... Improvising with a partner .... 😂
No, not really 😊
When you stick to the codes and you understand the structure, improvising with a partner can also become second nature - the two dancers in the video below certainly do it well!!
Nevertheless, I'm probably not trying this anytime soon... But it's still fun to watch it in action, and pick out the steps the dancers are using together 🤸♀️🤸♂️
This video was posted by Fundación Flamenco Heeren (see link to original at the end of this post).
As the video starts, it sounds like they are just finishing off one letra, and then the cantaora starts singing another letra, at which the dancers begin their pataíta:
🔑 First, the dancers make their salida with a remate to coincide with the resolve of the first sung line
🔑 Next, they use a transition step into the Paso de Bulerías step
🔑 Then preparation for llamada
🔑 Preparation for final
🔑 Final! Olé 😍
I hope you enjoyed this explanation of the pataíta being performed!! Tandem style..
I share my step-by-step framework teaching flamenco dancers how to pull off the perfect pataíta and dance 'in the middle' (aka improvise!) without feeling terrified, not hearing the cues or knowing the parts of the dance!