Dancing from Spain
Pascual from Spain
is a typical dance and music in the south of Spain,
concretely in the Andalusian region. It was brought
to Spain by gypsy people coming from Eastern Europe
in the 15th century.
Granada, you can see Flamenco in typical
caves where families of gypsy people lived
in ancient times.
roots of Flamenco come from different cultures and
countries such as Morocco, Egypt, and India; but
the first traces of flamenco in Spain date to 1760.
Among the Spanish cities with more tradition in
Flamenco are Cadiz, Granada, and
three principle things needed to do flamenco are a
good singer, a Spanish guitar, and a good dancer.
Normally, the scene of a flamenco show is a plank
floor (tablao flamenco), and it can be in
any theater or bar...but for something different in
Granada, you can see Flamenco in typical caves
where families of gypsy people lived in ancient
is divided into two groups, the group of singers
and the group of dancers. The group of singers is
normally formed of men who sing and play the
three principle things needed to do
flamenco are a good singer, a Spanish
guitar, and a good dancer.
women help them by clapping their hands. The men
usually wear black suits, and the soles of their
shoes are metal.
group of dancers is usually formed of women; they
wear beautiful and colorful flounce dresses. The
most beautiful thing in this part is how fast they
can move their feet and the sound you can listen
to. The sound of the shoes has the same rhythm as
the music. It's wonderful! It's common, too, to see
a couple of dancersa girl and a boy dancing
personal experience, I would like to describe a
night in Granada when we decided to go to see a
Flamenco show. As I said, in Granada the scene is a
cave, and that makes you feel different.
group of dancers is usually formed of
women. They wear beautiful and colorful
sound of the music with the sounds from the soles
of the dancers' shoes made me feel happy. The
people watching were trying to clap to the rhythm
of the music, but it's impossible to do it because
this art is just for professional people.
saw the joy of the gypsy people. They were happy
and charming and they transmitted this to us with
their music. Flamenco is definitely a great
Dances from Around the
and Thomas Peters - firstname.lastname@example.org