A very merry scene is featured on this magnet souvenir from Spain, which should come as no surprise given the subject of this souvenir, Flamenco. Many people who visit Spain find that events relating to this art form are very lively indeed and consequently are presented with such undeniable charm that it lingers in the minds of those who have come from far and wide to see them.
Flamenco is one of the tourists' favorite attractions and no visit to Spain is completed without attending a juerga or a tablao. But not all Flamenco performances are considered truly Spanish due to the need to change this dance and music performances for commercial purposes
Flamenco Under True Light
Some assure that true Flamenco is what people call Flamenco Puro which is still linked to its origin. The Gitanos created this dance and music which they played during their community and family celebrations. Along the years, Flamenco was modified to get to what is now called Flamenco Clasico which involves dancers moving uprightly and quite stiffly, and include the guitar players. The tourist industry has pushed Flamenco a little further and many movements in the dance have been stylized ad many specialists in the matter point out that this dance is no longer Flamenco. Nowadays, the best settings to experience Flamenco are the juerga and the tablaos. White the juerga are improvisational and can happen anywhere, when a dancer, a singer and a guitar player come together, tablaos are space based and are usually played by a company of performers.
However, viewers enjoy the dance and the music for its rhythmic patterns and fierce moves and steps that create an arresting ambiance. Nowadays, Flamenco is very popular not only in Spain abut also in Latin America where students choose it when putting together dance festivals at schools and cultural centers. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.