The sound of the hands clapping – Dancing in Colombia by Fernando Botero

Dancing in Colombia by Fernando Botero

Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. The melody of the guitar intertwines with the sound of the hands clapping against each other. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. The musicians’ heads swing from left to right and follow the unrestrained tempo. The notes race against each other, creating a flow of sounds blending graceful and piquant harmonies. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. The two dancers tap their feet and fly over the floor. Borrowing the voluptuary language of flamenco, they draw poems and songs while the public goes wild. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. She, with the attitude of a toreador, seduces and imposes her moves. He, calm and precise in his steps, guides her body around his. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. When they are not dancing close, both exchange fierce looks from each side of the stage. When they meet again, their backs arch and their limbs tense. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap. This tender dual might never end, neither seems ready to give in. Until then, the musicians’ heads swing from left to right and the public goes wild clapping their hands. Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap, Clap clap, clap.

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