Eve Costarelli & Antonio Tiriti
Eve Costarelli & Antonio Tiriti offer Flamenco dance and music performances and Flamenco dance workshops for Massachusetts schools.
Eve provides the baile (dance) and Antonio the toque (guitar), in a powerhouse demonstration of Flamenco—a genre famous for fiery finger-picking on guitar, precise posture and gesture in movement and above all, dramatic flair and boisterous audience participation! Students will use palmas (clapping rhythms) to follow complex rhythmic patterns and jaleo (calls) to encourage the performers. Between the music and dance, students will learn the roots of a truly multi-cultural art form created by the Roma (or Gypsies) who fused dance from the Spaniards, music from the Moors, song from Sephardic Jews, and spirituality from Northern India. At the end of the performance, volunteers will be called upon to learn a few moves.
Target Grades: 3-12
Audience Limit: 300
Duration: 45 minutes (30-minute version for K-2)
Single: $588 Double: $941 Triple: $1,235 Quad: $1,470
Travel fee: based upon mileage (calculate below)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Workshops introduce students to the physical language of flamenco. They learn its dramatic postures; its hand, arm and footwork and its intense rhythms. They will stomp their feet, clap their hands and snap their fingers as they encounter an art form from a culture in which dancing is a way of life.
Target Grades: 3-12
Participants: 25 students (one class)
Workshop with just Eve: $125/workshop
Workshop with Eve and Antonio: $190/workshop
No minimum workshop number post-performance.
3-workshop minimum for scheduling workshops independent of a performance.
Eve “Eva Lorca” Costarelli has been teaching flamenco, tap and yoga in the Boston community for the past eighteen years and specializes in teaching children. Ms. Costarelli began her professional career as a tap dancer at the Leon Collins Tap Dancer’s Paradise. She was first introduced to flamenco by Ramon de los Reyes and then went on to both perform and teach in his company. Ms. Costarelli is a familiar face on the Boston dance scene, contributing her considerable experience to events such as Dance Across the City Day, The Children’s Dance Festival, City Dance and the Boston Children’s Museum Outreach Program. Eve Costarelli is the founder and Artistic Director of the Always B Dancing, a rhythmic dance troupe performing flamenco and traditional jazz tap. She is also founder and creator of Yoga-Snacks, an in-school yoga program, and travels to schools (K-12) bringing both her love and knowledge of flamenco and yoga to youth all over the state. Ms. Costarelli is also part of the Massachusetts State Teaching Roster.
Antonio “Tiriti” Tran has been studying flamenco guitar intensively for the last three years, traveling to Spain each year to hone his technique and accompaniment skills. While in Spain, he performed numerous times. One performance in particular, earned him an honorary membership with the Pena Flamena de Alhaurina. In 2010, he won third place in the ForoFlamenco’s International Composition Challenge with his composition, “Nos Miran.” Working with Harold Burgon and AndaLaMusica Records, Antonio plans to release his debut album soon. Antonio was featured on T.V. in on BevCam’s Debut (2010 and 2011), on the Steve Katsos Show (2010 and 2011), and on All About the Arts (2012)
You can catch Antonio performing regularly with in the Boston area.
“…a great performance! The kids had a wonderful time. One of my favorite parts of your coming to camp – beyond the performance itself, of course – is actually hearing parents talk about how their children could not stop dancing when they got home from camp. 🙂 Flamenco is such a beautiful dance, and we really enjoy your introducing our campers to it!
–Arts Coordinator, Chestnut Hill School, Newton, MA
“Thank YOU!!!!! My students were SO excited about the performance. We did a nice review today. Million thanks!!!! What a FABULOUS event! You were great at including the students. Even the BOYS loved doing the dance together!! They were goofy (to be expected) but TRULY enjoyed it!!!! You should have seen their EYES WIDE OPEN as they described their experience yesterday – YES even the BOYS, LOL!!!”
-Music and Performing Arts Teacher, James Chittick School, Mattapan, MA
10:00 A.M. or later preferred.
(double the mileage below to account for the trip and the return trip)