A Chat with Oak Cliff Dance
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We take a somewhat intimidating art form a break it down to basics that anyone can understand. Alcantara Arts Entertainment provides inspiration in authentic productions starring guest singers, guitarists and dancers from around the world for workshops and performances like the "Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival".
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Flamenco has such a fascinating history. It has something for everyone, and while interest in flamenco is growing rapidly, with the help of the internet, it is still quite subversive. We aim to make it easily accessible to everyone.
What do you love most about your job?
I love sharing my knowledge with the flamenco curious. It is an exciting and passionate dance that can be fun and flirty, or very intense and dramatic. The foot percussion gives a nice cardio workout and the arms, and hands build upper body strength and good posture. Its so fun, you might not even feel like you are exercising.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I appreciate what you add to my life" is a frequent compliment from fans and students. Flamenco is as moving as it is rare, so the audience and dancers are often caught up in waves of emotion. They identify with your expression and through watching, find ways to express their own. It is very rewarding for both the dancer and viewer: a true gift of the soul.