Flamenco on the spot: Xianix Barrera
Flamenco Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer
Location: New York, New York
Xianix Barrera, a native New Yorker born to Puerto Rican and Dominican parents, was exposed at an early age to music and dance in ballet, modern, jazz, and percussion.
Xianix began her flamenco studies in New York and deepened her training in Madrid and Sevilla under the guidance of distinguished masters including Concha Vargas, Carmen Ledesma, Andres Peña, Raquel Heredia, and La Lupi. Xianix performs nationally and internationally as a soloist and with various flamenco companies sharing the stage with artists such as Isabel Bayón, Raquel Heredia "La Repompilla", Rosario Toledo, Soledad Barrio, and Juan Ogalla.
She has performed at such prominent venues as the Joyce Theater and Lincoln Center in New York, Tablao El Duende in Copenhagen, the Red Theater in Abu Dhabi, and Cafe Silverio in Sevilla.
In 2012, she founded Xianix Barrera Flamenco, which debuted to the sold-out production of ‘Sabor Flamenco’ in Spanish Harlem.
XBF produces traditional flamenco performances with artists from around the world, with a strong emphasis in highlighting bold and tenacious female artists and their unapologetically robust femininity within flamenco.
In 2018, Xianix received the SU-CASA community arts engagement grant, a program for senior citizens funded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has also been accepted into the 20919 Emerging Choreographer Series at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (CUNY). Xianix was an Artist in Residence with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana exploring the intersectionalities of flamenco in regards to gender and sexual identity in 2017 and was a recipient of a coveted scholarship to attend the Cultural Traditions Flamenco Program at the School of Jacob’s Pillow in 2008.
In addition to being an accomplished performer, Xianix is a highly sought-after teacher giving master flamenco workshops for the Joyce Theater and New York City Center during its annual Flamenco Festival. She currently teaches flamenco dance to adults, children and seniors in New York City.
6:00-7:00pm - Advanced Beginner
7:00-8:00pm - Beginner
8:00-9:00pm - Introduction to Flamenco
@ Gibney Dance Studios, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor, Manhattan
10:00-11:00am - Advanced Beginner
11:00-12:00pm - Beginner
12:00-1:00pm - All Levels Sevillanas & Castanets
1:00 - 2:00pm - Introduction to Flamenco
@ Center for Flamenco Arts, 4 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor, Manhattan
SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SENIORS - FRIDAYS
9:30-10:30am - Flamenco for Senior Citizens
@ S.T.A.R. Senior Center, 650 West 187th Street, Manhattan, NY
FLAMENCO TABLAO EN EL BARRIO
Monthly flamenco show featuring celebrated flamenco artists from around the world
Every second Friday of the month 9pm - $20
El Barrio Artspace
215 E. 99th Street, lower level
NY, NY 10029
Tickets on Eventbrite.com
More information at: http://www.xianix.com/