Silvia Salamanca 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 in 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. In order to reach as many students as possible, Silvia is proud to present 2 instructional Zambra Mora DVDs “Spanish gyspy passion” and “Fire of the Spanish Gypsies”. Silvia is also the director of Shunyata Belly Dance, a nationally awarded tribal fusion company and a proud member of Urban Gypsy, Houston’s premiere ITS troupe. www.silviasalamanca.com
Cues & Tattoos 2018 Workshops
Friday April 6th, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm-Tribal Belly Dance Meets Flamenco
A gypsy Spanish twist to tribal movements and combinations. Combine the precision and sharpness of tribal with the fire of flamenco expression and you get a series of exciting steps, combinations and tribal-flamenco formations to take home and leave everybody speechless! Emphasis will be put on posture, arms and spins, and special work will be carried on hand movements.
Sunday April 8th, 2018, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cues & Blades, ITS Moves With The Edge Of The Sword!
Dancing with a sword and bringing in the sisterhood of ITS? Is that possible? Heck yes!! In this workshop we will learn a series of moves (slow tempo AND fast tempo) based on the ITS format that use the edgier prop available…the sword!! We will begin breaking down the moves, and explaining the necessary technique to execute them well, and we will also include a few formation changes that use the shapes of the blades to create mesmerizing patterns in a group.