This retreat is open to all and represents a great opportunity to immerse yourself in different yogic practices and authentic expressions of sincere joy and deep sadness through Flamenco.
As an authentic expression of sincere joy and profound sadness, Flamenco was born after the Middle Ages in Andalusia, the rich crossroads of Islamic, Christian and Jewish cultures.
Thanks to the nomadic gypsies, Flamenco has forged strong links with the traditions of the Balkans as well as India, the cradle of various civilizations.
Flamenco combines dancing, singing, and percussion in a classic style that has continuously evolved over the centuries. It is the pure expression of an organic folk rhythm.
The steps of the dancers echo the clapping of the hands and the percussion; the movements of the body in circles respond to the singer’s voice and the plucking of the guitar.
You do not dance Flamenco; you live it with your whole soul and your entire body.
This introductory course is designed for beginners as well as for those who already have training in Flamenco. This course will take place according to the following schedule:
Saturday 24 October 2020 (arrival)
Sunday 25 to 30 Octobre 2020
Note: a 1-day tour in Marrakesh will be organized during the week
Saturday 31 Octobre 2020 (departure)
All meals are cooked with fresh local produce. You will be served 3 meals/day - the meals are prepared with local products and fresh bread is baked daily in a traditional earth oven. The Moroccan cuisine is a delight in itself.
Meals are served on low tables (Berber style). Fruits, mineral water, coffee & tea available.
Since childhood, Rosario Peinadohas studied Andalusian Flamenco dancing with renowned masters such as Mario Maya, Manolo Marín, Fernanda Romero, Pepe Ríos, Juana Amaya, Concha Vargas, and Andrés Marín.
She has also studied classical ballet at the School of María Luisa Rivas in Seville and theatrical interpretation with Carlos Gandolfo and Jan Lauwers.
With over 30 years of diligent practice, she masters classical and contemporary Flamenco that she teaches in her studio in Seville.
With her band Luna Flamenca, Rosario has given numerous concerts in Spain, Europe, and America. At the last edition of the Flamenco Biennial in Seville, she presented a show of her own creation entitled “Dialogue with the Wind”.
She also participated in the production of Blood Wedding with the Northern Stage in Newcastle and with the Need Company of Jan Lauwers she performed in the play En Invictosin the major capitals of Europe.
Bab Zouina is an ode to nature.
The workshop will take place in Bab Zouina, a beautiful traditional Moroccan villa situated in the Ourika Valley (30 km from Marrakesh) in a magnificent property surrounded by olive trees.
Far from urban stress, Bab Zouina has kept an authentic and serene spirit, respectful of the environment.
The main house is ecologically built with cut stone and the new buildings with natural mud bricks. The material used is entirely traditional: tadellakt on the wall, zellij on the floor and cedar and acacia for the woodwork.
The estate is full of terraces and peaceful places to recharge your batteries. The botanical and aromatic gardens surrounding the property give the place a poetic charm and invite to a gentle meditation.
The amazing Swedish artist and landscape designer, Catharina von Unge, conceived and designed the ornamental garden surrounding the property. She managed to combine British aesthetic taste with rusticity and simplicity of the place.
With the Mexican corner and its incredible varieties of cactuses, Catharinadares hints at the Majorelle garden by Yves Saint Laurent and the neighboring garden by André Heller.