The Flamenco Sticks: La Soleá

La Soleá is one of the most popular and important styles in flamenco. It is easy to deduce that the term comes from the word loneliness, enveloped by that characteristic accent of flamenco artists.

La Soleá is seen as the heart of jondo art, since its structure incorporates very important elements of flamenco aesthetics, such as melodies, rhythms and harmonies.

Despite not being the oldest flamenco style, it is the only one capable of adding specific values ​​and qualities in the genre. This was born through the evolution of El Jaleo, as a result of the process of agitating everything, that Andalusia lived in the nineteenth century.

In the Soleá, other genres such as polo, cane, cantiñas and bulerías are grouped together. And its origin is attributed to the gypsy singer

La Andonda, wife of El Fillo.

 

This stick is performed by a soloist dancer of great expressiveness, which makes it a style very given to the show off, which on stage can make typically feminine movements with the arms and body, accompanied by zapateados adding movements of her hips, her displace and its seriousness.

 Flamenco Dancer Dancing "La Soleá"
Flamenco Dancer Dancing “La Soleá”