Nuestra Voz - El poder femenino de Victoria Bálsamo

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Posted 11 July, 2024
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Desde temprana edad, Victoria Bálsamo, oriunda de Paysandú, Uruguay, descubrió que el movimiento y el baile la hacían conectar con sus emociones. Fue así como de a poco esta disciplina se fue transformando en lo que ahora es su pasión.

La historia de Victoria con la danza se remonta a su niñez, cuando a los nueve años inició estudios de gimnasia artística. Y ya en su adolescencia, a los 16, empezó con clases de ballet.

En su siguiente etapa de vida, se mudó a Montevideo donde además del ballet, sumó clases de baile contemporáneo y paralelamente estudios de Diseño de Moda. A los 22 años “formé parte de una compañía de danzas de estilos urbanos, en la que fui entrenada por un año entero para formarme en danzas urbanas y dar una obra de 45 minutos, en el Teatro Solís de Montevideo”.

La extrovertida y energética personalidad de Victoria, la han impulsado desde siempre a probar nuevas experiencias y formas de expresión. Deportista y dinámica desde pequeña, constantemente se impone nuevos desafíos que con gran disciplina y perseverancia logra cumplir.

De esta manera, no conforme con lo ya aprendido, integra a todos sus conocimientos una forma de baile donde la fuerza y sensualidad van de la mano: el pole dance.

En 2018 se mudó a Nueva Zelanda con la Working Holiday Visa y fue acá que continuó este deporte, llegando incluso a comprarse su propio pole (“barra”o “caño” como le dicen en algunos países) que instaló en su casa para seguir practicando.

“Ahora tengo más de 7 años de experiencia (en pole dance). Y el año pasado quise probar circo y empecé con mis estudios de aro aéreo. Hoy en día doy shows y diversas performances. Participé para el Latin Kiwi Festival dos años consecutivos, en No Trace Halloween Party en 2023, y además di un show de pole dance para Bungalow y Luma 2024”, comenta.

Pero la batería de Victoria aún tiene mucha carga, porque gracias a toda la experiencia que ha adquirido a través de los años, cuenta que “este año me sentí preparada para dar clases y compartir todo mi conocimiento. Particularmente elegí femme style & heels dance”.

Según describe la bailarina, “estas clases están diseñadas para mujeres que quieran conectar con su lado salvaje, su fuerza de vida, expresar desde adentro hacia afuera y sentirse poderosas. Los hombres que se sientan cómodos bailando femenino, también son bienvenidos. Mi propósito es crear un grupo donde podamos sentirnos libres de expresión, fuera de juicio y que en un futuro poder mostrar nuestro arte al público. El uso de tacos profesionales de heels dance, es opcional”.

Las clases de Femme Style consisten en practicar distintas rutinas, incluyendo movimientos somáticos y freestyle. Para asistir no se necesita experiencia previa, sólo las ganas de bailar y atreverte a explorar tu lado sensual sin tapujos.

Femme Style Dance Classes Miércoles 7.30pm - LTA Studios, Frankton
Booking online en femmepower.bookwhen.com
$10 nzd se paga en la misma clase
Instagram: @victoria.balsamo - @femme.powwer

 

 

English Translation

 

The Femme Power of Victoria Bálsamo

From an early age, Victoria Bálsamo, originally from Paysandú, Uruguay, discovered that movement and dance allowed her to connect with her emotions. Gradually, this discipline transformed into what is now her passion.

Victoria's history with dance dates back to her childhood, when at the age of nine she began studying artistic gymnastics. By her adolescence, at 16, she started ballet classes.

In her next stage of life, she moved to Montevideo, where she added contemporary dance classes alongside her ballet training and simultaneously pursued studies in Fashion Design. At 22 years old, "I joined an urban dance styles company, where I was trained for an entire year to master urban dances and perform a 45-minute piece at the Solís Theater in Montevideo."

Victoria's extroverted and energetic personality has always driven her to try new experiences and forms of expression. An athlete and dynamic since she was young, she constantly sets new challenges for herself, which she achieves with great discipline and perseverance.

Not satisfied with what she had already learned, she incorporated a form of dance where strength and sensuality go hand in hand: pole dance.

In 2018, she moved to New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa, where she continued this sport, even buying her own pole ("barra" or "caño" as it is called in some Latin American countries) which she installed in her home to continue practicing.

"Now I have over 7 years of experience in pole dance. And last year I wanted to try circus and began my studies in aerial hoop. Today, I perform various shows and performances. I participated in the Latin Kiwi Festival for two consecutive years, at No Trace Halloween Party in 2023, and I also did a pole dance show for Bungalow and Luma 2024," she shares.

But Victoria still has plenty of energy left, as she explains that "this year I felt ready to teach and share all my knowledge. I particularly chose femme style & heels dance."

According to the dancer, "these classes are designed for women who want to connect with their wild side, their life force, express from the inside out, and feel powerful. Men who feel comfortable dancing feminine are also welcome. My goal is to create a group where we can feel free to express ourselves, without judgment, and eventually showcase our art to the public. The use of professional heels for heels dance is optional."

Femme Style classes consist of practicing various routines, including somatic movements and freestyle. No prior experience is needed to attend, just the desire to dance and dare to explore your sensual side without inhibitions.

Femme Style Dance Classes Wednesdays 7.30pm - LTA Studios, Frankton
Online booking at femmepower.bookwhen.com
$10 NZD paid in class
Instagram: @victoria.balsamo - @femme.powwer


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