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A LOOK AT THE PAST

IN THE RECENT POST FEATURING THE VIDEO OF PETER HAJIOFF AND HIS WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO MY WORK, HE INCLUDED AVERY EARLY PHOTO GRAFT OF MINE MADE WHEN I WAS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE,

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN BY A PROMENNIENT PHOTAGHER BY THE NAME MORRICE GOLDBERG WHO HAD MADE IMAGES OF FMAOUS FILM STARS SUCH AS BETTE DAVIS AND OTHERS OF THAT ERA,

pETER PURCHASED THIS PHOTA FROMTHE DISPLAY OF PICTURES OF MINE i AUTOGRAPHED IT TO HIM AND HE FRAMED IT, i WAS THE BEGINNING OF MY CAREER AND HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY MEMORY.

A video made by a fan from Enland

this gentleman attended a performanc e of mine in 2917recorded his admiration for my work in the attached video, this man came as a guest with my friend and producer Claudia Wells anan was greatly inpressed by the performance, Haover he does not speak of the elements of the dance per se bu marvels at the fact that I amd dancing at this freat age !! I was very pleased by his reaction and amd his remarks about my being an inspiration.The genlemans name is PeterHIS NAME IS PETER HAJIOFF.

THANK YOU PETER!!

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FORGING AHEAD

FORGRING AHEAD

On June 3rd my friend and fellow artist the actress, Claudia ?Wells visited and made plans to finalize the faleed documentary of my work and life. This project has been in process for three years and remains an important part of my story.

The aim is to present a summation of what camebefore and then to finalize the presentation. We hope this will come to comedian.

An informal photo of Inesita and  Claidia Wells taken during the final session on July 4th, 2822

UPdate

We hS THE final ah shoot on July 4th 2022 it was successful and we are pleased with the work!!

More thoughts on the Art

In thinking about thehe dance as a profession and the dedication it requires to fulfill the dream, I ind that the public in general regards thei wotk as a hobby or whim that one engages for a time and then leaves it aside to pursue a more traditional life path,’ Some are of the opinion that a dance typically has ten good years and that it seems sensible to put thei aside for a more reliable life. experiece

in the case of the Spanish dance flamenco in particular the pursuit of excellence in thei field is .astonding dinfly diffucult and demands sacrifice. i this seems and exageration an I have had many discuddions with others in this discipline and it is true that it sonetimes can take most of sones youth to achieve the excellence one strives for.Above all it is the exaltation of the moment of joy and all that the dance stands for. Exaltation!WITH DANCE GESTURE ON EXPRESSES WHAT CANNOT CONVET WITH WORDS1

one dancer friend of mine declared it takes fifteen lifetimes to learn all of it, so much for the consensus

Picyured is an image from several years back with Stamen, Benjamin and Guillermo Gonzalez the cantaor saccompaning Inesita during an Allegrias THe intricaces o the flamenco rhymes alone is an enormous challenge.

Taking Stock

AFTER A VERY LONG LIFE IN THE ARTS, NAMELY THE DANCE OF Spain and particularly THE FFLAMENCO FORM. WHICH IS SO VERY SPECIAL AND POPULAR, I THINK DEEPLY ABOUT MY CONTRIBUTION TO THIS expression with the DEVOTION to WHICH I SPENT A e lifetime

LIFEHY DO I DO IT? I HAVE ACTULLY BEEN ASKED SUCH AN IDD QUESTION!

I Think THAT THE BEST ANSWSER IS THE FEELING OF MATERY ONE DERIVIVES FROM THE SENSE OF ACCOMPLIHMENT  ABD BEING IN FULL CONFROL OF A DIFFICULT SET OF SKILLS WHICH ARE INVOLVED.. and possession of the ones power being in command. This rarely uberstood by the public.

Dance is a composition in time and space, The dances creates a floor and air design a d this experience is exa exalting like no other,

HE PUZZEL THAT COME TO MIND is WHEN TO LEAVE THIS EFFORT AND step aside

IF I CONTINUE TO E ABLE ENOUGH TO PUT ASIDE THE OBVIOUS ARGUMENNTS THAT NONE DANCES INTO EXTREMEOLD AGEFPRGE AGEAD. THE IS THE DELEMA  ONE FACES.

IN MY PERSONAL CASE IT HAS A PROFOUNE satisfaction WHICH I CAN ONLY PUT INTO MY MIND AND CONTINUE.TO PSSESS CONTROL OVER BODY AND BRAIN.

Inesita in a casual photo dated May 10th 2022

The performance on Saturday, March 19th 2022

The performance on March 10th, 2022 wa successful and we are booked again for March 18h 2023!

I represented an enormous challenge to make the necessary revisions in cast and music  but worth the amount of work and devotion it required.

 We look forward to this with enthusiasm  and renewed determination to make it even better. My hope is that I will find the strength and resolve to realize it all again!! It

Serranas

 Serranas

Serranas

About twenty years ago I began composing a Serranas on the piano, This form is related to the family of forge songs ( cantes de fragua) amn have the same compas as Martinete, Seguiriya, cabalaes and Tona and reflect the  rhythm of the blacksmiths work on the anvil. I t has an insistent and hypnotic expression which is mournful and melancholy.

 This presents the feeling of the tragic sense of life.

In eth upcoming performance I will be joined by three guitarists who will underline the basic rhythm as an accompanied to my piano rendition, and weave chores around the main harmonies. I have deliberately worked in some dissonant chords to create tension and ambiguity this form is referred to a “por arriba” and is centered on a minor and Phrygian mode, the actual time is alternating bars of ¾ and 6/8. The melody begins on the 2nd beat of the first ¾ bar and continues back and forth giving the titmice pulse which changes back and forth over the melody.

There are two other forms which use the alternating system of 6/8 and ¾ bars. Petén eras and Guairá’s have the 6/8 and 3/4 measures in the song  and the dance complements this effect along with the cante.

A currant image of Inesita in the pose of Farruca during rehearsal last January 30th in her studio at home.

A new group for the upcoming performance Inesira with Clarita joined by Michael Murphy ( El Miquelito) and Ricardo DaviLa Guitarists along with veteran Benjamin.

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