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A type of flamenco dance.
- ‘Although they use traditional forms (farruca, siguiriyas, alegrias), they're a neo-flamenco group, creating contemporary innovations in the formal choreography and music.’
- ‘The basic dances include alegrias, soleares, bulerias, and farruca.’
- ‘Wearing trousers, with her bare arms snaking out of a short black waistcoat, he performed a farruca, a Galician dance traditionally meant to assert male dignity.’
- ‘The October 7 performance will include a talk beforehand, a one-hour performance of solos, group pieces and a farruca (usually performed by men).’
1930s: Spanish, feminine of farruco of Galicia or Asturias, from Farruco, pet form of the given name Francisco.
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