Flamenco Dancing Spanish to English Glossary
Thread poster: Eileen Brophy

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Nov 26, 2009

Hi,

Does anyone at all know of anywhere where I can get a glossary of Flamenco Dancing please?

I want to translate a promotion of a Flamenco Dancing DVD and need terminology like Zapateo, and other words which are more specifically related to Flamenco Dancing.

Many thanks for your help.

Eileen


 

GingerR  Identity Verified
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Flamenco dance schools, websites,... Nov 26, 2009

I guess you've already checked Wikipedia... not that it is always a reliablie source of information, but some kind of starting point.

I would go for contacting some flamenco schools in an English speaking country - they may have information materials / glossaries for their students - at least my school in Poland had some sort of a dance terms glossary...icon_smile.gif
If not, they might be willing to do some consulting.
Or a Spanish Cultural Institute in UK/US - they may also be willing to help.

Good luck!

Joanna


 

Cecilia Divett  Identity Verified
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Glossary Nov 26, 2009

Does this help at all?
http://www.flamenco.org/glossary.html

From my experience of dancing flamenco in the UK, my teacher never liked to translate the terms for the steps/moves, you just had to learn them whilst practising..

Good luck!
Cecilia


 

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Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Flamenco Glossary Nov 26, 2009

Thanks for your comments, I have already looked at Wikipedia and also found the Flamenco Glossary, what I did notice was that most of the terms are not translated and I wondered if that was usual as I have a video promotion to translate. Many thanks anyway, I shall take a look on YouTube too and see how they present dancers, etc.

Eileen


 

Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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Don't translate Nov 26, 2009

Just as Italian and Latin terms are used untranslated to describe music, *allegro*, *a capella*, *DC al fin* etc, so Spanish terms are unique to flamenco. I would consider, as suggested above, using the Spanish term, explaining it, and then continuing with the Spanish term throughout. I would hesitate only if there were a long run of terms that could confuse listeners (if this audio rather than written material).

 

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Flamenco Dancing Terms in English Nov 26, 2009

Many thanks to you all for your help, I guess I will do as suggested and use Spanish terms with explanations in English as suggested by Jessica and many thanks for links to glossary sites they will be most helpful too in clarifying the terms and how to explain them in English.

 


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