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Unformatted text preview: From Roots of Gypsies .I' The Birth and Growth of Spanish Flamenco Dance -v A San Diego State University From Roots of Gypsies 2 SPEECH OVERVIEW AUDIENCE: I will speak to members of my Comm. 103 class and my instructor. TOPIC: Spanish Flamenco Dancing PURPOSE: To inform the students about the history and specifics of flamenco dancing. THESIS / CENTRAL IDEA: Researching Spanish Flamenco dancing in order to learn about the roots of it and the different styles and other specifics. I. Introduction A. ATTENTION—GETTER: “...as smooth as Santana and as exuberant as the Gipsy Kings...” Marjorie Kaplan. Music and dance can capture the souls of many. It can change the way a person feels, acts, and thinks. It has shaped cultures across the world for many centuries and continues to throughout our world today. 03% B. REASON TO LISTEN: Spanish Flamenco dancing dates hundreds of years and has been inspired by many other cultures. Most people in the world today enjoy music and dance but fail to consider the roots of the different forms of dancing. C. SPEAKER CREDIBILITY: I have been to a Flamenco song and dance show in Seville, Spain, allowing myself to experience this form of art firsthand. I have also done a great deal of research on the history of the dance, the forms of it, and the styles and instruments of Flamenco. From Roots of Gypsies 3 D. THESIS: Spanish Flamenco dancing has been inspired by past cultures and continues to impress many throughout the world with its many specific forms and styles. E. PREVIEW OF MAIN POINTS 1. The roots of Flamenco dancing date back to the 1700’s beginning in If" I modern day Southern Spain. (What is Flamenco Dancing, 2007 ,. L \ . /‘ 2. Flamenco dance has three main forms of song and dance that include a Wye, 34% different style and impact on the audience. 3. There is a very traditional attire for Flamenco performers along with basic instruments that are used in dance shows. Transition: Now how did Flamenco dance become such a legendary form of dance? 11. Body A. Flamenco dance was born in Andalusia, which is now modern day Spain. 1. It was inspired by Moorish culture and influenced by the heavy gypsy population in Spain. a) Jewish and Moorish traditions also contributed to the formation of flamenco style dancing, by adding to the types of dance moves and musical style. b) Flamenco dance began with just the clapping of hands, without any other music, helping shape the basic forms of dance within the Flamenco birth. From Roots of Gypsies 4 2. The first report of Flamenco in literature was in “Cartas Marruecas” of Cadalso in 1774, leading to the most widely known birth between 1765 and 1860. (Spanish Culture, 1996-2007) a) Following this literature release, Flamenco schools began opening throughout Seville, Spain around 1800, each taking a different artistic interpretation of the dance. (What is Flamenco Dancing?, 2007) 3. With the success of various Flamenco schools, this Spanish dance hit its “Golden Age” in 1869, ending in 1910. (Spanish Culture, 1996—2007) a) This age help spread this Spanish style of dancing throughout cafes, helping it spread its reputation and gain popularity. Transition: As Flamenco dancing was on the rise, many began to see deeper into the formats of it. B. After Flamenco dance began to spread from southern Spain into the rest of the country, it began to gain recognition for its three main types of style, song, and dance. [SHOW PICTURES] 1. The first genre Flamenco dance is very grand, intense, and deep. a) This particular style involved a great deal of emotions and expressions. b) It was very powerful and moving for the audience to watch, having louder and more intense music. From Roots of Gypsies S c) The dancers used a wider range of dance moves, including more dramatic and sudden jerking movements of the body, making it more intense and “off guar ” for the audience. 2. The intermediate form of Flamenco dancing was more serious and concentrated. a) This style had more controlled music and dance, appearing to be more bold and understood. 3. The third main type of Flamenco dancing is pequeno, meaning small. a) This form was focused around nature, love, and romance. 13) The music and dance was more settling, calm, and graceful, allowing the audience to fall deep into the dance, feeling the expressions of the dance. i. This style was more comforting and inviting to the listener. ii. It conveyed deep feelings and showed the inner emotions of the dancer. Transition: In addition to structures and styles of dancing: of course, there was the fashion and musical aspect of it all. C. Specific attire and instruments are used for Flamenco dancing. 1. The basic dress code for the dancers consisted of dance dresses, flowers for their hair, shawls, fans, and jewelry. From Roots of Gypsies 6 a) The dance dresses are very flowy, full of layers. They normally have bold colors, such as red, blue, or white. There are many different prints to the dresses, but all are very powerful. b) The fan was a way to show their expressions, as it is in Spanish culture. [SHOW ITEM] 0) The shawls were colorful and elaborate, varying among design. (I) The jewelry consisted of large and colorful bangles, long beaded necklaces, and flowers pinned in the dancer’s hair. 2. The voice of the singer, guitar, dance, and castanets generally make up the Flamenco style of art. (Flamenco, 2007) a) The guitar and voice came shortly after the birth of Flamenco dancing. b) But, castanets were added to the dance, as a way for dancers to add to the music, replacing the common form of simply clapping. [SHOW ITEM] i. Castanets are considered a percussion instrument, used as a contribution to the noise and music of Flamenco. 111. Conclusion A. REVIEW MAIN POINTS 1. Modern day southern Spain marks the birthplace of Spanish Flamenco dancing. From Roots of Gypsies 7 2. There are many forms of Flamenco dancing, but three main aspects of it that press different emotions and styles on the listener. 3. Even today, Flamenco performers hold up to their traditional attire and use of instruments. B. RESTATE THESIS: Spanish Flamenco dancing has been inspired by past cultures and continues to impress many throughout the world with its many specific forms and styles. C. CLOSING DEVICE: Even today, Flamenco dancing is inspiring people and different dances throughout the world. It can be interpreted in many ways, just as Majorie Kapllan stated, Flamenco dancing is “...as smooth as Santana and as exuberant as the Gipsy Kings...” (Manzanares Quotes, n.d) and From Roots of Gypsies 8 References Don Quijote, S-L. (1996-2007). Don Quijote. Spanish Culture. Retrieved September 24, 2007, from http://wwdonquijote.org/culture/spain/flamenco/index.asp Kaplan, M. (n.d.). Manzanares Quotes. Retrieved September 25, 2007, from http:l/wuwmanzanaresysoicom/pageo1__intro.html McGuigan, B. (2007). What is Flamenco Dancing? Retrieved September 21, 2007, from http:f/www.wisegeek.com/what—is-flamenco- dancing.htm Flamenco. (September 24, 2007). In Wilapedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:59, September 26, 2007, from http:Ilen.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flamenco&oldid=160121 1 19 ...
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