Valeriano Paños


Intermediate/Advanced Dance

Danza Estilizada




The Workshop

In dance classes, choreography and technique will be taught. Workshop choreographies are set to various palos (song forms and rhythms). Choreographies are the original work of the artists/teachers, and students learn flamenco through the experience and unique abilities that these master artists/teachers bring to their work.
Danza Estilizada Española consists of composed steps and choreographies based on the movement vocabulary from popular and classical Spanish dance. Danza Estilizada Española is highly theatrical and artistic in its interpretation and employs the music of many of Spain’s great composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Danza Estilizada Española builds upon knowledge of classical dance (ballet), Escuela Bolera, flamenco, Spanish folk dance, and castanets. Training in castanets is vital for the dancer of this genre. Castanets are required for this workshop. Workshops consist of six (6) hours of instruction over the course of seven (7) days, June 22-28. Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance.

Workshops consist of six (6) hours of instruction over the course of seven (7) days, June 22-28. Instructors generally do not teach on the day of their scheduled performance; Valeriano Paños will not teach on June 24.
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Valeriano Paños

Valeriano Paños is a celebrated dancer, performer, choreographer, and director of Danza Española. Born in Barcelona, Paños was raised in Córdoba where he began his academic training. Paños is a disciple of Eva Leiva, Nuria Leiva, Araleo Moyano and Javier Latorre, Rosa Naranjo, Manolete, Maestro Granero and Carmina Ocaña, among others. He danced in the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, under the direction of Mario Maya, and in the companies of José Antonio, Blanca del Rey, Antonio Márquez, Aída Gómez, Manolete, among others. He was a member of the prestigious Ballet Nacional de España from 1998-2000.
Paños teaches in conservatories throughout Europe as well as internationally, notably being invited by Julio Bocca to teach Spanish dance to the Ballet Nacional del Sodre Montevideo Uruguay. From 2016-2018 Paños was Principal dancer and choreographer in the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía for which he created the shows …AQUEL SILVERIO and FLAMENCOLORQUIANO.
In 2001, Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños formed an artistic tandem after discovering that they had much in common regarding artistic concepts and vision of dance. They began an arduous work together involving research and experimentation, combining tradition and innovation. Through this artistic and creative journey, they investigate movement, experimenting with contemporary dance forms, Spanish Dance, and flamenco, and create a language and concept of dance and choreography that is characteristically their own.
In 2019, Estévez and Paños were awarded the Premio Nacional de Danza in the modality of creation.
Together they have choreographed, directed, and collaborated with artists such as Carlos Saura, Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, El Terremoto, Arcángel, Patricia Guerrero, Olga Pericet, Marco Flores, Manuel Liñán, Amador Rojas, Fuensanta la Moneta, Pastora Galván, Ana Morales, Concha Jareño, and Alfonso Losa, among others.

Valeriano Paños

See Valeriano Paños JUNE 24 in

Tríptico #2
[Meter los pies / Nondedéu / Silencios]

US Premiere at Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 37