Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira and Philip John Lee who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Why do dancers make faces when they dance?   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
HolyEvil

Posts: 1239
Joined: Nov. 6 2008
From: Sydney, Australia

Why do dancers make faces when they ... 

A lot of dancers do make faces, Like furrowing their brows, and looks of constipation?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 0:59:22
 
por medio

 

Posts: 289
Joined: Nov. 15 2009
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

It's a serious business, dancing you know.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 2:05:16
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Hahahaha I just got done with 4 hours of dance classes today, what's funny to me is the range of faces. There's the "something smells offensive" face and the "Daddy didn't buy me a pony" face and the most intense, the "i'm gonna chop your bullocks off" face. I'm a fan of the "something smells" face……When I play I have the "Dude, I'm so high" blank stare face.

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 3:13:47
 
Miguel de Maria

Posts: 3523
Joined: Oct. 20 2003
From: Phoenix, AZ

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to Leñador

Priceless :)

_____________________________

Connect with me on Facebook, all the cool kids are doing it.
https://www.facebook.com/migueldemariaZ


Arizona Wedding Music Guitar
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 3:24:37
 
estebanana

 

Posts: 7502
Joined: Oct. 16 2009
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

I love the "I'm angry at the floor" just before furious foot work ensues.
You know when a dancer looks down at the floor with a look of pure distain and then attacks it.
______

But lest we forget the guitarists, many tocaores make the "I have a full pants load of dookie in my underwear and I am not happy about it" look.

_____________________________

https://www.stephenfaulkguitars.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 3:25:01
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I probably get the dookie face when i'm playing solo lol

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 3:34:44
 
estebanana

 

Posts: 7502
Joined: Oct. 16 2009
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

I was at a show a few years ago and after a dancer had done an escobilla the innocent little girl next to me leaned over to her mom and said:

"Mommy why is that woman mad at the floor?"

Oh that was priceless.

_____________________________

https://www.stephenfaulkguitars.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 4:22:18
 
Grisha

 

Posts: 1235
Joined: Mar. 17 2005
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Making faces actually helps me play the guitar. Could it be the same with dance?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 4:54:40
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:

"Mommy why is that woman mad at the floor?"

LOLOL
In all seriousness and for anyone who doesn't know (not anyone in the thread yet) dancer really do work on their "flamenco face". At least here in the states. It's something I've heard from more then one teacher, "Ok good, but work on your face." and when all the little dance girls get together they talk about how to do their flamenco face and who's looks funny and who has a good one etc… It's not something that comes naturally for them or helps them, it's something they consciously work on to add effect to the dance…..

Now, back to making fun of dancers lololol

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 5:39:01
 
estebanana

 

Posts: 7502
Joined: Oct. 16 2009
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Seriously speaking, in dance the dancers choreograph the whole body, including the face. It's part of the dance. Sometimes the face might not be a good face because it can be overdone.

I've seen dancers rehearse with and without using the face. And also standing before a mirror working out facial gestures to go with certain moves. But sometimes they go too far. And sometimes it is more natural and less put on. I like it more natural, but think of flamenco without the face as part of the expressive tool box of a dancer. Not much fun.

_____________________________

https://www.stephenfaulkguitars.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 5:39:28
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:

And also standing before a mirror working out facial gestures to go with certain moves.

I've watched my lady do this, she hates when I catch her lolololol

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 5:42:33
 
Thomas

Posts: 225
Joined: Oct. 5 2005
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:


Why do dancers make faces when they ...

A lot of dancers do make faces, Like furrowing their brows, and looks of constipation?


What do you expect ?

a dumb smiling face to a Seguiriyas ?

_____________________________

TeFau Studio Thomas Vogt
Cuadro Sur Guitar Trio
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 7:03:44
 
edguerin

Posts: 1512
Joined: Dec. 24 2007
From: Siegburg, Alemania

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil




Pedro Bacan was well known for his grimacing
(Apart from that it's a great bulerias)

_____________________________

Ed

El aficionado solitario
Alemania
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 8:56:30
 
annemarie

Posts: 44
Joined: Jul. 29 2009
From: Utrecht (Netherlands)

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

And sometimes dancing just honestly hurts, too

_____________________________

Lejos, muy lejos de España
Yo me llevé un ruiseñor
Y en sus cantes decía
"Quiero vivir en Graná,
Graná que es la tierra mía."
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 9:44:51
 
HolyEvil

Posts: 1239
Joined: Nov. 6 2008
From: Sydney, Australia

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to Thomas

quote:


What do you expect ?

a dumb smiling face to a Seguiriyas ?



