Flamenco by Francesca Grima ‘La Chica’ (Malta/Spain)
DFM Workshops 27 July
During this master class you will learn a percussive dance sequence and how to make music using your body, unlocking your own sense of internal rhythm and finding ways to be more expressive by using your body as an instrument to create rhythm and sound. We will do this through flamenco dance and rhythm sequences.
We will learn how to establish a rhythm, how to maintain it, as well as explore different techniques for creating beats and rhythms using your body, including clapping, snapping, stomping, slapping, and vocal sounds and then move on to more complex rhythms that incorporate multiple sounds and movements.
By the end of the workshop you will have a deeper appreciation for the versatility and musicality of the human body and gained a greater appreciation of the cultural richness and complexity of this beautiful art form.
Francesca La Cica
Francesca started dancing at the age of five, studying classical ballet, modern dance and Maltese folk dance for fifteen years at the Daphne Lungaro Dance School and the College of Jazz in Malta. Francesca began her professional career as a flamenco dancer in Seville in the tablao “Las Brujas” (2003) and later at the reputable tablao of Curro Velez “El Arenal” performing for two years alongside renowned artists such as Carmen Montoya, Loli Flores and El Jarillo. She is currently the lead dancer in the Tablao Alvarez Quintero renowned as The Maltese Flamenco Dancer "LA MALTESA", performing there on a regular basis. She also runs her own flamenco studio in the Corralones de Castellar in the centre of Seville where she gives workshops in flamenco dance technique and choreography. Francesca together with her husband Andrej on the cajón, have exceeding experience in giving workshops overseas and have done so for the past 20 years in both the Spanish and English language and in many countries across Europe, Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand.