Master Classes, Workshops and Lectures
Niurca Marquez is frequently sought as a master teacher, choreographer, facilitator, speaker and panelist. She and other artists of Nu Flamenco Collaborative are available for master classes, lectures, residencies and commissioned choreography.
A gifted artist/educator/speaker Niurca is capable of teaching various dance styles in classes that help refine participants’ skills while developing artistry in a rigorous, yet supportive environment. Her training as a Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method gives her a unique approach to teaching flamenco to non-flamenco and flamenco dancers alike. She is particularly sought out for her "bata de cola" and Flamenco technique courses based on her unique combination of the elements of flamenco and contemporary body practices including the Feldenkrais Method, as well as her joint classes in “Flamenco Anti-Structures” with Master Guitarist José Luís Rodríguez.
An experienced speaker and facilitator, Niurca has conducted lectures (for novices and experts alike) on subjects including flamenco history, artistic process, and contemporary flamenco and politics. Additionally she has designed and taught various Teacher-Training Workshops on the incorporation of cultural dance forms in the general education curriculum and within alternative models for learning.
She has lectured, conducted residencies and choreographed in Middle Schools, High Schools and University Dance Programs including:
Nova Southeastern University (FL)
University of Kansas (KA)
Keene State College (NH)
Florida International University (FL)
University of Central Florida (FL)
Houston University (TX)
Duke University (NC)
Recent presentations include:
"Shifting Discourses in Aesthetics and Practice:Political Propaganda and the Development of Contemporary Flamenco." Department of Gender Studies, Keene State College, NH and Department of Speech, Theater and Dance, University of Central Florida, Tampa
"Passion, passion, passion: The development of Flamenco as an art form and its use and economic and political currency." Dance Symposium Series curated by Pioneer Winter
"Beyond borders: Women artists stretching the boundaries of their form." Women's History Month Program at Miami Dade County Public Library System
"Comparative models in the presentation of Dance in the US." Department of Humanities as part of the course "Traditions and Musical Genres" of the Degree in Arts Administration. University of Huelva, Spain.
"Memoria DNA/Memory ADN: An exploration of liquid cartographies." Performance and Discussion. Institute for Iberian and Mediterranean Studies at Florida International University
She is currently Adjunct Faculty at Broward College in Davie, FL where she teaches courses in Dance Appreciation, Music for Dance Composition and Special Topics.
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