Lessons in Flamenco – The Legacy of Oscar Nieto
In this four-part video series I demonstrate some of the key approaches to teaching and learning I have developed over my career. I feel some of these methods are unique to me.
I created the video series to introduce students and teachers of flamenco dance to a small sample of these methods. This booklet provides additional information, expanding on concepts introduced in the videos, practice tips for dancers and more detailed breakdowns of techniques and rhythms.
Download the booklet intended to accompany the video series.
Video Episode 1: Introduction
Video Episode 2: CAL and Physiology of the Dancer
Video Episode 3: Functional Flamenco Linguistics
Video Episode 4: “Lego Flamenco”
I want to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this project and all my teachers and mentors, my fellow performers, and the musicians and singers and dancers who have been part of my flamenco journey. I am grateful to Peter Mole and Kirill Deljanin for their participation in the videos. I want to thank Michelle Harding who helped create this project, direct the videos, and write this booklet.
To all my students over the years: I may have been your teacher, but I’ve learned so much from you.
July 2021, Vancouver, BC