NAfro Dance, Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, Nov 3 2012, Claire Marchand

Choreographic Demo & Discussion

Claire Marchand
Theatre Flamenco (Winnipeg)

Claire Marchand is a guest artist at many festivals across Canada and internationally. In 2004 she was part of the first Flamenco dance performance at the Canada Dance Festival. She has opened for Flamenco icon Isabel Bayon, recently worked alongside Flamenco greats Domingo Ortega and Maria Bermudez, and toured Canada with Flamenco guitar virtuoso Javier Conde as a dance soloist. The tour was the first Flamenco dance recording to be broadcast on CBC radio and Concerts on Demand. She has done interdisciplinary work with TRIPdance company, and with companies across Canada including Rosario Flamenco. Claire has worked as a collaborator for many full-length works with Theatre Flamenco Dance Collective. (www.theatreflamenco.ca)

 

Following early studies in Spanish Regional Dance with Carmen Cano de Infante, Claire studied extensively with Toronto Flamenco choreographer Claudia Carolina. Over the past twelve years, she has studied in Spain with legends such as La Cintia, Manolete, El Guito, Blanca del Rey, Belen Maya, Belen Fernandez, Joaquin Ruiz, the singer Talegon de Cordoba, Concha Vargas, and Ana Maria Lopez.

Claire is a guest artist at many festivals across Canada and

internationally. In 2004 she was part of the first Flamenco dance performance at the Canada Dance Festival. She has opened for Flamenco icon Isabel Bayon, recently worked alongside Flamenco greats Domingo Ortega and Maria Bermudez, and toured Canada with Flamenco guitar virtuoso Javier Conde as a dance soloist. The tour was the first Flamenco dance recording to be broadcast on CBC radio and Concerts on Demand. She has done interdisciplinary work with TRIPdance company, and with companies across Canada including Rosario Flamenco. Claire has worked as a collaborator for many full-length works with Theatre Flamenco Dance Collective.
As a teacher, in 1999 she founded an academy dedicated to Flamenco and Spanish Dance and Music in Manitoba. She has taught across Canada, in Spain and Taiwan. Claire has taught for the RWB Professional Division and has set choreography for the RWB Aspirants Program.

 

Flamenco master Claire Marchand

 

 

 

 

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