The Joyce Master Class Series
at Gibney Dance

Stay tuned for upcoming Master Classes

Gibney Dance is proud to partner with The Joyce Theater to offer a series of public Master Classes. Take class and learn repertory with artists performing at The Joyce this season!

Details below!

 Noche Flamenca

This Master Class has been cancelled.


Flamenco class with Noche Flamenca company member Marina Elana will explore the fundamentals of flamenco’s corporal technique: vueltas flamenco (turns), floreo (handmovements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping). Proper placement of the body will be emphasized, along with an understanding of the 12-beat rhythmic pattern of flamenco and the corporal tools and signals, which are part of the vocabulary of the flamenco dancer to communicate with a guitarist or a singer. We will conclude the class with a short choreography of “tangos.”

ATTIRE FOR CLASS: Form fitting clothes such as tank tops, leotards, tights, and yoga/track pants. Women/girls can also wear a skirt (not mandatory).

SHOES: Flamenco shoes or closed-toe shoes such as dress shoes or boots with sturdy heels, or character shoes. Stiletto shoes are not appropriate.

Marina Elana began her studies in Spanish classical dance and flamenco with Adela Clara, La Monica and Yaelisa. She studied in Madrid and Sevilla with artists such as Yolanda Heredia, Belen Maya, Isabel Bayon and Soledad Barrio. Marina has performed with flamenco companies across the United States including Maria Benitez’s Teatro Flamenco, Caminos Flamencos & Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco. This is her second season with Noche Flamenca.

See Noche Flamenca perform at The Joyce! →

Past Master Classes were taught by: Lillian Barbeito/BODYTRAFFIC, Keren Lurie Pardes/L-E-V, Desmond Richardson/Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Juliette Barton/Sydney Dance Company, Michelle Manzanales/Ballet Hispánico, Tom Mossbrucker/Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tero Saarinen Company, and Dresden Semperoper Ballett.

Master Classes are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Special support has been provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

Photos courtesy of the Joyce.