I’ve found another reason to love flamenco. A Spanish choreographer began a company to make this passionate dance accessible to people with disabilities. The results are moving and beautiful.
- José Galán began the Flamenco Inclusivo movement in 2010. José is dedicated to focusing on what his students can do, rather than what they cannot.
- His dance workshops are for people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities. See the flamenco inclusivo video from two weeks ago for a peek. Notice the success of the program in the shining smiles and shows of passion.
- Every year, he and his colleagues train people who are differently abled to perform at the fall flamenco celebration in Sevilla.
- People with sight impairments and mobility challenges are part of his classes. José creates special choreography for his students to match their capabilities.
- José Galán and his company plan inclusive flash mobs for the fall Bienal Flamenco de Sevilla event. Then they dance in the streets with the students.
I admire how the efforts of José Galán and his dance company (singers, dancers, sign language interpreters and instructors) have improved the confidence and increased the joy of their pupils. They and their Inclusive Flamenco students inspire me.
What inspires you? How can we lift up others and allow them to shine?
Thank you to the blog Fascinating Flamenco for the news about flamenco inclusivo!
Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! ¡Olé! -Rebecca