Yinka Esi Graves will be offering an immersive 90 minute workshop rooted in the flamenco rhythm of Buleria. Centering corporeal rhythm, grounding and improvisation, participants will experience the African Diasporic lens through which Yinka connects to Flamenco, in both how it is constructed and experienced. This re-observation opens a rarely explored perspective for people to first learn Flamenco through and for those more familiar with it, to further express themselves within it. Come wearing comfortable clothes and shoes, no need for flamenco shoes.
YINKA ESI GRAVES (London, 1983). Dance Artist whose work explores the links between flamenco and other forms of body expressions, particularly from a contemporary and African diaspora perspective. She graduated in Art History (Sussex 2005) and settled in Spain in 2009 to learn at the Amor de Dios Flamenco School in Madrid and then in Seville with teachers such as Yolanda Heredia, La Lupi and Andrés Marin. Yinka’s short pieces have been performed at Sadler’s Wells (UK), Gibney (New York), among other national and international venues. Yinka is currently a collaborator on Cuerpos Celestes (MAX Awards 2021 Finalist) by Chloé Brulé and Marco Vargas Cía, and Mailles by Dorothée Munyaneza. In 2023 Yinka premieres her first solo production:The Disappearing Act.