7 Essential Rhythmic Concepts in Flamenco

Flamenco rhythms were for a long time a hard to get, well-hidden knowledge, not to be shared with outsiders.

Times have changed. Now, we can enjoy a good variety of educational resources...

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What is Flamenco? Cante, Baile, Toque, and More...

Webster’s dictionary defines Flamenco both as a style of music as well as a style of dance.

Rightly so, because Flamenco is not just one performing art form, but several of them, which are...

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Traditional vs. Theatrical Flamenco Dance

Tradition is defined by the dictionary as the handing down of knowledge, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.

Theatrical...

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Fascinating Interviews: Flamenco Rites

Join me in Madrid, at the historic Flamenco studios "Amor de Dios" and enjoy with me the great honor of interviewing Jose Maria Velázquez-Gaztelu. He is a flamenco eminence!

Writer and poet,...

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Engage This Core Muscle to Change Your Posture!

As a dancer, I think a lot about postural alignment and not only when I am on the stage, but also in everyday life, which is when I have to challenge myself to remember what muscles to engage in...

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The Castle Where I Was Raised

I want to share with you a bit about the awesome place where I was born! The ancient castle and village of Montanchez in Southwestern Spain (about two hours from Seville).

My birthplace was...

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Fascinating Interviews: The Mystery of Bulerías

 

Every culture has a way of relating to the unknown, the unpredictable, and the mysterious. In the US, we have Halloween, a time when we are willing to face death in the eye, celebrate our...

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What Do You Want To Know About Flamenco?

 

This winter, I am researching in Spain, my native homeland.

My research is not only for myself, it is to be shared with the international community of Flamenco lovers.

If you have a question,...

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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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