Flamenco (Spanish) Dance Terms
Taconeo/ Zapateado: Footwork, particularly a long or repeated rhythmic sequence
Marcaje: Rhythmic movements with the whole body
Floreo/ Muñeqeo: Hand and wrist movements
Llamada: A rhythmic “call” made by dancing
Palmas: Hand clapping
Recoge: A short series of steps intended as a transition between parts of a dance.
Watch “Latcho Drom” by Director Tony Gatlif on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J3zQl3d0HFE
This film, made up entirely of music and dance of Roma (Gypsy) people, takes you on a journey along the path of the Roma migration from Northern India though Turkey, Egypt, and Europe, concluding with flamenco in Southern Spain.
Flamenco Music on Spotify:
Here’s the playlist I use most often for class, and I add to it frequently: https://open.spotify.com/user/coshahemosha/playlist/7Ba0odmiJ3Bl5zNJ3XuuGo?si=UMPJ8CgXTJOUx9RkHx2cAg
Album of the Month:
Estrella Morente, “Mi Cante y Un Poema“: https://open.spotify.com/album/4IhoKolokZAqh0re1nhUR0?si=GSc7MJvcS_mPcjnCJxcrqw
YouTube Channel to Follow:
DeFlamenco TV covers flamenco music and dance events (mainly in Spain) with content added frequently: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV40UTOmx_gMwC93TFji28A
Around the Web:
DeFlamenco.com has articles, show reviews, interviews, and more, in Spanish and English: https://www.deflamenco.com/
Lunares Flamenco is a popular flamenco costume and dress shop from Brazil. I’ll have practice and performance clothes from Lunares for sale in the studio this week! https://www.lunaresflamenco.com.br/en/
See you in class,
P.S. Remember to register your account at my.flamencura.org to access your class videos.