Juan Felipe Miranda Medina is a musician, dancer and researcher from Arequipa, Peru. His artistic and scholarly focus is Afro-Peruvian music and dance, specializing in the Afro-Peruvian step dance zapateo. Juan holds a doctoral degree in engineering, and a master's from the Choreomundus international program in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage, from which he graduated with distinction with the master's thesis entitled "Contrapunto de Zapateo: Alterity and Gesture."
The main focus of his research has been Afro-Peruvian music and dance, more specifically, a step dance known as "zapateo.” He continues to conduct research on zapateo today and is not only interested in the complexity of its aesthetics and improvisational structures, but on the versatile kinds of interaction between the dancers, the musician and the audience.
If you are in the Philadelphia area, there will be a group class at
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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