A Través is pleased to partner with E. Rivers Elementary in Atlanta and the Rialto Center for the Arts for its next two exciting projects. We’re connecting Flamenco artists from Spain with Georgia residents to create experiences that expand horizons, get people moving physically, and spark the foreign language bug that spreads benefits throughout life.
Second-annual Fall Flamenco arts residency
November 27 – Dec. 7, 2017
After-school Flamenco dance and singing classes in Spanish
Flamenco dance and music classes taught at E. Rivers Elementary by dancers Lakshmi Basile and Antonio Granjero, accompanied by guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, both of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Classes happen Nov. 27 – Dec. 4, and they are open to 4th and 5th graders at E. Rivers Elementary. Artists will speak only Spanish in the classes, as kids learn about Spain, Flamenco, and Spanish in this exciting first-hand experience with professional artists.
“I think Spanish is my favorite subject now.” — E. Rivers Elementary 4th grader, after her first week in the A Través Flamenco Residency
Classes for Adults —
Flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero teaches classes in Atlanta Nov. 27-29, accompanied by guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega. They are both from Jerez de la Fronteara, Spain. Dancer Lakshmi Basile teaches classes for adults on Dec. 4-8 in Atlanta. Registration opens Nov. 1 >>
And, don’t miss the live tablao Flamenco performance on Nov. 30 at Red Light Café, featuring dancer Antonio Granjero, accompanied by guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, both of Jerez de la Fronteara, Spain, and singer Francisco Orozco “Yiyi” of Barcelona. Tickets >>
Compañía Eva la Yerbabuena
Feb. 24, 2018
Flamenco virtuoso Eva la Yerbabuena performs at the Rialto Center for the Arts on February 24, 2018, and the company will offer a series of master classes during its visit to Atlanta. A Través is proud to present the Flamenco dance master class to be taught by Eva la Yerbabuena. Please stay tuned for details about the class. Performance details >>
Three years ago, a small group of brave people established a non-profit to grow the audience of Flamenco in Atlanta. In 2018, the company, A Través, launches its second residency in Atlanta schools, teaching kids in the state of Georgia about other ways of seeing the world – from the East to the West – and a foreign language via (a través) the arts. Programming for adults is part of the package, inlcuding classes and a performance, in hopes of creating a lasting impact on lives here in the South. Thanks to E. Rivers Elementary, Covenant Presbyterian Church, The Spanish Academy, Red Light Café, the talented resident artists: Antonio Granjero, Yiyi, José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, and Lakshmi Basile, the A Través Board of Directors, and the generous donors who are working together to make projects like this a reality.