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UNLEASH YOUR INNER FLAMENCA #METOO #SACALAFLAMENCA – 9


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.

 

GENDER VIOLENCE in the company of Antonio Canales and NOBODY DID NOTHING!

The reason why I left Antonio Canales’s company, now more than ever it turns my guts and I even cry every time I think about it.At that time I was very young and I was afraid to be involved.We were about to get on the stage at the premier of Narciso at the Roman Theater in Mérida, when suddenly we began to hear very loud and continuous cries of pain for a long time, which came from one of the dressing rooms. The ill-born singer (Payo), drunk as always, was beating up his wife (gypsy), also a cantaora, very well known among flamencos. 

Everyone heard her scream and no one did anything. Poor woman! And before singing , My God! I don't remember if she finally went on stage. 

Everyone knew that he mistreated her even when she was pregnant and no one did anything. 

It was not the first time, no matter the country, he always mistreated her. If I had been Antonio Canales, I would have immediately fired that bastard. Well no. 

I could no longer feel the same admiration for Antonio Canales and being in his company already did me more harm than hope. 

Being a prima ballerina took a back seat and when I told my parents they wouldn't let me continue in such an environment. 

Rocio Carrasco's revolution has made me remember all the experiences of gender violence that I have seen firsthand within the flamenco companies I have worked for. And the saddest thing of all is that even knowing each other, NOBODY DID NOTHING! 

ADVICE : 

If you see abuse, do not say anything to the director of the company or to your colleagues because you will lose your job and even more than one would attack you. 

Ask to remain anonymous and tell the police immediately. 

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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