Using Motion Capture – PROGRAMMING
1 – The Dance
Everybody knows Flamenco and nobody really knows what it is.
It’s been associated with Spain.
Some people think of Portugal and Fado.
And then we start thinking about the beautiful gypsies with their incredible ruffled skirts.
For this summer season, I thought it was important to go and see Flamenco – the dance, – the singing – the music; Fado too and all that Portugal has to offer us – in short, what is practiced in my very close European neighbours. Perpignan is so close to Spain that I go more easily to Barcelona than to Paris.
In the theatre of Perpignan, next season we will welcome several Flamenco dancers.
They are … SPLENDID !
They have managed to keep the popular soul of Flamenco by adding such a mastery of the dance that I remained amazed.
Flamenco is not a ballroom dance. It’s not an academy dance. It is a dance of the heart. A dance of the street, so to speak without anachronism.
We don’t always need words to express our feelings.
Words are so small.
You forget them so quickly.
Look, when I say : Thank you. Two tiny words that don’t contain the full force of my gratitude.
Dance gives our feelings that strength.
Flamenco says: pride – strength – sorrow – love – impatience…
And you don’t need words to get hit in the heart.
And then, because Flamenco is also the game of feet, sounds and rhythm… a little “extra”, with information about their shoes!
Well…. do I have to say something else about video game & performance arts ?
Next week … but what do the Flamenco songs say?
Featured Image : Flamenco Shoes – the dress is not so important when you’re dancing. The shoes are…