Are flamenco dancers Mexican?

Flamenco is closely associated to the gitanos of the Romani ethnicity who have contributed significantly to its origination and professionalization. However, its style is uniquely Andalusian and flamenco artists have historically included Spaniards of both gitano and non-gitano heritage.

Is flamenco part of Mexican culture?

After Spain and Japan, Mexico is the country with most academies in the world to teach the art of flamenco, an art beloved by Mexicans which, day after day, gets more integrated into their culture.

What countries can you expect to see the flamenco dance?

There are daily flamenco shows in Madrid, Barcelona and Andalusian cities such as Seville, Granada, and Malaga, although many of them are geared towards tourists and it is difficult to know which ones are the good ones.

Is flamenco dancing Hispanic?

Originally from Southern Spain, specifically the Andalusia region, Flamenco as a traditional Spanish dancing style has only been documented for the past two hundred years. Today it is practiced throughout Spain and around the world.

What cultures influence flamenco?

Flamenco is an original art of Andalusia, the result of the influence and miscegenation of various cultures such as gypsy, Arab, Christian and Jewish.

Who created flamenco dance?

It originated among the Calé Romani people of Jerez during the 19th century, originally as a fast, upbeat ending to soleares or alegrias. It is among the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering, often accompanied by vigorous dancing and tapping.


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