There's more to flamenco then seguiriyas u know. Let's talk tangos, alegrias, fandangos, bulerias? and smiling don't have to be dumb.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 12:55:07
 
Thomas

Posts: 225
Joined: Oct. 5 2005
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:

and smiling don't have to be dumb.


for sure not ! ....but depends on the context

_____________________________

TeFau Studio Thomas Vogt
Cuadro Sur Guitar Trio
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 14:32:44
 
Miguel de Maria

Posts: 3523
Joined: Oct. 20 2003
From: Phoenix, AZ

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

I had heard Julian Bream was once reviewed by the New York Time, the critique a single line: "Lute music, with faces." Oh the joys of being a prominent critic!

_____________________________

Connect with me on Facebook, all the cool kids are doing it.
https://www.facebook.com/migueldemariaZ


Arizona Wedding Music Guitar
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 19:38:42
 
tele

Posts: 1404
Joined: Aug. 17 2012
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to Leñador

quote:

ORIGINAL: Leñador

Hahahaha I just got done with 4 hours of dance classes today, what's funny to me is the range of faces. There's the "something smells offensive" face and the "Daddy didn't buy me a pony" face and the most intense, the "i'm gonna chop your bullocks off" face.


Dude, you're a pro, that sums it up so well

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 19:56:44
 
Richard Jernigan

Posts: 2610
Joined: Jan. 20 2004
From: Austin, Texas USA

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to estebanana

quote:

ORIGINAL: estebanana

I love the "I'm angry at the floor" just before furious foot work ensues.
You know when a dancer looks down at the floor with a look of pure distain and then attacks it


She's not angry at the floor. She's angry at you and taking it out on the floor. Then she'll be OK until the next time you p1ss her off. Just be grateful she's not stomping on you!

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 22:14:30
 
pink

Posts: 570
Joined: Jan. 8 2013
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to Leñador

quote:

ORIGINAL: Leñador

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I probably get the dookie face when i'm playing solo lol


Lenadookie!!


_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 22:57:02
 
BarkellWH

Posts: 2836
Joined: Jul. 12 2009
From: Washington, DC

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

quote:

Just be grateful she's not stomping on you!


On the other hand, a certain sexual sadomasochistic personality might enjoy that!

Bill

_____________________________

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white,
With the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear, "A fool lies here,
Who tried to hustle the East."

--Rudyard Kipling
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 23:14:17
 
pink

Posts: 570
Joined: Jan. 8 2013
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

ORIGINAL: BarkellWH



On the other hand, a certain sexual sadomasochistic personality might enjoy that!

Bill


Something called me back to this post....?

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2014 23:22:02
 
El Nailon

 

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug. 24 2014
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Nothing wrong with a little "facial assistance", so to speak!

Not like this though...



....that would just be wrong!

Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2014 17:57:09
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

What a fascinating first post....... Lol

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2014 18:56:08
 
El Nailon

 

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug. 24 2014
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Have you heard the saying "start as you mean to go on"?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 15 2014 19:38:48
 
davidheis_24

Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 4 2011
From: QLD AUS

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

maybe they ARE constipated?...

expression should come naturally, you either have the passion within or you dont, others fake it and it looks like...well you know
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2014 8:16:39
 
Leñador

Posts: 5229
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

For guitarists I agree, but dancers have to do it. They're entire purpose is to be visually entertaining.

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 17 2014 14:21:02
 
Ricardo

Posts: 11096
Joined: Dec. 14 2004
From: Washington DC

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:


Why do dancers make faces when they dance?


Cuz your guitar playing stinks.

_____________________________

CD's and transcriptions available here:
www.ricardomarlow.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2014 2:35:08
 
kenjo138

 

Posts: 102
Joined: May 29 2011
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to HolyEvil

Is this a serious question? Dancers typically interpret the pain, sorrow, anger or grief of the words or letra from the singer or cantaor in certain palos. The problem I see is when some dancers have no idea what is being sung and just make potty faces all day long. In that case they should just be more natural.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2014 6:23:28
 
Bliblablub

 

Posts: 60
Joined: Oct. 9 2013
 

RE: Why do dancers make faces when t... (in reply to estebanana

quote:

ORIGINAL: estebanana

in dance the dancers choreograph the whole body, including the face. It's part of the dance.


in dance and part of the dance. Just genius :D
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 18 2014 7:43:56
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.09375 secs.