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The Archetypal Experience of the American Dream

Madonna: a case study

When I use the term “The Archetypal Experience of the American Dream", I am referring to a certain mentality, that I have found in the US, which allows people to...

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Still New Year, New You? (A Ritual of Renewal)

Do you remember the excitement of the new year?

Beginning a new cycle?

Your new year's resolutions?...

Or is that excitement of the New Year/New You gone… and what's left is the "same old,...

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Gypsy Children Singing & Dancing

In 1994 I began The Chanelar Flamenco Project as part of Dances of the World Society's focus on preserving aspects of  Flamenco in danger of extinction, specially the oral tradition.

I am...

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Blueprint for Teaching Dance (Part 1)

Although I have been a dance teaching artist since 1994 and I have learned a lot from experience, the study entitled the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, created by the New York City...

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Blueprint for Teaching Dance (Part 2)

By Puela Lunaris

* Click here to read part 1 of this article

The Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance was developed with the advice and counsel of the members of Dance Education departments...

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"Falda Fights" World Premiere

This is a Choreographic tribute to one of my Flamenco dance heroes:  Antonio Gades

He was a non-gypsy dancer and choreographer well loved by everyone, gypsies and non-gypsies alike.

As his...

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La Chunga

Often times I am asked if Barefoot Flamenco is something I have invented? The answer is NO, I cannot take credit for that, and nobody really should.

With the Lunaris Barefoot Flamenco Tradition...

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In Memoriam: La Faraona

It has been my greatest honor and joy to have the remarkable Gypsy dancer from Sevilla, Pilar "La Faraona" be my friend and a very significant person in my life. She was the daughter of my mentor...

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Teaching Dance Through Technology

Bringing together technology and dance comes naturally to me, because before becoming a full-time dancer, I was a top entertainment producer for a national TV network. Soon after I gave up my...

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Gypsy Sephardi Tambourine

Ever since times immemorial my ancestors in Spain (and all over the Mediterranean area actually) danced with the tambourine. The Iberians, the Celts, the Romans, the Sephardim, the Moors, the...

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