Danse Espagnole (The Spanish Dance) is a character dance from the ballet Swan Lake. It is usually performed as a pas de quatre of two men and women (Mariinsky version) or as a pas de quatre of a female soloist and three men (Bolshoi version). With the extensive help from the flamenco dancer extraordinaire, Marja Rautakorpi, I created a female solo variation of the Spanish dance. The choreography is performed dancing en pointe while playing the castanets.
Choreography: Jeriko Fox & Marja Rautakorpi
Dancer: Margot Susi
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Op. 20, Act III, No. 21 Danse Espagnole: Allegro non troppo (Tempo di bolero)
Performances: Teot event 28th and 29th of April 2016, Sotku, Kuopio