Articles tagged ‘flamenco’

Shebana is in a stone tunnel. Light falls on her from a shaft and she artfully crosses her arms in front of her,

Of Stones and Dance

Shebana Coelho, a flamenco dancer originally from India and currently based in Spain, meditates on connecting her dance with Urdu poetry.

Two women stand in front of a building facade trying flamenco postures

Encounters with Flamenco in Spain

Shebana Coelho, a writer and performer currently studying flamenco in Spain, reflects with her colleagues and classmates on what it means to encounter flamenco as an art form and way of life.

Flamenco Inclusivo Photo by Sang Hoon Ok

Flamenco is for Every Body

José Galán, director of Flamenco Inclusivo in Seville, Spain, describes how flamenco as an art form can be expressed by every body, and how he has adapted the flamenco technique for people with disabilities.

Gestures of Erasure

Alice Blumenfeld questions if it is appropriate to apply Western terminologies toward cultural dance forms, like flamenco’s soleá, and makes the case for a more culturally sensitive approach to comparing dance forms.