Mit Claudia Karapanou
Course is over, started on 5. März 2020
18:00 - 19:00
Flamenco was born from the necessity of a population to express itself and in 2010, reached a status that was never thought possible, when it was named as a World Heritage Treasure from UNESCO. I always keep that in mind when giving my classes and interacting with my students.No matter where you come from and what is your history, it is possible to connect and express it through flamenco dancing.
For me, flamenco dance is a form of body language and an integrated part of rhythm, uniting the most varied psychologically motivated elements with the art of movement , and transforming the most spectacular skills into harmony and beauty. That is why my class consists mainly of two parts.First we will warm up and focus on understanding the rhythm and the footwork , as well as the body movement , through technique exercises. This will actually be a great work out as well! In the second part , we will be working and building up a choreography of a specific flamenco style. Through the class ,we will work on our strength ,learn how to play and eventually improvise with flamenco rhythm and music , and as well understand the Andalusian culture that is so deeply connected with this art and gives flamenco dancers this proud and grounded character. From time to time the class will be accompanied by live guitar, in order to be able to experience how the dance interacts with the music in real time.
Either you have no previous experience at all , or you have already had flamenco classes but you want to improve your technique , rhythm ,and body movement and understand more deeply this art, this class is suitable for you!
Looking forward seeing you in class! Ole’!
Total of 4,6 out of 5 stars / 2 reviews
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Claudia was born in Salerno ,Italy and grew up in Greece. She started with ballet classes from the age of 4 and continued with artistic gymnastics in the city of Athens. At the age of 18 she moves to Thessaloniki and studies in the Cinema department of Fine Arts in Aristotle University. At the same time she absolved her teaching diplomas in Latin/ballroom dances and Argentine Tango. In 2009 she encounters flamenco for the first time, in the school of Marina Noti “A compás” and continues to the school of Niovi Benou and Flora Tsoukala “Pellizco”. Since then, she kept taking classes and workshops in Thessaloniki and Athens. In 2013 she moved to Malta, and gave flamenco classes in “Alegria Dance Academy” and performed as a member of “Alegria Dance Company”. In 2015 her great love for flamenco led her to Seville, Spain, the core of flamenco.She joined Ursula Lopez's dance School ,and in the meanwhile she took classes with many other dancers, such as Andrés Marin, Manuela Rios, Farruquito , Ana Morales, Rocio Molina, Juan Paredes, Maria Moreno, Irene la Sentío etc... She also took classes of compás, flamenco singing for dancers and flamencology. Claudia lived and worked as a flamenco dancer in Seville for 5 years. She has performed on many stages in Spain, Greece, Malta, Switzerland and the Netherlands, collaborating with many artists of the flamenco scene, and giving classes and workshops. She also runs “Zenith Estudio Creativo”, in Seville ,a studio where artists can create, rehearse and perform. Since September 2019 ,she is based in Rotterdam and is actively performing and giving classes.