Maria Gitana, Flamenco classes and on-stage performances

Maria Gitana was a wonderful, inspiring, and much beloved flamenco instructor. She was recently awarded Maestro and Instructor de Baile Español status by the Sociedad de Baile Español. Her students, colleagues, and everyone who had the privilege of knowing Maria will miss her greatly. A memorial for Maria will be held on

Sunday November 23, 2014
1:30 – 3:30pm
SGI-USA Seattle Culture Center
3438 S 148th St Tukwila, WA 98168.

There will be an explanation of practice and of the ceremony, chanting and lighting of incense. Also there will be 10-15 min of flamenco music and dance—anyone is welcome to participate. After the dance there will be a chance for folks to express their thoughts and sentiments, closing words, and some refreshments. There will be a memorial area with pictures and other memorabilia. We hope to see you there.

A lovely obituary was published by the Seattle Times.