San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A platica and workshop with Silvia Salamanca.
7-7:45 pm Free Workshop on Belly Basics (all skill levels)
Taught by Gio of Zombie Bazaar Belly Dance
8:15-10 pm Platica (Lecture) given by Silvia Salamanca
The history of the “Raza Cale” (Spanish Gypsy people) and the dance they developed.
9-10 am Registration
10-11:30 Workshop by Erin Gillespie (TBA all skill levels)
12:30-3 Spanish gypsy passion: Zambra Mora!
In this workshop, suitable for all levels, we will start breaking down the elements of the Zambra Mora
(Spanish gypsy dance). Then we will learn a new routine designed to dance in couples like the “gitanas”
do (Spanish gypsy women dance with each other…and they have fun!) The routine can also be learned
to be a beautiful solo. No need to bring your own partner! Just your fiery spirit and a skirt, and be ready
to feel proud, joyful and fiery!! Ole!
($30 or can buy in parts $15 per hour and fifteen mins)
8-10 pm Gitana Revolucion Performance
With performances by:
Amber Lotus Tribe Dance Studio
and much more to come...
This ticket is non refundable, but the name on the ticket can be changed. Just email the organizer.
When & Where
Giomara Bazaldua of Zombie Bazaar
Zombie Bazaar Panza Fusion is a queer based dance troupe that can be seen performing their Tejana Politica blend of dance nearly every week en los calles de San Anto. These Zombies will charm you with their panzas fuertes.
Under the direction of Giomara Bazaldua, a longtime student of dance. "Gio" has a cutting edge Panza Fusion style that blends tribal belly dance with other genres including ballet folklorico, cumbia, polka, drag, and fire dance. Zombie Bazaar uses Panza Fusion to bring awareness to issues like immigration the right of the LGBTQ, and womyn’s issues. It is this fusing of talent, creativity and homenaje a su cultura Xicana that led to the creation a duo called Zombie Bazaar in 2009 and eventually a troupe 11 womyn strong. These mujeres use eclectic and campy music to complement their high energy and creepy theatrics. Each of the Panzantes bring their own espiritu y alma to the group which is evident in their dance style.
This group of amigxs, artistxs, visionaries, singers, vegans,activist, sculptors, writers, lovers, and fighters call themselves Zombies to get your attention and once they have it they will keep you spellbound with their captivating dances and powerful message of strength and unity.
“We call ourselves Zombies because we love mother earth and it is the dead that enrich the soil to promote growth. We call ourselves Zombies because we will entrance your brain and senses with our hip and our message.”