Training

A few words on my training:

I have been working and studying with the Sarabanda Company, and its artistic director from Cuba, Marianela Peña, focusing on Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Samba dances.

Many years ago I enrolled in Dance Pedagogy Studies, my major was Contemporary Dance, at the Dance Conservatory of Alicante. Currently I am still studying this dance form with a professional dancer Inma Manresa, with whom I am happy to have the opportunity to perform. I’m also a member of the Dance Workshop at the University of Alicante.

At the same time I began a professional training, which lasted four years, in Arabic Dance ( Egyptian Farida Fahmi Style), classical and folkloric, rhythms and Arabic music analysis, at the Escuela de Danzas Árabes, ran by the Tunisian Master Narjess Montasser.

Elizabeth

The Classical Dance Odissi is one of my greatest passions. It moves me to travel to India every year, to drink from the source where this ancestral dance was born, and impregnates me with its magic.
Shakti School of Dance, which is located in the Rajasthan Desert and ran by its founder Colleena Shakti, welcomes every year dancers and professionals from around the world. In this temple of dance, I receive intensive Odissi training, Vedic theory and yoga, for several months a year. United by the respect and love towards this dance, we delve into the lineage founded by the renowned Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Feeling the dance

My will to widen my knowledge led me to meet the great “Dances of the Silk Road” instructor, Miriam Peretz. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to attend frequently her classes and to specialize in Persian and Mystic Dances, Sufi Whirling, as well as in Dances of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Currently, I am a member of her international women’s collective of dancers “Nava Dance Collective”.

During my frequent travels to India, I try to improve my skills in Classical Bollywood Dance and the Folkloric Dances from Northwestern India studying with Hemant Devara in Saraswati School of Dance located in Pushkar. Hypnotized by gypsy dances of Rajasthan, I immerse myself into the study of the Kalbelia nomadic tribe, their customs, music and, of course, the cheerful dance of their women. My two dear and great instructors are Raki Kalbelia and Susia Nath Sapera.

 

In order to continue my training in Tribal Dance, I am taking an on-line course created and directed by Nuria Gallego: “Docendo Discimus Tribal®”. This course has a holistic approach and it puts together the knowledge of the instructor Nuria Gallego and others: Idhun, Alicia Caravanserai, Mira Betz, Sharon Kihara, Amy Sigil…  offering a thorough training in Tribal Dance. I also take regular classes of Tribal Dance with the instructor Hel Valozic.

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