It's been a month since I stopped taking flamenco class and I hadn't really thought much about it, until today when I received an email reminding me of an upcoming show. This led me to looking up flamenco videos on YouTube, and when I hear the music and see the dancers, I want to join in.
I've tried to articulate why I love dancing but I seem to get stuck using words. I think that may be the point though. Dance is about expression through physical means, without words. When I see a piece of dance that I like, and not just flamenco, but all forms of dance, I find myself reacting physically. Sometimes I find myself twitching in response to the dancers movement. Other times, as with this video below, I find I hold my breath and my heart starts to pound.
Flamenco has a very high cheese factor that adds some extra appeal for me. All the ruffles, the polka dots, the flowers in the hair. When else can one dress like that and feel amazing?
It's a very different experience to see flamenco on the street in Barcelona or in small, smokey tablao in Seville, but I never tire of watching flamenco videos. This piece by a husband and wife, is one of my favourites. I've watched this video over and over, I can't tell you how many times, so I thought I would share it with you.