akram khan, israel galván; khan, galván Flamenco and indian Khatak dances. During one rehearsal Galvan grappled with toto-vaca, a maori-inspired phonetic poem from de dadaist Tristan Tzara. Toro Vaca Two sacred animals in both traditions Therefore the name. Amazing combination.
Amazing. Triana. Triana. Triana. Last day in my internship of Dance Movement Therapy in the psychiatric centre. Last day before travelling to Sevilla to finally dance Flamenco in a school in Triana, the NEIGHBOURHOOD. It is early in the morning. Me, as therapist, excited because it is my last day, sitting in the morning meeting withContinue reading “TRIANA. TRIANA. And how things come together in a marvellous conjugation.”
Qué bonito, la mujer descalza bailando libre. Aquí transcribo el reportaje del periódico: En la suntuosa elegancia de Maxim’s en París, una joven gitana de los barrios pobres de Barcelona hacía girar velozmente su falda y ondular sus encantadoras manos en una danza frenética. Sin castañuelas y sólo al ritmo que marcaba una guitarra, improvisabaContinue reading “Bailando descalza ante los más ricos parisinos”
Flamenco can also be dance barefeet! I knew! Me myself I love to feel the ground with my feet. In 1964, fifty years ago Micaela was dancing bareffot flamenco in a cave in Andalucía. Some say that she is not really “La Chunga” but her sister. I have no idea. I just love how she moves.Continue reading “La Chunga dance barefoot, descalza!”
This amazing oud player, Omar Bashir, half iraqi and half hungarian is the son of the considered supreme arab master musician Munir Bashir. In his tour called “The Crazy Oud Tour” he played Rumbas with spanish guitars and ouds.
It’s like a labyrinth, when you are deep inside yourself and you feel your strongest yearnings, your innermost desires, a labyrinth with many doors appears. I am doing what I want. I am brave. Whatever I feel, my soul sends a message to my body, to the legs, to the feet, to the finger tips,Continue reading ““Dancing with eyes closes” Poetic synthesis of extremes and contradictions in life.”
This pearl is a combination of flamenco with arabic sufi music. It is the very beginning of the great film Vengo by Tony Gatlif, an ode to the artistry and magic of flamenco dancing. Tomatito is a very imporant flamenco guitarist and Ahmad Tuni is one of the last great munshidin, singers of the islamic sacredContinue reading “Tomatito & Ahmad Al Tuni”
La negra and Lole Montoya, mother and daugther, andalusian well known cantaoras, singing flamenco in Arabic language. Lole also dances a bit and ends the video with the “Alfi Leila u Leila” song, master piece from one of the best Egyptian singers of all times, Oum Kalthoum. Undoubtedly, flamenco and arabic music are glad together.Continue reading “La Negra & Lole Montoya”
Two great figures, flamenco and algerian music together.
The project “Flaméncame” is the first project I developed in the Netherlands. I am currently developing a model with Flamenco dance as a framework combined with dance movement therapy methods to help women sufferers from domestic violence to: BODY -Reinhabit again their bodies and foster kinesthetic awareness EMOTIONS – Release anger and sadness feelings and supportContinue reading “Flaméncame, empowering women through Flamenco and dance therapy techniques”
Barefoot experimental approach to flamenco dance Technique & Improvisation My aim in this workshop is to combine creativity, improvisation and self expression with flamenco dance as a framework. Contents Flamenco arm technique, foot-work and basic “marcajes” Compas and rhythms of flamenco music Contemporary and creative exercises Improvisation circles NOTE: I am not a flamenco teacher. IContinue reading “Flamenco Lab”
Slowly with time, I have realised how powerful the combination of two folklor dances as FLAMENCO and ORIENTAL can be. Some months ago I was starting to forget my origins, totally embedded in the flamenco scene. I realised I was missing my softness, my inwardness. So I started dancing. And I travelled through the Mediterranean,Continue reading “Mediterranean mixture”
Why I use Oriental instead of Belly Dancing when I refer to my lessons? Reason 1 What in western countries is know as “Belly dance”, is called originally “Raqs sharki” in Arabic language. رقص شرقى Raqs is dance. Sharki is Eastern or oriental. Then the arabic people call it Oriental dance. Reason 2 MoreoverContinue reading “Why “Oriental” instead of Belly?”
Me enamoré del flamenco. Sí. Así de repente, desde que entendí el compás. Desde que me adentré en el maravilloso ” mundo de los doces”, que dice la Helga. Porque el compás tiene tela. Yo viniendo del norte… no había escuchado que dijéramos muchos, más bien ningún tanguillo, bulería, fandangos o alegría… Pero vaya. GraciasContinue reading “Me enamoré del flamenco”