For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 11-Adult
Thursday, April 6, 4:30-6pm
Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State Street
-Wear flamenco shoes/boots (males, females), character shoes, or hard sole shoes
-Flamenco skirt or full long skirt (females)
Tania Tandias has extensively studied Flamenco, Spanish Classical, and Escuela Bolera with two of the top Flamenco dancers in the United States today, Pablo Rodarte and Eva EnciÃ±ias-Sandoval in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also studied with Juana Amaya in Seville, Spain, Rosa Montoya in San Francisco, Ricardo Montes in Madison, WI and numerous other Spanish artists including La Tati, Ciro, Eva â€œLa Yerbabuena,â€ Javier LaTorre, Antonio Canales, and Lola and Carmela Greco. Besides Spanish dance, Tania Tandias has also studied and performed Greek dance with Vicky Tzoumerka-Knoedler, in whose company Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe, she joined at the age of 15. Ms. Tandias also furthered her dance training with ballet at the University of Wisconsin- Madison with Vivian Tomlinson, Charmaine Ristow, and Margot Colbert. Ms. Tandias has performed with Maria Benitezâ€™s Nuevo Flamenco in Santa Fe, NM. With this company she participated in statewide tours that brought flamenco to both public schools in the form of lecture-demonstrations and to the general pubic in full-length performances. She also danced in Nuevo Flamencoâ€™s weekly performances at the Radisson Hotel of Santa Fe. Along with Nuevo Flamenco, Ms. Tandias was also a dancer in the Albuquerque-based Alma Flamenca, which performed in local venues, festivals, schools, and in the internationally acclaimed Festival Flamenco Internacional that takes place in Albuquerque every summer. While still living in New Mexico, she also performed in faculty concerts at the University of New Mexico and in the opera Carmen. Ms. Tandias now lives in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, where she has been introducing, through performing and teaching, the beauty and passion of Flamenco and Spanish dance to fellow Wisconsinites. Besides numerous festivals, private parties, and lecture-demonstrations, Ms. Tandias has recently choreographed and danced in pieces for Kanopy Dance Company, Oshkosh Symphony, Madison Opera, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Milwaukee Ballet, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestraâ€™s Concerts on the Square performance of Vivo Flamenco, which was televised on Wisconsin Public Television. In 2003, she received a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission for her performances of Fuego Flamenco at the Bartell Theatre.
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