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Jewelry for your inner nomad

Jewelry for your inner nomad

Well, Flamenco attracts the coolest students! If you’ve shopped at City Soles lately, you might have noticed some jewelry that resembles twigs, fossils and other artifacts from a faraway excavation site.  Turns out the one who created that jewelry is Laura Prieto-Velasco, one of my Flamenco sisters and a Pilsen-based artist. The jewelry is all…

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Well, one man in Chicago can Flamenco dance

So every Flamenco class I have ever taken has been about 99.9% female.  But this is Chicago, after all.  The situation is different in Sevilla, Spain, I’m sure.  Usually, if I want to check out dudes dancing Flamenco, I need to youtube them. At Clinard Dance’s Second Fridays student show, though, one of the male…

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Clinard DanceTheater performs to a full house

Clinard DanceTheater performs to a full house

Did you miss Clinard Dance Theater’s student show during this month’s Second Fridays?  Well, the studio was packed anyway, despite the chilly weather.  Here’s a clip. And no, I didn’t dance this month.  We’ll see about December… For more info on Clinard Dance Theater, check out their website at clinardance.org.  

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Clinard Dance Theater presents the Sevillanas

In case you missed the mini-Sevillanas show at Clinard Dance, here is a clip. No, I’m not in it.  I’m not too shy to publish a video of myself.  I was just the one holding the camera!   Clinard Dance Theater skipped October’s Second Fridays, but will be on again at the Pilsen Second Fridays…

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Free Flamenco shows this weekend!

Free Flamenco shows this weekend!

Clinard Dance Theater is hosting some free Flamenco shows on Friday and Saturday. Stop by after 8 p.m. Friday for solos and other student work. Come Saturday night, between 5:30 and 7, to see Sevillanas performances.  Yours truly will be dancing on Saturday.  In case you don’t know, the Sevillanas are a traditional folk dance…

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Clinard Dance presents Flamenco-style tango in Pilsen

Clinard Dance presents Flamenco-style tango in Pilsen

Just in case you missed Friday’s student show at Clinard Dance, here is a clip from the Tangos performance.  Yes that is yours truly in the white shawl. Do you want to learn how to strut your stuff as amazingly as us?  Check out http://www.clinardance.org for upcoming classes and workshops, including the Fall 2011 schedule.

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