February182013

On 7th February -before his concert on 8th February at ICC, Istanbul- Tomatito gave a workshop at Pera Güzel Sanatlar.

This is the video of the fiesta that took place before the workshop.

February22013
Tomatito Concert in Istanbul!
Date: 08.02.2013, Friday
Location: Istanbul Convention Center, Harbiye
http://www.iccistanbul.com

Tomatito Concert in Istanbul!

Date: 08.02.2013, Friday

Location: Istanbul Convention Center, Harbiye

http://www.iccistanbul.com

January312013

A video about flamenco and flamenco in Turkey prepared by Merve Doğan…

January202013
New Flamenco Beginners Class - February 2013
Every monday between 20.00-21.30 starting from 4th September… Instructor: Senem BALABAN. Location: Dansorium Dance Center
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/136276786532212/?fref=tsGENERAL INFO-Classes are once a week, for 1,5 hour.-No partners needed.-Both women and men can attend.-Flamenco shoes required in 1 month.-Students can play a part if they wish, at the student performance at the end of the season (june/july)INFO ABOUT CLASSES-Content:Warm-upsExercises for hands-arms-bodyFootwork exercisesExercises for internalizing the rhythm of TANGOSChoreographyStreching-Some classes will be accompanied by live music.OPORTUNITIES BESIDES CLASSES- Rhythm class (palmas, contra tiempo, following the compas etc) - FREE OF CHARGE-Ability to use the saloons besides classes - FREE OF CHARGE-Ensemble practice with guitar students of Ilgaz Benekay and Doruk Okuyucu to learn how to create a choreography with musicians - FREE OF CHARGE

Street address: Şehit Ertuğrul Kabataş Cad. Çınarlı İş Merkezi no:2 kat:4 MecidiyeköyMECİDİYEKÖY İstanbul
Phones: 0212 21348 63 -54- 37
E-mail: info@dansorium.com.tr
Web site: http://www.dansorium.com

New Flamenco Beginners Class - February 2013

Every monday between 20.00-21.30 starting from 4th September… Instructor: Senem BALABAN. Location: Dansorium Dance Center

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/136276786532212/?fref=ts

GENERAL INFO

-Classes are once a week, for 1,5 hour.
-No partners needed.
-Both women and men can attend.
-Flamenco shoes required in 1 month.
-Students can play a part if they wish, at the student performance at the end of the season (june/july)

INFO ABOUT CLASSES

-Content:
Warm-ups
Exercises for hands-arms-body
Footwork exercises
Exercises for internalizing the rhythm of TANGOS
Choreography
Streching

-Some classes will be accompanied by live music.


OPORTUNITIES BESIDES CLASSES

- Rhythm class (palmas, contra tiempo, following the compas etc) - FREE OF CHARGE

-Ability to use the saloons besides classes - FREE OF CHARGE

-Ensemble practice with guitar students of Ilgaz Benekay and Doruk Okuyucu to learn how to create a choreography with 
musicians - FREE OF CHARGE


Street address: Şehit Ertuğrul Kabataş Cad. Çınarlı İş Merkezi no:2 kat:4 MecidiyeköyMECİDİYEKÖY İstanbul

Phones: 0212 21348 63 -54- 37

E-mail: info@dansorium.com.tr

Web site: http://www.dansorium.com

December212012
PRAYER OF THE FLAMENCO DANCER
(I suggest you to say it before every practice :))
DUENDE help me to stand erect and tight at every step, do the footwork with control, listen to the palmas well and stay inside the rhythm! 
Senem BALABAN

PRAYER OF THE FLAMENCO DANCER

(I suggest you to say it before every practice :))

DUENDE help me to stand erect and tight at every step, do the footwork with control, listen to the palmas well and stay inside the rhythm! 

