"The Flamenco; The Spanish Passionate Dance" Photographs by Julio M. De Pena
The Flamenco traditional dance of southern regions of Spain is a combination of music, dance and chant, Flamenco dance is known for its sweeping arm movements and rhythmic energetic and loud feet stomping.
Documenting this energy and movement in a low light setting with no other light source than the stage spotlights becomes both a challenge and advantage as it gives you a strong contrast of light and darkness adding a tone of mystery to this passionate, rhythmic and emotional dance. Typical of Flamenco, dancers will start with an expressionless serious look and the energy will slowly build on their movements and expressions as the energy increases. Motion, light, darkness and facial expressions become the key elements of recording the emotions of the moment. You will find many dances and shows attracting tourist in the old streets of Madrid, this is just one of those nights enchanting Madrid’s vibrant nightlife.
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