La Candela Flamenco Creative Aging demonstrations are a fun, colorful, and interactive way to introduce the art form of flamenco to audiences of all ages and abilities. The in-person shows are a combination of performance & interaction where residents can connect with each other and the culture of flamenco. Audiences may find many ways in which to participate including getting up and dance, or dancing with their upper body, arms, and hands.
Length: 50 minutes + Q&A
Who: Dancer Ania La Candela. A guitarist is an additional option.
Where: in-person, Metro Atlanta & vicinity
Times available: 11am -2pm, Monday - Friday
Ania Bartelmus, "La Candela", is a renowned flamenco dancer based in Atlanta, GA, and the Founder/Director of La Candela Flamenco. Over the years, she trained with Spain’s top flamenco artists during her 3 year stay in Sevilla and other frequent visits to this flamenco capital. She has appeared in venues in Poland, Switzerland, Spain and US including Spanish tablaos, US venues, CBS program “Better Mornings Atlanta” and PBS program “This is Atlanta”. Ania was a featured dancer in the music video “Kiss the Night” by Summer Azul, and principal dancer for David Maldonado's flamenco symphony tour "Noche de Pasion". 2005 - 2011 she performed as a soloist for Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Company, and as a guest dancer with Berdole Flamenco, Julie Baggenstoss. In 2019 Ania was chosen as a finalist for the Flamenco Vivo Certamen USA competition and as of 2020 Ania is honored to be a member of Flamenco Vivo’s professional Consorcio Flamenco, a group dedicated to growing flamenco on the national stage. In 2020, Ania was commissioned to create choreography for the City of Atlanta’s project “Pandemic Atlanta”. As director of La Candela Company Ania collaborates with local musicians to create flamenco arrangements and flamenco fusion pieces, which she also produces.