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Solèa is known as Madre del Cante - Mother of Song. It is a slow, solo dance, expressing solitude and pain

Draped in black

She thinks that the world is small

and the heart is immense...

Federico Garcia Lorca 1898-1936

Solea, Madre Del Cante

Entering the stage

Heart beating

Butterflies in her stomach

A single spotlight

A guitarist

A singer

A sudden twirl

sends her bata de cola1


Torso proudly arched

Hands weaving

ornate patterns

Slow turn

dragging the tail

along the floor

Heartrending song



Struggling to pull

the tail up behind her

Revealing intense footwork

Spotlight forgotten

Audience forgotten

Only here - and now



Pride - pain

A sudden tilt of the head

A shoulder

A swaying hip

Eyes like velvet

Eyes aflame

Fiery - yet composed

Intense - yet distant

Ebbing into


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