A couple of years back on the Flamenco Tour to Jerez we saw Niño de la Fragua perform at Peña Flamenca Buena Gente. You can see video of an alegrías he performed at the show and a letra that he sang
I first heard today’s letra sung by Camarón. I would go back on the recording and listen to this particular letra over and over and over again. Those words! And the way he sang the last two lines especially always got me, and still gets me. (Below you can see a video of him singing it live and another of Pepe de Lucia singing for Pepita Ibarz.)
Here’s an alegrías jugetillo and a video you’ll LOVE of Tatiana Ruíz dancing to it last fall on the Flamenco Tour to Jerez:
Here’s a bulerías letra we heard Miguel Lavi sing (and dance to) during Olga Pericet’s show, La espina que quiso ser flor o la flor que soñó con ser bailaora, last week in Albuquerque.
I heard the following letra this week here at the Festival Flamenco Albuquerque in Lucía “La Piñona’s” show. The words stood out to me, so I scribbled them down in my little book to share with you:
Here’s a bulerías letra and an star saturated video from Tablao Cordobés in Barcelona. Some of the people you’ll see are: Pastora Galvan, Claudia Cruz, Farruquito, Jesus Carmona, and La Susi.
Fernando de la Morena, a leading figure of flamenco from the Santiago neighborhood of Jerez, passed away this week. Please enjoy the following three videos of him and this bulerías letra he sang. May he rest in peace.
Here’s a tangos letra for you.
Debby, one of the students on the last fall’s Flamenco Tour to Jerez sent me this summary of her experience a few days upon returning home with this note. “Thank you again for a 100% approval trip. Here is how I truly felt.” If you’re curious about what happens on the Flamenco Tour, read on:
Here is a siguiriyas letra in the style of Manuel Torre that we danced to in class with Mercedes Ruíz last weekend
Tonight driving home from the workshops with Mercedes she and Santi and Pastora were singing songs in the car. Here’s a bulerías coletilla they sang:
t’s May, a month to celebrate mothers!
Here's a bulerías coletilla for you along with a video of Jesús Carmona that you're going to love:
It’s May, and spring is in the air! Let’s celebrate the flowers with this bulerías letra:
The following flamenco dance tips were born out of a longing to be back in class with Mercedes Ruíz. Because I love it there. I love how we learn, the focus on technique, the repetition, watching Mercedes move.
So here are eleven tips I’ve learned studying with her over the years. Each tip includes a brief exercise to help you apply it.
Here is an alegrías letra to compliment all of this month’s bulerías de Cádiz. You can watch Mercedes Ruíz dance to it in the video below.
Here’s the third installment of this month’s Bulerías de Cádiz series followed by another video of David Palomar.
Here is one more Bulerías de Cadíz with a video of David Palomar where the soniquete is off the charts!
Here’s a Bulerías de Cádiz followed by a video of Paloma Fantova at seven years old. (I’m pretty sure you’ll be blown away by how well she dances.)
You asked me to analyze more videos around here to better understand how flamenco dance works, so today I will deconstruct another bulerías of Pastora Galván. So here is a video (that you’re going to LOVE) followed by a breakdown of each component of the dance and when it happens:
Here is a tangos letra and a video of Macarena Ramírez that you will love.