Sunday Night Flamenco at Bar Gansa
Escuela de Baile has a series showcasing their students and local professionals at this wonderful tapas bar in the heart of Camden. No entrance fee. Starts at 8pm.
2 Inverness Street
20th January – Nanako Aramaki
Nanako is a Japanese-Canadian flamenco dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in London. She was introduced to flamenco by Rosario Ancer and Victor Kolstee in Vancouver where she began performing and teaching professionally in 2003. To further her training, she enrolled in the advanced dance program at the Cristina Heeren Flamenco Foundation in Seville, Spain in 2006, studying under flamenco greats Milagros Menjibar, Rafael Campallo, Ursula Lopez and Carmen Ledesma. Other notable influences and teachers include Concha Jareño, Andres Peña, Pilar Ogalla, Pilar Ortega, Adela Campallo and Pastora Galvan. Nanako is part of the Flamenco Rosario Dance Company in Canada and has several groups that she performs with in Germany and the UK. She recently spent 6 months teaching at Centro Flamenco Berlin in Germany, toured British Columbia, danced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and toured Japan with Ricardo Garcia. Her dance career thus far has led her to teach in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Denmark and Kenya, and perform on four continents.
27th January: Araceli Garcia
Born in Cartagena (Murcia), Araceli has studied classical ballet and contemporary dance as well as Flamenco. Her experience working as a choreographer, dance teacher and dancer for a variety of companies across the UK has helped her develop her stagecraft and interaction with audiences. Get yourself down to Bar Gansa this Sunday and have an authentic flamenco evening with great tapas too!!!
3rd February: Nanako Aramaki
10th February: Francesco “El Halcón” Bucchi1
Francesco is originally from Italy with 19 years of experience in Flamenco and modern dance. He has studied extensively in Madrid and performed with companies in Spain. Although he is based in London, his professional career has taken him to Japan, Brazil, Algeria and all across Europe.
17th February: Sam Quy
Sam has performed in productions at London’s Royal Opera House London and with her own group. Her screen credits include the film and 3D movie Carmen, BBC’s Manet documentary and she is the flamenco dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
She will be accompanied by the inspirational guitarist Tito Heredia and singer Jasmine Villalobos. A show not to be missed!
24th February: Araceli Garcia