided support for the show and allowed students to work on the dances separate from class time. The workshops were also available for people who did not want to be in the show but wanted to learn the dances.

Workshops held at:

Estudio Barrera
1336 W. Columbia
(corner Glenwood, 2 blks W. of Sheridan, 1 blk S. of Pratt)

 Dates for the workshops:

Sundays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31
Sundays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 (no workshops on Thanksgiving weekend)

The workshops will include:

Tots (ages 6 – 10): 1 - 2 pm
Bulerias (Teens/Adults): 2 - 3 pm
Tangos (Teens/Adults): 3 - 4 pm

Michelle at: Tel (773) 704 5371 or e-mail:
nascimento@mailcity.com  or lacaoba@flamencotriana.com




Las Guitarras de Espana

Try the Las Guitarras CD, "Ida y Vuelta"...it features almost an hour of some interesting Spanish guitar music...including new Sevillanas, traditional Guajiras and Tangos de Malaga, plus Cuban son, cha cha cha, and bolero forms...




Carmen Reina Workshop

From Sevilla, for the first time in Chicago, Carmen came to our studio and gave us two great weeks. 

There were two classes each day, one for Tecnica/Style (in Bulerias and Tangos) and a faster class for a choreography (in Tarantos).  The dates were  Dec. 4-7, Dec. 7, Dec 9-12. Tecnica/Style is for all levels, general technique was taught, including brazeo, footwork, turns, and styles of various palos (e.g. Sevillanas, Bulerias, Tangos etc.).  Choreography was for intermediate (or better) level dancers, with  Tarantos/Tangos taught.

Carmen Reina, a native of Sevilla, Spain, has entered the artistic world of Flamenco at the young age of 6 years. After studying Flamenco with such masters like "Mancilla", Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Marin, Jose Galvan and others, she starts her pjofessional career at age 14 at a tablao in Bilbao.Her exceptional talent leads to more work at some of the most famous tablaos in Sevilla, "Los Gallos", "El Palacio Andaluz" etc.. She also wins various prizes in "Sevillanas" competitions throughout Andalucia.

In 1997 she traveled to Tokyo, Japan, for the first time and was featured as the principal dancer of "Carmen", a Flamenco musical adapted from "George Bizet's", partnering "El Torombo" as Don Jose. Since then, she travels to Japan every year to perform at prestigious theaters and to teach workshops. Next year she will be touring with "Juana Amaya" amongst others.

Carmen also toured and performed throughout Germany and Belgium and Italy with her own Cuadro Flamenco and appears with such famous Flamenco artists as "El Lebrijano", "Diego Carrasco", "Chano Lobato", "El Junco", "Juanito de los Reyes, etc.

This was her first time in the United States and we were honored to have her at our studio and to now count both Carmen and Antonio as two new friends.



The Nut Tapper was a great show.

 This unique show is a spirited and exhilarating tap variation of the classical Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker Suite.

On Sunday, December 15, 2002 at the
Athenaeum Theater, the Nut Tapper recreated this popular holiday fantasy with percussive rhythms of swinging tap, gypsy flamenco, Mexican zapateado and clog dancing. This multicultural dance production is the brainchild of Chicago's  tap icon, Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin, who stars as the Nut Tapper/Prince. The Nut Tapper also features the legendary Ernest "Brownie" Brown as uncle Spatz, poet Marvin Tate as the narrator, Michelle Nascimento "La Caoba" and Carmen Reina as Flamenco dancers, guitarists Jim Collinsworth and Carlo Basile (Carlo plays with Las Guitarras de Espana), Las Niñas del Barrio, Flamenco Triana, plus many more performers from children to adults.

We feel we had a chance to bring magic, joy and hope to children's hearts.  The backstage was crowded; the house was packed; we had a great time.



Cristian Almodovar in Chicago for 1 Week

Cristian Almodovar from Malaga, Spain was in the states for the opening celebration of Solera  in Minneapolis and stopped down in Chicago for a week while he was here. We hosted him for a  workshop at Estudio Barrera while he was in town and feel grateful that he changed his flight plans and made time to be in Chicago.  He was here for the week of April 7, 2003, and gave us some Buleria, some Rumba, and did some private lessons.

The workshop was one of his specialties - helping all of us to be better at flamenco, not just memorize steps.  It is always magical to have someone doing a workshop that can sing, play guitar and cajon, dance, and truly likes to have fun with what he does. One more thing, he makes a great Tortilla Española and can teach you how do it!

We are always sad when he gets on that plane and heads back to Spain.



