A-Z Blogging Challenge. Today is K. Flamenco is my theme.
K is for Knees
Knees can be "Oh so important to a Flamenco Dancer." They have a powerful job. They bring the foot up toward your bum so it can drop with control and produce a sharp bang. The foot is never forced down because that would jar the knee. Always protect your knees. They get you where you want to go.
I'm amazed at the number of youngish people who have had knee replacement surgery. I'm curious..... "Why? What happens to the knees? How do they get bad? I've done Flamenco footwork for 60 years and my knees are still working . So are my "more mature" friend's knees. So what's the deal????
You do have to practice Flamenco foot movement. A beginner seems to think it's a marching movement but it isn't. If done properly, you can make noise for a lifetime and still end up with flexible knees. Do you think, perhaps Flamenco is the answer and it really strengthens the knees?
Below is a dance by Sara Baras. Notice how important knees are to Flamenco dance.