Flamenco -
it's rhythm and life

The incredible land of Spain allowed the cultures of the Spaniards, Moors, Jews and Gypsies to mix and emerge as a result of incredible fusion and mutual enrichment of the phenomenon of truly global significance - flamenco.

This is an incredible interweaving of dance, song and instrumental (more often all guitar) music;

The deep emotions of songs affecting the issues of suffering, despair and death are manifested in the song cante jondo. Cante-jondo, truly the most complex and ancient form, based on a 12-rhythm rhythm. Cante Intermedio is a collective image that includes elements of Spanish musical styles, most often fandango. Cante chico, the easiest in rhythm, is not inferior to others in the requirements for performance technique, but more saturated with humor and fun requires much less emotional contribution.

After the mid-19th century, flamenco songs were usually accompanied by guitar music and palo-seco, which counted out even rhythm and a dancer performing a series of choreographic dance steps and improvised styles. Dance became the main element of flamenco of those times.

Flamenco allows each participant to express themselves individually and at the same time together create for themselves and the audience their own interpretation of the story, the dancers (bailaor and bailaora) do it with their bodies, the singer (cantaor) holoos, and the guitarist (tocoar) - in rhythm.

Some consider flamenco a form of prayer.

Some consider flamenco to be a form of prayer, a meditative state in which the dancer falls into after about 20 minutes of dance and even gave this state a special name - duende.

The period between 1780 and 1845 is considered the heyday of flamenco. In the 20th century, several flamenco enthusiasts, including Lorca and composer Manuel de Falla, set out for the purity of flamenco, and in 1922 they organized the first flamenco competition - cante primitivo andaluz ('primitive Andalusian cante').

This the movement gave such a powerful impetus that flamenco began to spread around the planet and this spread continues today.

Modern trends in flamenco

Modern trends in flamenco are based on the creation of longer, actually theatrical, productions in which rhythm becomes the main element of dance.