Esther Ponce Magazine

THE DANCER AND THE DIPLOMAT

BIOGRAPHY

Three years full of surreal adventures, successfully at a frenetic rhythm in Los Angeles, California 

Postcard with mansion's picture

CHAPTER 2. WHAT AWAITED ME WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE MANSION! .

Alex, as always, with his Hollywood smile never better said, put my three briefcases as best he could in the convertible of the year of the pear full of Starbucks glasses, scripts thrown on the floor of castings to which he appears every day and a a certain smell of grass that I loved.

But suddenly he says to me: What a fuck! And these three Louis Vuitton handbags? I immediately thought, oh my! If I have scared you with so much luggage that there is no place to put it and the worst thing is that I have not told you yet that I only have $ 100 for a year.

But what really worried Alex was whether the bags were good or fake.

 

I passed the road from the airport to Hollywood Hills, in addition to holding on to my bags in case they flew out, with my eyes closed, between the fact that it was night and that I did not have the same illusion as when I was traveling in tour companies and the accumulated fatigue ...

This time I was traveling alone for the first time and I had to take a deep breath and gain a lot of strength to overcome everything that I had left in Spain and that was still very hot inside my soul, where good and bad feelings fought in a closed circle without angles that could open to breathe. When suddenly Álex wakes me up screaming; I'm sorry to tell you that you're going to see these lyrics every fucking day from your room! And it was the H for Hollywood that almost dipped into the pool at the Mansion.

At the entrance there was a huge billiard in the middle and it was evident that the decoration was conspicuous by its absence.

The kitchen was on the left, featuring a marble-top island full of alcohol bottles, plastic cups filled with cigarette butts, many giant donuts of all colors filled with cream, truffle, cream, chocolate, and a refrigerator that Alex already had. I was looting to bring supplies safely to my room.

But my surprise is when I see two beds of 2 meters by two each and Alex puts my things on top of one and asks me which is my favorite side to sleep. Totally amazed, since the last thing I wanted was to sleep with a man, I realized that my brother had promised me that I would have my own room as long as I got out of the hell I was in as soon as possible. Still, I told Alex to stop joking and that I would like to sleep in the other bed, when suddenly and without listening to me, he yanked open the sliding doors that ran from one side of the huge room to the other. He delicately took hands as if to greet the audience after a performance and said aloud;

Hey everybody! I present to you my Spanish sister, the Dancer, who has just arrived in LA to start a new life and conquer our hearts Hahaha!

I had never seen so many good guys together drinking with wet shirts and of all ages in case the princess wanted to choose, inside the jacuzzi bigger than the letter O in Hollywood Hills, that he looked at me in the face saying; Welcome to Hollywood !. I got my best English and with a sweet and depressed voice I told everyone; Thank you so much! You really can't imagine what this means to me, I could never even think about this beautiful and loving welcome from Alex and of course from all of you who are here tonight welcoming me and surely knowing the reason for me trip, but I've been traveling for three days and I'm going to lie on one side of a bed ...

Alex did not let me continue with the speech of the bed and I threw myself dressed in the jacuzzi! I was wearing a cotton tank top that Ralph Lauren wears so thin and soft that in 2 seconds everything became transparent to me, everyone stared at me, some at my chest since dance was in charge of replacing the bra and others the black's ass my grandmother used to said it is impossible to go unnoticed. So don't take a minute; in reacting, in taking my glass of champagne, in choosing the toyboy with whom I would sit down to smoke a little Maria, and to toast shouting; For my new life in Los Angeles! Let the bad come out and let the good come in!

DON'T MISS CHAPTER 3!

The 9/11 terrorist attack wakes us all up!

If everybody had an ocean

Across the U.S.A

then everybody’d be sufing’

Like Califoni-a

Esther Ponce's experimental Flamenco is ready for the Valencian Director of Tourism to meet

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.

«They also buy semi-professional shoes and a skirt to study with me.» That’s already the best! –
~ Esther Ponce

 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.

With me if they want to study two private hours which is the minimum, they are given the option of buying or renting the shoes and none of them have thought twice about it to this day.
 
«Being a polyglot, doors just open up to me» –
~ Esther Ponce
 
Definitely the Experimental Flamenco of Esther Ponce has an Angel!

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.

«The students do not want to miss the opportunity to study with me. When they start to study my technique they are hooked at the first second. Those who play sports and take care of themselves immediately identify with my stretching and feel safer for the rest of the class and those who don’t appreciate it and will surely start practicing it and taking care of themselves forever »
~ Esther Ponce

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.

«Discipline is my hallmark and not even the Covid has stopped us» «I have never doubted it and I will only teach classes with a mask»
~ Esther Ponce

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. 

“Now I can present my Experimental Flamenco to the director of Tourism of Valencia and let him roll with the little ham :)”
 
~ Esther Ponce