In this Master class emphasis will be placed on the rhythm (compás ) of Bulerías de Jerez and Bulerías de Cádiz, clapping (palmas) and the structure of the footwork (patadas por Bulerías). Participants will focus on Flamenco technique including tablas de pies (specific exercises that improve footwork strength and sound) and stylization of posture used in Flamenco interpretation. Participants will be able to practice individual interpretation of patadas for stage presentation.
All participants must bring heeled flamenco or character shoes that provide stability for footwork. No open toed, soft soled or ballroom-style dance shoes with fine heels.
About the Instructor
Irene Rodríguez was born in Cuba, and settled recently in Tampa, FL. She is a leading international figure of Spanish dance and Choreography. Praised as “intense, exacting dancer” by the New York Times and awarded with the First Prize at the VIII Certamen Iberoamericano de Coreografía “Alicia Alonso” by the SGAE (Spain). The King of Spain granted her the Order “Isabel La Católica”, Spain's highest civilian honor. Learn more