Wednesday 19 August
Participants will experience the fundamentals of Flamenco dance such as rhythm, expressive use of the arms and footwork, and then explore how those skills may be brought into contemporary dance. Participants will have fun and let go into the groove and warmth of the contemporary Flamenco spirit.
We know that times are tough at the moment and we want to make sure these classes are as accessible to everyone as possible so we have changed things up a bit. If you are 'feeling the pinch' or you really want to do the class but just can't afford it this week then just chose the pricing option that suits you best.
We would like to mention that Greenwich Dance is a charity and relies on your payment to keep the organisation going. If you are able to pay more and would like to make a donation then you can do this during the booking process.
Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible as he worked throughout Europe performing with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company. As a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer Jose has worked on several creations for Akram Khan Company, including DESH, iTMOi, TOROBAKA, Until the Lions, Chotto Desh, London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and Sylvie Guillem’s farewell tour Life in Progress. In 2011, Jose started to study Kathak under Akram’s guidance. Finding many parallels between this training and his early studies of Flamenco, Jose reconnected with his roots and began to explore traditional forms in a contemporary context. As a result he created Silk Road (2017), which is still touring and most recently Carmen, which will tour from 2021. Jose’s independent choreographic commissions include, Ki for Phoenix Dance Theatre and English National Ballet School; Selah for ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble; A Thousand Shepherds for ACE Dance and Music, later restaged with Cape Dance Company; Arctic for LCDS; Regnum for Festival International de Music y Danza de Granada; Glansvit for Norrdans; Bhaj for SEAD/Bodhi Project; and SAM for Area Jeune Ballet, amongst others. In 2019, he choreographed the opening ceremony of The Davis Cup in Madrid.
This year, Jose will be an entry into the new edition of 50 Contemporary Choreographers, an international publication by Routledge.