Silvia Salamanca, the artistic director of Shunyata, is an internationally acclaimed performer and instructor from Mallorca, Spain. A life-long dancer, she graduated at the age of nineteen as a major in ballet and performed professionally as a modern dancer in major Europe festivals with the contemporary dance company of the University of Barcelona.
She started her career as a belly dancer in 2001 when realizing the enormous benefits that this art form brings to women in both body and soul. In her own studio, she keeps observing how women can get closer to their self-identity and discover oneself at a new level, increasing self-esteem, and getting deeply in touch with the feminine essence in their soul through bellydance.
As a natural evolution in her journey, Silvia discovered tribal fusion in the USA and combined it with a deep research into her own cultural roots: Spanish gypsy and Arabic, hence with her work in the field of Zambra Mora (spanish gypsy-oriental dance fusion). Silvia gained international recognition and is currently invited to teach workshops and perform as a headliner in major festivals world-wide. www.silviasalamanca.com
Saturday, 2:30-4:30 pm - The Fire of the Spanish Gypsies: A Spanish Skirt Routine (a modern twist for an ancient art)
Have you ever wondered how the gitanas (Spanish gypsies) get to leave everyone speechless when they dance with their skirts? Now you have the chance to find out! In this workshop we will break down the skirt work that, united with the arm movements, posture, and expression, will build up a brand new routine designed to catch the room on fire! Bring a skirt and your best ole!!