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SACA LA FLAMENCA QUE LLEVAS DENTRO #METOO #SACALAFLAMENCA – 3

Parque Juan Carlos I de Madrid En la bola de metal del Escultor japonés Bukichi Inoue co Antena 3 TV.


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.

 

3. The manipulative comedian and his agent, The Deviant.

Double harassment in the same day!

I was on tour in Spain with a very famous group of comedians and at the same time performing in a theater in Madrid. So I didn't have time to travel in the bus with the rest of the company and flew back and forth with the smartass.

In the show they had a group of 5 dancers who, between each number, came out with a very particular wardrobe and whose lyrics became super popular and that all of Spain sang.

They hired me to put together the choreography for the show that included some sevillanas for the dancers and another that I would dance with the smartass.But the Deviant man, when he saw me in the office to sign the contract, told me that I had a perfect body and that I was beautiful and that if they put me on higher heels than the rest, I could integrate perfectly into the group and thus save trips, hotel and diets of another dancer. I was delighted to accept because I would receive a double salary. The only thing that bothered me, was being backstage waiting to go out with so little clothes, used to being dressed as a flamenco dancer with a long skirt and more covered.

It was Saturday and that day we were performing in Ibiza. After the show, they invited us to dinner at the VIP of a disco that had a huge Paris-type bathroom, that is, unisex.

We were already in the after-dinner and the party started, The Deviant was married and we all knew his wife, but that did not seem to matter to him since all the time he was watching me and controlling me while making trips to the bathroom constantly. I needed to go to the toilet and I did not know how to avoid him ... but a lot of people had already started to enter and I did not want to leave the VIP area.

So I came in and there was the vicious man waiting for me to offer me substances. When I told him that I did not use, he aggressively grabbed my arm, forced me into the toilet, pushed me against the door with his body close to mine, covered my mouth, told me that he did not like to take drugs alone and that if when I left I said something to someone, I would immediately be fired and I would have to return to Madrid alone and without money and of course that night I would not sleep in the hotel.

It took a second to unleash the inner Flamenca and I told him; Either you let me go right now or I swear I'll start yelling until the security guys come and then I'll call your wife and tell her everything.

What disgusted me the most was that the The Deviant knew my father and didn't care.

When I got out of the bathroom very nervous and hiding as best I could, I sat next to the smartass with whom I would travel the next morning to Madrid and to feel protected.

But when we got to the hotel, the smartass told me to come into the room that he wanted to give me a lottery ticket that he had bought. Since I laughed a lot with him and needed to forget what had happened, I agreed to go inside. But what I couldn't imagine is that being on the terrace, where there were no cameras, the smartass got very close to me and whispered in my ear; It is better that you stay with me to sleep that way you wake up tomorrow and don’t miss the plane and of course your contract and your double salary.

I returned to unleash the inner flamenca and ran to my room, I did not sleep at all thinking about my plan for the next day.

I didn't tell anyone either because it was too late.

Once on the plane, I told him that I would not continue with the tour, but that if he did not pay me until the last peseta of my contract, I would tell everything to his wife and my father, who would already be in charge of reporting him personally and not recorded again in any other recording studio.

ADVICE: Unleash your inner flamenca and never! be afraid to say that you are going to scream and that you are going to tell everything. Never go into a room at dawn with someone from work and if you do, make sure there is a camera.

TODAY: I wish I had my iphone like today to be able to record at any time and remember to always have it in silence and in video mode to record the conversation.

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