Dancer to perform at library
Flamenco dancer Sophie Dominik Echeverria will share her energetic talent expressed in a centuries-old dance form Friday night at the Blaine library, 610 Third Street, at 7 p.m.
A resident of southwestern Wyoming, the performer offers a packed hour of entertainment that includes a lot of Flamenco on a stage that is being built for her out of plywood.
“The stage is used like a drum,” she said, “because Flamenco is a set of rhythms, and when you figure out how to move and play in that set of rhythms that’s Flamenco.” Echeverria also sings and reads her own poetry.
form is an ancient one, she explained, coming west with
the gypsies who learned movement from yoga practitioners
in India and providing a source for much traditional
western dance and exercise.
“The two important things are that you have to stay in rhythm, or compass in Spanish, and you have to give your all. The Spanish phrase is Dame la Verdad, which means ‘give me the truth.’”
is eclectic in her tastes, however, and said she throws
in a bit of everything into the energetic hour of entertainment,
including bits and pieces of Brazilian tango and
even Hula from Hawaii.
The performance is free, although a donation at the door is encouraged.