Flamenco By Ren Yi
When: Fridays 7-8.30pm
Where: Free Movement Dance Studio
For: Beginner Adults, no experience needed
Flamenco is an art form from Andalusia that combines dance, singing and guitar. The strong emotional charge that artists put on the stage during their performances portrays a lively dance style with Male dancers and female dancers interpreting each piece with arm movements, body contours and ‘zapateos‘ according to each flamenco style, accompanied by the melody of the guitar and the deep voice of the singer.
About Ren Yi
Ren Yi is a multi-faceted dance artist and a dance educator with a passion for working with young children. She was born and raised in Shanghai where she was one of the first young ballerinas to be trained and mentored by the great ballet pioneer Wang Qifeng at the Wang Qifeng Ballet School in the early 90s.
Ren Yi moved to Singapore in 2003 to pursue her dance education at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). After she graduated in 2006, she decided to stay on to nurture young dancers at the affiliated School Of Young Talents as a full-time ballet teacher for another 10 years.
Not only is Ren Yi a dedicated teacher, she is also a tireless student constantly seeking to expand herself in her art form and other related disciplines. She counts Antonio Vargas and Sofia Pratt as two of her most inspiring teachers, especially in the field of Spanish Dance and Flamenco.
Words from Ren Yi about her class
- comfortable dance attire
- jazz shoes or bare-footed