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Culture and the Municipality of La Union present two dance classes taught by Mercedes Ruiz, National Award for Flamenco Dance (30/06/2014)

The journalist and writer Juan Vergillos, National Prize of Flamenco, performed another seminar on 'History Flamenco'

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Universities and the city of La Union presented this morning the two courses that will give the dancer and choreographer Mercedes Ruiz, National Award for Flamenco dancing on the occasion of the 54th International Festival del Cante de las Minas.

The courses, organized by Flamencology of San Antonio (UCAM) Catholic University and the Foundation Cante de las Minas, will take place at the School of Flamenco Cante de las Minas Art and between 11 and 15 August.

The first of these, the hours will be 9:30 to 11:30 pm, will be focused on the 'joys dance', while the second, which is offered from 12:00 to 14:00, will be on the ' reed dance '.

Both are ten hours, they are intended for students with intermediate or advanced level and places are limited.

The cost of each of these training activities is 110 euros (180 if you do both) and include two invitations to the conference semi-finals of the International Festival del Cante de las Minas.

Milestones, schools and trends

The Director General of Cultural Industries and Arts, Marta Lopez-Briones, mayor of La Union and Executive Chairman of the Cante, Francisco Bernabé, Minas Foundation and the Dean of Academic UCAM, Juan Alfonso, also presented the course 'History flamenco' that will give the journalist and writer Juan Vergillos, National Prize of Flamenco.

In ten hours of this initiative, Vergillos will tour the great landmarks, schools and trends of singing, dancing and flamenco guitar, from the birth of the 'flamenco' in the field of romantic bowling scene as synthesis musical and literary traditions Andalusian, Gypsy, Black, American, French and Italian, to the present.

Apart from treating path as Silverio figures, Chacón, the Red Alpargatero, the Girl of the Combs, Vallejo, Marchena, Caracol, Mairena, Camarón, Morente, Paco de Lucia, Borrull Miguel, Ramón Montoya, Sabicas, Niño Ricardo, Melchor de Marchena, Manolo Sanlúcar, Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, Gerardo Núñez and so on, a journey will take images of the history of painting, photography and film, with milestones Dancing 'jondo' and analyzed the aesthetic keys of the great interpreters of the history of this art: boleros dances, cabarets, Flemish opera, neoclassicism and global festivals.

The course is aimed at all ages, will be held in the City of La Union, from 11 to 15 August from 17:30 to 19:30, and the cost of tuition is 60 euros.

Source: CARM

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