Arte Flamenco de San José
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What is Flamenco?
Flamenco is an art form that encompasses three areas: guitar, song, and dance. Flamenco originated in southern Spain, in the region of Andalucia. It is believed that flamenco originated with gypsies, who migrated to Spain from India via Egypt, and who were persecuted in Spanish society. Over the years, flamenco was infused with influences from other persecuted cultures, including Arabs who had lived in Spain for centuries but who became unwelcome in the years since their rulers were conquered and forced from Spain. The result is an ever evolving fusion of passionate music and dance.
About Arte Flamenco de San Josť
Since its foundation in 1992, Arte Flamenco de San José has been committed to promoting and teaching flamenco dance and the art of flamenco in all its forms. As a non-profit organization, Arte Flamenco de San José provides an opportunity for student dancers, semi-professionals, and professionals to exhibit their talents.
Arte Flamenco programs have included world-renowned flamenco masters, such as José Galván, José Greco II, Concha Vargas, and Carola Zertuche. The calendar of performances also features a local corps of professional dancers and students. Arte Flamenco has been a part of the San José Performing Arts Series, San José Stage Theater, Montgomery Theater, San José Repertory Theater, and Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Arte Flamenco is dedicated to providing instruction to seasoned students, as well as beginning dancers. Since 2000, Arte Flamenco has been offering children's classes. Children perform in studio recitals and at Family Lunadas in the Children's Discovery Museum.
See Education, for more information.
Arte Flamenco de San José is a 501(c)(3) organization.