A-Z Blogging Challenge for the month of April. Posting every day except Sunday. Today the letter is E. My theme is Flamenco.
E is for Essence
Every dance has it's own essence. Flamenco, especially, has an essence entirely unique that sets it apart from other dances. Notice the singer in the photo. Does she appear tormented?
Gypsy songs tell of their difficult life, of being expelled from India and booted out of every country they enter. Flamenco music speaks of yearnings for a home they never had.
This longing, anguish and torment, is buried deep within and when they dance, they release this essence with spellbinding emotion. When a Flamenco performance ends, the dramatic moments remain with you for a long, long time.