它源自於「seguidillas manchegas」（曼加民謠）。曼加一地就是西班牙最有名的人物 「吉訶德先生」（Don
”s” 是由於通常整首塞維亞舞曲是由四段結構相同的歌（copla）組成，加上 ”s” 是表示複數形。
The sevillana is a colourful and exciting style of song and dance that originated in Castile and not in
Seville, a variation from a style of dance known as the seguidilla. The sevillana is not flamenco,
although today it is performed by flamenco artists who give it that special flamenco touch. This style
of dance is performed at fiestas of all kinds throughout Spain, but especially during the feria, when
women will wear the Traje Gitanas, the colourful polka-dot dresses that add a swirling character and
grace to the dance.
The dance can be very erotic and sensual, although the pair will never touch each other until the final
moments when the man will put his arm around the waist of the woman to finish the dance. The sevillana
was originally a courting dance where the man sets out to woo the woman in a display similar to two
mating flamingos. In the old Spanish tradition, young couples were limited in there courting practises,
the man would spend the night talking to his novia, through the iron grills of her door or window, and
if they did get the chance to go for a walk, they would most definitely be chaperoned by the girl’s
mother, sister, or whole family.
The feria week would be the only time that the man could show his affection to the girl, asking her to
accompany him in the dancing of sevillanas, and this is most probably why there is little physical
contact, as the whole night would be watched over by her family.
The sevillanas are performed to a set of carefully worked out steps of which there are at least nine
different steps in each section and four sections in the overall dance. We hope the following glossary
of terms and the charts explaining the sections of the dance will help, if not, do as the Andalucians
do, get up and have a go.
其實所謂的Flamenco是由三個部份所組成：cante (歌)、baile (舞)及toque (吉它彈奏)。一般認為Flamenco是由gitanos (吉普賽人)
Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance
characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The
dance is usually accompanied by a singer and guitar player.It includes cante (singing), toque (guitar
playing), baile (dance), jaleo (vocalizations and chorus clapping), palma (handclapping) and pitos
With roots in Indian, Arabic, and Spanish culture, flamenco dance is known for its sweeping arm
movements and rhythmic feet stomping.
Flamenco dance and the guitar music that accompanies it comes from southern Spain in the Andalusian
region associated with the Roma or gypsy people. In Spain, the Roma are called Gitanos. Thought to have
migrated from northwest India between the 9th and 14th centuries, Gitanos used tambourines, bells, and
wooden castanets and incorporated it into the music. Flamenco is the result of Roma music mixed with the
rich cultures of the Sephardic Jews and the Moors, also living in southern Spain. If you look closely at
flamenco dance movements, you may recognize arm, hand, and foot movements that closely resemble those of
classical Hindu dance from the Indian subcontinent.
Flamenco dancers, known as bailaores and bailaoras, are serious and passionate. Typical of flamenco
dance, a dancer will often stand motionless and free of expression for the first few moments of a song.
The dancing often involves fierce stomping, sometimes made louder with percussion attachments on the
shoes, and graceful arm movements. Castanets are sometimes held in the hands for clicking, and folding
fans are occasionally used for visual impact.