The Exotic Dance
1 Jul 2010
The Spanish Embassy brought a little slice of flamenco to Usmar Ismail Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia for a performance by worldrenowned flamenco dancer Concha Jareno on June 23.
The performance offered a rare chance to see the costumes, music and movement of a world-class flamenco troupe up close. For 90 minutes the audience was treated to an encounter with the exotic.
Concha, who started flamenco dancing at 15 and is known for her unique blend of traditional and modern styles.
Flamenco is a style that originated in the Andalusia region of Spain. The dance, which dates back to the 15th century, is known for its sweeping arm movements and rhythmic foot stomping.