The 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 included under the umbrella name of Flamenco. The different performing arts we are talking about are: Baile (dance) Cante (singing) and Toque […]
Barefoot Flamenco is not a technique, but a way of interpreting Flamenco dance. Similar to Isadora Duncan’s experience in the beginning of the 20th century, I feel constricted dancing in shoes. I love the freedom and the lyricism of dancing barefoot. My choreographic voice in this field of dance involves a contemporary approach to Flamenco dance deeply inspired by the ancestral roots of this art form.
Since 1993, I have been developing a barefoot Flamenco choreographic body of work that emphasizes creative self-expression and connection to my audience, rather than merely the use of choreographic devices or technical virtuosity. Similarly, I have developed my own distinctive style, using a free-flowing, interpretative approach to Flamenco, doing away with the rigid rules characteristic of conventional, footwork-based Flamenco dance.
The practice of dance develops skill sets such as, commitment, professionalism, and self-discipline, all of which are necessary to function effectively in the world at large.
By Puela Lunaris * Click here to read part 1 of this article The Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance was developed with the advice and counsel of the members of Dance Education departments on college campuses across New York City. Furthermore, universities, conservatories and colleges are integrating this document into their coursework, reflecting […]
I love the idea that we can stream a dance lesson in our mobile devices and practice anywhere at our convenience. I am really passionate about using the technology to enrich the lives of people through the art of dance making. It is very rewarding to receive wonderful feedback and reviews from students around the world. I am happy to know that by developing my online dance lessons, I have employed the art of dance to reach thousands of people in many parts of the world inspiring them to dance.