Alegrías & Guajiras
The Flamenco Zapateado Method is backed up by a doctoral thesis that Rosa de las Heras carried out on the teaching of the flamenco.
Throughout the video, on one side we shall see the different parts of the foot used, and the ways to strike the floor which we’ll call the TECHNIQUES (Sole, half-sole, heel block, heel edge, toe, etc.). And on the other side, we shall also see the different rhythms made by using these techniques in different flamenco palos.
To facilitate the study and to follow the exercises directly on the screen, additional information is displayed showing to the student the beat, the annotation of both feet, rhythm, etc .
In order to differentiate the two feet, Rosa de las Heras used each shoe of a different color, so that the student can follow an individual foot easily. In addition, all exercises are shown on the right foot (red) first in the forefront and then shown in the forefront the left foot (green) so that students clearly can see the movements of each foot.
Also, throughout the exercises, we shall simultaneously see the innovative and specific annotation used to write the flamenco zapateado, based on the standard Western style.
There are several audio options to help the study, combinations of Zapateado, Guitar, palmas, and metronome sounds. In this way, the students can practice at home alone by selecting the desired audio.
Rosa de las Heras. Choreographer, flamenco dancer and musician, she holds a PhD in music and dance.
She has participated as a soloist in various companies, such as those of Joaquín Cortés, Rafael Amargo and Yoko Kotmasubara, and has performed in various world-renowned theatres (Radio City Music Hall, New York, Burkanmura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Teatro Ópera, Buenos Aires, etc.). She has performed in the Madrid tablaos flamencos of Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Morería, Corral de Pacheco etc.
Choreographer and dancer with the national TV company RTVE. Her teaching experience spans from 1992, in both music and dance. She has given conferences and courses in municipal schools and colleges, universities and private academies in Japan, London etc.