The DaMTe Cultural Association and the European magazine Cafebabel.com in Seville have teamed up to organize the Suntap Festival, the first International Festival of Tap Dance in Andalusia. Both entities are composed of people with artistic and critical spirit, whom the desire to innovate joined them a few years ago. Lovers of culture and leisure, are people capable of setting goals and carry them out because they feel very much alive and grateful for the welcome and support of the Tap community of the South, without which, this adventure would not have came true.
Actress, Susana Galiano is who embodies the sensitivity of the festival. Design and guide all creative process of this, from small audiovisual proposals to the Gala. She has a great capacity to express and transmit emotions that are not always easy to describe and she is who encourages the rest of the Suntap team remembering that they are on a continuous way of learning, satisfaction and art.
She supposes the pillar of the organization, the order and the communication of the festival. For Clara Fajardo, as a journalist, being a written testimony of the history of Tap Dance in the south of Spain is a privilege and their missions revolve around the generation of content and the relationship with the media. She is who shows internally and externally the work of the whole team and is convinced that Tap is a blow to the cultural landscape of Seville and Andalusia.
As director of the festival, Pedro Silva places the world of Tap Dance in our lives. Pianist, composer and teacher of Tap, brings passion, confidence and perseverance because for him, born dreamer, no desire is impossible. Responsible for logistics and production, is in each of the stages of programming of the event orchestrating each section.
His innate gift of people turns Lucas Silva into the official Public Relations of the festival. His self-confidence, creativity and good humor explains that he is also known as “the Showman of the Suntap”. He is the guarantor of the always sunny aesthetic of this cultural and artistic event in southern Europe, and his small ideas hatch on the stage and on the computer screen. For Lucas, a graphic design professional and co-presenter of the Gala, the Suntap is a challenge whose horizon should always be self-improvement and the reward of contemplating how Tap Dance diffuses in these latitudes.
Photographer and Community manager, Elena Urbina thinks about images. She is the graphic memory of the Suntap and social animator in our networks. Spontaneous and optimistic, she epitomizes positivism, focusing every step of the festival on the most pragmatic to avoid deviating from the objectives. Her commitment resides in extending the temporal horizons of Tap Dance because she considers that it is a dance that does not have expiration date.