Flamenco / Spanish
We would like to introduce you to the exciting sounds of Flamenco Dance – the passion of Spain in an exciting blend of guitars, voice, dance and irresistible rhythm combining contemporary, popular flamenco and classical music.
Their repertoire includes many cover songs and instrumentals from the Gypsy Kings, flamenco dance music from various regions of Spain, some original work as well as songs from Gloria Estefan, Santana and even a captivating version of Ravel™’s Bolero.
2x 15 min dance sets and 30 min guitar Solo guitar plus 2 dancers
2x 15 min dance sets and 30 min guitar 2 x guitars plus 2 dancers
2x 15 min dance sets and 30 min guitar 2 x guitars plus 3 dancers
1 x secure change room close to the performance area including full length mirror.
“Farruca” – The Sangre Espanola dancers opening performance called the “Farruca” a style developed from melodies brought by sailors to the Spanish nth coast, Asturias and Galicia, ending up as a dance form in the flamenco area of Spain, in Andalucia. Written a minor key, Farruca has beautiful ‘falsetas’ and contrasting rhymic sections. Often performed by male dancers, the costumes worn by our female dancers – black ‘pantalones’ & white ‘camisas,’ reflect the vibrant energy of their opposite sex.
“La Mezquita” – Rhythmic style of ‘bulerias, gets its name from the ancient mosque of Cordoba, built in Islamic style and later converted into a gothic cathedral after the Moors surrender in 1492. Following a study trip to the Paco Pena flamenco school in Cordoba, this original composition by lead guitarist, Phil Moorea, is a fusion of gothic renaissance and Arabic musical styles, with a driving ‘bulerias’ rhythm.
“La Romeria”– The popular festive flamenco dance ‘Alegrias’ comes from Cadiz and originated from songs of the sailors from Aragon. Featuring the Spanish shawl, ‘el manton’ the happy fast melody with 12 beats in the bar, changes to a slow minor section ‘el silencio’ followed by ‘a tempo’ ‘escobia’ ending at with an exciting faster tempo.
” Espania Cani” – is one of the most well-known music from Spain, in particular as orchestral piece for ‘La Corrida’ the bull-fight and throughout the ballroom dance studios, as seen in the Australian movie “Strictly Ballroom” The orchestral recordings have also been used by many flamenco schools, however it’s not often heard on guitar. This ‘live’ arrangement by Phil Moorea and Gino Pengue, the 2 guitars share the melody while the dancers’ heels and the ‘castanjuelas’ drive the Pasodoble ryhthm.
“Allegria” – meaning ‘happiness’ is an up-tempo instrumental. This modern flamenco style – ‘rumba’ has its roots in African rhythm, originating in South America before being introduced into the Spanish flamenco scene. First recorded by the Gipsy Kings in 1982, this arrangement is from their ‘live concert’ cd, from the 1990’s. This guitar instrumental arrangement, played by Phil and Gino is an example of simple 4-chord structure in A major with a lively guitar riff with a dynamic & demanding melody,ending the floor show on a high note !
Other dance repertoire includes;
“El Nuevo Dia” – colombiana
“Sevillanas” – from Paco Pena’s cd – “Fabulous Flamenco”
“A la Feria” – sevillanas
“Bastones” – bulerias – an un-accompanied dance with footwork & cajon
“Bolero” by Ravel
“Djobi-Djoba” – popular gypsy rumba
“Santuario” – soleares
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