Flamenco Singing Workshops with Olayo Jiménez (Sunshine Coast)

Flamenco Singing Workshops with Olayo Jiménez (Sunshine Coast)

February 17, 2016 - February 18, 2016

As part of Flamenco Fire’s national touring, Red Chair will be hosting a Flamenco Singing Course on the Sunshine Coast with visiting international artist Olayo Jiménez direct from Spain. Open to everyone - You don't need singing or flamenco experience, but you will sing! Olayo will take you through some of the traditional styles of Flamenco cante chico (flamenco festive singing). These include Sevillanas, Rumbas and Bulerias. For students of dance he will also add some simple choreography so you will understand how the dance compliments the song.

NB. Flamenco dance, percussion and guitar workshops will be held on Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th March. For details - www.redchair.com.au

Time:   5:30pm – 8:00pm
Dates:  Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th February 2016

Total Workshop hours: 5
Cost:     $70 (OR $40 per workshop)
Venue:  Verrierdale Hall, 460 Verrierdale Rd, Verrierdale

*To REGISTER - click 'BUY TICKETS' link at top of page

About Olayo Jiménez
Olayo Jiménez was born in Northern Spain into a Gypsy family of flamenco singers, dancers and basket (canasteros) makers. His Grandmother – “La Milia” – was a flamenco singer and friend of the great Carmen Amaya, with whom she shared the stage when together they made their début in Barcelona. Complimenting an upbringing surrounded by flamenco, Olayo immersed himself in the serious study of the flamenco art form. Focusing on Madrid and Seville, two great centres of flamenco, Olayo studied intensively at Amor de Dios (Madrid) and Foundation Cristina Heeren (Seville) with highly respected singers such as Naranjito de Triana and Jose de la Tomasa. For many years Olayo’s highly personal vocal style and deep understanding of flamenco have combined to ensure that his talents are constantly in demand. Highlight performances include: The Royal Albert Hall (London), The Conservatorium of Music (Rotterdam, Holland), performances on Dutch television, film scores and acting appearances (El Punto Sobre la I), and prestigious concert halls in Holland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. Olayo is currently based in Andalucía and joined the cast of Flamenco Fire in 2008.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

Photography:  Anna Kunst