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Flamenco 24 Feb 2010
Maria_Pagés courtesy of Victoria Hidalgo
The acclaimed dancer, Maríá Pagés, talks about the traditional Andalucian dance.

Flamenco, the hand- clapping and foot -stamping traditional dance form, originates from the Andalucian region of Spain. The dancer Maríá Pagés, who is one of the stars at the 2010 Flamenco Festival at Sadler's Wells, London, joins Jenni to talk about the flamenco and what makes it so special. To discuss the history of the dance and its social importance, they are joined by Parvati Nair, Professor of Hispanic Cultural Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of a blog on Flamenco.

The London Flamenco Festival is on at Sadler’s Wells until February 27th 2010. Maríá Pagés Autorretrato is part of the festival.

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