She has learned how to move hands for an elegant “ braceo”, the importance of separating well the heels for a musical sound placing feet in the correct position to achieve a precise “zapateado”.
Louise has followed the two hours of class perfectly and even with a mask she has enjoyed every detail of the technique.
She was practicing as well the movement of the flamenco hips that is different from the salsa hips that she used to dance.
And the compás in Solea por Bulerías with its accents where it hasn’t had any problems since she has a good rhythm and musical ear for flamenco.
For what she has managed to do a “ marcaje “ with skirt, head and temperament.
Louise dancing a “marcaje” in “Solea por bulerías” with feet, hip, skirt, and head.
We finished the bottle of the best Rioja, the best champagne and also was eat a ham that I’m sure she still remember, we talked about the travels around the world that she and her husband did ,he also enjoyed the experimental flamenco after our traditional toast.
~ Esther Ponce
It is very gratifying to have an idea like the experimental Flamenco in Valencia, carry it out and have managed to attract more than 20 foreign clients to Valencia in a short time and without marketing, who have passed through the Flamenco Art Center, and who have not only They learned a lot if not they have returned to their country with a better concept of Valencia.
His experience and approach to flamenco led by Esther Ponce will make you return without hesitation to the city of Turia.
Esther Ponce not only surrounds them with her passion and charisma from the first moment, her professionalism and a very long journey through different countries of the world where she has lived for long periods, she makes them fall in love.
You just have to read the dedications of all the foreigners who write in their precious notebook created for them and that are already adding more and more.
The foreigner is used to teaching flamenco very quickly and without discipline, anything goes, any shoe, any skirt, hanging out even parodying and even ridiculing flamenco.
From England, without a doubt the most special Experimental Flamenco we have had at the Flamenco Art Center in these two and a half years.
The Esther Ponce Stylized Flamenco Art Center has been open for two and a half years. El Ángel Every August 28, for Esther’s birthday, a new foreign student gives her a gift and the flamenco toast intensifies.
This year Esther thought that her Angel would be very busy due to the current pandemic situation and also that it would be a coincidence that another year happened.
But to Esther’s surprise it was like that and without doubt the most special flamenco toast for England.
After the experience of teaching classes with a mask? A private flamenco class for two hours without stopping, does Esther remember that when she and the student went out into the street they breathed for two seconds as if there were no tomorrow?According to Esther’s recent experience, with the mask you cannot see the total expression of the student, but the eyes also speak and flamenco is also expressed with the body.
With all the safety measures, the student disinfected her shoes, put hydroalcoholic gel on her hands, a temperature control was performed with a non-contact forehead thermometer and the student did not remove her mask during the two hours, only in the changing room that she only used to drink water.