la voz flamenca
There’s nothing quite like learning from a legend––and NYC is in luck! Mercedes Ruíz returns to Flamenco Vivo Studios October 21–22 for a two-day dance workshop, all classes accompanied by guitarist Santiago Lara. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to grow your skills with a world-class duo in the room.
After all, Mercedes has trained the best of the best! Get a taste of her expertise in the clip above from her workshop with Ballet Nacional de España.
Flamenco Vivo’s very own Arts Education Manager, Luciana Barbará Farias, is featured in the October issue of Dance Magazine! She shares her tips for handling migraines as a flamenco dancer:
“Although movement can aggravate migraine pain during an episode, physical activity has also been shown to be a helpful preventive measure. Barbará Farias has found that, even during a migraine, certain types of movements can feel therapeutic. If she is dancing on a migraine day, she focuses on gentle movements…”
answer: Camarón de la Isla, along with Tomatito!
Last week we took a look at the recently announced Latin Grammy nominees for Best Flamenco Album, which brought us to this question: who was the first flamenco artist to win a Grammy? Perhaps unsurprisingly––because so deservedly––the first was none other than Camarón de la Isla, together with Tomatito for París 87 (released posthumously for Camarón.) Believe it or not, this first win was quite recent: in 2000, as this was the year that the Latin Grammys came into existence.
Learn more below about flamenco’s presence at the Latin Grammys over the past two decades.