The Duke of Swann, a world renowned supporter of the Flamenco Dancing discipline, was joined again by his friend the Countess De Lumbre to dance for charity. The famous Royals have danced in aid of charities before and decided this time to raise awareness for old age homes in Swann and Hispania. To view their previous dance follow the link below.
The Flamenco style was chosen for this particular performance. This style requires clapping to precede the actual dance. Clapping is called "palmas" in the original Hispanic.
The flowing organic moves of the lady dancer is accented by the very strong formality of the male.
Often the two dancer will circle each other or one around the other.
Short postured poses interspersed in the dance gives the dancers respite, usually before extensive footwork called "zapateado".
The Duke of Swann performs the extremely difficult footwork while the Countess claps.
Then in perfect unison with the music, the dance stops. The dance served to raise awareness for a selection of old age homes of the Duke's and Countess' choice. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.