Gypsy Productions | Education
Gypsy Productions Inc. (GPI) is the creation of René Heredia, one of the foremost Flamenco guitarists of today. René offers Flamenco and Classical guitar lessons as well as Gypsy Flamenco dance lessons. He also offers correspondence classes (group and individual). As the Artistic Director of the Gypsy Chicks, Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre, and as a solo guitarist and with his Flamenco fusion group, he has produced shows and performed around the world.
Gypsy Productions Inc. offers a selection of CDs, cassette tapes, books and videos featuring René and other world renowned artists. In addition, GPI sells quality guitars from Spain, strings, and paraphernalia for the flamenco aficionado.
Rene Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator , mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and work shops for the last forty years have won René the Governor’s and Mayor’s Awards for excellence in the Arts, the Award as “Living Legend of Dance in Colorado” from the Carson Brierly Dance Library, and was nominated two times for the Life Time Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance.He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France and has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia. His performances and television shows with such noted artists as Art Linkletter, Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobel and Bill Cosby have brought René to the forefront as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today!
René Heredia in the Press
“René Heredia is the most sensational young flamenco guitarist in the United States.”
“… Brilliant … phenomenal … exciting virtuoso.”
“The audience wouldn’t let him quit.”
—Los Angeles Times
“René Heredia is a brilliant guitarist.”
—Walter Terry, New York Saturday Review
“He played a Danza Mora that rivaled any I have ever heard.”
—Dean Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle
“The guitar playing of René Heredia is in the finest tradition of flamenco, creating a flaming intensity that cannot fail to arouse.”
“If any musician on the local Denver scene deserves the moniker of legend, it would have to be René Heredia. Simply put, the man is a living history of the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar. He is both a link to its glorious past through his early association with legendary greats such as Carlos Montoya and Sabicas, and a bridge to its future through his love of teaching and performance…. René Heredia is an artist who is as passionate about the music as the music is itself…. René is a local artist of international stature … without a doubt, one of the greatest proponents of flamenco guitar music alive today….”
To truly savor flamenco’s artistic essence, one has to experience it live with Gitano masters like guitarist René Heredia who makes a rare Bay Area appearance in concert.
—San Francisco Bay Area News