Workshop Info

Artform:

Dance

Level:

Open to All

Cultural Focus:

Spain

Programme
Notes:

Bring shoes or boots with sturdy chunky heel if possible. No more than 6cm high.

About Workshop

Classes in flamenco dance with the astounding Felipe de Algeciras, all the way from southern Spain.
The beginners class is suitable for all- NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Just comfortable shoes or boots with a sturdy chunky heel if possible, no more than 2". NO STILETTOS OR TRAINERS. Come along to have a go at this passionate dance with one of the best teachers out there.

Felipe teaches and dances worldwide. He ha ran his own company 'Alma Flamenca' for many years here in U.K. He has danced at prestigious venues such as Sadlers Wells. You can hear his fierce footwork on the soundtrack to 'Mask of Zorro'

Felipe's classes are friendly, great fun and inspiring. His classes are always very popular at Doris!
Beginners is open to all.
Elementary is for those with some experience
Intermediate/advanced for more experience dancers.

Felipe de Algeciras

Flamenco Dance

ABOUT

Felipe de Algeciras

Born in Algeciras, Felipe started dancing at just 13 years of age, studying in the conservatory of Algeciras and Málaga.
Aged 16, he started working with the flamenco troupe Sonakay. Two years later he became a member of the prestigious flamenco troupe Soleá, working at numerous festivals in Andalucía. Touring in London for the first time in 1991, Felipe made his debut at London’s West End with Show Theatre
Felipe returned to Spain with the offer to work in England, which, he would accept two years later. He settled in England where he became the first bailaor at the prestigious tablao Costa Dorada, the only tablao in the UK.
Following his debut, Felipe worked in Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The House of Commons and appeared with the English National Opera at London’s Coliseum.
In the course of his long career in the UK, Felipe had the honour of dancing for Diana Princess of Wales and Princess Margaret.
His strength and powerful footwork led him to work for the movie The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He worked as choreographer on the set of the British movie, Dot The I, staring Natalia Verbeke and Gael García Bernal.
In 2002 Felipe founded his own company Alma Flamenca, with which he toured successfully in the UK and all around Europe, performing in prestigious theatres such as the Royal Opera House, where he shared the stage with El Cigala and other great artists.
In 2007 Felipe de Algeciras started running the tablao Costa Dorada and teaching flamenco classes in London in his own studio. He also travelled regularly to schools in Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, etc. as a guest teacher.
In 2009, after a long career in the UK, Felipe decided to move back to his native land: ALGECIRAS, where he is working with his new company and his own dance school, he continues to teach across Europe.

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