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.
Madonna: a case study When I use the term “The Archetypal Experience of the American Dream”, I am referring to a certain mentality, that I have found in the US, which allows people to –first of all- dream, and then, believe that they can make that dream come true. I was born and grew up […]
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 […]