Category Archive: Spain

Researching influences on fandangos in Huelva

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The experiences I had in Huelva, during the first two days of this trip around Andalusia would have been a privilege even in times of economic plenty. Country representatives, those responsible for logistics,… Continue reading

Jondo on #WordyMonday

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“It’s Hondo” says Jackie. “Yes, Jondo” I reply. I’m staying with an old friend in Gibraltar while consolidating the information gathered from two days of research on the influences and growth of the… Continue reading

Wonderful Huelva

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What an incredible experience! The people at Cerro de Andevalo and the beautiful environmentally friendly boutique hotel Narayana Casa Camilo laid on an extraordinary night. This traditional flamenco from the area – from… Continue reading

Dance Sensitivity Communication

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For any social dance to work pleasantly there must be consensus as to how to interact. In a milonga, tango dancers will move into the flow which is always anticlockwise. Even when a… Continue reading

building human castles

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Conventional shots of the finished human castle have their place, but I wanted to give an idea of what it feels like to do. It’s really hard work and each supporting member must… Continue reading

tightening the castel belt

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Traditionally, the long wide Castellar belt is put on as tightly and smoothly as possible. It supports the back – vital since each pillar-member will bear the weight of several people – and… Continue reading

human castles in the sun

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It’s on days like this that I find myself thinking how much I love my job. At the University of Girona, the challenge was to show that being a Castellar (a human castle… Continue reading