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FLAMENCO AS A LIFESTYLE

More than a dance, a lifestyle

Danica Sena is an internationally-acclaimed Master flamenco and Spanish dance teacher, choreographer and performer.
Having resided in Spain for a decade (1990-2000), her intrinsic cultural understanding of the art she imparts combined with a unique methodology and passion for teaching has made her one of the most-solicited in her field.

She has created, performed and produced over 200 original works for television, independent film and stage in Spain, Japan, Czech Republic, Mexico and the United States.

While residing in Spain she was selected among 5000 national auditioners to perform alongside 120 artists in Japan.  During this two-year contract Ms. Sena founded the “Ago Arena Festival” in Ugata, a free, 2-day performance which showcased the choreographic talents of emerging young Spanish artists.

Her film “Continuum” was featured in San Francisco’s 2014 debut of the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the following “Light Interrupted” received widespread acclaim.

Classical/Opera credits include “The Nutcracker”, “La Traviata”, “Carmen”, “Don Quijote”, ‘’La Vida Breve”, “El Amor Brujo”.  Zarzuela credits include “La Rosa del Azafran”, “Agua, Azucar y Aguardiente”, “El Zapatero Prodigioso”.  In February of 2017 she was awarded a 3-week residency in Dallas to choreograph and perform in Orchestra of New Spain’s “Misa Flamenca, From the Cathedral to the Streets”, a groundbreaking fusion of Baroque composition, contemporary ballet, live flamenco from Spain and digital projections of paintings by emerging Mexican artist Juan Carlos del Valle.

In April of 2017 she was brought as guest artist to collaborate with Madison’s renowned Kanopy Dance in the groundbreaking fusion production of “Snapshots of Spain”.

Ms. Sena is the founder and artistic director of performing company, Andanza Spanish Arts, resident choreographer for Her Rebel Highness, an original SF musical revue, and a proud faculty member since 2004 of ODC, a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco dance community.

Ms. Sena has acted as adjunct faculty member of Dominican University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.  She is the winner of the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Dancer's Choice Award.  On June 8th, 2017 she performed as an exclusive guest artist for the Almería-based international design company Cosentino San Francisco Grand Opening ceremony.

Since 2012 she has been an annual guest workshop instructor in Madrid, Valencia and Castellón, Spain.

She is honored and proud to be considered a cultural ambassador to Spain via the bi-continental communities she has created and continues to foment as a result of a passionate and lifelong dedication to Flamenco and Spanish dance.

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Ms. Sena is the founder and artistic director of performing company, Andanza Spanish Arts, resident choreographer for Her Rebel Highness, an original SF musical revue, and a proud faculty member since 2004 of ODC, a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco dance community.

June 2017She performed as an exclusive guest artist for the Almería-based international design company Cosentino San Francisco Grand Opening ceremony.

April 2017She was brought as guest artist to collaborate with Madison’s renowned Kanopy Dance in the groundbreaking fusion production of “Snapshots of Spain”.

February 2017She was awarded a 3-week residency in Dallas to choreograph and perform in Orchestra of New Spain’s “Misa Flamenca, From the Cathedral to the Streets”, a groundbreaking fusion of Baroque composition, contemporary ballet, live flamenco from Spain and digital projections of paintings by emerging Mexican artist Juan Carlos del Valle.

2014Her film “Continuum” was featured in San Francisco’s 2014 debut of the Tiny Dance Film Festival and the following “Light Interrupted” received widespread acclaim.  Classical/Opera credits include “The Nutcracker”, “La Traviata”, “Carmen”, “Don Quijote”, ‘’La Vida Breve”, “El Amor Brujo”. Zarzuela credits include “La Rosa del Azafran”, “Agua, Azucar y Aguardiente”, “El Zapatero Prodigioso”.

 >Ms. Sena has acted as adjunct faculty member of Dominican University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

 >She is the winner of the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Dancer's Choice Award.

 >Since 2012 she has been an annual guest workshop instructor in Madrid, Valencia and Castellón, Spain.

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GROUP CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

Monday
8-10pm

TECHNIQUE, CASTAÑUELAS, CHOREOGRAPHY, VARIED PALOS

Int/Adv
LEVEL

ODC dance commons

Tuesday
7:30-9:30pm

REHEARSAL, TECHNIQUE, REPERTOIRE

ADV*
(new students by audition only)
LEVEL

Hellman/Mott Studios, ODC Theater Bldg.

Wednesday
7:45-9:45pm

TECHNIQUE, CHOREOGRAPHY, VARIOUS PALOS

BEG/INT Mixed
LEVEL

ODC dance commons

Saturday
4-5:30pm

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOW
(Guajiras con abanico through June)

MIXED
LEVEL

ODC dance commons

PRIVATE / SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS

CREATE AND MOUNT ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY FOR SOLOISTS / ENSEMBLES

CREATE CONCEPTUAL AND COMPLETE WORKS FOR THEATRE, FILM, OPERA, SYMPHONY

ARTISTIC DIRECTION FOR SOLOISTS / COMPANIES

Evento Open Circle

After dedicating her life to Flamenco and teaching in San Francisco for more than a decade, Danica Sena takes some of her dedicated students to a small city in Southern Spain, to give them a deeper understanding of Flamenco.

Tickets:

www.opencircleadocumentaryshort.brownpapertickets.com