About This Artist

Danica Sena Gakovich

San Francisco, CA

Danica Sena Gakovich is an experienced choreographer, performer, musician and teacher who has performed and researched folkloric music and dance traditions from Spain for over 20 years. Her works are exploratory and collaborative while maintaining deep musical/rhythmic awareness. Danica will be creating a work that explores the shared ancestry between traditional Serbian and Flamenco music.Koreni, which means “roots” in Serbian is an original work based on profound investigation of the shared ancestry between traditional Serbian and Flamenco music. San Francisco-based flamenco choreographer/performer Sena re-connects with her Serbian heritage together with an exceptional cast of world-reknown musicians Miroslav Tadic (guitar), Alfredo Caceres (guitar) and Juan Carlos Moreno (singer).


2009Festival Weekend 1 Artist

“Koreni”
Flamenco dancer/choreographer Danica Sena Gakovich explores her Serbian heritage and the divergent as well as shared ancestry between traditional Serbian and Flamenco music. Koreni (or “roots” in Serbian) also features an exceptional cast of musicians Miroslav Tadic (guitar), Rade Serbedzija (voice), Alfredo Caceres (guitar) and Vince Delgado (percussion) who, along with Sena Gakovich’s rhythmical dancing, bring together pulse and voice, tonal and chord progressions, phrasing and poetry to create a visceral expression of transience, migration and new possibilities

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