Bar Gansa on Sunday Nights
Escuela de Baile has a series showcasing their students at this wonderful tapas bar in the heart of Camden. No entry fee. You can check out their website and also their Facebook page. Here are some of the dancers coming up.
6th November 2016 – Ariane & Josie
Ariane started dancing Flamenco seriously at the young age of 13. Brought up in Jerez, the heart of flamenco, she studied at Escuela de Baile Jerez where Beatriz Morales & Miguel Rivero initiated their flamenco career. She was given the opportunity to be part of Aire de Jerez, the flamenco company that danced at Sadlers Wells in 2007. After completing her degree at University in London, she decided to follow her passion and started dancing again after a few years. She gives her heart and soul to flamenco! Come see her live at Bar Gansa.
Josie is a vibrant and fiery flamenco dancer. She started dancing at Escuela de Baile at the age of 4 and from the very start, she always put her heart and soul into her dancing.
She has worked in many professional dance companies including the National Dance Company in Wales and the London Contemporary Dance School. She has also performed in theatres around the world.
13th November 2016 – Mel
Mel started dancing ballet as a child. She was inspired to learn flamenco after seeing the Mike Figgis documentary ‘Flamenco Women’ with Eva Yerbabuena and Sara Baras. Her first thoughts ‘I want to do that!’. Young and determined, she started studying flamenco with Nuria García in 2002. Life took her to Cologne, but she still continued studying at Contratiempo Schule für Flamenco und Spanischen Tanz as well as attending courses in Spain, Berlin and Amsterdam. On returning to London, her flamenco journey continued with Nuria, with more passion and determination, she takes every opportunity to dance.
She has performed in student shows in Germany, Bürgerhaus Hürth and London’s Sadlers Wells Peacock Theatre, Rudolf Steiner Theatre & at the Pena de Londres Juerga Nights. As a professional, she has performed a various public and private events in London and in the production of ‘O Marinherio’ at Theaterhaus Köln in 2007.
She has studied with many people including Rocio Molina, Manuel Liñan, Javier Latorre, Mercedes Ruiz, Rafaela Carrasco, Marco Flores, Olga Pericet, Pastora Galván & Beatriz Morales.
20th November 2016 – Nanako
Nanako is a Japanese-Canadian flamenco dancer, instructor, and choreographer based in Europe. 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. Her dance career thus far has led her to teach and perform on three continents.
27th November 2016 & 11th December 2016- Araceli Garcia
Araceli is a dancer and choreographer born in Cartagena (Murcia). She studied classical ballet and contemporary dance but it was her fascination with the Flamenco world led her to work as a choreographer and dance teacher at The Dancehouse Theatre in Manchester in addition to her works organising workshop for adults and children. Also, ‘La Cartagenera’ has been the dancer of Calaita, a flamenco group formed in mid 2007. In 2008, she created the choreography for the theatre production “Blood Wedding” directed by Jen Heyes presented in Liverpool. Currently, she is part of the flamenco company Una Pataita in London and her recent work was for “La Escuela de Baile” and her participation in Carmen representing the Enemy at the Peacock Theatre.
Come and support our students performing live this Sunday!
Viva Flamenco at Rudolf Steiner Theatre, Baker Street, 19th March 2016 at 7.30pm
Over 100 dancers performing at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre in Baker Street. Dancers include students and fantastic professionals, tickets £20 Adults and £10 children.