El “Flamenco Íntimo” de Siudy Garrido

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Siudy Garrido, reconocida bailaora venezolana, presenta Flamenco Íntimo en Venezuela.

 

La reconocida bailaora de flamenco venezolana, Siudy Garrido, regresa a los teatros venezolanos con el estreno de su show “Flamenco Íntimo”, con el que espera exponer más a fondo el arte que la ha caracterizado desde pequeña.

El espectáculo tendrá lugar en el Teatro Chacao, en Caracas, los días 12 y 13 de Octubre, seguido de dos funciones en el Teatro Juares de Barquisimeto el 25 y 26 del mismo mes.

“Flamenco Íntimo es un espectáculo que busca mostrar en una hora y media un flamenco actual, un flamenco contemporáneo, pero que es realmente flamenco”, explicó Garrido, en entrevista exclusiva con El Nuevo País. “Es un espectáculo donde verán el flamenco en su plenitud”.

Este es el primer show que Garrido realiza después de su mundialmente aclamada presentación “Entre Mundos”, exhibida durante tres meses en Broadway. Con este nuevo espectáculo, Garrido espera cautivar una vez más al público venezolano.

“Lo que estamos buscando es plasmar, a través de la coreografía, toda esa intimidad que a veces no nos atrevemos a mostrar, bien sean sueños, recuerdos, sentimientos, pensamientos profundos y ocultos de nuestro ser, transmitidos a través de la danza”, señaló Garrido.

Además del cuerpo de baile, Flamenco Íntimo contará con la participación de músicos españoles y venezolanos, como el guitarrista español José Luis Rodríguez, el reconocido cantaor español Manuel Gago y el percusionista venezolano Adolfo Herrera.

Flamenco Íntimo promete ser un espectáculo cargado de la creatividad característica de Siudy Garrido.

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Mariela Gomanci

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La moda es una parte importante de nuestra vida diaria, especialmente para nosotras las mujeres, quienes estamos usualmente obsesionadas con esta forma de arte. A través de la moda, cada individuo puede expresar su personalidad, creatividad y encanto al seleccionar una combinación después de evaluar distintas opciones que difieren en color, tela, estampado y estilo. Mariela Gomanci quiere deleitar a esos pequeños amantes de la moda con su colección debut que va a tener su lanzamiento en las próximas semanas.

Mariela Gomanci es una diseñadora de modas Venezolana, actualmente radicada en Madrid, que posee tanto inspiración como un interesante historial.

Ya que su madre es diplomático, Gomanci ha vivido en distintos países como Curaçao, Barbados, Colombia e Italia. Por esta razón, la joven diseñadora de modas Venezolana nació, en realidad, en República Dominicana.

Gomanci expresó su interés por el arte desde una temprana edad.

“Ella [su madre] tiene una historia graciosa en la cual, aparentemente, pinté las paredes de una habitación con crayones. Cuando ella entró y me preguntó qué estaba ocurriendo, le dije que la habitación necesitaba verse mejor”, dijo Gomanci.

Después de desarrollar un tremendo interés por el diseño de modas durante su bachillerato, decidió estudiarlo como una carrera en el Instituto Brivil, el cual se encuentra en Caracas, Venezuela.

Como estudiante de Brivil, tuvo la oportunidad de participar en pasantías con reconocidos diseñadores de moda venezolanos, incluyendo a Oscar Carvallo y Alejandra Mandelblum.

En 2011, después de su graduación, se mudó a Madrid, España, donde hizo un curso de Estilismo de Moda en el IED (Instituto Europeo de Diseño o Istituto Europeo di Design).

Colección de tésis de Gomanci durante su carrera en Brivil, la cual estuvo inspirada en los Diablos de Yare, una festividad folclórica venezolana.

Colección de tésis de Gomanci durante su carrera en Brivil, la cual estuvo inspirada en los Diablos de Yare, una festividad folclórica venezolana.

Gomanci’s thesis collection at Brivil Institute, which was based on the Dancing Devils of Yare, a folkloric festivity in Venezuela.

“Amo España y todo en ella (…) aquí me estoy descubriendo, lo que en verdad soy y lo que quiero ser”, dijo Gomanci.

Gomanci posee un estilo propio, pero ha sido influenciada por el trabajo de diseñadores reconocidos mundialmente.

“La rebeldía de Coco Chanel, la clase de Balenciaga, la innovación de Yves Saint Laurent; hay un poco en cada uno de ellos que nosotros, los nuevos diseñadores de modas, no podemos ignorar”, dijo Gomanci.

Su colección debut, la cual ella describe como “muy vintage”, se encuentra disponible en uniQinu. Allí podemos observar prendas en las que Gomanci trabaja con tendencias que van desde lo étnico al uso de rayas para acentuar la figura clásica femenina.

