Sevillanas

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Sevillanas

  1. 1. “ SEVILLANAS” A folk dance from Spain
  2. 2. A. THE SEVILLE DANCE, “SEVILLANAS”: TIME, DANCE, VERSES, TOPICS. <ul><li>The “sevillanas” </li></ul><ul><li>is a kind of Spanish folk music and dance, typically </li></ul><ul><li>Andalusian . </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1.TIME <ul><li>It has a ¾ time and so it has three parts. The FIRST ONE is STRONG and the following two are SOFT. A complete sevillanas has 43 bars. </li></ul><ul><li>We might represent the scheme of the time of the sevillanas this simple way: </li></ul><ul><li>1 2 3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>If we count its parts, the stress always falls in the first one, and then we will hear: </li></ul><ul><li>One, two, three. </li></ul><ul><li>One, two, three. </li></ul><ul><li>One, two, three. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The students can learn this time following these steps: </li></ul>First we would ask them to clap three times. They have to practise all together until they do it at the same time. This exercise could be a little boring, so we can change the clapping into bangs on the table, clapping on the leg, or stumping the feet.
  6. 6. <ul><li>• Then, they can stress only on the first clap. </li></ul><ul><li>Do this exercises for some minutes in groups, and all together again. It's difficult to maintain the tempo, the speed, because the students usually go faster and faster. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>• When they have learnt the time and tempo we can practise it with the music. It´s important that the teacher indicates clearly the moment to start the clapping. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we do it? </li></ul>With a movement of the hand, saying “one, two, three”, or doing the clapping before the students, for example.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Another important moment in the sevillanas is the end: they have to finish together. The teacher can say “one, two, three”, and the students understand “three” is for their last clap. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. DANCE <ul><li>The movements of this dance essentially use the arms, the hands and fingers, the legs and the feet. </li></ul><ul><li>In pairs looking at each other, the dance is based in rounds, crossings and some movements in front of the partner. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The sevillanas have four parts inside, separated from each other by some seconds in which the people are waiting for the next part only clapping. </li></ul><ul><li>In this “waiting” we can listen to the music and clap with an elegant “flamenco” pose. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3. VERSES <ul><li>The verses of the sevillanas are formed by a verse and a chorus, like this: </li></ul><ul><li>VERSE: It has a four lines with seven / fives syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 1: 7 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: 5 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: 7 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4: 5 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>CHORUS: It has three lines with seven/ five syllables. </li></ul><ul><li>Line 1: 5 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: 7 syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: 5 syllables </li></ul>
  12. 12. 4. TOPICS OF THE SONGS <ul><li>The culture of Andalusia and the typical style of life of Andalusian people </li></ul><ul><li>The “romerías”, specially “Rocío´s romería” </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The fair of Seville, the city of Seville and its people. </li></ul>
  14. 14. B. FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS IN ANDALUSIA <ul><li>Spring and Summer festivals: In the centre of the town. People can eat, drink beer, wine and different soft drinks. </li></ul>The celebrations also include performances of professional dance academies, modern music bands and traditional folk music and dancing.
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ Romerías” </li></ul><ul><li>In Andalusia, these are religious celebrations in the countryside to commemorate the saints. For one day people eat together the food they have brought from home or they have a barbecue, “paella”... </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Many people wear flamenco dresses and they sing to the Virgin or dance sevillanas. The most famous one is the”Romería of the Rocío”, that is celebrated in Huelva. </li></ul>
  17. 17. C. THE CLOTHES OF FLAMENCO <ul><li>Nowadays the clothes and complements of flamenco have become an important part of fashion in Spain. There are very good designers who make wonderful dresses. </li></ul>
  18. 19. “ Sevillanas dance” <ul><li>Created by Lucía Parrado </li></ul><ul><li>IES Almenara </li></ul><ul><li>Comenius Regio Project </li></ul>

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