Patricia Alvarez offers an elegant, harmonious and expressive dance linked to tradition. She explores the origins of oriental dance confronting them to the power of flamenco and the energy of gypsy dance.
Degree in Arabic and Islam, began to dance like approach to the arab culture that she love it. The passion for Arab World has led her to visit several arab countries and reside in Morocco and Egypt.
In that context begins to be interested in cultures from the Gypsies populations of Balkans and Middle East.These strom interets brings her to study dances, music and cultural herithage from that people. Travelling around some Balkans countries like Rumanía, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia...
Trained with different oriental teachers in Spain and elsewhere. Combining training in raks sharky and arab folklores with the study of Flamenco with differents great masters of the renowned school "AMOR DE DIOS" in Madrid.
And delve into other ways of Flamenco living a period in the city of Granada (South Spain) where find the clear presence of the arab substrate in this amazing art.
Her curiosity and passion for dance has also led her into contact with other styles like Contemporary Dance, Ballet, African Dance...
Her current work are focusing on research and development of the equation of arabs dance styles with the Flamenco, particularly in the similarities between Egyptian Folklore and Flamenco and in the research of the cultural expresions of Gypsy people around the world.
As a dancer and teacher dance has been part of several dance companies and has worked with various musical groups
in many places of Spain and travel regularly to different European cities where she teaches workshops and take part of importants festivals.