$15 | Drop-in
Attending | University of Calgary & Community Drop-in
Focus | Technique
FOR DANCERS (NO FLAMENCO EXPERIENCE NEEDED)
Class will begin with a warm-up followed with learning basic flamenco technique : footwork, rhythm and upper body work, focusing on correct use of core and supporting muscles to execute the movements. Second part of the class will focus on learning a combination of steps / choreography to put into practice the technique.
Sensitive to the world of music and dance from early childhood, Myriam Allard’s life changed when she discovered flamenco. Aged 21, she left her home in Quebec to travel to Spain, where she lived for six years. After intensive training she began dancing professionally at the traditional tablaos flamencos in Spain, Japan, France and Germany. Drawing strength from her rigorous European training and extensive professional experience, Allard’s dance breaks free of the traditional aesthetic boundaries to develop an idiom that combines the instinctive and the impulsive with great sensitivity and refinement. She now lives in Montreal, where she founded La Otra Orilla in 2006 with singer and director Hedi Graja. Within this company she has developed a unique choreographic expression and produced 8 different shows that have toured Canada, the US, South America and Great-Britain.
Myriam Allard has honed her pedagogical skills after over 15 years of experience instructing dancers and aficionados of all levels in America, Europe and Japan, and has become a much sought after teacher.