The Art Of Flamenco Dancing

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Mahatma Gandhi once stated that “A nations culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people” This holds evident in the European country of Spain. Spain is a country of long time tradition in which people work hard to continue on with a culture they created long ago. Spain is a very colorfully cultured country with many famous and important traditions one of which is, the art of flamenco dancing. Flamenco, a bequilling mix of guitar, song and dance forged by the ancient Andulucia Gypsies. Its theme of joy and sorrow appears to be an expression of the Gypsy way of life. Flamenco is very evoking to gypsies. It brings out the spirit that comes from inside, a mysterious power that everyone feels but no one can explain. Flamenco fuels a physical and an emotional response to this beautiful art. It may give you chills, it may make you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive. Of all of the worlds music Flamenco is probably the most misrepresented. For decades people have thought of Flamenco as a soundtrack to two weeks on the beach. Behind the postcard image of Flamenco lies music full of passion and beauty and you do not have to look far to find it. Many people think that Flamenco is a Spanish Folk music. However historically Flamenco was only to be found in one province which was Andalucía. How it became to be synonymous with Spain has much to do with how the country was sold to sun seekers by Western Europe’s most enduring

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