The most well-known Spanish folk dancing style is the Flamenco dance style. This form of dancing has roots that go back thousands of years. The meaning behind the Flamenco dance is that of passion, romance and celebration of life. Flamenco dancers are usually arrayed in a variety of different colors. While the colors do not have special meaning only for the folk dance, there are traditional Spanish color meanings that also correlate to the dance and can add additional meaning to the dances.
Red is a favorite color of Spain and is one of the main colors on their flags. Red can mean a variety of things, but to the Spanish Flamenco dancer, red usually indicates strength, vitality and passion. Red is also a symbol for bravery, as it takes a brave person to withstand battle and other dangerous situations where it is likely to see your own red blood or the blood of someone else.
Green also has meaning in traditional Flamenco dancing. Green can also have a variety of meanings, but most often stands for life and vitality. Green can mean youth, energy and renewed life, such as during the spring when winter colors fade and green colors arrive once more. It can also indicate jealousy in Flamenco dancing. Young girls will often wear green while dancing Flamenco.
Yellow is another favorite color in Spain as it is the second main color of the Spanish flag. In Flamenco dancing, the color yellow stands for the same meaning as the yellow on the flag. This interpretation of the color encompasses generosity and love. Yellow can also indicate a fierce spirit under a mask of generosity, and it can also give a feeling of peace and rest.
Blue is another favorite color in Flamenco dancing. Blue has a variety of meanings as well, just like all of the other colors. In the context of the dance, however, it is most often interpreted as meaning loyalty and loyal love. Blue colors give the viewer a feeling of tranquility and rest, which is a necessary quality for romance and love to last. In this romantic and passionate dance, blue can indicate lasting love and faithfulness.
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