Además de presentar su colección debut, Gomanci nos entretuvo con su selección de prendas esenciales en el armario de cualquier mujer y las tendencias que van a ser fuertemente vistas este verano.

“Un vestido negro, sea largo o corto, una blusa blanca/beige y un buen par de tacones negros … y, por supuesto, un bolso negro, en mi caso grande sin importar la tendencia”, dijo Gomanci. “Estampados florales para verano, estos nunca fallan, etnicos – esta tendencia parece quedarse por mas tiempo – el look de hombre, colores pastel y la poderosa combinación de blanco y negro”.

Gomanci también expresó lo “bendecida” que se siente por el apoyo que ha recibido de su familia y amigos cuando escogió diseño de modas como profesión. También tiene una recomendación para todos aquellos que quieren ser diseñadores de modas, pero piensan que necesitan hacer algo distinto para ganarse la vida.

“El mundo del diseño de modas no es fácil y es muy dificil llegar a donde tu quieres estar, pero yo se que todo el trabajo duro va a valer la pena en el futuro. Como en toda carrera, tienes que mantener en mente tu objetivo final y seguir un plan. Si este plan no funciona, encuentra otro plan, pero siempre con tu objetivo final en mente (…) Hoy en día lo que de verdad importa es encontrar tu passion y dar lo major de ti en ella ¡Eso te hará ganarte la vida!”, dice Gomanci

Para mas información y noticias acerca de Mariela Gomanci, visita su página de Facebook .

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Fashion is a huge part of our daily life, especially for us, women, who are usually obsessed with this kind of art. Through fashion, every single person can express his or her personality, creativity and charm by choosing a combination out of different options that differ in color, fabric, print and style. Mariela Gomanci wants to delight those little fashion lovers with her debut collection that will be launched in the next few weeks.

Mariela Gomanci is a Madrid-based Venezuelan fashion designer with a lot of inspiration and an interesting background.

Since Gomanci’s mother is a diplomat, she has lived in many different countries including Curaçao, Barbados, Colombia and Italy. This is the reason why the young Venezuelan fashion designer was actually born in Dominican Republic.

Gomanci expressed her interest in art since an early age.

“She [her mother] has a funny story where I apparently painted the walls in a room with crayons and when she walked in and asked me what was going on, I said that the room needed to look better,” Gomanci said.

After developing tremendous interest in fashion design while she was in high school, she decided to study it as a career at Brivil Institute, which is located in Caracas, Venezuela.

As a Brivil Institute student, she had the opportunity of doing internships with well-known Venezuelan fashion designers including Oscar Carvallo and Alejandra Mandelblum.

In 2011, after graduating from Brivil, she moved to Madrid where she did a Fashion Stylist course at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design or European Institute of Design).

Gomanci's thesis collection at Brivil Institute, which was based on the Dancing Devils of Yare, a folkloric festivity in Venezuela.

“I love Spain and everything in it (…) here’s where I am finding myself, who I really am and who I want to be,” said Gomanci.

Even though Gomanci has a style of her own, she has been influenced by the work of well-known fashion designers.

“I love the defiance of Coco Chanel, the class of Balenciaga, the innovation of Yves Saint Laurent; there’s a little something in all of them that us, new designers, can’t ignore,” Gomanci said.

Her debut collection, which she describes as “very vintage”, is available at uniQinu. There, we can observe that Gomanci produces different styles, using trends that go from ethnic to straps, accentuating the feminine body.

Besides presenting her debut collection, Gomanci also entertain us with her selection of items that are essential in any woman’s wardrobe and the trends that will be strongly seen during summer.

“A black dress, call it little or long, a good white/beige blouse and a good pair of black heels … and of course, a black bag, in my case, oversize no matter the trend” Gomanci said. “Floral prints for summer, these never fail, ethnic – this trend seem to be staying longer- the man look, pastel colors and a powerful black and white mix.”

She also expressed how “blessed” she feels for the support that she received from her family and friends when she chose fashion design as a profession and also provides a recommendation for those that want to be a fashion designer but think that they need to do something different in order to pay the bills.

“The world of fashion is not easy and it is very hard to get to where you want to be, but I know all this hard work will pay off in the future. Like in every career you have to keep in mind what your ultimate goal in life is and stick to a plan, if that plan doesn’t work, find another plan, but always with your goal in mind (…) Nowadays what really matters is to find your passion and do your best at it. That will let you pay your bills!” said Gomanci.

For more information and news about Mariela Gomanci, visit her Facebook page.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

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If you know about modern foreign history, you’ll probably link the name Boris Yeltsin with the first president of the Russian Federation. But this article is not about politicians; this is about an indie pop band from Springfield, Missouri, called Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY).

“We came up with the name when we were teenagers,” said Philip Dickey, SSLYBY’s drummer, vocalist, and many others. “[We] didn’t think anyone would ever know about us.”

