Flamenco Fridays Paco do Lucia

Buleria dance accompaniemnt includes several distinct moments of interaction between a guitarist and dancers:

  • Entrada: when the dancer comes on stage
  • Llamada: from the verb “llamar,” to call. The dancer calls to the other people on stage that something is about to happen, for example a new verse or section of footwork
  • Desplante: a “display,” a short section of footwork
  • Letras: dance that traditionally accompanies passages of singing. Chord progressions suggesting the letra may be included even when a singer is not present.
  • Escobilla: long passages of footwork (though not too long – in buleria in particular this is frowned upon)
  • Cierre: a closing dance pattern, often one moving across the stage
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