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In preparation for my upcoming Spanish food, wine and dance event, "Al-Andalus," Aug. 5th and 6th at the Ruminate Barn in Fort Collins, I've been thinking about why I've long been so infatuated with flamenco. Yesterday I saw this video of my earlier mentor, Alonzo King:
I hope you will watch the whole thing. But in it he talks about the real end goal of dancing: changing lives, if even for a moment, through dance - but dance that has integrity. Truth, beauty, honesty, humility. These, he says, must come from inside and transcend technique. In my limited training in flamenco, I feel like from early on the end goal of "duende" - or spirit, passion is taught. The video below says it all!