After meeting in a high school party, they started writing songs and home recording. Their first full-length album, Broom, was a result of this.

“We recorded Broom in Will’s attic in 2005. It was casual. We had no idea anyone outside our group of friends would ever hear it,” said Dickey.

Broom features a song that appeared in the well-known, beloved and remembered TV show, The O.C. This song, which Dickey describes as “pretty catchy” is called Oregon Girl.

After Broom was released, there were two big changes for SSLYBY: The band began touring and got signed to Polyvinyl Records, in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

SSLYBY has toured not only in the States, but overseas as well, including European countries and Japan.

“We like touring internationally because we also make new friends and have little adventures, but touring in America is fun too,” said Dickey.

Their second album, Pershing, was also home recorded, but with several differences when compared to Broom.

“There was more pressure and I think we were all exhausted from touring (…) we tried to make Pershing sound more like a studio album. Basically, we had no idea what we were doing,” said Dickey.

Modern Mystery is one of the most recognized songs of this album. According to Dickey, this song was based on a book called A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid as well as having a crush on someone. “It is more of a collage than anything else,” he said.

After these first two full-length albums, SSLYBY’s first real studio album came out. It was called Let It Sway. Dickey stated that they wanted to make something “a little dirtier” than Pershing.

There are two favorites from this album: Back in the Saddle and Everlyn.
“Back in the Saddle is a song about itself. It’s just about having a crush and aiming for the high life (…) Everlyn is another song that John wrote. I really love the lyrics, but I have no idea what or who they’re about. I think he designed them that way,” Dickey said.

With already three released albums and “hundreds” of recordings, SSLYBY knew it was time for a special release. This was named Tape Club .It is basically a compilation of demos and unreleased songs that was, without a doubt, a blessing for their fans. For example, there is a demo of What’ll We Do, which was originally featured in Broom.

But this album is not the end of SSLYBY. They had amazing good news as well:

According to Philip Dickey, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin just finished their new album on May 5th, which will come out later this year.

If you’re already a fan, you could easily contact the band through social media, such as their Twitter account @sslyby, while you wait for its released later this fall.

But if you have not listen to them yet and are interested in some “friendly pop” as they named it, do not hesitate on listening to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

Pabelona Studio

Not all couples possess qualities and talents that can be mixed into a business creation, but when it happens, results as Pabelona Studio can appear.

Jorge Gonzalez came to the United States from Cuba when he was 8 years old. He majored in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography at Florida International University (FIU). He is also a musician, who has played for several bands including the Miami punk-rock band Guajiro and is the bassist in the indie rock band Plains.

Celia Sanchez was born in Peru and moved to Miami when she was a teenager. She got a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design at the Miami International University of Art and Design.

“We met seven years ago at a bar. One day, Jorge invited me to one of his shows and I gladly accepted,” said Sanchez.

“She was really cute and when I saw her at the show there was an instant spark,” said Gonzalez.

They got engaged on February 2012, while they were on a cruise to Bahamas. After that, the wedding planning inspired the creation of their business project Pabelona Studio in July 2012.

As they describe on their website, the word ‘Pabelona’ illustrates what they are every Friday night: ‘Una pareja bella y comelona’, which means a cute couple with big appetite.

The then fiancées realized that Miami videographers did not fit the style they wanted for their own wedding footage.

“We knew it was going to be impossible to shoot our own wedding, but we wanted to give the option of a new and fresh perspective to other people that felt like us,” said Sánchez.

“We also wanted to earn extra income for our wedding doing something that we both enjoyed,” Gonzalez added.

Being artists on different fields such as photography and graphic design, the mixture of these talents produces a vintage looking recipe for producing wedding videos shot with high quality equipment.

Sánchez takes care of all the social media and website, while Gonzalez is on guard of all the technical aspects such as lighting, audio, and production. They both share shooting and editing responsibilities.

“When we first started to plan our wedding we didn’t prioritize having video at our wedding,” said Sánchez. “But after shooting a few weddings we realized how important capturing special moments on film is.”

On February 3, 2013, Sanchez and Gonzalez shared what he describes as a “dreamlike and unusually perfect” day: Their wedding. They had an intimate ceremony with family, close friends, and Celia’s 8-year-old daughter, Luna Crespo.

“They’re very sweet and they take care of me properly,” said Luna. “Because some parents are not good at taking care of kids properly.”

The newlyweds lived together before the wedding, but they stated that things have felt differently after it.

“Our sense of partnership is stronger,” said Sánchez.

The newlyweds not only shoot weddings, even though it is its specialty. An example of this is the video they did for Miami Yelp free event Streetopia.

“Besides weddings, we’ve been getting jobs for businesses events. We want to tailor our website to both prospect clients,” said Sánchez.

