dinsdag 14 juni 2011


Every village and city in the South of Spain (Andalucia) celebrates it's own Feria, a yearly returning celebration of Southern Spanish culture. In the village where we live, the Feria is in may and it is a BIG fiesta! In the streets and squares people are dancing, mostly Sevillanas, a form of Flamenco dancing originating in Seville. Women are dressed in traditional Flamenco dresses and the streets look very colorful. In the evening (and for Spanish people this means starting at about 22.00 o'clock!) there is a huge fair at the 'recinto ferial' a large area just outside the centre, that every village has. The fair is full of roller coasters, merry go rounds etc., stalls with food and drinks and very loud music. And there are 'casetas', large tents where there are performances of local dancing schools and musicians. And more drinks...
I have been taking Sevillanas classes for a year and a half now, so I dared to try a few Sevillanas in the church square with my fellow students. I dressed up in black and red, put a large flower and red comb in my hair and wore the bag I especially crocheted for this occasion:
The use of your hands is very important when dancing Sevillanas, so I had to have them free... I used Sara's pattern for this bag, made it slightly bigger and added a cord to put it around my shoulder. When you put the cord inside, it's an evening bag.

Hasta luego!

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Dit noem ik nou inburgeren! Wat gaaf dat je er helemaal danslessen voor gevolgd hebt! Enne... geloof zeker dat je er prachtig uit zag (mét schattig tasje!)
    Groetjes Elly

  2. wat gaaf om die dansen te leren, en dit is ook een schattig en origineel tasje ervoor

  3. Perfect bag, I have made 3 and just love them. Would love to see a picture of you dressed up and ready to dance. Have a wonderful time,

  4. Wat leuk !! Ik wil je wel eens zien in die outfit...ik denk dat het prachtig is !!!


  5. Oooooh...... Heb je daar foto's van? Van jou in die jurk, bedoel ik?

  6. Oh, als dat niet cute is!! Zou graag die dans hebben gezien.
    Groetjes, Esther.

  7. Hoi hoi,

    Kun je geen foto plaatsen van hoe geweldig je eruit zag??? Ik ben kei nieuwsschierig!!!!

    Wat super leuk dat je die danslessen hebt genomen, lijkt me leuk!

    Bedankt voor de lieve en mooie woorden in je vorige blog, bloos bloos bloos.

    Lieve groetjes Maartje

  8. Dat klinkt als een goed feest. toch handig dat je zelfs je kleding/haarstijl kan oppimpen. Mooie tas ook.

  9. Je zag er vast prachtig uit!

    Ik vind het tasje erg Mooi!

  10. oooh Floortje wish I could have seen you dancing Sevillanas!!! did you have to have a foew drinks first to give you some dutch courage. ( oh what an appropriate quote!!)

    xxx love to her all your news of Espana!!


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