About a Dancing Girl
Flamenco is one of the most recognizable art forms featured in the world, and with good reason. It is a very respectfully observed form of artistic expression that is both fun and chalked full of class. Hopefully, this is what will come to your mind every time you check out this Dancing Girl souvenir that depicts a dancer in a very recognizable position.
This souvenir from Spain is also one of those magnets that ignites your imagination, so you may find yourself reminiscing about the finer sounds that Flamenco is known to provide. It can also serve as a friendly reminder to expand your horizons as mixing things up a bit every once in a while can do wonders for your outlook on things as well as your level of cultural awareness.
It is All About Flamenco
By all means, Flamenco is Spain's emblematic dance and music and its spirit reflects the strength and determination by which this country is internationally known. It dates from the Eighteenth century when it was played and danced by Gitanos during their celebrations. Nowadays, Flamenco is danced by all ethnic groups. Flamenco puro is the style linked to its humble origins and it is spirited, the dance is rougher that its most stylized modern versions. This dance has less technical sophistication but you will feel it more down to the earth than the one you can enjoy at a concert venue. However, the steps and the music are the same. Guitar has a key role in the performance and there are different styles of playing it, depending on its sonority, tempo and adornment. Some styles worth mentioning are Toque airoso, Toque sobrio, and Toque frio among others.