On the 14 February, the School was very honoured to welcome the newly appointed Spanish Consul General, Antonio Polidura to a viewing of a Spanish Dance rehearsal. The Consul General was accompanied by Cultural Officer Ms. Olvido Martin, along with Board members Robin Campbell, W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C. and General Manager Sandra Ball, viewed a rehearsal of “Farruca” by the Level 7 students alongside their wonderful teacher Areti Boyaci.
The palo “Farruca” is a traditional Flamenco form, originating from the north of Spain that is played in a Minor Key. It is a four beat rhythm comprising of a dramatic slow letra (verse) danced by the males which contrasts with a falseta section danced with a “Manton” Spanish shawl by the females. Although the “Farruca” was traditionally a male domain, the famous dancer Carmen Amaya broke the mould and paved the way for females to also showcase their technical prowess with powerful and rhythmical footwork - A distinctive feature of “Farruca”.
The students all did a fabulous job. Ole!
Above photos by Lynette Wills