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FLAMENCONA

Flamencona invokes a bold and tenacious woman. Raquel Heredia and Xianix Barrera bring to the stage their powerful and unapologetically robust femininity, in celebration of their respective roots and the essence that makes them flamencas - FLAMENCONAS. Join us for an intimate evening of flamenco puro right in the heart of El Barrio.

FEATURING

Baile: Raquel Heredia "La Repompa" & Xianix Barrera

Cante: Sergio Gómez "El Colorao"

Toque: Ángel Ruiz

Violin: Ali Bello

Palmas: Manolo de Cordoba

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Xianix Barrera


Xianix Barrera


BIO

Xianix Barrera, a native New Yorker born to Puerto Rican and Dominican parents, had her first exposure to music and dance at an early age with studies in ballet, modern, jazz and percussion. Xianix began her formal studies in flamenco in New York City with Jorge Navarro, Nélida Tirado and Soledad Barrio. In Sevilla, she deepened her training with distinguished masters including Andres Peña, Concha Vargas, Patricia Guerrero and Carmen Ledesma among others. She has worked and performed with such prominent artists as Isabel Bayon, Ángel Muñoz, Soledad Barrio and Juan Ogalla and has taught master flamenco workshops for the Joyce Theater and New York City Center, respectively.  She is a recipient of a coveted scholarship to attend Jacob Pillow's Cultural Traditions program led by Noche Flamenca. In 2011, Xianix produced her first sold-out flamenco production, Sabor Flamenco, at the Poet's Den Theater in Spanish Harlem. Xianix has been touring with Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca since 2013 with their wildly successful production of Antigona, a flamenco adaptation of the Sophoclean tragedy. Most recently she performed in Sevilla, Abu Dhabi and Copenhagen alongside flamenco legend Jose Suarez “El Torombo”. She currently teaches flamenco dance to adults and children as a teaching artist for New York City Center, Ballet Hispanico and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in New York. 

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Performances


Performances


Tuesday, October 3

7:30pm - 10:00pm

SOCARRAT with the Cintron Brothers

284 Mulberry Street, Manhattan


Wednesday, October 4

7:00pm - 10:00pm

MARBELLA with Sol "La Argentinita" and Cristian Puig

220-33 Northern Blvd, Queens


Tuesday, October 10

7:30pm - 10:00pm

SOCARRAT with the Cintron Brothers

284 Mulberry Street, Manhattan


Thursday, October 12

7:30pm - 10:00pm

ESPERANTO with Sol "La Argentinita" and Jose Ramos

145 Avenue C corner of 9th Street, Manhattan


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FLAMENCONA

Sunday, October 15th at 3pm & 7pm

El Barrio Artspace 215 East 99th Street

with special guests direct from Andalucía: Raquel Heredia "La Repompa", Sergio Gomez "El Colorao", Ángel Ruiz, Ali Bello and Manolo de Cordoba

 

PURCHASE TICKETS


Tuesday, October 17

7:30pm - 10:00pm

SOCARRAT with the Cintron Brothers

284 Mulberry Street, Manhattan


Friday, October 20

11:00pm - 1:00am

ST. MAZIE'S with Angelina Ramirez and Cristian Puig

345 Grand Street, Brooklyn

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Classes


Classes


FALL SESSION: September 10 - December 17

SCHEDULE / LOCATIONS

*No classes on October 15th*

THURSDAYS

5:30 - 6:30pm-  Beginner

6:30 - 7:30pm  -  Adv Beginner

Rod Rodgers Studios: 62 East 4th Street, NYC

SUNDAYS

10:00 - 11:00am -  Adv Beginner

11:00 - 12:00pm  -  Beginner

Center for Flamenco Arts: 4 West 43rd Street, 8th FL, NYC

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BEGINNER

THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30pm

Rod Rodgers Studios

SUNDAYS  11:00-12:00pm

Center for Flamenco Arts

The Beginner level is geared towards students who have previously taken flamenco classes for about a year OR those who are able to easily pickup material in class. We will review the elements and techniques that were covered in the Intro to Flamenco level but at a faster pace. Your foundation in flamenco technique will be reviewed and further developed/pushed for floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body. If you're unsure as to which level you should be in, please call or email for assitance.