“We’ve gotten many more jobs as a result of all the spec work we did in the beginning,” said Gonzalez. “Pabelona has helped us realize how important we are to each other and how much we can do together.”

Daniel Abrusci, Audio Engineer and friend of the couple said: “It’s great because that is what team work is about and the fact that they have so much in common and pretty much the same interests makes it even better.”

Luna highly recommends watching Pabelona Studio’s videos at http://www.pabelonastudio.com. “You should watch the videos because they’re really fun and you feel really happy when you see them,” said Luna.

“Every couple marches to the beat of their own drum. But one thing is the same for everyone: you meet someone who’s music to your ears and life becomes a song” – Pabelona Studio

For more information visit www.pabelonastudio.com

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Bono at Georgetown University

Rock bands are usually known for their pretty reckless lifestyle, which includes “sex, drugs and rock n’ roll”. It is really hard to imagine that one of the greatest rock stars of all time, and possibly the most recognized one alive, devotes his life not only to music, but to humanitarian work. This musician is Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono. He provided a speech at Georgetown University on November 12th, 2012, where he discussed several topics, including humanitarian aid, poverty, politics, human potential and his vision of where our future lays.

Rhapsodist’s Weekly Playlist: Pop-Punk

Music genres deeply affect our personal feelings. Some people listen to pop music when they feel blue; others listen to emo music in order to get more depressed than they already are. Kind of masochistic, don’t you think? Anyways, each mind is a world of thoughts.

Personally, I try listening to those genres that best suit my temporary emotional situation. That led me to decide creating a playlist, which I will be sharing with you every Sunday (I swear, I will try my best).

This week? Pop-Punk

1. Attractive Today – Motion City Soundtrack

2. So Long, Astoria – The Ataris

3. This Very Moment – Set Your Goals

4. All My Fault – Fenix TX

5. The Rock Show – Blink 182

The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí

Love stories are always delightful. It is an indispensable theme in movies, books and songs. Their chronology is pretty basic: a boy meets a girl, they fall in love, get married, have children and live happily ever after. Salvador Dalí’s love story is exactly the opposite.

Since I was a kid, the eccentric Catalonian artist intrigued me. While growing up, my intrigue for his works became an obsession. I researched, saw and analyzed dozens of paints by Dalí. The strange coincidence is that the work that most impressed me was not paint.

I was researching for a college paper about Dalí’s life when I found a book called The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí, which is an autobiography written with the most pure style that characterized Dalí. The way he expressed his feelings about his relationship with Gala in countless ways got my attention.

She was not only his wife, but also his muse. She awoke senses that he did not know were part of him. Even though it is well known that Gala had extramarital relationships, she was Dalí’s one and that is what was really important for him. He looked through her eyes and painted every inch of her body, while filling each brushstroke with his admiration for his human goddess.

Is it possible to even try to recreate that kind of love? I doubt it. I think it was a one-in-a-million experience and Dalí was lucky to experience at its highest level.

I truly recommend The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí if you are interested in meeting this artist through his own words. Even though it is a dense book, you won’t regret it. Hopefully, it will teach you how real love is through the eyes of one of the most recognized artists.

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Almost Famous

If you consider yourself a soul born in the wrong decade, you cannot miss Cameron Crowe’s most memorable film: Almost Famous.

Crowe, who is well-known for several movies including Vanilla Sky, Jerry Maguire and Elizabethtown, released Almost Famous in the year 2000, starring Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup and Kate Hudson. The entire film is a reflection of his young years as a writer for Rolling Stone.

The movie takes place in the year 1973, when a naive boy named William Miller gets immerse into the rock n’ roll life of the period while touring with a band called Stillwater. Miller needs to gather information in order to write an article about the emerging band. This task gets extremely difficult due the members’ busy schedule that involves shows, sex, music, sex, sex, drugs, sex … and more sex.

Penny Lane, a groupie which demands to be called ‘band-aid’, is part of a love triangle between Stillwater’s frontman Russell Hammond, the young Miller and herself. This triangle is not so easy to explain, but I will try to. Penny loves Russell, Russell likes Penny, William loves Penny, Penny likes William even though she thinks he is “too cute for rock n’ roll”, Russell has a girlfriend, William likes and hates Russell at the same time. Easy, huh?

Another major aspect of the movie: its soundtrack. You will consider it absolutely stunning if you enjoy 70’s rock. It features The Who, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, among others. After watching the film, you must buy the soundtrack. It is mandatory!

Crowe’s Almost Famous truly expresses the rock n’ roll essence of the decade filled with an amazingly beautiful photography and an extraordinary music. You will identify yourself with William’s innocence and experiences through his journey; you will feel as part of that tour bus, while singing along with them. Crowe’s Academy Award winning film is a pure masterpiece. A film with 70’s soul released on our current days.