Last Thursday our middle school was invited to attend a performance by the Juan Siddi Flamenco dance troupe at the MACC. We saw several dancers preform the Flamenco dressed in vibrant costumes and shawls. During the performance Juan Siddi, the Director, explained the purpose of the movements of the shawls and dresses was to represent the movement of the ocean. Dances were accompanied by music played by musicians using a piano, guitars, and a cello. The music was accompanied by singers who would set the tone for the dancers. Apart of the music included the dancers stomping their feet, and using castanets to make a dramatic effect. The rhythm for the music was created by hand clapping, stomping of the feet, and the castanets. Because of the rhythm the dance became much more bold and entertaining.
Toward the end the performance Juan Siddi and the dancers invited members of the audience to join them on the stage where they were taught how to dance the flamenco. So many people went up on the stage that there was no room for our school.
All of us were impressed by the show and all of us thought it was funny,exhilarating, and intriguing.