Within the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, La Burbuja has been able to develop her teaching method for children.
Coming from a classically trained background, La Burbuja focuses on teaching a series of technical exercises that allow for the development of grace. Classes offer insight into flamenco through rhythm and movement. They are based on warm-ups, feet techniques and arm movements, as well as rhythmic exercises using palmas and other percussion mediums. Linked steps are also taught at a level adapted to the children.
The flamenco dancer Michelle Gagnaux, known as the Burbuja, trained with masters such as Manolo Marin, Carmen Ledesma, Pilar Ortega, Maria del mar Moreno and Alejandro Granados in Seville. In Switzerland, she studied under Bernardo Mendes, Ana la China and Antonio Perujo. From 1998 to 2003 she was part of the company Ballet Antonio in Renens.
She regularly works as a soloist in diverse flamenco ensembles. In 2006, she put on her own show in several theatres across Swiss Romandie and organised a workshop in Seville in collaboration with Carmen Ledesma. She also ran workshops in Switzerland and Germany.
Parallel to this, she teaches in several towns across Swiss Romandie. She has also created interactive conference demonstrations in line with her research project on the spread of flamenco and cultural identity, which she has presented in several Swiss schools.
44, rue des Maraîchers - 1205 Geneva
Monday and Thrusday : 16h30 -17h30
Children from 6 years : initiation
70 CHF /month ; quarterly 200 CHF
T : +41 (0) 76 494 52 14
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.laburbuja.ch
The đàn tranh, sixteen-string zither, is a traditional Vietnamese folk plucked instrument. It is in the same family as the Chinese guzheng, Japanese koto, Korean gayageum and Mongolian yatga. The T'rung is a traditional bamboo xylophone used by the ethnic minorities of the central highlands of Vietnam Tây nguyên.
Children and Adolescents - From 6 years
Maud has been teaching flamenco dance to children from the age of 8 through to 12 for several years now and caters to different levels of ability.
Pat la Gadji
This is an intense dance with a pronounced feminine character, which calls on participants to dare to stomp their feet, to frown, to shake the shoulders, twirl their skirts, sway their hips and express what pleases us.
The workshop includes vocal and physical warm-up times, an ethnomusicological discovery of the songs through listening to the collections and learning a repertoire.