THE MAGIC & THE DUENDE
Flamenco is a magical world that has been shaped over the centuries as a melting pot of cultures from all around the world. The Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca described the “duende” as the magical moment of inspiration that opens the doors of colorful perceptions “driving us to the sublime.” These emotions are the starting point for our passion for the culture of flamenco, theatre, and dance.
During this course students will explore the world of exotic creativity travelling culturally, in time and space, through the intricate relationship between the Spanish culture and the flamenco expression that gave birth to the iconic theme of “the magic and the duende”. Students will be introduced to the field of artistic expression as means of communication of personal ideas and emotions through the arts including music, dance, acting, voice, rhythm, image and movement. We will work as a team learning the different sides of the theatrical process with the aim of developing a performance piece, which will be shown to the public at the end of the course.
The course will include different cultural activities that will illustrate how flamenco is (and has always been present) in the Spanish cultural life. Students also, attend a show of performance arts and flamenco and will have the opportunity to meet professionals who work in different areas of theatre from the artistic to the production and technical sides.
Online Sessions: It is a three-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous classes meeting weekly with the professor and classmates in real time. Students can do individual work as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects.
Onsite immersion: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.
Spanish Language Class: Students enrolled in this program can benefit from an additional optional Spanish Class where they will have the opportunity to improve their Spanish Language Skills and get introduced to the culture of Spain.
Program: Online Sessions: 3 weeks *
Onsite immersion: 2 weeks
Dates: Session 1: June 2020
Session 2: July 2020
Session 3: January 2021
Site: Alcala de Henares / Madrid (Spain)
Language of Instruction: English
Precios: Full program (online + onsite): 2,600 €
Online Session: 500 €
University course accredited (optional): 600 €
* You are welcome to complete the online part only. For more information check out the payment conditions.
Full program includes:
University course accredited (optional - 3 credits - 45 hours)
Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant
Personalized advising and onsite orientation
Accommodation (double rooms)
Cultural activities and excursions
24/7 local support