Thursday, August 31, 2006
Yo soy la tierra de tus raices
I love flamenco. I've been studying it for about 5 years and go to class on a weekly basis. I think it's in my blood. I was introduced to it as a child and have always been enthralled by it.
These are my shoes. They are semi-professional, made in Spain. Unlike tap shoes which have a whole piece of metal on the toes and heels (of which I have a pair because years ago, I did tap), flamenco shoes are toed and heeled with small nail heads. The sound of flamenco is very different from tap.
My favorite compás (rythm form) is the farruca, where the rhythm changes rapidly from one set of steps to the other without missing a beat.