Phyllis Akinyi
Flamenco Lab

Flow
Feeling
Fear
Freedom

This class is a flamenco ‘taster’ but a distinctive kind. We’re investigating the basic elements of flamenco with a focus on the relation between feelings and movement.
We’ll work with different techniques helping the individual dancer to develop their rhythmic abilities in correlation with improvisation and emotional expression.
Together we’ll create a space in which melancholy, anger and joy can co-exist. It’s a class for dancers who are interested in embarking on a journey inwards, and who are curious about polyrhythms, bodily sound, and ancestral movement.

We invite you to participate the whole week but you are also welcome to drop-in. The class will be taught barefoot.

We encourage you to continue looking after yourself & each other and arrive to practice with a valid corona pass.

Phyllis Akinyi is a Danish-Kenyan dancer and choreographer, currently studying an MA in Flamencology at the conservatory of music in Barcelona (ESMUC). Trained in traditional flamenco in Madrid, Seville and Berlin, Akinyi has spent the last five years developing a flamenco practice rooted in African Diasporic embodied spiritual traditions. Her latest work G.R.I.E.F. is a durational exploration of emotional release and spiritual trance through flamenco rhythms, which premiered at Yellow Fish Festival in New York in May 2021. www.phyllisakinyi.com

Artist

Phyllis Akinyi

Title

Flamenco Lab

Type

Training

Date

12.6–10.2021

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Venue

Hotstepper, Hørsholmsgade 20, 2200 København

Credits

(warehouse) taken by Olga Rabetskaya for Yellow Fish Festival (2021) (black box) taken by Rooz Emad (2019)

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