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My mom would be a flamenco dancer/instructor. This image reminds me of one of her dance outfits. I imagine if she were still here on earth, she'd have spent time in Seville and performed in flamenco clubs and then toured for a year.

BAILES. Flamenco. Este baile es fuerte, apasionado y con mucho sentimiento.

Flamenco Bata de cola The bottom of her dress looks like coral.

EROS ET VANITES: CARMEN AMAYA Carmen Amaya 1913-1963. Born in the slums of Barcelona. In 1929, she made her debut in Paris.  She was invited to dance, to the White House, on two occasions.

Carmen Amaya - Carmen Amaya was a flamenco dancer and singer, of Romani origin, born in the Somorrostro slum of Barcelona, Spain, Vila Olímpica nowadays. She has been called "the greatest Spanish gypsy dancer of her generation

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Love the dress! Manuela Vargas at a dress rehearsal for “The Tigress of the Flamenco” given by her company at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images).

My favorite part of dancing flamenco. "flamenco hands"

I always had trouble transitioning to ballet with my hands because I always had flamenco hands and the teacher constantly had to correct me.

Flamenco how-to from the National Post.  I approve this (!) - an important aspect of an extremely complex art form.

Learning the art of flamenco dancing by Lia Grainger

One of my favorite passions is flamenco dancing. Here is a phenomenal article by a gal I danced with in Vancouver, Lia Grainger, published in the National Post, a major Canadian newspaper.

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