Silvia Salamanca is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and instructor from Mallorca, Spain. A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona.
She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001, when realizing the enormous benefits that this art-form brings to women in both body and soul.
As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: Spanish gypsy and Arabic. Hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion) Silvia is also known for her work dancing with swords, which she feels depicts the strength of women.
The most Spanish prop: learn to dance with a "manton" (piano shawl)
Who has not been intrigued by the mystery that evokes watching a dancer unwrapping from a "manton"? In this workshop we will break down the proper technique, the steps and the combinations in the use of the “manton” (Spanish triangular shaped shawl) to build-up and entire routine full of feeling and intensity. Please bring a skirt and a manton (any triangular scarf big enough to wrap yourself in it will do, we will do the rest with attitude and a big ole!)
Authentic Movement: A Healing Workshop for Dancers
Our bodies carry muscle tensions constantly. Sometimes, those tensions are created as an involuntary or unconscious response to an emotional or mental issue. In such cases, they evolve into a permanent pain, numbness or a lack of motility. As a result we lose the natural grace of our body and we see diminished our capacity for pleasure. In this workshop we will scan the body and all the emotions that arise in the main areas and with simple, non invasive and joyful movement exercises we will experience how we can get back all of our natural health.