Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

flamenco – just for me March 6, 2008

Today I decided to do something I haven’t done in a long time – flamenco. It was invigorating to think I wasn’t doing this for Tim, Blue Bijou or Pre-Paid Legal, it was just for me. You gotta know when I’m standing at work with co-workers and have the urge to break out into Sevillanas mid-conversation, it’s time to dance again.

The Academy of Dance Design in Saratoga Springs (website to come) has an airy, spacious studio that I rent to practice old choreographies. During the summer of 2006, Kasandra of Mozaico Flamenco taught a Solea por Bulerias choreography which I really took to and even performed that October alongside Pirouz of www.flamenco.ca and Marek of La Triana. Thanks to a recording from dear Farnaz, my Solea is being polished once more.

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Picture Credit: Jennifer Wood. Pictured – Sarah, Pirouz, Marek

This Saturday night, Bien Flamenco is performing at the Arte Latino festival in Park City, Utah at the Kimball Arts Center, 6pm. For more details, visit www.kimball-art.org. I look forward to being inspired by live flamenco and meeting Sariah, the genius behind Bien Flamenco. There is a growing caravan of us attending, so feel free to invite yourself and join us for this Saturday night getaway in Park City!

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6 Responses to “flamenco – just for me”

  1. Chandra Says:

    Oh I SO WISH I COULD COME! But sadly I have the flew that has kept me in bed since Thursday. I just want to shoot myself! Being sick is the worst!!!

  2. Chandra Says:

    FLU! I swear I always look like a total duh on your blog. I really can spell :s

  3. Sarah Says:

    Poor baby! Feel better, Chandra! I’m sure Ted will take good care of you. The flu is the worst sickness… 😦 I’m sure you’ll get better in no time! 3 days is LONG ENOUGH!

  4. Cassandra Says:

    I used to live in Spain, as a kid. I loved the Flamenco Dancers. Let us know next time you’ll be performing.
    C
    PS your blog always leaves me homesick for Vancouver…even though Utah is my home, I think a little part of us is Vancouverite.

  5. farnaz Says:

    Hey Sarah! What a nice surprise, I was searching on google for latest flamenco fashion and I ran into your blog. I guess being mentioned as “dear Farnaz” I might as well leave a note! hehe!

    So glad to see you are keeping the old choreography alive. Its too bad I wasn’t able to perform with you that night but I have good memories from you and I working on it and that summer that Kasandra conducted the workshop. I hope you have a great time at the show coming up and I know you will once again surround yourself with Flamenco. Its only the matter of when. 🙂
    luv
    Farnaz

  6. wardfunk Says:

    How wild you happened upon my blog online! Wild, isn’t it?!

    From afar, it looks like you have done a magnificent job of integrating yourself further into the Vancouver flamenco culture, which is grand – you have so much to offer!

    It was great to see flamenco in Utah, but I never knew I would miss the cante so much! You could certainly establish yourself as a cantaora here in Utah 😉 Hope you are well, my dear.


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