More than twenty students from eleven North American universities already study the course "Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco" in the Flamenco School, in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Geography and History

The Cristina Heeren Foundation continues to strengthen ties with the university environment. The Flamenco School joins the concerted courses for foreign students (“Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras”) of the University of Seville, in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Geography and History, through various "Study Abroad" programs. More than twenty students from eleven universities in the United States are launching this new academic colaboration, between September and December, the course "Initiation to the Practice of Flamenco", with a teaching load of 3 ECTS credits. Classes are taught in two weekly sessions by Patricia Lozano, dancer and guitarist; Kaveh Nasehi, musicologist and guitarist; and María Martha Rodríguez, flamenco dancer. During the second semester, the offer will be extended with a second course entitled "Understanding flamenco through dance", taught by professors Pepa Sánchez, PHD in Flamenco by University of Seville and Elisa Vélez, flamenco dancer and teacher.


The American students who are receiving training at the Cristina Heeren Foundation in the first quarter of the 2018/2919 academic year come from Pitzer College (Claremont, California), University of Denver (Colorado), University of Colorado Boulder, University of Santa Clara (California), Colby College (Maine), University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Pacific University (Oregon), University of New Hampshire, College of Mount Saint Vincent (New York), James Madison University (Virginia) y Quinnipias University (Connecticut). The "Studies Abroad Programs" that collaborate with these organized courses are several: CEA Study Abroad, International Studies Abroad (ISA), Academic Program International (API), Spanish Institute for Global Education (SIGE), Global Education an Career Development Abroad (Global Ed Program), International College of Seville (ICS), Spanish American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE); Academic Program International (ASA). In addition to flamenco, students of the Study Abroad Programs of the Faculties of Philology and Geography and History attend, during their stay in Seville, subjects related to language and literature, cinema, photography, psychology, painting, politics and society, among others.

The Cristina Heeren Foundation has developed, since its creation more than 20 years ago, various lines of action aimed at promoting flamenco access both to official study plans and to the university environment. The foundation, endorsed with the Flamenco Prize in the Classroom of the Equalization Board of the Andalusian Regional Government, has promoted, hand in hand with the IES Carmen Laffón de La Rinconada (Seville), the "Flamenco Baccalaureate" project, also awarded by the Andalusian government. In addition, the flamenco school usually receives students from the third cycle with scholarships from international research programs such as the European Eramus Plus and the American Fullbright. It has also collaborated with university cultural programs such as Trastablaos, a cycle of illustrated interviews to veteran artists, organized hand in hand with the CICUS of the University of Seville, Pablo de Olavide Summer Course at the University in Carmona (Seville); or the Leonard Cohen Chair of the University of Oviedo, among others. It also supports the Association of Interpreters and Performers (AIE) to bring the cycle "AIEnRuta Flamenco" to university centers in the Community of Madrid and Castilla y León, flamenco recitals by young people.    

 

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