The Estepona City Council informs that next Thursday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m., the Dance Festival “My other skin” will be held in the Orquidario Botanical Park, with La Milana.
Organized by the City Council, Gemma Sánchez “La Milana” presents this show created in the middle of the pandemic, in which the freedom of past years is expressed and brings us back to the moment we are living, through the different flamenco styles. The flamenco scene is completed with two singers, percussion and a dance corps formed by La Milana and Sheila Jiménez, as main dancers, as well as a group of 16 dancers.
Gemma Sánchez Fernández “La MILANA”. Born in Barcelona, at the age of three she returned with her parents and brother to Talavera la Real, Badajoz, where they came from. Soon after, she began taking dance classes at a school in her town, and at 14 she decided to start her training as a flamenco dancer in Seville. He has had as teachers Manolo Marín for six years, Matilde Coral, Manuel Betanzos, La Tati, Eva la Yerbabuena and Merche Esmeralda, among others.
At just 15 years old, due to family needs, he opened his first school, and right after he began as a professional with important groups from Extremadura, traveling throughout Spain and Portugal. In 2002 he packed his suitcases and became part of his new family and professional nucleus in Estepona, where he claimed to feel “at home” from the beginning. After teaching classes in several dance schools, in 2006 he decided to open his own, which today has more than 150 students shared in different disciplines, such as classical ballet, Spanish classical, modern dance and flamenco, among others.
In these years he has won several first and second dance prizes in the province of Malaga and in Extremadura; He has worked with important artists and has been part of several companies and paintings on the Costa del Sol; and in 2007 she was chosen by the Andalusian Board of Trustees to represent this art in different European countries. Soon he will travel to London and Denmark to offer classes and performances. All her life dedicated to dance and her favorite phrase is “I will dance until my health allows me to.”