Clinard Flamenco Quartet: A Note From Composer Marija Temo

"I am delighted to be composing and arranging a flamenco work, Farruca (for violin, bass, flamenco guitar and dance), that will be premiered this Fri., Nov., 6, 2015 with Clinard Dance at Instituto Cervantes.  The Farruca, I originally composed as a guitar solo but as I meet with Wendy Clinard and see her dance ideas,  the music will change and/or be interpreted differently to match her and the structure including dance will then become formed. ( I am inspired very much by dance movement which sparks melodic and rhythmic ideas that emerge and develop into thoughts and phrases of temperament and feeling.) Much of the music I have composed can be developed and allows for improvisation, which is where I will consult with Steve Gibons, violinist, and Alex Wing, bassist..  After sharing their ideas, the music and form will start to change even more and become something new.   As a result, the Farruca will be a work that is arranged and composed from us all.  I look forward to see what transpires in rehearsals and what the final product will be when the quartet works together. I am very grateful to Wendy Clinard for the opportunity to create and share the creative process with her and these fine musicians."  

-Marija Temo

Join us this Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00pm at Instituto Cervantes to see the world premiere by the Clinard Flamenco Quartet.

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Clinard Dance will remount its latest original work,Chicago's Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography, at University of Chicago’s Center in Beijing, China in April, 2016. We’re asking for your help to put Chicago’s Watershed through one last phase of refinement.

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Company Member Marisela Tapia Competes in New York

I will be in NYC to participate in the Carlota Vivo Santana New York State flamenco Certamen, This year is the first time the competition has been open to out of state dancers. I am currently in NY practicing for the big day, rehearsing with the musicians, and exploring the city. It is wonderful to meet other flamencos and be inspired by everyone here!

-Marisela Tapi

Upcoming Workshops

 

Summer Class Sampler June 13-14

Get a sneak peek into some of the many class offerings presented by Clinard Dance this summer and take a class to see what's in store for the Summer Session.

MULTI-LEVEL TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
with Wendy Clinard

June 13th FOOTWORK 
June 14th ARMWORK

Clinard studied at Amor De Dios in Madrid with Ciro. He would dedicate each class to one aspect of flamenco dance i.e ARMS, TURNS and FEET. This workshop is modeled after Ciro’s approach to examining each part separately so that the student gains a more intimate understanding of flamenco dancing as a whole not as a series of disconnected “steps”.

When: 11–12:30p 
Where: 1747 S.Halsted Rear Studio 
Fees: $60 for both days or $35 drop in

BEGINNER WORKSHOP TANGOS

NO EXPERIENCE? THIS IS WHERE YOU START

When: 12:45p-2:15p 
Where: 1747 S.Halsted Rear Studio 
Fees: $60 for both days or $35 drop in

This class will emphasize core-strengthening warm-ups, upper body development through arm and hand exercises; common floor patterns; explanation and practice with TANGOS rhythm, simple footwork and hand-clapping techniques,as well as some basic choreography and improvisation opportunities.