In this 17-minute interview, Oscar Nieto relates some of the fascinating history of the flamenco art form, how flamenco changed his life, and current flamenco events in Vancouver.
The word ‘flamenco’ conjures up images of intense and passionate Spanish dance, yet it is much more. It is a lifestyle, an art form, song, dance, and music.
Cognitive Awareness Learning is a method of teaching dance and teaching people how to learn. Through 35 years of teaching I have discovered that people learn differently and that most of us are not shown ‘how to learn.’
The flamenco dance that we see today (2003) and the dance that we were doing in the late 1960s is not the same dance, and yet it retains a core that is as true today as it was at its inception. That core is the “cante” or song.
Oscar Nieto’s Flamenco Glossary from A-Z.