Friday, 23 November 2012

The fourth of Spanish Popular Dances - 2009

Espana Post continued to issue the stamp series to tribute the Spanish Popular dances . In the fourth series, Espana Post released two stamps are featuring the Muñeira and El Fandango dances  become part of the stamp series of Spanish  popular dances  on July 22, 2009.

The Muñeira, is the most characteristic dance of Galicia. Of uncertain origin, some authors link this dance with ancient pre-Roman dances, while others do so to the festivals celebrated in the mills while waiting to collect the flour.

The dance takes several steps as counties and begins with the formation of rows of men and women, face to face, forming a loose dancing together. The man plays with energetic and impetuous movements points, twists and spins with his arms raised, and she does so shy and slow movements and lower arms.

It consists of at least two parts: the extent of variety depending on the skill of each dancer and the volta, or wheel that makes the dancers and that change in position. It is accompanied with music of bagpipes, drums and tambourines. 

Since the late eighteenth century, El Fandango is considered one of the most popular dances and deeply rooted in the Spanish territory.

Fandango of Malaga derive the rondeñas, the Grenadines, and verdiales Murcia, among other dances, usually with accompanying music guitar, castanets or drumsticks and, sometimes, by the violin.

The steps can be performed by one or more pairs of castanets provided following the beat of the music with gentle undulations. The woman stands in their movements by the softness and flexibility, while accurately mark the beat with the heels on the floor.

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