Flamenco dance allows for the exploration and development of the body’s expressive capacities and helps us to feel the life force we all have but do not always have access to. Classes combine precision and pleasure as students learn the different styles that make up flamenco. They are also divided into different parts: technique (warm-up, rhythms and posture) followed by the development of steps and choreography. The aims of the class are to have a better awareness of the body, to acquire a new style of expression and of course, to experience the joy of dance.
Having taught within the framework of the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie for fifteen years, Ana la China has trained a number of students, some of whom have become professional dancers.
Ana la China began her dance training in Seville with Manolo Marin and Angelita Vargas. In 1992 she moved to Granada, where she began working with Alfredo Iago, Juan Carmona and Chicharrito. She performed in numerous shows with these prominent artists, both in Spain and internationally. During this period, she also collaborated with several other important musicians from Granada: Rafael Habichuela, Antonio Solera, Jaime Heredia, Pedro Carmona and Miguel Angel Cortes, with whom she performed in the festival “Noche del Albaicin” in Pena de la Plateria, at the Casa Patas de Madrid, as well as in France, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy.
In 1993, she collaborated with singers Antonio and Manuel Malenea, as well as the Jerez musicians, Luis de la Tota and Domingo Rubichi. Working together, they produced “La Route Tzigane”, performed in France and in Hong Kong with the Rajasthani group Manganyiar and Taraf de Haidouk from Romania. The next show was “De Bénarès à Jerez”, an encounter between kathak and flamenco, with the dancer Ravi Shankar Mishra.
Now based in Geneva, Ana la China teaches flamenco dance within the framework of the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, as well as in France.
ADEM Maraîchers - 44, rue des Maraîchers - 1205 Genève
Ecole de danse Encore-en corps 8 bis, ch. de la Gravière -1227 Acacias
Ecole de danse Vivre son corps - 61, rue de la Servette - 1202 Genève
ADEM Maraîchers :
Monday 18h45-20h : Intermediate I
Monday 20h15-21h30 : Advanced
Thursday 18h30-19h45: Intermediate I
Thursday 20h-21h15: Intermediate II
Encore-en corps :
Wednesday 18h30-19h45: Intermediate I
Wednesday 20h-21h15: Intermediate II and III
Friday 12h15-13h30: Intermediate I and II
Vivre son corps :
Tuesday 20h-21h15: Intermediate II
Monthly : 1 hour/month : 100 frs - 1h15 /month : 115 frs - Discount : 10 frs for students - Lesson with guitarist : 15 frs more per month.
Quarterly : 1 hour/month : 220 frs - 1h15 /month : 260 frs - Discount : 25 frs for students - Lesson with guitarist : 30 frs per quarter.
Information session :
"Encore-en Corps" Academy
Monday 13th September, 12h30-13h30 and 18h30-19h30
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Website : http://www.analachina.com
With Mariya Khan
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2 teachers for different approaches to developing flamenco practice.
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