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An Introduction to Flamenco Dance with Lindsey Bourassa

Presented in partnership with Mayo Street Arts


October 23, 2022 • 3 - 5 PM

Mayo Street Arts


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Join us as we kick off our 22-23 Raise the Barre series with an introduction to the art of Flamenco. In this workshop, students will explore foundational movements and rhythms of flamenco dance, as well as learn about the origins and conversational nature of this beautiful art form. No prior experience in flamenco or dance is necessary. All bodies and abilities are welcome!

All workshop participants will receive a ticketing discount to our presentation of Farruquito: Flamenco Íntimo on October 26, 2022.

Students should wear comfortable clothing that they can easily move in. A long, loose skirt is also encouraged for those who wish. For shoes, flamenco shoes are best, but not necessary. As a substitute, students can wear character shoes or any closed-toe and thick-heeled shoes or boots. If you do not own anything like this, sneakers are also ok.

Space is limited.

About Lindsey Bourassa

Based in Portland, Maine, Lindsey Bourassa is a flamenco dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has dedicated herself to the art of flamenco since 2004, studying in Spain, France, Canada, and the United States with flamencos such as Miguel Vargas, Esperanza and Curro Fernandez, Carmen Ledesma, La Choni, Adela Campallo, Ursula Lopez, and Concha Jareño, among many others. She has performed and taught in both the US and Spain with nationally and internationally recognized flamenco artists such as Miguel Vargas, Bárbara Martínez and Cristian Puig. In her choreographic work, Lindsey creates flamenco performances that illustrate multifaceted storytelling, often woven together with original, creative prose. Lindsey received her Master of Flamencology Degree from ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) in 2019; her Certificate of Professionalization in Flamenco Arts at El Centro de Arte y Flamenco de Sevilla (Spain) in 2012; and her Bachelor of Cultural Dance Studies and Creative Writing Degree from Goddard College (USA) in 2009, with a specialization in flamenco.

TICKETS

$15 (pay-what-you-can option starting at $3, plus applicable fees)

Registration required.

WHAT TO WEAR

Students should wear comfortable clothing that they can easily move in. A long, loose skirt is also encouraged for those who wish. For shoes, flamenco shoes are best, but not necessary. As a substitute, students can wear character shoes or any closed-toe and thick-heeled shoes or boots. If you do not own anything like this, sneakers are also ok.