RedBull Flamenco FlatlandMay 23rd, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Photocredit: (c) Alberto Lessmann/Red Bull Content Pool
Flamenco is a style of music and dance originating from the Andalusian region of Spain in the 15th century, and it’s part of the very heart and culture of the country. Flatland is a freestyle BMX riding style performed on smooth, flat surfaces. With no ramps, jumps or grind rails it is a somewhat removed form of freestyle, described as a form of artistic cycling with a blend of breakdancing.
Generally BMX riders tend to take part in more than one area, whereas flatlanders tend only to ride flatland.
What do you get when you combine the two? Red Bull Flamenco Flatland! A new and innovative creation, exploiting the most artistic side of BMX flatland blended seamlessly with the beauty and majesty of Flamenco music and dance.
This event, held on May 19th in Malaga, Spain, pushed top international riders to compete and perform to purely Flamenco rhythms. Riders were asked to interpret steps that a dancer performed for them, mingling their own personality with the same style. Winner of the event was Viki Gomez. This 29 year old from Madrid is the best rider in Spain and one of the very best specialists in the world. According to him, flatland is like a fight between the mind, the physics of gravity and the inertia of balance. Enjoy these amazing pics!
The riders who took part in the event are: Viki Gómez (Spain), Matthias Dandois (France), Takahiro Ikeda (Japan), Moto Sasaki (Japan), Jesse Puente (EE.UU.), Sam Foakes (UK), Miguel Monzón (Spain) and Camilo Gutiérrez (Perú). Flamenco dancers were Lidón Patiño “la Telera” and Saray de los Reyes, with Agustín Carbonell “Bola”on the guitar and the voice of Angélica Leyva “la Tremen”.YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: BIKE