One of the most typical dance figures in the flamenco vocabulary is the “stork” pose, “cigüeña“. Used by male dances in Farruca and Zapateado it has a distinctive character and feeling. I have used it myself when performing these dances in masculine costume and it adds a special import in my view to the Jondo repertoire.

The Soleá offers an expressive aspect ,although abstract, which presents sadness  without resignation — often a struggle against odds.