ADVANCED BEGINNER

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Rod Rodgers Studios

Sundays 10:00-11:00am

Center for Flamenco Arts

Advanced Beginner is geared toward the more experienced student who has studied for at least two years. You will need to have a basic understanding of its rhythms, vocabulary and techniques. We dive deeper into all elements and further develop your technique and musical ear while implementing its style and characteristics while staying true to your personality. More complicated rhythms, concepts and choreography are explored in this level. 


INTRO TO FLAMENCO

Returns January, 2018

Center for Flamenco Arts

For those who have never taken a flamenco class before or need a refresher before moving into the Beginner level, Intro to Flamenco is the class for you. This level is for those with little to no experience with flamenco dance to those who have some experience with flamenco and wish to start slowly. All are welcome! You will become acquainted with flamenco's basic elements by developing a solid foundation in its various technique: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body.


KIDS FLAMENCO

Available for privates or semi-private lessons

This class is intended for girls and boys between the ages of 4 - 8 years old with little to no experience with flamenco dance. Experienced dancers in other genres are welcome to join. Children will obtain an in-depth experience of the Spanish art form and learn its history, culture, geography and vocabulary. Students will be exposed to flamenco’s basic dance concepts, learn choreography, be involved in the creative process. Children are required to have proper dance attire and shoes for the class. Call or email for rates.


INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

Available for private or semi-private lessons

Intermediate/advanced classes are for students who been studying flamenco for at least three years and have a thorough understanding of flamenco technique, rhythms, structure and vocabulary. Technique is further developed through endurance drills, strengthening focus and memory and by pushing each students personal boundaries. Additionally, we delve into more complicated palos while exploring and developing your own dance style. Call or email for rates.


PRICES

$25/drop-in                 $120 / 5 class pack                 $230 / 10 class pack                 $440 / 20 class pack

*Class cards expire December 10th


ATTIRE FOR CLASS

Students are advised to wear proper dance attire which includes:

  • ATTIRE: form fitting clothes such as tank tops, leotards, tights, and track pants with a skirt or vest. Loose fitting clothes make proper body placement and form difficult to see
  • SHOES: Flamenco shoes are an investment for adults and children. Only purchase shoes if you're committed to classes. See RIGHT/BELOW for places to purchase. Alternatives include: closed toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes. Stiletto shoes and sneakers are NOT ideal. Call or email for assistance.

FLAMENCO SHOPS

Menkes* 250 W. 54th Street, Suit 804, Manhattan 

Sansha* 888 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan

*Get a 10% discount when you mention you take class with Xianix

La Colora Flamenco Stuff

Sally Lesser Designs 


STUDENT GALLERY

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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I love your approach — starting slow, focusing on the bones of the design and then later the style and embellishment....You have a great and beautiful soul and a playful spirit. In Buddhism, there is the belief that when a person evolves through many lifetimes into a state of enlightenment — a bodhisattva- that soul returns to earth to teach others. You are my bodhisattva por bulerias.
— Constanza Baiocco
I find the classroom experience to be both insightful and challenging. As an instructor Xianix is very caring, positive, and encouraging. Xianix goes out of her way to make the class feel comfortable. She pushes you to do well and to genuinely believe that you can do anything. You’ll also find that she has a great sense of humor. At first, I thought I was dyslexic: flamenco is not necessarily a piece of cake, especially if you have no professional dance experience like me, but I soon realized that all I needed was practice and encouragement.
— Emmanuel Igancio
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Gallery


