The faces of Flamenco~I

The cultural influences of flamenco are wide and varied, from the Greeks and Phoenicians — the castanets; to Asian, Arabs, and Egyptians — the arm movements and musical instruments; the Afro-Cubans — percussion, and movement of hips and shoulders; and the French — various foot techniques.

Each of the 7 principal styles of dance has its own movements, emotions, and expressions:

Algeria (joy) Seguirilla (hurt/death) Solea (loneliness) Tango (passion) Guajira (sensuality Farruca (elegance) and Buleria (seduction)

Of the three schools of flamenco, these photos represent the Sevillana (or Seville) performance that can be experienced at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

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About Joy Hendrickson

I am an adherent of the theory that we don't know what we don't know. I enjoy all things literary, visual, mysterious, and just beyond our grasp.
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