Cafe Suron

Persian Food and Flamenco

1146 W Pratt Ave.
(between Sheridan Road and the lakefront in Rogers Park)

Flamenco Night every other Thursday
(call for reservations on Flamenco Nights)

This restaurant would be a great place to go even if they didn't have a taste for flamenco.  The food is excellent (Persian and more, bring your own wine) with a wonderful decor and ambience.  Every other Thursday and sometimes more often, flamenco is added to the menu.  Cafe Suron has become a place to pause and enjoy for visiting Flamencos from Spain.  Ahhh,  great food, flamenco, close to our home - what more could we want........



Luis Montero workshop at the Belle Plaine Studio.

Worked on Garrotin for the flamenco segment,
 and then did "El Baile de Luis Alonso" for a classical segment.

October 8-12, 2003

Belle Plaine Studio
2014 W Belle Plaine Avenue
Chicago IL  

Contact  Melody Vasquez, melody-vasquez@excite.com, 773/583-9392

        Wed, Thurs, Fri (10/8-9-10)
        6:00 p.m. Garrotin
        7:30 p.m. Classical

        Sat (10/11)
        2:30 p.m. Garrotin
        4:00 p.m. Classical

        Sun (10/12)
        12:00 p.m. Garrotin
        1:30 p.m. Classical

        $125 for one session (Garrotin or Classical)
        $225 for both sessions
        $30 drop-in



Carmen Reina

Flamenco Dance Workshop in Chicago

Carmen Reina, direct from Sevilla, will return to again teach a workshop in Rogers Park.

You might also be able to find her from time to time at Cafe Suron, and ask her about her new video.  She also will be performing in the Nut Tapper this year.

Make sure you register early to save your space.

Dec. 2,3,4,6,8,9 and 10

Estudio Barrera
1336 W. Columbia
(between Ashland & Sheridan, one block South of Pratt,
 closest L stop: Morse or Loyola, red line)

Tue, 12/02    class 1:  6.45 - 8.00 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin
Wed, 12/03    class 1:  6.45 - 8.00 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin
Thu, 12/04    class 1:  6.45 - 9.30 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin
Sat, 12/06    class 1: 11.00 - 12.15 pm technique; class 2: 12.30 - 01.45 pm Garrotin
Mon, 12/08    class 1:  6.45 - 8.00 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin
Tue, 12/09    class 1:  6.45 - 8.00 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin
Wed, 12/10    class 1:  6.45 - 8.00 pm technique; class 2:  8.15 - 9.30 pm Garrotin

Class 1/technique: Carmen will teach a multilevel general technique class,
including some "pataitas por Tangos" and other palos.

Class 2/choreography: Carmen will teach a whole dance of the palo "Garrotin" - a
hat is required for this class. Ask Michelle where to get one!!  Class level is interm./adv.

Workshop fees:

7 days x 1 class    $ 196
7 days x 2 classes  $ 336
drop in fee:        $ 30

Reserve your space. Send payment by check/money order, payable to:

Michelle Nascimento
4542 N. Maplewood, # 2A
Chicago, IL 60625

Spaces will not be reserved without payment.

For more information contact Michelle at:

(773) 704 5371  or

To receive a flyer in the mail, please send Michelle your address.

About Carmen Reina, directly from Sevilla:

A native of Sevilla, Carmen began her flamenco training at the early age of 6, studying with renowned masters such as Mancilla, Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Marin, Jose Galvan an Farruco. She started performing professionally at age 14, and her exceptional talent has led to her performing at some of the most prestigious tablaos in Spain, including Los Gallos, El Palacio Andaluz and La Casa de la Memoria. She has been a prizewinner in many Sevillanas competitions throughout Andalucia.

In 1997 she traveled to Japan (Tokyo) as partner to El Torombo starring in the role of "Carmen", and has returned to Japan frequently every year since, to teach workshops and to perform. In 1999, she toured all over Europe with her own Flamenco ensemble.
She currently resides in Sevilla.



"En La Alhambra"  - Las Compañeras in Concert

Dancers Melody Vasquez, Lila Dole and Monique Di Varco.

Live music performed by Las Guitarras de España - Choreography by Luis Montero

Saturday, November 22, Sunday, November 23, 2003.

McGaw YMCA  Auditorium
1420 Maple Street
Evanston IL
Advance sale $12.00
Door $15.00

melody-vasquez@excite.com  or 773/583-9392



Flamenco 2004

A month of Music, Dance Film, and Art Capturing the Spirit of Flamenco Culture

Presented by Instituto Cervantes, in conjunction with
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

 Here are some of what is going on:

Diego Amador    January 14

José Mercé (with Moraito)    February 5

Gerardo Nuñez featuring Antonio Alverez ¨Pitingo¨    February 9

Ojos de Brujo    February 14

Paco de Lucía    February 16

And many other events.....

 For more info, contact: Instituto Cervantes at (312)335-1996, or at www.cervantes1.org 

If you have anything you want on this page, please let us know.