Gallery


PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO GALLERY

Xianix Barrera & Sabor Flamenco at Iona College

Performance for Hispanic Heritage Month

World Cafe Live with Pasion Y Arte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Xianix Barrera por Alegrias, Washington Heights, NY

Xianix Barrera performs in Sevilla, Spain

Dancers: Xianix Barrera Kimie Nishizawa Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani Musicians: Alfonso Cid Jed Miley Jose Moreno Isabel del Dia

Xianix Barrera & Sabor Flamenco Promo Video

It's time for a Flamenco break with Xianix Barrera! #keepdancing

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Booking


Booking


PROMO VIDEO

Led by Xianix Barrera, a powerhouse of the pure and raw flamenco form, SABOR FLAMENCO offers performances, workshops, arts-in-education, and community engagement programs that center on feminine strength and empowerment. SABOR FLAMENCO ignites passion, excitement, and wonder by fusing the soul of the Caribbean with the music and rhythms of Southern Spain by embracing a full palate of aesthetic tastes; from classical elegance, to modern experimentation, to the distilled essence of the gypsy soul.

PERFORMANCES

Xianix Barrera & Sabor Flamenco offers authentic flamenco performances to fit your specific needs. You can customize the number of artists, lengths and number of performances and themes for a one-of-a-kind experience. Audiences will be clapping along to guitar strings and rhythmic foot stomping and find themselves under the spell of the singers transcending song by bringing Spain directly to you. SABOR FLAMENCO will provide you with a mesmerizing performance that will make any special event a truly memorable one.

ARTS-IN-EDUCATION

Would you like to teach your students about Spain and/or the origins of flamenco? Would you like your students to experience a flamenco dance class? Sabor Flamenco provides lecture-demonstrations and/or master dance classes for language, music, dance, history, and/or general classes at your school. These programs provide an interactive experience for your class with  demonstrations of flamenco song, guitar and dance, history of Flamenco and culminating with student participation. School residencies with a final presentation is also available. 

Dance & rhythm WORKSHOPS

Looking to add an exciting Flamenco class to your school, studio, or gym? Xianix Barrera has years of experience with instruction of flamenco dance and rhythms for adults, children, and seniors. We provide specialized workshops to fit all ages, interests, fitness and dance levels.

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Press


Press


“Xianix Barrera is strong and feminine, and showcases the smaller flourishes and attributes of the Flamenco form. Her style exemplifies sweetness, power and poise." - Jamuna Chiarini, Artslandia Magazine

"...I enjoyed Xianix Barrera, who injected a healthy dose of teasing sensuality.” - Marina Harss, Dance Tabs

"...Xianix Barrera, had a striking presence...she was extremely refined in her movement, her head remaining absolutely still as her body kept moving. Her gaze into the audience was impactful, while her movements in her arms, torso and feet were subtle. Her fingers held as through they had a constant breeze moving through them. Her hand movements, gestures and fingers became the focal point of attention..." - Gina Palumbo, Philadelphia Dance

"Flamenco artist, Xianix Barrera, a picture of sensuous hour-glass richness, transfixed many pairs of eyes with fiery grace and sinuous body movement. Draped in a magnificent, embroidered peacock blue silk shawl with shimmering bone fringes, Barrera skillfully flung, wrapped and unwrapped herself as she wended through an entrancing solo." - Ashabi Rich, The Dance Journal

“Xianix Barrera in a Solea por Buleria...This lady can literally rock the house. Before she discovered flamenco, this talented dancer was a percussionist. That skill was apparent in her deep understanding of rhythms and reflected in her mastery of compás. She is a remarkable artist ... she deserves to be recognized for the fierce diva she is."  - Maya de Silva, Flamenco Buzz 

"A Renowned Dance Couple Keeps Flamenco’s Flame Burning in New Yorkby Susan Hartman, New York Times

 

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Contact


Contact


CONTACT US

PHONE: 646.283.1873

EMAIL: Xianix@Xianix.com

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