Here is a link to a wonderful fiery performance of a Spanish dancer, from the famous Riverdance show. I discovered this you tube clip one blustery, winter day…and oh how the music, the drums and the magical movements rolled and rumbled all through me.
Along with the joy of the music, there is the magical vibration of colour. The lady in red, dances in front of a flaming backdrop… gradually moving into a cool, deep place where male Irish dancers seem to be waiting for her to come and imbue them with her mystery. The lady and men begin to weave their movements into a tapestry that changes the blue sullenness to vibrant warmth.