Flamenco Dance Workshop with La Tania, @Naranjita Flamenco, Orange, CA
May 9, 2023
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Flamenco Dance Workshop with La Tania, @Naranjita Flamenco, Orange, CA


La Tania Workshop

Sat. August 26 & Sun. August 27, 2023

Intermediate Technique & Choreography: Soleá, (Both Days): 1:30 – 3:30 pm

One Day/2 hours: $60 – Both Days: $100

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Naranjita Flamenco, 301 East Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867

For more information, contact: vidaflamenca@yahoo.com 



La Tania was born in Arles, France. At a very young age she moved to Spain where she spent her childhood traveling through the flamenco world of Southern Spain; from the caves of Sacromonte, Granada to the gypsy enclave of Moron de la Frontera, and on to Sevilla.

She learned as she watched her mother and others perform the music and dance that became her life’s passion.

La Tania began her professional career at age seventeen dancing and touring with various companies in Spain. From 1981 to 1992 she danced with Compania Juan Quintero, Ballet Raul performing in Mallorca, Greece and Ibiza and performed at Esfoguero in Mallorca under the guidance of Alberto Lorca. From there she moved on to dance as a soloist in the major Tablaos of Madrid, such as Canasteros, La Venta del Gato, the prestigious Corral de la Moreria where she performed for many years and eventually became the star dancer. She performed as a featured dancer at Zambra and Casa Patas as well. As she continued her studies with various masters of flamenco dance like, Merche Esmeralda, Cristobal Reyes, La Tati, and most notably Ciro, whom she considers her greatest influence; she began touring as a soloist with some of Spain’s most renowned Flamenco companies. Traveling with Paco Peña, Mario Maya, Los Flamenco Somos Asi and others La Tania danced throughout Europe, North Africa, Japan, and Mexico performing in such venues as El Teatro Lope de Vega, Spain; Teatro Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Teatro Juarez in the Cervantino Festival, Mexico; Theater Carre, Amsterdam; Theater Luxor, Rotterdam; Yubin Chonkin Hall, Tokio; Teatro Albeniz, Madrid and Teatro Alcazar, Madrid to name a few. She has danced in major festivals including La Bienal de Sevilla, Spain; Festival Veranos de la Villa, Madrid; Festival Flamenco de Linares,Spain and the Roma Europa Festival in Rome, Italy.

For her work she has been awarded the Choreographers Fellowship from both the California Arts Council in 1995 and the National Endowment for the Arts in 1995 and 1996. Also in 1996 La Tania received the Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Artistic Excellence in the category of Individual Performance. The following year the Arts Achievement Award for Contemporary Dance from San Francisco Focus was presented to La Tania.

La Tania has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants such as the, Creation and Presentation Grant from the National Endowments for the Arts, Meet the Composer, James Irvine Fellowships in Dance, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in the Heritage and Preservation Category for her presentations of Abrazo in 1997 which was presented and co-commissioned by the Irvine Barclay Theater in Orange County and “Passage of the Muse” which premiered in 1999 at the Novellus Theatre at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

La Tania has also collaborated on special projects as dancer and choreographer. In 1994 she performed as a featured guest dancer with Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo Company in New York. In 1997 she collaborated with Theater of Yugen on Blood Wine Blood Wedding a Kabuki/Flamenco fusion performance. The same year the Flamenco Society of San Jose commissioned La Tania to dance and choreograph with the musical group Willie & Lobo. In 2002 she was a guest dancer and collaborator with Alonzo Kings Lines Ballet at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. As a guest featured dancer and choreographer La Tania was invited to collaborate with Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco in Santa Fe, NM in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 La Tania was part of Adrian Arias Illusion 5, a multidisciplinary project at the De Young Museum in San Francisco CA and in 2007 La Tania performed with Rupa & The April Fishes at the Independent in San Francisco.

La Tania has been recognized worldwide as a dancer, choreographer and master teacher. She has received rave reviews from The Japan Times, El Pais, Spain; Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner and N.R.C. Handelsblad, Holand.

La Tania’s interest in colaborations continues to be of great interest and in February 2013 she choreographed for Opera Parallel in the renowned opera of Ainadamar.

On July 7th, 2017 La Tania performed her farewell to the stage as a performer as part of the Ethnic Dance Festival at the War Memorial Opera House.

2016-2017 La Tania was honored with a Sustained Achiement Award from the Isadora Duncan Dance awards for her mastery and fostering of flamenco in the Bay Area as a teacher, choreographer, and performer for the past 24 years

La Tania has recently received the Creative Work Fund grant in colaboration with Presidio Theatre to create an immersive, multimedia experience that explores displacement and cultural survival in July of 2023

Currently La Tania is in Sevilla where she will be conducting online workshops in the near future.




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