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WRENJenni Wren's Slanjayvah Danza News! - Spring 2015

Update at a glance...

1.  Immersed in our new project
2.  Luisa is back!
3.  Classes and workshops
4.  Your support
5.  Stay in touch through our Social Networks

As you scroll down, please click on highlighted areas for links to more info.

1. Immersed in our new project

We continue preparing our next project with support from producer, Tessa Gordziejko. We are carefully building the foundations for this project, raising funds and doing all our background research as we prepare to launch a synthesis of Spanish Flamenco, Scottish traditional dance and Contemporary dance.


The project will reflect the backgrounds and practice of the three founder members of Slanjayvah Danza and the physical language against which their cross-cultural friendship and collaboration developed.


As we move into the future by embracing the strengths of the company's origins, we are getting excited about the prospects of working with some fantastic artists and new partners.

We will keep you up to date as things develop but in the meantime, here is some of our creative play time caught on camera by our associate film artist, Aurora Fearnley from Little Northern Light: 6 Feet, 3 Shoes


2.  Luisa is back!

After 11 years of d on-off creative collaborations, we are delighted to announce that Luisa Galan has returned to Leeds and  Slanjayvah Danza on a more permanent basis, taking up a director's role as well as working in a creative, teaching and performing capacity. We are very excited to have her at base, working more consistently together with Jenni Wren, as we move forward into our new programme.  Olé!


Slanjayvah Danza production "Cafe Flamenco" - 2014.
Image courtesy of Lizzie Coombes for Leeds Inspired.

Luisa Galan is a professional flamenco and contemporary dance performer with a further degree and credits in drama and acting for stage and TV.

She has a passion for teaching and regularly leads traditional flamenco based workshops and classes. She has performed across many venues in Yorkshire with music group Flamenco Diez and currently works with the Cervantes Institute, delivering part of their arts and culture programme and their Flamenco Festival in Leeds.


3 Classes and Workshops

Luisa is currently leading an open intermediate flamenco technique class each Friday at Dance Studio Leeds. If you are interested in rhythm, foot work and flamenco choreographies, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. This class is for those who already have some experience specifically in flamenco dance, however if you are interested in beginner's classes, you can attend Luisa's classes through the Cervantes Institute.

We are passionate about delivering education and workshop opportunities. We offer a range of one off or residency packages for a variety of ages, from beginners to professional. Have a look here at what we can bring to you.



Pupils from Asmaa Girls School - Doha, Qatar 2014


In the meantime we are happy that Pro-Dance Leeds has now been launched and that there is an exciting new provision of regular professional contemporary dance classes each week in Leeds - supported by Arts Council England. This is fantastic for us and other dancers based in or visiting the region who wish to maintain their fitness as well as having the opportunity to work with wide range of teachers.


4  Your support

As we continue to raise funds for our new project, your on-going support means a lot to us, it allows us to deliver excellence in the arts and education across the UK and beyond.

Click here to find out how you can be part of helping us in our next venture!


5  Stay in touch through our Social Networks


Twitter: @Slanjayvah
Facebook: Slanjayvah Danza

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