Senem BALABAN

December42012
November152012

20 OCTOBER - New Flamenco Class

Every tuesday between 21.00-22.30 at Dansorium Dans Merkezi (starting from 20 October)… Instructor: Senem BALABAN

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/323013014473362/

Fotoğraf |  görsel 1


GENERAL INFO

-Classes are once a week, for 1,5 hour.
-No partners needed.
-Both women and men can attend.
-Flamenco shoes required after the first month.
-Students can play a part if they wish, at the student performance at the end of the season (june/july)

INFO ABOUT CLASSES

-Content:
Warm-up
Exercises for hands-arms-body
Footwork exercises
Exercises for internalizing the rhythm of tangos
Choreography
Streching

-Some classes will be accompanied by live music.

OPORTUNITIES BESIDES CLASSES

-Rhythm class (besides regular lessons) - (palmas, contra tiempo, following the compas etc) - FREE OF CHARGE

-Ability to use the saloons besides classes - FREE OF CHARGE

-Ensemble practice with guitar students of Ilgaz Benekay and Doruk Okuyucu to underrstand how to create a choreography with 
musicians - FREE OF CHARGE

October172012

Flamenco dance with 9/8 rhythm from Senem BALABAN

October12012

Everyone who cares about animals more than they do about people, everyone who says “spend your time/energy to help people not animals”, everyone who cares about earth-plants more than they do about people and animals… If all of these people went into action with their own way of thinking neither humans nor animals, nor plants would be harmed.

So the problem is not what you care about but whether you do something for it, not whom you have pang for but whether you ignore that pang or not.

Senem BALABAN
September302012

Real Love For Animals

I want tell you about a friend of mine in order to give an example of helpfulness. I won’t tell her name because I know that she will feel embarrassed for what I tell about her. Still I’m sure that she, herself and everybody who knows her will know who I talk about when having read this article.

She’s an immensely beautiful, smart, hard-working, creative, thoughtful, modest, talented, genial, pure minded and wise person. She protects your interest before you do, attaches importance to justice, approaches everybody with empathy, has a good social life, is genuine, natural, likes being intimate with nature, grows plants, tries to keep a tiniest piece of plant keep alive, is a teacher and very good at that, has very strong artistic side, anyway her job is an artistic one, loves looking at different points of view, likes laughing, making laugh, making happy, having fun, amusing, is clean, takes good care of herself, knows that one who has no good for herself, can’t do any good to others. She is like an angel. Of course she has flaws, too but they’re very few and she knows to admit them and to take lessons from them.

This friend’s heart beats for animals since many many years. Cat, dog, bird, spider, dolphin… Every single animal… You know, some people are born to be a singer, some writer, some actor, well, she was born to help animals. It is very obvious, she can’t behave other way, neither she wants to and she accepts this feature of hers and bravely act according to it.

However she’s different than many animal-lovers. Difference of intention… Her purpose is not comforting her conscience. She really wants to help, for this purpose she thinks deeply what she can do best, how she can do it better. She doesn’t act with the feeling of pity, give some food and go on with her life. She doesn’t look at people who are not intersted in animals as enemies and fight with them. She gets animal neutrated, heals the wounded, doesn’t get her house full of animals because there needs to be empty space for wounded animals or animals in recovery, she goes regularly to animal shelters, brings them food and more importantly attention. As I’ve mentioned, she doesn’t fight to people who doesn’t like animals, she tries to understand everybody, because she’s focused to the aim and she knows that she can’t convince anybody by yelling or insulting. Instead, she sets an example and that way she instills animal love. With sympathy, not pressure… She thinks that it’s a progress if someone who doesn’t care about animals begin to pay attention to cats on the road or if someone who has never looked after an animal starts giving food to street animals from time to time.

So this person shows a courageous, loving example of helpfulness for what she cares about by working, thinking about real goodness, exploring what is right, staying calm and strong without damning. She is an example of genuine benevolence and love. When you look at her you can’t keep yourself from asking “Do I do what I do sincerely or do I try to fool myself or others?”

God bless these kind of people! Even if they’re so few they impress a big circle around them.