Alma Flamenca - Bridging the Arts Alma Flamenca The...

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Bridging the Arts Alma Flamenca The flamenco is a relatively new dance. However, its influences are centuries old and was first performed by the gypsies and ended up in the south of Spain. I got a taste of this vibrant art form on October 5 th, 2006 in the Salt Lake Community College theatre, when “Alma Flamenca” was performed by the national institute of flamenco and the University of New Mexico. There were nine women flamenco dancers as well as one male who played the guitar and one woman singer. The dance was directed by Marisol Encinias. The dancers started out stomping their feet and clapping their hands to a steady and slow tempo. The guitarist was used as background music, while the stomping was used as the dancer’s tempo. When the lights dimmed the dance became more dramatic, the stomps were louder. An older woman, Eva Enecinias, the singer, came out and shouted “Ole!” encouraging the dancers to go faster. The dancers formed a v-shape and would move forward and backward in a group. The dancers would also spin as a group
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course BRIDGING T no clue taught by Professor Tessbonne during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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