A fresh company on the Minneapolis/St. Paul dance scene, Deborah Elias Danza Española creates and presents high-quality flamenco performances firmly rooted in the flamenco tradition...Read More
Think you know the women of flamenco?
Deborah Elias' newest work "Las Flamencas" unravels the iconic appeal of flamenco women and their legendary art form. Join her journey in and out of satire, sorrow and celebration, inspired by the power, vulnerability, and strong self-identity of the flamenco female, past and present.
Haven't you always wanted to dance flamenco?
Now is the time! Deborah Elias is an experienced and caring teacher whose combined sense of patience, perfectionism, and fun have helped guide countless students of varying ages and abilities to dance flamenco on their terms. She has taught for over 10 years including at Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, the University of Minnesota, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.
Current Classes! Join Now!
Fall 2013 classes, offered in two sessions, start September 9. Each class will be spent with 30 minutes on technique and 30 minutes on choreography for the beautiful and profound style of soleá. The Tuesday and Thursday class each week will have the same content - so come to whichever best fits your schedule, or come to both and really master the material! These classes are now offered as Zorongo Flamenco satellite classes.
Deborah Elias is an established flamenco soloist, lead dancer, and choreographer in the reknowned Twin Cities dance scene. Since 1996 she has appeared in more than 20 productions of nationally acclaimed company Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, and in 2010, also began creating and presenting her own work as Deborah Elias Danza Española. Her work has included flamenco theater pieces Palabras al viento (2011), The Moon's Desire (2010), and Tia (2007), as well as a show of traditional flamenco, Flamenco Pure & Strong (2011), which toured to 13 cities across Minnesota. Read More
Flamenco dance is extremely expressive. It is noted for the elegant and strong posture of the dancers, the flowing movements of their arms and hands, and percussive footwork. It is at times sharp and aggressive, and at other times quiet and lyrical. Both women and men dance flamenco, but it is a solo dance, not a partner dance, so men and women do not dance "together." Both genders are powerful and independent in the dance. Read More