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An Interview with Bailaora Mercedes Ruíz

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An Interview with Bailaora Mercedes Ruíz

You've likely read all of the written interviews here with Mercedes Ruíz. You've probably seen the interview with her husband, Santiago Lara.

And now, here's that video interview with Mercedes Ruíz that I've been promising you

We filmed it in Jerez last spring just after the FlamencoTour.

In the video below Mercedes talks about the road to becoming a soloist, how she navigates motherhood and flamenco dance, her thoughts on teaching those of us who are not pros, and some other stuff.

Oh, and by the way, you'll probably love her even more after seeing this video, so get ready...

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Mercedes Ruíz ~ The Second Series: Part 1

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Mercedes Ruíz ~ The Second Series: Part 1

Last night Mercedes danced in a way that was basically unbelievable.  To be expected, as it’s her usual way.  We already know that she eats, sleeps, and drinks flamenco.

But last night was even more unbelievable than normal.

So today we begin with a new round of interviews with Mercedes Ruíz. In today's interview, Mercedes talks about the longest amount of time she's gone without dancing, how she interprets a letra, and shares who some of her favorite flamenco of today dancers are. 

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