Esther Ponce Magazine

SACA LA FLAMENCA QUE LLEVAS DENTRO #METOO #SACALAFLAMENCA


Unleash Your Inner Flamenca is dedicated to all the women of the world and it does not mean that you have to be flamenco or dedicate yourself to the world of dance. It is an expression, it is a way of facing the setbacks that life gives us and because flamenco has that attitude of: Here I am!

Unleashing my inner Flamenca has helped me in many very extreme situations in my life and, not only technically speaking as a flamenco professional, but in those times that I didn't have to be dancing, or teaching, or competing, or performing on stage. I’m talking about everyday life.

That is why you too can bring out your inner Flamenca. 

A flamenca woman is confident, a flamenca woman is sure of herself, has gravitas, has bearing, has wisdom and knows how to be in command. 

In other words, unleash your inner Flamenca and join me in this adventure in which we are going to have a great time! We know how it starts and we don't know how it ends, but it is sure to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

#METOO #SACALAFLAMENCA

"I have suffered more than 10 workplace harassment of very famous people from the world of show business".

~Esther Ponce 

A I’m going to tell you how I brought out the flamenco that I have in extreme situations and that I hope and serve to help some woman to do the same as me.

For now I'm only going to use nicknames.

 

2. Film & TV director. The Creep.

 

The monster was mega famous and called auditions in Madrid, for one of the contest that has made the most impact in the history of Spanish TV and that even its TV host, today continues to appear in current programs. 

The brother of the creep, had been a formal boyfriend of my Godmother, who works watching ballets on Spanish TV and who decided to send him a letter letting know that his goddaughter would appear at those auditions. 

We never knew if that letter came into the creep’s hands. But, if it did, it would be even more disgusting what he did. 

The audition was held in dance studios, they were huge and had several floors. 

We started super early with modern dance. I was a little nervous because it wasn’t my discipline, because I wasn’t used to auditioning with so few clothes on; the maillot , the stockings and super high Hills pumps. Also because the choreographer was very well-known and demanding. There were so many of us from all over the world that it lasted all morning. 

My turn came from the last ones, we were going from 10 to 10, and the creep, looking at me, told me; I can tell that you are a flamenco dancer...try to do it again without moving your hands so much. I did it alone in front of everyone and at the end he wrote down the huge number that I wore in his notebook saying at the same time, that he would see if I was a good actress in the next test... Up to  

The chosen ones were made to wait in a reception for a long time and with a whole team working non-stop, and they would go calling one at a time to go down to the ground floor where the offices of the creep were at the end of a very long corridor to sign the contract.

I was super happy, I couldn’t believe it, it was like living a dream because I knew that my life was going to change and that the creep had seen in me a different style than the others, that he would explode and even if it had nothing to do with Spanish dance, would make me famous and would be a huge career leap. 

When I heard my name, I ran down and at the door of the office was a man who invited me in, closed the door and stood on it like a bodyguard . 

The creep was sitting on a huge wooden table full of piles of folios, there were no windows or natural light, he told me to sit next to him to talk about the role he had thought for me. 

It was summer and it was very hot down there, we had a good time exchanging opinion until I noticed how the creep moved my chair to bring it closer to his and in a matter of seconds, he put his hand under my skirt straight to my private parts.s I felt his disgusting hand, my body began to tremble, but I unleash my inner Flamenca , jumped, and without stopping screaming I took a marble paperweight that I had right in front and threw it to his face. Thank God the creep dodged it, because if not, I would have made famous but in prison for killing the most famous TV director in Spain. Because it would be their word against mine and they would never agree with me.as lucky enough to walk out the door, while the warden went to help the creep who fell on his back. When I went up screaming and out of control, I told the girls who were left, please don’t come down, that guy is a pig! ... But immediately I had the guardian glued to me, who took me out of there very delicately avoiding the scandal. 

I could never report what happened because I had no proof and I was afraid my artistic career would be ruined. 

Every time I watched the pageant on TV, I just wanted to puke and think about what might have happened. 

After a short time and things of fate, I worked for America on tour with a dancer who had been in the same auditions. I opened up to her by telling she what happened to me with the director, the creep, and what was my surprise when she confessed to me that the same thing happened to she as to me, but , she did it! and the guardian left the office to stay out watching that no one entered while the creep finished his job with she. 

The reason she gave me why she did it was that she had lost her father, that there were 7 younger brothers who lived in a village in Andalucía and that she was the only one who could support her family.But that she regretted very much and that if she could give the time back, she would not do it again, because on top of doing it by force, they gave her an excuse and she was left without signing the contract and without being famous. 

ADVICE : Never walk into an office with someone who’s blocking the door. Make an excuse and get out of there immediately even if it’s your dream to sign that contract.

If they are interested in hiring you, they will call you and look for you and you will unleash your inner Flamenca , believing in you and you will put your conditions without fear of anything or anyone. 

Be careful of the powerful men who promise to make you famous. You know what they want in return. If you give it to him, you’ll be raped and without a contract. 

TODAY : I would have denounced him right away, even if it was my word against the foul one and the authorities would not listen to me. Because I’m sure some girl would listen to me and spread the word. 

And remember! Always keep your phone in your pocket in silence and video mode to record everything that happens in an office just in case.  

 

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