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Flamenco 佛朗明哥

A flamenco dancer performs in Santander, Spain.一名佛朗明哥舞者在西班牙桑坦德市表演。 (照片:法新社)

PHOTO: AFP

Have you ever heard music coming from somewhere and felt like you just had to dance? There are many different ways to dance. Most people today just make up their dances as they go along.

In the past, people learned different kinds of dance, studied steps and taught other people to do them. The dance the woman in this picture is doing is part of a Spanish musical style called flamenco.

As you can see from the picture, flamenco is very dramatic. For many people, flamenco is not just a style of music; it is a way of life. The people who first started flamenco had a very long, hard history, so the music and dancing are full of pain, but also hope.

If you just look at the picture, you might think the dramatic dancing is the most important part of flamenco. Actually, the song itself is the most important part. The songs are carefully written and the words to many of them are like poetry.



(Kayleen Hartman, Staff Writer)

你可曾經聽見他處傳來的樂聲讓你忍不住隨之起舞嗎?舞蹈的形式多樣化,今日人們多半隨著音樂自創舞步。

過去人們學習不同的舞蹈、研習舞步並且傳授他人。照片中女子跳的舞蹈是一種西班牙音樂風格的舞蹈,叫「佛朗明哥」。

正如你在照片中所見,佛朗明哥戲劇張力十足。對許多人來說,佛朗明哥不只是一種音樂風格,更是一種生活方式。初期的佛朗明哥舞者有著非常艱辛漫長的歷史,所以痛苦和希望交織在音樂和舞蹈中。

你如果只看照片,可能會認為戲劇化的舞步是佛朗明哥最重要的部分,事實上歌曲本身才是,曲目的撰寫細膩嚴謹,對許多人來說更如詩詞一般。



(翻譯︰鄭湘儀)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. style n.

風格 (feng1 ge2)

例: In Chinese, there are many different styles of writing the characters.

(中文有多種不同風格的書寫字體。)

2. dramatic v.i. /v.t.

戲劇性的 (xi4 ju4 xing4 de5)

例: I don't know why Jim was crying and screaming so loudly when he got bitten by a mosquito. There was no reason to be so dramatic.

(我不知道為何吉姆被蚊子叮就大聲地哭叫。沒有必要這麼戲劇化。)

3. poetry n.

詩 (shi1)

例: Seth likes to read novels, but Randy likes to read poetry.

(席斯喜歡閱讀小說,但是藍帝好讀詩句。)


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