Flamenco: World culture and history through Spanish Dance
Romany, Arabic, Jewish and Spanish peoples all collaborated to create this vibrant art form, making it a truly multicultural experience in history and social studies. In 2010, UNESCO declared Flamenco one of the "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity."
Flamenco is unparalleled for learning coordination and counting music. Students will try out a special dance floor designed to amplify the sound of their feet.
Different versions of this program are available for the following grade levels: 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th.
Appropriate for ages: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Safira Zeki is a versatile teacher, choreographer and performer of world dance. She has studied dance in Cairo, Bangalore and New York, and has staged 6 concerts at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater. In her Arts Partners programs, she shares her knowledge and love of world cultures through the dances of many countries, from North Africa and the Mediterranean region to Spain. Owner of Safira’s Center for World Dance, she believes that through movement–first by learning, then by sharing with others in performance–we promote a greater friendship between cultures.