Chacarera is a lively dance from central part of Argentina, joyful and seductive, where a couple travels around the space until they finally meet in the center. The man will try to impress her with the strength of his footwork while she will try to conquer him moving gracefully her skirt.
Zamba appears in Argentina as a combination of vivid dances that entered from Perú and Chile. Is a seductive dance where a couple moves around the space during continued encounters, playing with handkerchiefs as a symbol of love and connection.
FRIDAY 18:30 – 20:00
CHACARERA 1 (Level: complete beginners) (1,5 hour)
Introduction to Argentine folklore, focused on learning basic elements and basic steps, posture, figures, choreography, localization, character of the dance
20:15 – 21:45
CHACARERA 2 (Level: intermediate) (1,5 hour)
*You must have previous knowledge of Chacarera to attend this lesson: its choreography and basic elements.
The class will be focused on improving musicality, style, interpretation, further knowledge on ZARANDEOS (female role) and ZAPATEO (male role)
SATURDAY 14:00 – 15:30
ZAMBA 1 (Level: complete beginners) (1,5 hour)
Focused on learning the basic elements and basic steps: encircling movements, rhythm, connection, handkerchief use.
15:45 – 17:15
ZAMBA 2 (Level: intermediate) (1,5 hour)
*You should have attended Zamba 1 workshop in order to attend this workshop.
Focused on improving the basic elements and basic steps, working deeply into means to improvisation, connection, interpretation and handkerchief use.
Pamela Roldán: Born in Los Polvorines, a small town located thirty kilometers away from Buenos Aires city, Pamela Roldán started her career as a child, dancing and performing with Ballet del Sur folk group in events around Buenos Aires province. She pursued her career as a teacher of Argentine Folklore and Tango at Instituto Folklórico Argentino and later at Universidad Nacional de las Artes (formerly IUNA) in Buenos Aires. Besides several dancing styles she has also studied health therapies such as Yoga, Ayurveda and Pilates, which provided her a deeper understanding of the physical and emotional side of movement, allowing her to work in deep connection with each student needs.
She currently lives in Tampere, Finland, working in the fields of arts, fitness and health development. She has been teaching and performing Argentine Folkloric Dances in Buenos Aires and Europe for almost a decade now. Her workshops are dynamic and entertaining, balancing theoretical with expressive content. Pamela’s passion and energy are catching, leaving students inspired after every lesson and performance. Her dance symbolizes an authentic search for freedom, a deeply moving expression of her soul.
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For the ones attending all the workshops the Milonga Noches Urbanas, on saturday 30th of march, is free of charge.