Sunday, 4 November 2012

SPANISH POPULAR DANCES I – 2009


Espana Post dedicated to the Spanish cultural heritage and folklore, by issuing  the stamp series entitled dances and folk dances  featuring  the ISA and Sevillanas on April 27, 2009.



Sevillanas dancing are usually in pairs and differentiate four movements: paseíllos, past confrontations and finials in 3 by 4 meter.

It is accompanied by guitar music, the palms clappers and castanets or sticks, popularly known as Andalusia. His fame spread throughout the country, bailándose at fairs, festivals and dance halls, but in a special way during the Feria de Sevilla and the pilgrimage of El Rocío.

From the decade of the sixties took a turn for the Sevillanas, with the emergence of new players, new songs and new musical airs, that continue to respect the original essence and graceful movements of arms and legs.


In music and dances are mixed canaries and native Iberian roots, leading to lively rhythms as Isa, the Serinoque, the Tajaraste, the Folías, Seguidillas and Tanguillos.

The identification of the dances more canaries is Isa, whose origin is from the peninsular jacks but with a slower pace and rhythm. It has played an instrumental part-guitars, mandolins, lutes and typical Canarian-tiple and other verses and choruses sung.

The Isa dance is performed in groups, with couples holding hands in a circle and led by a captain's voice. Start with simple movements give way to complex shapes that require great skill and pace.
At one point the music will stop and start the complicated twists and turns followed again by the wheel of dance with its rhythm unchanged.
Being a genre that supports improvisations in the rhythms and melodies, there are a variety of styles in the different islands, with choreography for each.






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