Teaching and Inspiration

September 30, 2012

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller

(Above) Flamenco Music & Dance Workshop with Chris Burton Jácome held at Glendale Community College

I love to teach. Love it. And I love my students. What is most fulfilling about teaching flamenco dance to me is the joy accomplishing a task brings to my students. I take great pride in seeing a student discover their abilities. ….The glimmer in their eyes as they find beauty in their own movement.

I myself have had INCREDIBLE instructors throughout my dance training. I feel so extremely fortunate about that.The discipline that being an artist requires has rippled into the other areas of my life.

(Above) Photo Courtesy: Sergio Photographer during a Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble Concert held at Chandler Center for the Arts.

In addition, I am aware of a spiritual connection that takes place when I perform and teach. There’s no doubt in my mind that I become connected to something greater.

I have much gratitude for the busy week that lies ahead filled with lessons. And I can’t help but express my appreciation for the work that I have in my life.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Chandler Symphony Orchestra

Presented by:

Chandler Arizona Centennial

Featuring:
Chris Burton Jacome

Friday, February 3, 2012 @ 7:30pm

FREESeating is on a first come-first serve basis.

Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Arizona with CSO and Flamenco Guitarist Chris Burton Jácome, Native American Flutist Arvel Bird, Composer Frank Darmiento and Chandler Celebration Choir.

The Chandler Symphony Orchestra provides quality symphonic and orchestral music performed by a wide range of volunteer musicians. Musicians from across the Valley of the Sun are led by the esteemed conductor, Jack Herriman. In keeping with the underlying premise of the Symphony, all of the concerts are provided to the public, free of charge. Despite increasing financial pressures, the Chandler Symphony Orchestra is committed to reaching the community with quality orchestral music, regardless of their ability to purchase tickets.

Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ 85225

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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LenaJacome’s photostream on Flickr.

Here are some images via my flickr page: Some of my time at the Musical Instrument Museum. I taught Flamenco Music & Dance Classes to kids with Chris Burton Jacome. As you can see, some parents jumped in and learned some Sevillanas as well!

Other images are from my time in Ashland, Oregon as I taught a 3-day flamenco dance workshop in conjunction to a performance with the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble and Ashland-based, Flamenco Duo at Southern Oregon University.

Other images are from my Flamenco! Coffee Table Book and from Sergio Photographer as he shot images during a one day rehearsal and performance at The Chandler Center for the Arts.

Other images are from the Rhythm and Roots Series based in Tucson of the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble’s time at Plaza Palomino taken by photographer Bob Block.

Images of a few of the many projects I’m proud to be a part of!!!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

 

 

Noche Española

May 5, 2010


Join me for an evening of Flamenco dance & music at

Chandler Center for the Arts.

All proceeds benefit Brazos Abiertos.  Thank you to Alma Schnell of Alma Performing Arts for coordinating this wonderful event.

These AMAZING images are courtesy of my wonderful friend & talented photographer, Shari Robbins of www.EveryDayArtbyShari.com.

The ‘LEVANTO’ CD Release Concert with Calo Flamenco held at Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 2nd, was performed to a SOLD OUT Theatre!  Everyone who attended the concert received a signed, ‘Levanto’ CD that was included with their ticket purchase.

Chris Burton Jácome

Kris Hill

Calo Flamenco

Martín Gaxiola

Olivia Rojas & Chris

Martin & Bernadette Gaxiola

Dancing with Molly Thomas

Chris Burton Jácome

(From L to R) Molly Thomas, Kris Hill, Jennifer Mayer, Adrian Goldenthal, Martin Gaxiola, Chris Burton Jácome, Olivia Rojas, Vanessa Lopez, Lena Jácome, Bernadette Gaxiola

Thank you once again to our dear friend & talented artist, Shari Robbins, www.EveryDayArtbyShari.com.  Thank you to Chandler Center for the Arts and to all the fans for making the concert so memorable.  Calo Flamenco will be performing at Chandler Center for the Arts on September 19th.  You won’t want to miss it!!!

Chris Burton Jácome

with Calo Flamenco at Chandler Center for the Arts

When:
Sunday, May 2nd
Time: 3pm
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler Arizona

Tickets: Please visit: Chandler Center for the Arts
$25.00 Tickets includes a signed CD.  This performance will sell out. 



Join Chris Burton Jácome and Calo Flamenco for an intimate and unforgettable evening of music and dance at Chanlder Center for the Arts.  Chris eleases ‘LEVANTO’ – The first ever CD of its kind producted in the US: ‘Levanto’ is a culmination of work in collaboration with Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola, a professional flamenco repertory company based out of Phoenix, Arizona.  Encapsulated in this brilliant CD is raw emotion, including rhythmical footwork, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and innovative melodies; a reflection of the bymbiotic working relationship shared between Chris Burton Jácome and artistic Director, Martin Gaxiola.

“Levanto” is a celebration of culture; the culmination of all the richness of pure flamenco mixed with Chris Jácome’s unique musical perspective.  Chris Burton Jácome’s CD “Levanto” will challenge and excite your thoughts about this gypsy art form while creating a superior audio experience that will leave you feeling inspired and energized. “Levanto is fabulous flamenco that can stand alongside any created in Spain or by those inspired beyond its borders.”World Music Central

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